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Why can’t guys wear leggings?

The Oxford dictionary definition of leggings is: “Tight-fitting stretch trousers, typically worn by women or girls”. Sounds a bit sexist? I’m not a fan of that definition. How about the Google definition for Meggings?: “Leggings for men. A blend of the words ‘male’ and ‘leggings’. Male leggings, or ‘meggings’ are currently causing a stir in Tokyo, according to the folks at InventorSpot… 62% of women polled about meggings found them ‘uncool’.” I don’t like that one either. Why should men face such stereotypes wearing meggings? Especially in a day and age when gender equality is more publicized than ever. Where… More

Second Prototype:Crossing-dressing doll

PASSWORD:940723 In their preface to fashioning the frame, warwick and cavallaro ask, ‘should dress be regarded as part of the body, or merely an extension of, or supplement to it?’(2001; xv). Although the obvious answer would seem to be the latter, since we are not born into the world with clothes, in most parts of the world we acquire them very soon after and, in public at least, are seldom without them again. one reality is therefore that they do become part of our bodies as well as an extension to them. we also use… More

Gender&Visual Elements(2)

Today I did a research in Westfield. Basically I went to several brand shop like H&M, ZARA,collected some visual elements from their clothes and accessories. I find out that The public has a lot of stereotypes about gender. For example, lace is feminine. Here is a list of the relationship between gender and visual elements: 1.Colour M:Low brightness color, black,white,gray,orange. F:bright color, pink, red, white, green, yellow. 2.Pattern M:checked,green plants. F:lace,peplum,flouncing,flower,bow.  … More

Gender&Visual Elements(1)

The Pink & Blue Project:(2005-ongoing) from JeongMee Yoon   “My current work, The Pink and Blue Projects are the topic of my thesis. This project explores the trends in cultural preferences and the differences in the tastes of children (and their parents) from diverse cultures, ethnic groups as well as gender socialization and identity. The work also raises other issues, such as the relationship between gender and consumerism, urbanization, the globalization of consumerism and the new capitalism. The Pink and Blue Projects were initiated by my five-year-old daughter, who loves the color pink so much that she wanted to wear only… More

HE,SHE,ME

WATCH OUR EXCLUSIVE AGENDER FILM With an exclusive sound track by Devonté Hynes and Neneh Cherry, a cast led by actor and model Hari Nef, and a performance choreographed by artist Ryan Heffington, our original film directed by Selfridges’ Resident Film Director Kathryn Ferguson and Alex Turvey explores a visual response to the idea of Agender. “The film is an evolving journey through a subtle push and pull between masculinity and femininity, captured entirely in one unbroken shot, utilising in-camera camera effects in a world populated by out-scaled physical props inspired by Faye Toogood’s in store realisation of Agender,” says… More

Research Proposal Practise

Name: Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair We behave and express ourselves are shaped by the cultures in which we participate. Since the mid twentieth century, philosophers, social scientists, and historians have theorized that gender—the roles, characteristics, and activities that distinguish men from women—are not innate but socially constructed. Behaviors thought to be feminine or masculine differ from one culture to another and across time periods. Many artists have used their work to examine, question, and criticize the relationships between gender and society. As the feminist movement gained momentum in the 1960s and 1970s, artists began to challenge traditional roles of… More

Barbie doll&Identity

Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel,Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild lilli as her inspiration. Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for over fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parodies of the doll and her lifestyle. Mattel has sold over… More

First Prototype

Today everyone in class helped me with my first prototype 🙂 I asked them to bring one item that reflects their gender, for example, for guys, it could be ties, for girls, jewelry. Basically, I wanted them to experience cross-dressing and collect feedbacks. Feedback: 1.When everybody did it together, it is not that weird. 2.All guys refused to be make-up except Kai. 3.Items which boys brought has not obvious gender characteristics, the boundaries of gender is becoming increasingly blurred. 4.Funny  … More

Frist approach

Since the problem of immigration is existed already and will continue ,I wanna create some suit  in the new future. Basically the suit is about how to give them a sense of belong, a sense of safety and comfortable. I caught some key words from the interview:warm, soft, sweet, cozy, bright…then visualize them.   The third one came from my own experience. My hometown is a sea side city, so when I went to Briton for my last project, I feel like home there.My idea is “wear sea-wave on”. I paint the waves on a transparent raincoat with… More

No place like home

TITLE “No place like home”—If a pair of shoes can guide us home.   FIELD OF STUDY Tried to explore practicality and aesthetics of design and the relationship between technolodge and handcraft. Micro-processor&GPS technology I plan to explore the boundaries of   CONTEXT I was commissioned by the Global Footprint project in Northamptonshire, a place famous for shoe making, to create some shoes. I decided to make a pair of shoes that can navigate you to anywhere you wish to travel to. I thought about the Wizard of Oz and how Dorothy could click her shoes together to go home. We’ve… More