Trial and Errors

While doing my skirt I realised it was much harder than I had thought it would be. I would change some aspects on my skirt,  The waist I would have preferred it to be  with a more thicker elastic incase of any damages. I would have also liked the skit to be much more fuller but I was not sure on how to get it to the size that I would have preferred. Another thing would be the candy pieces I think I should have made some of the pieces slightly more realistic  so that when the skirt goes to the department store an easier copy of the skirt would be easier to make as in to blend the  theme and make it look more casual. The material on the skirt I was pleased with, i think it was good quality and wont rip easily. I has a little help from my grandma on sewing on the waist and adding the elastic in but everything else i  completed myself !

Overall i am pleased with my project and there is not much more i would change on it. 🙂13242328_10209814698309224_1443862975_o

Wider Issues

My product will need to be carefully manufactured so that materials do not fall of easily, that the materials itself are not dangerous in any way e.g intensely flammable. It should not be dangerous to the skin in any way and cause rashes. My skirt needs to be socially acceptable not being to short or give out any disrespectful signs that may disturb buyers.

My materials will be cheap materials and also materials that have not come from an animals or have to do with any animal abuse. This is important as consumers may be extremely put off buying my product if they know that animal cruelty has been used to make this skirt.

Safety wise I will make sure that no pointy sharp things are sticking out, that nothing is discomforting for the person wearing it and is fairly straight forward to put on and then take off. The waste will be elastic so the consumer feels more comfortable and not so tight or loose if not adjusted properly.

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I like this style as it has the colours that i want to use and the idea behind it however the skirt is not the way i will take the design as mine will be more flowy instead of tutu as most of my target market will not go for something like this if they see it on the runway and they may associate it for ages 10-12. However the colour blending with the candy themed is the direction I want to take it for the runway one however for the skirt people will purchase it will be more realistic and casual rather than a multicoloured candy themed dress.

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Similar to the other one this again had a younger impact on its design but the colour again are a good fit to my skirt. This skirt is more of what i am going for as it is not a complete tutu and does still have a puff that will it give it that extra craziness and creativity aspect to it. I will add more colours to the dress as this one only has pink, blue and a bit of white.

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The skirt on this is almost exactly what i am going for, take away the top part which will not be attached to it, this design with a longer length is my aim. The colours all mixed resembles candy things and looks fun and the puffiness is good as it isn’t to tutu style but rather at a longer length a good size for older ages once it has been tonned down to a casual look.

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This design i find really cute, i like the way it was designed and how each colour has a different ribbon at the end i find it very fascinating. If at a longer length and more candy accessories sewed on i think it would be the perfect runway skirt. It is fun, colourful, young and does not seem that hard to make compared to other skirts in that categories that i have seen.

Research.

After researching and asking different groups of people about my hat idea i came to the conclusion that it would be very difficult to meet customer specification as that type of accessories varies with each persons personality. I decided to change to doing a skirt instead as i find it will be more suitable and easier to create. I made another questionnaire and asked what colors they would prefer in a skirt most people said they would prefer basic black or white or natural colors. I targeted people that are interested in fashion and that are willing to spend money on a piece of clothing, I asked older women that work with my mother that fitted that category. I went into high street stores and saw that jean skirts where popular, however the more expensive ones where leaning more with silk materials.

I asked questions about pricing and most women where whiling to spend 50-100 on the skirt however if it was from a runway they would be more lenient to raise the price. I also asked what type of skirt they would be interested in weather that would be long, mini, knee length or even skorts and on average most preferred knee length. Material wise i will go with softer materials as they are easier to work with and cheaper to buy so if any mistakes are made then it can easily be replaced. For my runway skirt i have decided to do a knee length puffy skirt with lots of candy stuck on to it to make it look artistic and show imagination but for the customer one as they want more natural colors i will need to find a way of mixing the colors so that it has the same idea but is more of a casual look.

Questionnaire:

  1. What is your age?
    -10-20
    -20-30
    -40-60
    -60+
  2. Do you like the idea of accessorizing with a hat?
    – yes
    – no
  3. Would you buy an expensive designer hat for a fancy social event? e.g wedding,dressage
    -yes
    -no
  4. How much would you be willing to pay?
    -0-50
    -50-150
    -150-200+
  5. Where would go to look for a hat like this?
    – High Street shops
    – Shopping center
    – Designer outlets
  6.  What color schemes would you go for?
    – Basic Black and White
    – Multicolored
    – Big extravagant hat
    – Very casual
  7. If you saw the hat on a runway show would you be more lenient to purchase a hat?
    -yes
    -no
  8. What materials would you prefer the hat to be made of?
    – Silk
    – Felt
    – cotton
    – Not bothered
  9.  Would you wear it more than once?
    – yes
    – no
  10. Would you like your hat to have an embellishment?
    – None
    – Some
    – the more the better
  11.  What style would you like your hat?
    – Classic
    – Crazy-yo
    – conservative

