Profile 6 – I can develop a body of creative work overtime in an area of interest or passion.
I have a strong commitment to a personal aesthetic and values, and the inner motivation to persevere over years if necessary, to develop my ideas. Fashion Industry 12 is a project-based learning class, I have created multiple pieces of work that all fit my own personal aesthetic and values. An example of this would be my fashion sketches. I have created over 15 fashion sketches for various projects. Each outfit I have drawn fits my personal aesthetic of style and values. I have discovered that I have a motivation for drawing, one that I can work on and persevere with over years, continuing to develop new fashion sketches and outfit ideas. I also style outfits using my own wardrobe, or other people’s wardrobes within this class. We have certain themes we have to stick to, but each outfit I add my personal aesthetic and flare.
I can challenge assumptions as a matter of course and have deliberate strategies for netting new ideas intuitively. The main part of this fashion class is being creative and constantly coming up with new ideas. I personally struggle with coming up with new ideas and thinking creatively at times. To find my creativity, I have developed strategies to net new ideas intuitively. An example of one strategy I use is to listen to music while drawing. Listening to music and sketching new ideas is a perfect mix for me, it allows me to let loose and continue to be creative. During each project, I always have music going as it helps me think and work better.
Profile 5 – I can think “outside the box” to get innovative ideas and persevere to develop them.
I have interests and passions that I pursue over time. I look for new perspectives, new problems, or new approaches. You are given a lot of freedom over project choices in this fashion class. Having interests and passions that you integrate into these projects are a great way to give it a new flare, or a new perspective. To stand out in this class, you have to think creatively and give new approaches to projects; I do this by adding my own passions and personal flares to each project. An example of this would be when we got to choose a fashion icon to make a PowerPoint about. I chose David Bowie because I have an interest in his innovation in fashion, as well as his music. I took this opportunity to do a project that I immensely enjoyed, for I got to pick the topic that I was reporting on. I gave this project a little flare of my personality, which I believe helped me improve my mark, as I enjoyed it.