Article ideation and research!
I know I want to discuss the fashion displayed by Milwaukee Artists, specifically MIAD students, but I'm not quite sure what to ask my subjects, nor what insight I will gain from my conversations with them. I'd love to have a variety of styles portrayed in my article- the artist who dresses in only black, the artist who accessorizes to the max, the artist who doesn't care what they wear- which is still technically a "look".
What does our look say about us? Does it align with who we are as creatives? Does it contradict the work we create?
Who are my favorite inclusive fashion icons that I would love to interview?
Rihanna- Fenty. Rihanna produced a fashion show that featured people of all genders and sizes. Her colors are bright and the cuts are bold. This show was revolutionary as it was much more than a fashion show, it was 100000% performance art.
Jaden and Willow Smith- Their styles are both wild and simple. Some days they wear extreme oversized clothes, others they wear outfits tailored to their body. They play around with hair styles, eye brow bleaching, piercings, shoes, and also nonconventional accessories- boxed water, backpacks, pets (in a good way) etc.
Billy Poter- He is an actor that is very well known for being one of the first men to wear a dress on the red carpet. He also plays around with bold hats and accessories. I like Billy because he has the perfect attitude to match his bold, confident looks.
Young Thug- Young Thug got a lot of heat for wearing a dress on his album cover, but I found it to be edgy. The color scheme was beautiful, the textures of materials held visual interest, and the overall image was extremely artistic. I like when entertainers take artistic risks.
I appreciate the simplicity of Todd's website. The site is easy to navigate and his bio was easy to read. He has an impressive body of work and I wonder if he's showing them to the best of his abilities. When an artist's work is impressive, you want their website to be a reflection of their work. I was slightly underwhelmed by the site in comparison to his intricate work.
I like the way he writes in first person with a lot of details. His work is enjoyable to read and gives me a sense of environment and mood. His writing is peaceful and calculated.
The second artist's web presence I decided to explore was Dale Chihuly. The "life" section of his website was where I found text accompianied by images. These pieces of text broke down Chihuly's creative beliefs, processes, and personal life. The layout of his website is very clean and is elevated by the extremely high quality images. I appreciate the dramatic "hero shots" of his sculptures as well as the work in progress images. Chihuly's web presence is something artists can only strive to achieve. He is arguably the most well known glass artist due to the nationwide display of his work. Now with social media acting as a marketing platform, Chihuly's name has spread like wildfire. Dale's massive glass work has become iconic for backdrops found in instagram photos.
Exploring my person web presence reminds me that I have a lot of work to do. While I'm leaps and bounds better than I was just two years ago, I know there is still room for improvement. I specifically need to invest in a better camera to photograph my work. Additionally, organizing the images is just as important as the quality. I'd like to re-vamp my entire site and begin to show my industrial design projects on that site as well.
Hi! My name is Autumn Lundberg. I'm a Senior at MIAD studying Industrial Design. I believe writing is an amazing tool used to propel information to forward. Writing, paired with art, can be an incredible source of nutrition for our culture.
I believe an interpretation is ones personal view on a subject. An interpretation is merely an opinion.
I'm interested in writing about the fashion found in Milwaukee- more specifically MIAD and UWM's art scenes. I love the fashion of artists and appreciate their stylistic choices as an extension of their creative self.
I would love to go beyond photographing and summarizing their fit and actually explore the reasoning behind their stylistic combinations. Artists are trend setters without even trying. We carry ourselves with "I don't give a fuck" attitudes paired with bold choices. Wonder resonates within onlookers, it's a beautiful thing to witness.
I love this person's style because it's both electric and bold yet soft and playful. Style is fun because each piece is a layered visual choice. Some pieces contrasting and contradicting, while others blend seamlessly.
A story is always being told whether we realize it or not.