UTS Tie and Scarf
Christine Pan 10707254
UTS is a place of diversity and renowned for its architecture, creativity and push for sustainability.
Digital textile prints for both the tie and the scarf has drawn inspiration from photos taken around
the university (building 10 and building 6) in which the tie pattern developed out of the strong, bold
and brutal textures of the concrete ceiling in building 6 whilst the textures for the scarf developed
out of the light, crisp and flowing glass facades of building 10. Each chosen materiality corresponded
to the feeling of masculinity versus femininity.
The tie design and colourways exhibit a corporate yet striking pattern with a focus on difference,
innovation and originality. The stripe pattern runs from left to right, offset by the slight, leaner lines
in the background and opposing foreground running at slightly different angles giving the overall
feeling of intrigue to this interpretation of the traditional stripe tie.
The scarf design is composed of various layers of opaque colours. Elements of the tie pattern has
been infused back into the scarf in a subtle and impressionistic way. Hand-drawn illustration of the
face is overlaid to create interest and originality as well as to allude to UTS design and especially
the fashion design course from which the textiles component is part of. The various square shapes
a reminiscent of computer chips (technology and innovation) as well as forming a design feature
The original mood board. Need to have more pictures and to experiment with line, dominance and size a bit more. Graphically it needs more but I like how the text is ordered on the right hand side which creates a clear and easy to read board. The colours are nice, although try to experiment more with colours that I will be using for the tie and scarf range.
Here is the original pattern as Chris Stone had suggested after looking through my designs. This pattern was done as a 'whatever' pattern which was surprising that Chris had picked it out as a design to develop. I re-cut the shape of the tie experimented with layering and colours. Some of the lighter coloured ones look quite nice but not sure how it would be received.
This the base which I had based the initial designs on. I really like it, I think it looks professional but maybe its already on the market already. The wave looks quite blended in with nice hues which I think is suitable for the target market. It has a lustrous quality (like a pearl).
This was an attempt at creating a tie. Obviously taken straight from the photograph it didn't work so well. The lines are quite dominating would probably need to pair it down with the opacity and maybe liquify it to see what happens. The colour is also quite harsh. I will try and manipulate it more so that it looks more like a textiles design.
More experimentation with the triangle repeats. I think this is becoming more successful because the line works really well together. The more I cut it up the less obvious it looks which I like. Although I still think my technique is too logical. Its very clear how I came about this design. So I will need to try a different approach.
As well as this, I believe that layering the image at different opacities has created a sense of depth and intrigue so different to my previous designs. I will continue this method of working and try to add a bit more colour into it. At the moment it also looks a but normal so will need a focal point as well as make it wearable as a lady's scarf.
These repeats are quite nice. Probably not for a tie at this stage but at least it looks like a repeat pattern I can see on a piece of fabric. I'm quite happy about how the colours have accidently come about because the photo had some really nice grey and blue tones. My photo was quite architectural so the result is very linear, and strong line work. The proportions are also working well with a balance of heavy and light. The lines have sometimes turned into fine lines which look like spider webs and is quite delicate yet professional looking.
So here are some pictures which I am hoping to work off. All of which relate to the architecture side which I personally feel is easier to work off the lines, tones, colours etc. I'm trying to get a feel of lightness, openness as in my previous post so we'll see how that goes in photoshop.
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Below are some images taken from the website: http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/lacoste_stevenson_to_design_uts_podium_in_sydney/ which details the design concepts behind their UTS Podium.
"In contrast to the Brutalist architecture of the Tower, the new podium intervenes as an undulating semi-transparent building wrapping the podium of Buildings 1 and 2. It appears soft and almost pliable like a curtain; its smooth surface blowing inward dramatically to mark the entrance. The entrance draws in the life of the city."So I have a few design ideas stemming from this description:
"The Podium will be a part of this collection of modern architecture; however it will stand out with its curving, flowing façade; by day a crystalline white volume..."
- Women's scarf: soft and almost pliable. Surface print perhaps looking at the technique of a wet scarf.
- Wrapping: consider what your scarf will look like in its corportate way of tieing it.
- Drammatically mark the entrance. Attract attention yet in a demure and subtle way.
- Men's tie: Brutalist architecture: strong, bold, traditional, sombre colours.
- Curving flowing facade: Tie print focuses on strong stripes with a twist of curves to mimic the design aesthetic of much of its new architecture. Reminiscent of technology. CURVES are a contemporary aesthetic popularised by the likes of Zaha Hadid.
- New architecture v.s old architecture: UTS's eclectic styles represent its diversity and history. Perhaps look into the fashion of the past age and find a way to reference this. UTS aims to REINVENT its skyline landmark.
- materiality: referenced through texture. Perhaps a twill weave printed on tie but with a twist references its use of digital technology.