Fashion: Behind the Scenes

The fashion show is a platform where a season of clothing is shown to the customers, well-known people, and the media. It is a series of clothing that has been designed and made before arriving at the fashion show ready for the models to wear. 

People get off the car and start entering the seats provided at the fashion show, including cameramen, celebrities. The stage is ready. The music starts playing. The models stride onto the runway in a chic manner, presented the clothing and accessories on them to reflect the theme of the collection.

They look so nice. Cameras record their movements on stage. The main designer appears on the stage. They all look so happy. The audience applauds for their performance. However, there was much done before to create a glamour appearance that lasts within a few short minutes.

Let us rewind to the time before the show began. The models are here backstage. Makeup artists, hair stylists gather around the model to create the only look for the fashion show. According to the hairstyle, some hair-dos take a longer time to finish. The models are being dressed as dressers and designers do the last minute touch up, sewing and tailoring the garment to fit the body well.

In order to achieve the fashion show that is going to be widely advertised for its few minutes duration, many workers have done teamwork to make sure that each model looks good on stage. There are stress and collaboration happening behind the seemingly easy and convenient runway walk. We should look more into all the handwork that took to create the great final showcase.


Box to Accessory

The object that I have chosen is a box that can be opened by simply lifting up the round handle of the top side of the prism. I would like to shrink down its size and add a lock to it so what is contained can be better secured.

Accessories that have a locked compartment that can contain small objects, deriving from miniature jars attached with string and accessories with a secret cavity. I saw miniature jars at tourist places in Taiwan, and a ring that has a hidden compartment in a TV show.

I shrank down the size of the appealing glass box to a cube-shaped necklace that can only be unlocked with the key in the compartment of the ring. This provides a different meaning to a pair of accessories.

Research Directions

I put materials in consideration of its meaning and function. Using materials to provide a space to contain personal objects portably are mostly practical in bags or pockets. They can also be contained in smaller objects that will be so utterly invisible and unrecognizable that is considered personal and intimate to the user. It provides mysteriousness and security in protecting the precious material contained within.

I make detailed observations wherever I go, and I capture them. This is a habit that I have developed through time shelver I transport from one place to another. Some sights attract me so much that I stop to admire its beauty. I used to get to school, restaurants, and stores mostly by car. I often stared out the window, observing the streets. When I started walking in the streets more often, I felt so much closer to everything I could see. I could now feel the air, noise, and atmosphere surrounding me. I tend to notice tiny details rather than the main points.

Every fashion show consists of models wearing branded clothes walking on a runway. From how the clothes are being presented by the models to the interior design of the site of the fashion show, every aspect will be taken into the account of consideration. Respecting a fashion show as a performance, the stage is the world of the audience and the models are the performer. All clothes should come in a series that leads to a  broader theme, corresponding with the stage design. All details and accessories should be carefully examined to create a stunning fashion show.