Monday, July 25, 2011

Couture Inspiration in NYC

IDTSD creative director spent the past week in New York, while there, she had the opportunity to view the Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Words cannot describe the experience to study up-close the meticulous couture details and exquisite tailoring of the brilliant McQueen.  McQueen as one of fashion’s most influential, imaginative and inspiring designers in his short 19 year career.  He challenged and expanded our understanding of clothing beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics and identity. Sadly, McQueen died in 2010.

While in NYC for continuing education, trend focus sessions and attending international textile markets, she also had the opportunity to renew her acquaintance with mentor Tim Gunn, during the final  filming of Project Runway.   While there, elimination was taking place to select the final designers that will come back with their collections to show at Fashion Week in September. Be sure to view the season opener of Project Runway on July 28th to watch what happens!

While working on her course work for master tailor credentials, Ms. Kealey had the honor of meeting Mr. Russell Kashket, official Master Tailor for to the royals. Mr. Kashket brought examples of his  recent work he designed and created for HRH Prince William, HRH Prince Harry, and other uniforms for the males and page boys at the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.  Ironically, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress was created by Sarah Burton, creative director at Alexander McQueen.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Project:Design Boot Camp Activities

Students designed and created purses while learning to sew.

Fashion Illustration students put their fashion ideas on paper.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Project: Design Boot Camp Students get creative

Students in Fashion Design conceptualized and created garments.

 A variety of great shoe designs were created by the Fashion Design I class.


Friday, July 1, 2011

Project: Design Boot Camp Activities

Fashion Illustration Class: Students transformed textile designs into garments.

Footwear design creations in progress.