I am myself keen on styling and wearing dark-wear. I get used to having lots of black clothes since I was a little girl because my mother who she has always dressed me up dark clothes. I found Gothic fashion to improve a sense of my fashion.

Gothic fashion is defined that is a clothing style marked by conspicuously dark, antiquated and homogeneous features. It is worn by members of the Goth subculture. A dark, sometimes morbid fashion and style of dress, Typical gothic fashion includes a pale complexion with coloured black hair, black lips and black clothes from Wikipedia.

Figure 1. Examples of Goth subculture from google image

I tried to seek the sense of my fashion out by researching, buying, and learning fashion and trend. Rick Owens is my muse in my life. Although I look at his fashion shows, products, design clothes, and sometimes wear his design shoes, I found I am excited to wear it and look at his stories.

Richard Saturnino Owens (born November 18, 1962), known as Rick Owens, is an American fashion designer from Porterville, California. Owens was raised in Porterville, California. Upon reaching adulthood and graduating high school, he moved to Los Angeles. Owens studied fashion design at Otis College of Art and Design, in Los Angeles, for two years before dropping out and taking pattern-making and draping courses at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, leading to work in the garment industry doing knock-offs of designer clothing. During this time, Owens wore a daily uniform consisting of ‘tight black jeans, black platforms, a black T-shirt and a leather jacket’.

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Figure 2. The main image of the website

From the website, I watched a video of MASTODON FW16 for women, which is really scary at the beginning. However, I have been addicted to the concept and atmosphere. The models walked really fast and powerful in his show.

https://www.rickowens.eu/en/IT/collections/women-mastodon-fw16#collection-video

Figure 3. Images of his collections

The harmonies between the styles and colours seemingly remind me of an empty place where people dumped and ignored and the place becomes an untouched and more precious place for someone.

On top of that, he also designed furniture which also has his own style.

Figure 4. Images of Carpenters Workshop Gallery

 

https://www.rickowens.eu/en/IT

In terms of my previous post about the deadline and lively cactus, I designed and made a piece of my jewellery design for celebrating 175 years of publication for Horticulture Week Magazine. 

Basically I didn’t mention any celebrations on my ring because I believe that Horticulture Week will continue infinitely. 

At first, I designed the main ring with wax. It was two parts and joined together with the other wax which we can melt it and apply to stick two pieces of the wax. To create patterns I used the lathe which is a big machinein the basement. It is easy to use. But, I have to be careful and regulate length of the metal. 

It is my final design.