1 – Collect or create a collection of images to import into software in order to show textiles in
- Interior space
- Exterior space
2 – Scan drawings/photography/scanned images from books or magazine – save a jpegs
3 – Consider
- Narrative/atmosphere I wish to convey
- Who “in situ” image might be aimed ( sympathetic to my designs)
At this stage I am a little unsure of which direction to go in when searching for suitable “models” to carry the designs as I feel they are very different is their target audience. One I feel is suitable for fashion, female fashion in particular and possibly even high end high street men’s fashion and the other I feel is suitable for interior design, particularly for soft furnishings aimed at the male customer. I will gather images appropriate for both at this point as the borrowed image might determine which path to take. Having discovered the complexities of extracting an image in a previous exercise I know I should be looking for a picture that contains strong bold shapes to import my designs successfully.
Fashion – things to look out for
- Mail order catalogues ( Boden /White stuff) for interesting photo-shoots – good backdrops or no backdrop – either/or but nothing in between.
- Strong model poses
- Close up images of products
- Female skirts/dresses
- Male shirts
- Sketches of model poses – will have to source these.
Interiors – things to look out for
- Interior magazines (especially World of Interiors as their photo-shoots have an arty feel to them)
- Bedroom spaces – male orientated or that could be manipulated to be male with fabric designs.
- Living spaces – New York loft living / warehouse conversions’ etc.
- Close images of quirky furniture / cushions.
- Possibly related products – wallpaper / screens / flooring / crockery / wall panels