The Essence of Fashion directed by Layla Sailor

06 Mar

The Essence of Fashion was a brief set for UCLAN photography and fashion students (4), set by Layla Sailor. Students were paired up and had to created and then photograph a jelly inspired by the couture collection. Each jelly contained selection of object related to the story behind the Spring/Summer 2014  designer collection. All of them had to be photographed in the studio, on the pastel background. Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 22.50.10 Dolce & Gabbana SS14, Greek coins, red and white flowers, blue dye, gold ribbon Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 22.50.18 Channel SS 14, Pearls, Lace, Lego

Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 22.50.02 Baleciaga SS14, Water, Gelatine, Purple Flowers

Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 22.49.52 Dior SS14, Letters, Beads, Black Dye, Flowers, Playing Cards

All of these images are great in terms of composition, lighting and idea development, but I think the Balenciaga is the best one. Pure simplicity, well composed and nicely lit. I think jelly is an interesting way of ‘holding’ things together or in certain position and it’s worth experimenting with. It could be a cheaper substitute for resin, it also has more texture, which would make images more interesting.

Task: Experiment with suspending objects in orange dyed jelly and photograph with a macro lens.

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