The Little Black Jacket… The most iconic jacket ever!!
My original ideas after reading through the brief was to deconstruct a really classic piece & to merge it with something that is really current and modern. Originally, i was thinking of Chanel for classic designs of jackets. For example, "the little black jacket" by Chanel and mixing it with aspects from current designers like Lang.
After seeing how these jackets could have originally been really simple, plain black jackets, and Lang has really made them into a special creation, it makes me want to really explore with the smaller parts of the jacket and change them individually. Whether this be, one sleeve at a time, or the back part of the jacket and not change the jacket as a whole.
Helmut Langs jackets have really inspired me for my project. I really love how his work is very precise and the way that he explores the different possibilities of garments individually. I was especially looking at his jackets in detail, as i am really interested in the way he plays around with the symmetry in his designs. His jackets especially, however he does this for tops, jumpers, and dresses also.
Westwoods work came to mind as soon as i began to think about jackets. I love her jackets and how bold and colourful they are, and how she takes really simple jacket designs and makes them into these crazy, wonderful designs.
Wang Spring/Summer 13
For spring, Wang started off with some sharp pieces that mixed leather with what appeared to be sturdy cotton. A tailored jacket had a leather collar and pockets. A white vest that zipped up the front had a leather bib, and white T-shirt dresses, some with overlapping, crossed panels, or front zipper details, made one reconsider the chic minimalism of the classic nurse’s uniform. I really think that the way he created the these jackets is so clever. The use of leather on a really classic form of a jacket makes it look so unique and so current.
Viktor & Rolf
Viktor & Rolf, Fall/Winter 11
The red faces a blank canvas to display the impeccable tailoring of jackets featuring stiff pleated chameleon collars and spines crowning their shoulders and arms. The amazing, fierce tailoring, from the high-waisted, pleat-front trousers to fitted, cropped jackets with huge raised ribbed cashmere collars. The jackets from this collections are just so striking. The shoulder details really inspired me to try to create something special for my shoulders on my jacket. The way that the different structures bring these jackets together is so incredible.
Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2010
His first look was a reworked classic trench coat, as well as the fact that all the models carried cigarettes in cigarette holders, wore incredibly chic tied turbans, lots of black, leather, fur trims and had plenty of lingerie on show. When it comes to French femininity, however, Gaultier’s wardrobe is far more for the mistress than for the wife.
The Parisian elements of his work are so strong and really carefully manipulated here in many different ways which i think is very clever. His jackets here, interest me because of the completely different structures that they have, and also how similar they are to such classic jackets. Its the details of these jackets that i feel are really similar to my jacket, and the ideas that i have for re designing my jacket.