 

H.W 12.2: Client profile

My target market will be aimed for clients that are planning to go to big events such as weddings, party’s very extravagant places. My age group is aimed for mature older women that are into this type of accessories as in modern day younger teens do not  seem to be interested in that fashion garment. These women will be targeted by looking at there income which should be over 50,000 annually, and come from rich backgrounds. These women will be ones who are willing to spend a good amount of money on a hat for the special occasion. Women that shop at brand stores and tend to spend a lot on fashion and are not scared to take it to an extreme level.  There family is married with 3-4 children  with full time jobs, they will most likely own expensive cars and care a lot about looks and there reputation.

Project: Context and Design Brief.

For my project i have decided to choose task 15 from the fashion section. I am asked to design an outraged fashion garment or accessory that would be displayed in the next London Fashion show however would then be able to be used as a casual accessories with the same concept behind it. I have chosen to do this project because i think it suits me as a person and i can easily come up with something extreme, finding the materials and designing  something is also something i don’t think i will have any problems or difficulty finding or designing with this concept behind it.

My idea is to design  and manufacture a hat that has vibrant colors and very large in size something that is very unusual, and then try and decrease the size of it and make it look like a hat that could be worn for a wedding or party without looking to over the top.

Product Design Cycle

A product design cycle is  a diagram that follows step by step a detailed review on how to achieve the product and meet all standards needed before being releasing it onto the market or to be used!

I will be using an example of a wooden bench throughout my explanation. This is how each step is used and a detailed explanation for each product from research, specification, plan,design,testing and evaluation, this will help you understand what is done in each step.

  • First you start of with brief is what the customer is requesting, it is a customers want and need, it helps designers know what requirements are requested from each customer. e.g-The customer is requesting a shorter bench to suit his height.
  • Then the designers will need to research. This is information needed to know about the product how it is made and what type, design is wanted by the customers, this an be done by looking at different sources. e.g- what type of bench the customer is wanting, colour, exact measurements, style.
  • A designer must make sure products meet the product specification, it has to do and please the customers requirements. The designer has to find out what materials are better to use and what the customer wants it to be made out, height should be measured out as well. e.g- Type of wood for the bench is needed so that planning can start and exact measurements of what size the customers wants it to be.
  • A plan is then made, an outline of the product so that the designer knows what it will look like and a sketch of the design. Dimensions, details and materials are also shown. e.g- The designer will sketch out a plan of the bench for the customer so that he sees what he is going to receive.
  • After research and looking into the product, a design is made before the product is released to test it out and see how the product actually looks in reality, this step is used for testing development and evaluation, this way they can also check if they met there required needs. e.g- A bench will be designed so that the customer can try it out and see if it is what he was looking for if yes then they will move on to testing and making a better version or adjustments.
  • For the final step testing and evaluation is taken place it is an important step, it confirms that everything that has been made is correct, it also identify’s any faults, the customer can also gives a review. If everything is in place the product is then released and sold to the customers. e.g- the bench is finally made last testing and adjustments are made and then the man that ordered the wooden bench can change anything at the last time and then he is ready to buy it from the designer.

So this is a detailed review of what steps are taken before a design is released.

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Recycling 6.2

Recyclable and recycled products have a difference, recyclable means that it can be recycled after use and is usually is 1 hand however recycled means that it has already been used and is being used again mostly 2nd hand things.

There are many companies that use 100% recycled materials. One of them is a fashion line that is called G-star. They use denim from recycled oceans plastic! There aim is to raise awareness for the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans.  They take plastic in the ocean and turn them into denim for there line of jeans. They get help with Bionic Yarn, engineer of the yarns, and Parley, and  the ocean cleanups and research. They unfortunately can not take every piece of plastic from the ocean but they try to strive as much as thy can. http://rawfortheoceans.g-star.com/#!/tagged/game/6

Another type of company uses recyclable materials which means further along the future they will be able to make something else out of it when they are done with it, and example of this company is Dell that specialize in electronics, they use materials that are easily changed after use is finished, and they package in a way so that it as Eco-friendly as possible. They use highly renewable materials such as mushrooms and bamboo. They also cut down on the number of screws they use so that is can be separated and allow the parts to be easily re-used again. They also use  snap fits so that recyclers don’t have to struggle with very strong glue. http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/vn/corp-comm/designing-green-recycling