Creative Engagement 17
Annette Malone and Fashion Department students produced a collection of costumes based on theme “Under the Sea”. These costumes are currently under post production and being photographed to create a short animation by another past graduate Amy O’Shea.
Teacher, Miia Satama’s statement:
“We have found in LCFE Fashion Department that bringing in past graduates can be very beneficial to both students and teachers. This gives students an opportunity to explore possibilities in their study and a career choice, Creative Engagement is motivational experience for us all. This year we invited past student Annette Malone to work with students on costume which we are hoping to present to Limerick’s Troy studios summer 2017.” Annette Malone and Fashion Department students produced a collection of costumes based on theme “Under the Sea”. These costumes are currently under post production and being photographed to create a short animation by another past graduate Amy O’Shea.
Artist, Annette Malone’s Statement:
“My name is Annette Malone and I am a past student of LCFE. After finishing my City and Guilds certificate in Fashion and Textile Design in 2008 I went on to do a BA in fashion design at UCA Rochester. I now live in London where I work as a costume maker/designer. The technical training I received at LCFE played a vital role in my current career path as I found I had great interest not solely in the design element but also the development and construction of pattern making and clothing. I have no average day in my line of work and the diversity of my jobs has spanned from Hollywood film, working for the likes of Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox to working on much smaller productions where it may be a one man/woman play. Each job teaches something new and the roles are always interesting. The work always poses challenges but the rewards by far outweigh these. It was a fantastic opportunity for me to come back to LCFE and spend time with the current students aspiring to go into the world of fashion and costume and I hope that they benefited from the time we had together.“
Choosing a character from a book/film/TV programme/play or a celebrity/public figure of your choice:
Research, design and make a costume for that person using the theme of ‘Under the Seaʼ. This will be a short and dynamic project spanning across one week that will get the student thinking and working to similar deadlines that can be experienced within the costume industry. The type pf character for this project is very broad so choose somebody who interests and excites you. It can be any public figure of your choice. The costume you’ll make for them will be worn to the type of event your chosen person would be attending. (Example- if you choose a pop star it could be a costume they’ll wear while on tour or attending an awards ceremony). It really is very diverse so be as creative and adventurous as you like.
-To develop and practice research skills.
-To expand on the design skills already learned and explore both 2D & 3D design development.
-To create a body of sketchbook work, incorporating drawings and research
Leading to a final design choice with fabric samples/swatches of fabric manipulation.
-The students will have developed a better understanding of how to carry out research.
-The students will have a more varied idea of how to go about design development.
-The students will learn how to incorporate the 2D and 3D design development which we will explore in class to use to inform their sketchbook work.
-Students will have created a body of work culminating in a final design idea which will be illustrated with fabric samples/swatches in their sketchbooks.