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Zero Waste Pattern making

Inspired by trashed-a documentary film about something that we buy, we burn, and we bury..that are the pile and pile of junks, polluting our earth-this Zero Waste pattern making workshop I attended to, was definitely ‘something’ to me. Since fashion has become the second largest contributor to trash littering, ever since industrial era had replaced man work with machine, then slow fashion emerged into a fast fashion, a pattern making process has been always producing waste. There are 400 billion m2 clothing  produced every year in the world, and 15% of them 60.000.000.000 m2 to be exact are the waste. Let alone 350,54 km2 Surabaya city can be covered entirely  by not only one hell of a vast fabric but 171 times. From  60.000.000.000 m2 fabric waste  we can possibly get 9 t-shirt per year out of it. Therefore, designers as well as  academics as  the ‘green agents’ was pushed their limit through their inventions to solve the problem.

The objective was to use every single part of the material fabric when create a pattern, so that it leaves zero waste.

Me and the ‘mother of fashion in Surabaya’ sooo honored to sit next to her :))

Bu Aryani Widagdo such an inspirational educationist, breathe fashion in her lungs, had done so many research to conduct this workshop and moreover to transfer this life changing knowledge. With giants on her shoulders-great designers such as Julian Roberts,  Zandra Rhodes, Simone Austen, Holly McQuillan, and Timo Rissanen as her benchmarks, she taught how to apply zero waste concept within more than 5 pattern examples that every one of the participants had to experience making it, she even gave  us challenge to redesign a pattern of our nasional dress-Kebaya- embracing the objective of zero waste at the end of the workshop.

Julian Robert was one of the extraordinaire fashion designer introduced the concept of subtraction cutting, on his book that he keened  to share to world he told that he would never stop invent and share what he had done to the audience, in doing so, he managed to reach 20 universities and giving live demonstrations to over 17 countries and this was apparently a green light to bu Aryani Widagdo to accept the stick and passing it on to other audiences in Indonesia, start with Surabaya. Below are some the pages of his book “Free Cutting”

And here are some of the magnificent subtraction cutting pattern bu Aryani shared in the workshop created by Julian Roberts,  Zandra Rhodes, Simone Austen, Holly McQuillan, and Timo Rissanen (copyright by Ariyani Widagdo).

design by Holly McQuillan
design by Timo Rissanen
design by Simone Austen

This workshop has imprinted something on me, and I definitely want to know more about green fashion, since this subject is parallel with Kate Fletcher and Lynda Grose ” Fashion and Sustainability Design for Change” I die to read for. Thank you bu Aryani for sharing this new way of thinking to me..

 

 

 

Je Ne Sais Quoi “Kotakukotakita” Exhibition at House of Sampoerna part 1

Je Ne Sais Quoi is an expression to describe something that someone really attached to it and become so hopelessly fascinated that he/she ‘s not able to explain what’s ‘the thing’ that makes something so special..A depression in a good way, it also means that when something is so wrong it’s right.

The Jargon above  is probably familiar in the context of Fashion. it almost a coincidence I read this savy pocket book-I forget the title was- and all of sudden this France phrase got me attention..Je Ne Sais Quoi then became the name of my artwork this year, in an venture of Visual Communication Design department and House of Sampoerna celebrated 274th Surabaya anniversary on May 2017. Kotakukotakita is the big theme that’s going to bring this exhibition to the next level.

Some of the art pieces are interactive and in advance of technology. There will be an optical illusion playing with shadows and lights projected onto 3D model city scape of Surabaya, another art work is a mini sculpt molded through Blender (3D animation engine) and run into a 3D printing. Mine is mindblowingly goes side by side with the other two ‘back to the future’ works, a-virtual reality-scape showing Tunjungan Plaza Surabaya  in 360 panoramic view,  along side these there exotic-skinned fashion figures posing fiercely through the lens of Google cardboard. One can experience being inside the environment and seeing the 3D model of Tunjungan Plasa city scape but in a fashionable way.

Je Ne Sais Quoi Google Cardboard

Imitating the model pose while loading all the artwork for the exhibition at House of Sampoerna

Scan the QR code on the poster within my artwork and download the VR-scape on your phone. Place the phone in the Google cardboard, activate it and Voila!! step into the VR environment.

I’ll update you guys latter..see you on the  next report about the press con followed up with the opening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#OOTD late post

This is another print textile my student made for her final project last year and she gave this beautiful Betta fish motifs-A signature type fish that you can easily find in Indonesia- she drawn herself for me.  It’s been kept quite a while before it finally turned to a skirt, not just one but It’s gonna be a couple skirt. A full clocked skirt coupled with Oi my daughter..so let me  just have a mother daughter moment now….. Place: my small garden

Tops

Mom by Accent

Oi by Osh Kosh Bi Gosh

 

Teddy girl + preppy + 1950’s teen style of fashion

Have you ever heard about Teddy girl? preppy look from 1950’s or at least one of them?

If I can describe my own signature style I would say is a mixture between all the above..

teddy style had roots from Edwardian era. (The King Edward VII’s signature cuts, 1901-1910, known as the Edwardian era, dominated men’s fashions). The Teddy Boy fashion of the fifties has its origins in what was an upper class reaction to the austerity imposed by the socialist government in the years following the World War II.

It was was once introduced by tailors to young-active urban workers  as an attempt to initiate a new type of style from its predecessor. Based on the article from edwardianteddyboy.com ” the essential changes from conventional dress were the cut of the jacket and the dandy waistcoat.”-the hair style was pretty much the same tough-

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….then girls embraced this kind of style as well. It looked boyish and rock n roll with the leather jackets and the ciggarets, since this  British phenomenon appeared when American Rock’n’Roll music invaded  Britain in late 1955. (edwardianteddyboy.com)

however the other style I inspired to is preppy look more like nerds in 1950’s wearing girls wore man shirt tucked in under the full clocked skirt, and socks beneath the oxford shoes were essential at that time. Mostly the saddle shoes or commonly wear when you play bowling.

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I like Oxfords they leathery and edgy, so authentic and Europian… if you wear white or net socks before them and match the look with something feminine like skirts or a man shirt you’ll be like damn awesome!

lipstick by Wardah shoes by new look shirt unbranded bag unbranded glasses unbranded

The sums of all when it comes to describe my style is boyish, nerdy, and rock n’ roll!!

 

 

#OOTD

Today’s outfit is a combination of vintage and kinda old school but edgy.

The blouse is actually a print art of my drawing, it’s my clothing line I ran sometime ago but then discontinued because I couldn’t put it all together, having  one thing on one hand and the other thing on the others was like overwhelming to me..so I gave up-the probably the next big thing start ups-how sad 🙁

this is the original draw with pencil, it’s a resemblance of Alphonse Mucha’s painting that brought up the femininity.
I’ve always have a dream that someday I will have my own drawing studio and transfer every sketch that I make onto clothing… should I give up this dream and just be lecturer? but then I have to take my Phd and probably just choose to study abroad instead. Europe or America, who knows right?

I’ve also been interested to this marketing strategy- to consign with a bigger platform that help you raising the sell say it Zalora, but I’m afraid that I’m gonna need an investor to even begin with.