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A day of reflecting on the power of fashion yields a conversation about youth and fashion in relation to Trayvon Martin’s death.  We brainstormed words we associate with the hoodie: lazy, cozy, street, shelter.  During this brainstorm we addressed the circumstances around Trayvon Martin’s death, what we knew or had questions about, and how we felt his clothing played a role in the event. 

To talk about what we discovered, we looked at embroidery.  Embroidery is often used to display meaningful words or statements. Because embroidery takes time to do, it often associated with a great sense of care.  Each student chose a word from our brainstorm and embroidered it onto a piece of fabric.  We asked ourselves how embroidery, the technique, changed the feel or meaning of the word they chose.

Melvin’s embroidered response to what fashion can “say”:  LOVE.  In response to what embroidery adds to the message, Melvin posts: To express how you feel or match your personality.

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WHAT IS THE POWER OF FASHION?

Participants are exploring the way fashion affects us.  How does fashion   have the power to express?  control?  resist? empower?  connect?

We looked at images of garments that convey meaning with: TEXT, LOGOS AND IMAGES.  What can a garment express with just it’s structure (how it’s made), it’s materials (what it’s made of), or it’s associations (where we see it worn)?

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At DreamYard we like to show what we know at Sharings! Here we are sharing our sewing skills with the Photo Video and Beatyard participants. Great work teaching your fellow participants and Art Center Staff how to make circle scarves!

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I created both a copy and an avant grade look.  Avant Garde brings something extra and often means un-wearable! The mood I want to express with these two designs is something crazy and out the box.

On Croquis Drawing Day we explored ways to create looks using:- Croquis - a template for drafting and designing garments
- Collage -
- Colored Pencil -
- Marker -
Here’s Gyisalin’s post where first she chose to use the croquis to “copy” and existing garment (style on the right).  In her second use of the croquis, she used collage to create an avant garde look (style on the left).  In both, the croquis helped her keep the general design in proportion.  The collage elements helped bring mood and expression to the drawings through their exaggerated scale.  Exciting!

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cookie-monster3250:

I created both a copy and an avant grade look.  Avant Garde brings something extra and often means un-wearable! The mood I want to express with these two designs is something crazy and out the box.

On Croquis Drawing Day we explored ways to create looks using:
- Croquis - a template for drafting and designing garments

- Collage -

- Colored Pencil -

- Marker -

Here’s Gyisalin’s post where first she chose to use the croquis to “copy” and existing garment (style on the right).  In her second use of the croquis, she used collage to create an avant garde look (style on the left).  In both, the croquis helped her keep the general design in proportion.  The collage elements helped bring mood and expression to the drawings through their exaggerated scale.  Exciting!

(via dyartcenter)

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Croquis Day! Here we are developing ideas using croquis, collage, markers, colored pencils. So many cool looks! Can’t wait to see what we choose to make!

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Loving your abstract logo!  Great work!
tiombeh:

ANTI LOGO ! My logo is made with a basic red fabric, along with color & studs. Its very creative and symbolizes originality. This
idea just came instantly to me, I just went with the flow and had fun !

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Loving your abstract logo!  Great work!

tiombeh:

ANTI LOGO !
My logo is made with a basic red fabric, along with color & studs. Its very creative and symbolizes originality. This

idea just came instantly to me, I just went with the flow and had fun !

ANTI LOGO DAY!

We used heat-set materials to create our own “anti” logo.  We focused on color, shape, simplicity and composition to create abstract designs for our own, personal logo.

Yahaira loved the freedom of this project.  Yes!  Their is freedom in creating your own, wearable design!  Thank you, Yahaira!

Before the winter break, DYFashioners took time out to model and share their circle skirts.  Above, Argenis Menendez, shares his multi-layered creation.  Argenis combined wool melton with silk organza to create a successful juxtaposition of fabrics.  The team gave him a “firecracker” applause for design!

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During making my project I ironed it on transfer paper , I used studs , scissors and I got my idea from no where but my imagination. By Stephan

Great work by Stephan!  The materials were giving you such a hard time, but your perseverance was king.  Can’t wait to see what ‘s next.

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During making my project I ironed it on transfer paper , I used studs , scissors and I got my idea from no where but my imagination. By Stephan

Great work by Stephan!  The materials were giving you such a hard time, but your perseverance was king.  Can’t wait to see what ‘s next.

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Here’s the fabulous Nykeira showing off her creation. She layered denim and mesh to make her circle skirt. By combining the two fabrics, she felt the denim became less rough and more sporty. Leaving the hem unfinished and in the same shape as she cut it from the block gave the skirt a “punk” look.  Congrats Nykeira! It’s a great design!

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Here’s the fabulous Nykeira showing off her creation. She layered denim and mesh to make her circle skirt. By combining the two fabrics, she felt the denim became less rough and more sporty. Leaving the hem unfinished and in the same shape as she cut it from the block gave the skirt a “punk” look.
Congrats Nykeira! It’s a great design!

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