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jean paul gaultier fall 2012

jean paul gaultier fall 2012

sorry about the dearth of updates lately- I’m working hard to get the webshop up and running, but it looks like that’ll be pushed back to the end of november.  

Doing some test shots with a shirt + jacket I made, the shirt will be on sale at the Argus Panoptes etsy which is coming soon! 

preview pic of what I’m working on right now.  Part of the concept is an antithesis to fast fashion, using recycled garments and craft techniques that are impractical to mass produce.  

preview pic of what I’m working on right now.  Part of the concept is an antithesis to fast fashion, using recycled garments and craft techniques that are impractical to mass produce.  

no seriously if you ever make anything and put it on etsy or something i want to be first in line haha

For sure!  hahaha I’m working on cranking out some stuff right now as a portfolio supplement and to sell in a local boutique, but I’ll let you know in case you’re interested in anything.

oh gosh I just stumbled upon your design blog and I am utterly in love with what you do. what I wouldn't do to wear one of your casual pieces.

Wow- thank you so much!  That means a lot to a recently graduated (and currently unemployed hahahha…) designer. 

would you recommend otis for prospective fashion design students? do you have any tips for the portfolio portion of the application? i'm looking to transfer so any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated! :)
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Oh my gosh- sorry, I’ve been absent from this blog for awhile so I didn’t see this ask somehow!  Anyways,  I think you should talk to multiple alumni if possible to kind of gauge if the Otis program is right for you.  I attended Otis from the beginning so I’m not sure how things would work differently for a transfer student, but I assume they’re looking for strong base skills in the portfolio AKA, life drawing, still lives- but that doesn’t mean you can’t include fashion stuff, especially if you’re already experienced in that field!  I’m not sure whether you’re skipping the foundation year or not, but at Otis we do put a strong emphasis on illustration in our fashion program compared to other schools, so I’d advise practicing figure drawing and rendering with copic marker (we do use other media occasionally, but mainly illustrations are done with copic marker and prismacolor pencil).  Two things that I think would help a lot are just practicing copying different fashion illustrator’s styles that you like and looking at clothes or technical flats carefully to learn different construction details. 

bought $60~ worth of sweaters & base garments to reconstruct from good will, still kind of refining the concept before I start in with the scissors.  

the name comes from Argus Panoptes, a giant from greek mythology who guarded hera’s cattle and who was said to have 1000 eyes.  I’m sure not everyone is as into eyeballs as I am, but I still plan to do some custom knits with maybe more abstract eye designs.  

Working on a few different things right now, sorry I’ve been neglecting this blog for awhile!