Design #1

This design creates a dress that involves raising awareness about girls’ power and confidence with their bodies. I was most confident with this idea initially since it was my first idea, and I wanted to do something related to fashion and designing a dress. Something that is most important about this design and that most people liked was the message that making girls feel powerful and high class promotes confidence. I wanted to create this design because I wanted to make girls confident with their bodies, and I might collaborate with We for She with something? I am not sure yet, I will think about it. I want to interview other high school girls on a Microsoft forms document to get the “definition” of beauty in this context. I could do more research about the history of clothing sending messages. I am most hesitant about this design because it does clearly address a problem to the world, but it can address issues to social life, and other people expect girls to have the perfect body and comment on their bodies. This design can give me the most creative area because I can start from the beginning about how I want to promote this dress.

Design #2

This design is creating a dress that is related to Christmas. It will involve the colors red and white and maybe some green to get into the Christmas spirit. In this design, I could do more research on exploring different cultures of the Christmas aesthetic. I could also be creating this for the choir during the Christmas concert, but I don’t know if I can make that many in a short amount of time. I will also investigate the different problems connected to Christmas outfits, like consumption or cultural questions. Angela, part of Aperture, also invited me to have a photoshoot with the girls in the photo studio. This will be for Christmas photoshoots or other events if you would like. It won’t be something casual that you wear day-to-day unless you want it, but it will be a little bit extra.

Design #3

This design is to create a bag to reduce the use of plastic bags when we are shopping. This can be adjusted according to other people’s preferences. I could have some designs, and they can be sold when people order them. In design, these bags can be separated into different categories in size, material, or culture. This can be changed according to the demand of customers. If I make this something that can be sold, I can receive orders and create them during class or in my own time. I will try to make them easier to develop and use less time to start more. This design is most related to the criteria of this assessment, but I think it isn’t enough challenge for me and create something that doesn’t involve a lot of details.