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Final project

  1. 1. Final Project => Thesis<br />Ashley Parkin<br />
  2. 2. Background Info<br />Michael Knight: Too “Sean John”<br />
  3. 3. Background Info<br />Quote Diddy:<br />“We've stepped out of that urban, hip-hop <br />box that people tried to put us in, in the <br />beginning," he said. "Our clothing is bought <br />by all colors, all races. We live in a new <br />America where that style of thinking is <br />almost ancient right now — that because <br />the designer is black that his clothes are <br />black. Things have evolved and this is a true <br />testament to that. Christian Louboutin is <br />black, but that doesn't mean his shoes are <br />black. I'm black but my clothes are for <br />everybody.”<br />New York Magazine, 5/5/10<br />
  4. 4. Background Info<br />Black is Beautiful!<br />French Vogue, October 2009<br />L’OfficielHommes, March-April 2010<br />
  5. 5. Background Info<br />Africa: “Tribal” and “Ethnic” Chic<br />Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2009 <br />Collection<br />Dior’s Spring 2008 Collection<br />
  6. 6. Project Questions<br />Can the Web be used as a medium in itself for creating fine art with something to ask/say?<br />Why is a group’s culture and aesthetic easier to accept than the people responsible for creating them in the first place?<br />Do they think it’s convenient to put on and take off whenever it suits them?<br />
  7. 7. Thesis Idea<br />Create a satirical fashion line and present it on the Web with its own site, with some interactive play pieces to emphasize the brand.<br />The name of the fashion line is Noco; it is a play on the derogatory word “coon.” <br />Domain name:<br />“Coon” is possibly derived from the Portuguese word “barracoos,” which was the name of a building that used to house slaves ready for sale (<br />
  8. 8. Final Project: CroquisLookbook<br />According to one of the advisors from the Parsons Fashion School, Priscilla Holcomb, a fashion designer creates a croquislookbook as the building block/prototype for his or her collection<br />It contains an “inspiration collage” of images that the designer extracts ideas from for the collection<br />Second, a “mood board” of fabric swatches and embellishment samples that might or will be used in making it<br />Third, a collection of sketches depicting the collection, called “croquis.”<br />
  9. 9. Precedents<br />Damali Ayo’s<br />Jonah Peretti’<br /><br />Patrick Kelly, fashion designer (<br />JetBlue Airlines’ “The Flyers Collection” ad campaign <br />
  10. 10. Additional Components (Thesis)<br />Interactive Play Blueprint<br />Web Site Mockups<br />
  11. 11. 1. Interactive Play Piece<br />Made with AS3, it will let<br />users assemble their own <br />“negro” with pre-designed<br />puzzle pieces containing<br />basic stereotypes of both <br />black men and women.<br />My ambition is to have users’<br />creations be shared on a<br />special Facebook fan page<br /> and profile that I will be <br />making for this “company.” <br />
  12. 12. 2. Web Site MockUps<br />Homepage<br />
  13. 13. 2. Web Site MockUps<br />About Noco: Our History<br />
  14. 14. 2. Web Site MockUps<br />About Noco: Our Videos<br />
  15. 15. 2. Web Site MockUps<br />About Noco: Our Videos -> single video<br />
  16. 16. 2. Web Site MockUps<br />The Collection: homepage<br />
  17. 17. 2. Web Site MockUps<br />The Collection: section layout<br />
  18. 18. 2. Web Site MockUps<br />Contact Info<br />
  19. 19. 2. Web Site MockUps<br />Site Map<br />
  20. 20. 2. Web Site MockUps<br />Legal Notice (explanation of thesis project)<br />
  21. 21. 2. Web Site MockUps<br />Copyright (list of sources used for thesis project)<br />
  22. 22. Conclusion<br />This is the end of the slideshow.<br />Discuss!<br />