Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Using Film for Fashion Inspiration

People are inspired on a daily basis whether it is from a stroll in Central Park or from seeing the latest art exhibit at the MET.  I think in the 21st century film has become a major way people, especially designers, have gained inspiration for their latest collections. One film in particular has been, The Great Gatsby, which will hit theaters this December, has inspired a slew of companies and designers to be transported back into the 1920s. Brooks Brothers teamed up with the costume designers of
the film, creating a limited-edition menswear collection, inspired by the movie but also based in part on the company's 1920s archives. As well as Tiffany’s and Co. which has gone through their archives to bring the public a Gatsby collection that truly brings out the 20s in all of its excessive glory.

At the Adrian G. Marcuse Library students can find their own inspiration within our DVD collection. One of my personal favorite films that we have in our collection is (500) Days of Summer. This movie has given me continual inspiration from either what they wear in the film or the mood that the film sets. The director, Scott Web, always purposely had Zooey Deschanel’s character, Summer, wear blue and in the film you can see a variety of different blue hues which I am currently incorporating in my project for CAD at LIM College. Along with the film DVDs, our television show collection helps as well with period pieces such as Downton Abbey showing time period appropriate outfits. I believe that films can transport people to another place and with the variety of films we have at the Adrian G. Marcuse Library, other students can find their go to film/TV show for inspiration as well.

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Posted on May 01, 2013 I Blog post by Kayci Granigan (student worker of the LIM College Library)