The graduate collection YOUTHQUAKE IN THE 1960s was inspired by youth power, young people in each age have unique powers. When I followed the age timeline to find the young generation's cultural movements and characteristics in each period, the 1960s attract me firstly. Youth culture's influence on fashion and art has a considerable impact, which is creative and innovative. It makes me more curious about this generation, and think deeply and appreciate the art and fashion of the 1960s.
I re-examined the contents of the research and tried various methods of electronic drawing on the computer. I found that I needed more contrasting colours, such as changes in depth and purity. Colour proportions are particularly important. The combination of hand-painted mark-making of different colours makes me see the possibility of print design, which looks more vivid and exciting. The visual effect is also more substantial. While designing prints, I am also creating many styles because I did not find a suitable method to discover the silhouette in the previous research. In this process, I also thought more about how to make the silhouette look better. I realized that I should simultaneously imagine the clothes' appearance in reality and the effect of the fabric on the garments. Although this is a very complicated issue, it plays a very critical role. At the same time, the print design and style design should be carried out simultaneously.
After designing some print patterns, I ordered some fabrics with different textures online and put them on vertical cutting. From there, I developed and experimented, and found more styles and details of clothes in the method of Sketching. In adjusting the design, I sometimes forget the dress's balance because I focus too much on one feature. Therefore, I will consider the balance of the printing and silhouette while adjusting the design.
Having decided on the look, I decided to start making my ready-to-wear. To show more clothes categories and practicability, I chose four sets of Looks, including various types. In my early work, I also considered the printing size and colour matching. I selected several colours from the palette to balance the whole collection, not to be too dazzling. The single colour is mainly distributed in the simple pants design, and the printing is evenly distributed in all parts of the clothes. When making the pattern and analysis of the structure, some clothes need to be flexible to the transformation details. When I was in production patterns, I found the need to place the shoulder line suture zipper to make it easier for clothes to wear clothes take off while also holding the modelling of feeling. Simultaneously, draping of the use of three-dimensional cutting in the stage of the experiment modelling can be more in line with expectations. The remaining leftover material for making patterns can also be used to do some accessories, make the whole process of clothes to reduce material waste.