Above is one of the first collages I did for this project. I love the building's unusual shape, and I wanted to play and distort it to see what other exciting forms I could create. I mixed different paper types to allow shapes to show through at specific points. 
My biggest inspiration for this project I took from Sandra Backlund is the unusual silhouettes she creates out of knitwear. Overall I want to develop a sense of density and stacking you can find with in the buildings.
View of New York form the Brookly Bridge
View of New York form the Brookly Bridge
Victorian Ladies in San Fransico
Victorian Ladies in San Fransico
View over New York from the top of the Metropolitian Musum
View over New York from the top of the Metropolitian Musum
As a starting point, I drew on to my research photo.
As a starting point, I drew on to my research photo.
Layering photocopies on tracing paper over original to create this collage.
Layering photocopies on tracing paper over original to create this collage.
By drawing directly onto the photos I could then lift the exact shapes directly from the images.
By drawing directly onto the photos I could then lift the exact shapes directly from the images.
From the shapes, I had found withdrawing on to the images I then filled in with colour.
From the shapes, I had found withdrawing on to the images I then filled in with colour.
I was able to create one or two silhouettes from each of these collages.
I was able to create one or two silhouettes from each of these collages.
I used the same technique as I had originally done but I filled in the shapes with colours from my colour pallet which I selected from my research images.
I used the same technique as I had originally done but I filled in the shapes with colours from my colour pallet which I selected from my research images.
I feel this collage was the most successful as the colour compliment each other well. I ended up taking these shapes forward into my final piece.
I feel this collage was the most successful as the colour compliment each other well. I ended up taking these shapes forward into my final piece.
I focused on finding larger sweeping shapes compared to smaller intricate ones.
I focused on finding larger sweeping shapes compared to smaller intricate ones.
Garment Illustrations
Garment silhouette line up, I created these from simply lifting shapes I had found form my previous college and fitted then to the model's body to make very abstract garment pieces.
Toile I create to ensure I have the right sizing and dimensions to fit the body and my garment was such an unusual shape.
Toile I create to ensure I have the right sizing and dimensions to fit the body and my garment was such an unusual shape.
Fashion flat of garment which contains all dimensions for each panel.
Fashion flat of garment which contains all dimensions for each panel.
Once each panel was knitting and ready to go I laid it out to see how everything would be attached.
Once each panel was knitting and ready to go I laid it out to see how everything would be attached.
Linking on the arm piece to the main body piece.
Linking on the arm piece to the main body piece.
Final Garment
Considering I had not made a garment before the outcome was very successful, a few areas could have been neater, but it is definitely unique and creative and fit the set brief well.

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