After completing a class project on the 1930’s, and listening to other classmates talk about the decades of fashion past, I decided to bring this knowledge to The Garment Garden! I have always identified most with the 1970’s hippie style so, first I want to dive into the 70’s and talk about some key trends. The first trend I want to discuss is the influence of the wild west style on the 70’s as well as today.
An art or creative director at a magazine is responsible for telling the story of the magazine through the visuals and design layout. While others may produce the content, the art or creative director has the final say on what makes the cut and how it is laid out throughout the magazine to tell an accurate story of the magazine’s aesthetic. An interesting article from Who What Wear, interviews Mariya Ivankovitser, the current Art director at InStyle.
Today we had the amazing opportunity to go to the Moncler showroom and hear from two girls there who work in women’s wholesale. They spoke to us about the amazing growth the company has seen over the last year, so much so that they are receiving an award from WWD on Monday. Moncler has clients including Saks, Bergdorf’s, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom that each offer different assortments of the products in their store.
Study tour this week took us to one of my favorite retailers and companies, Nordstrom. We heard from Jamie who is an assistant site merchandiser at Nordstrom Rack in their beauty department. Her job is a very interesting mix between e-commerce and planning and buying. Rather than just making sure she has the right amount of product she has to make sure it is presented in the right way, is the right price, and is there when the customer wants it.
Often times, when reading American fashion print media such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour or Elle, it all seems to blend together into one magazine covering the same topics, in the same way, with the same text, models and photographers. The similarities between these magazines are endless. Today I analyzed an American fashion/lifestyle magazine as well as a French fashion/lifestyle magazine to look at the similarities and differences between our print media here vs. print media outside of the U.S.
While living in New York City one of the many things I never fail to spend money on is food. The number of cute little café’s or trendy vegan spots is endless, and I plan to eat at as many as I can until I leave in December. This post will always be growing with my new favorite places and foods so be sure to check back often!
September 14, 2017
This past Thursday, my roommates and I, along with the rest of our study tour class, went to the taping of The Harry Show. We were part of the live audience and even got to hug Harry at the beginning of the show. It was weird to see the taping of a show right in front of you, with people running around to make sure cameras were working and fixing hair/makeup. I have never watched a talk show before, let alone gone to the taping of one, so the whole experience was new for me.
August 31, 2017
Today for our study tour class we had the amazing opportunity to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-between exhibit. This exhibit is truly like nothing I’ve ever seen before with each piece more unique than the last. The uniqueness is refreshing, especially when fashion is currently in a state of knockoffs and lawsuits over designs.