Armando – pictured above – is part of our team at London College of Fashion (LCF). He’s picked out our first ‘LCF Summer Selection’ of Insights articles.
Here’s a few words about why he selected these articles which may inspire you leading up to or during LCF’s Insights Summer Schools:
Themes/Identity: Using identity as a tool for creativity
Identity is a topic of high importance within the creative fields, as we move into era where we are challenging all sorts of conventional ways of thinking and asking big questions about cultural appropriation and decolonisation. Lots to be learnt.
Themes/Trends: Afrofuturism in design
References from African craft, design and ‘history’ embroiled in futuristic ideas and concepts. A movement has been born.
Themes/Craft: The art of making by hand
From ‘welding’ to ‘soldering’, ‘weaving’ to ‘embroidery’, craft is very much what we delightfully do in art and design- experimenting and exploring different materials, processes and techniques.
How To/Source: Material wonderlands no. 1
A few great arts and fabrics stores I recommend you visit. Be curious!
How To/Make- Create a mini-zine
Zines are a great presentation medium for all sorts visual projects. You can also use techniques here to quickly put together mini look-books or brochures.
Video Picks: The paper engineer
Whether you’re drafting a sculpture, an architectural prototype or exploring a fashion silhouette, paper manipulation informs what you could achieve when using other harder and softer mediums and materials.
Scroll down to read the articles.