Welcome to my blog.
I will be posting my artwork, as well as student work, video and stories of my adventures in teaching, illustrating, designing and writing about fashion, costume, and apparel art.
It has been a very busy Spring, putting on the Design Runway Show at Art Center College of Design, teaching at DreamWorks Animation and working on the Signatures Fashion Show at Palos Verdes Art Center.
The artwork shown above is from one of my recent articles for Belle Armoire Magazine www.bellearmoire.com
I just finished my Spring semester at Art Center College of Design . Here is some fabulous student work from those classes.
The Costume Design class I teach in the Entertainment Design Dept. designed costumes for the The Legend of The Rosstrap, a German fairy tale. All of the work was digital costume concept illustration.
My advanced class for the Product Design Dept – Design Runway – produced the first major apparel runway show for Art Center. Each student designed a 1 minute movie segment to be projected behind their model on the stage.
At Art Center College of Design, Apparel Design as an extension of ‘Soft Goods’, is rooted in the 3-D form language traditions of the Product Design Dept. It includes anything that is worn by the body: accessories, bags, shoes, clothing, and uniforms. Unlike other design forms, apparel design is influenced by the wearer. Like kinetic sculpture the movements of the wearer can enhance or distort design elements of the garment. With a strong foundation in design, color, research, and conceptual thinking, Product Design students at Art Center learn to combine forward thinking design innovation with functionality, relevance and social responsibility.
This summer I am teaching Sewing Lab for the Product Design Dept. and two classes in Fashion and Entertainment Design for Art Center at Night, the public program www.artcenter.edu/artnight . Be sure to click on the tab above – Justine’s Classes – for more information.
But just because my semester is over, work never stops. This Saturday, May 1, I am part of a twice yearly fashion show at the Palos Verdes Art Center – Signatures Artwear Fashion Show. Champagne brunch on the patio makes for a lovely afternoon. www.artists-studio-pvac.com
Also for the next few weeks I am still teaching at DreamWorks Animation.