FMP Exhibition Set up/ Presentation

I have now added the final touches to my space for the show, mounting my leaflet holder onto the board alongside the mannequins and presenting my look book. I had initially decided to put some larger prints of my work however I decided on presenting my look book with the work instead as I wanted to have the main focus on the garments and have my booklet next to them to show the range of photos taken in the studio shoot as well as having a small description in the booklet to explain to the viewer what my aims were for this project. I am really pleased with what I have been able to create on this course and during my Final Major Project and feel as though I have been able to start building my own aesthetic and style of work, which is shown in my final exhibition. For the exhibition I will have the space in front of the mannequins cleared as other students also finalise their work and move their belongings so that I am left with a clean, simple space.

To mount the holder to the wall I first measured the distance between where to two nails would go and then placed the holder upright with a spirit level to make sure it was straight before marking on the wall the positions for the nails.

Below are some of my personal favourite pages from the look book, showing the details of prints, structure, knitwear, and weaving, which became strong parts of my FMP and areas I will pursue in the future and on my degree course at university.

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Printed Look Book

I received the look book I designed and have now planned to present this in the exhibition alongside my work to show the viewer a range of images from my studio photoshoot. I decided to include it in the show rather than handing it in with my extra work because the booklet gives a short outline on the collection and also has my contact details, should anyone want to contact me. Below is one of my favourite pages from the look book, I really live the combination of the full length garment as well as the close-up shot showing the details of the woven piece.

 

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Look Book Designing & Costs

To create my look book I used the software, BookWright which allowed me to preview the layout of the cover and individual pages. I decided on using a majority of photos of my garments from the collaboration with a photography student as well as some close ups of my weave and digital print designs. I need to think about how I will present the booklet if I am to include it in the exhibition, possibly on a small stand or on a shelf on the wall.

Workplan Notes

As well as my work plan document I have kept a record of the things I need to do each week as well as making a list of blog post that need writing or editing. By keeping this sheet with me at home and in college I have been able to stay on track and make sure I complete what I set out to do in time. If any of my plans change then I jot them down and use this to help me edit my work plan online.

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Ideas for presenting/mounting work

I am planning to create a look book showing the photos of my garments as well as some close up photos of the details I have worked on; knitting, print, and weaving which I would like to have at the exhibition for those who are interested to look through. I also want to have 3/4 large prints of my photos perhaps A2 or A3 size, which will be put up alongside a mannequin with my large neoprene outfit on.

I need to find a website/ company to design my look book on at an affordable price, as well as print my chosen images out to a larger scale. I haven’t decided if I will present all of my fabric samples in the exhibition but I’m planning to have my loose knit samples arranged onto boards to give a more professional finish rather than having lots of loose pieces to hand in.