Professional Context Essay: Structure and Planning

Intro

  • My practice
  • My research question
  • My aims

Relevant Creative Practitioners

  • Luisa Omeilan
  • Terry Richardson
  • Sam Roddick
  • Barbara Kruger
  • Dunne and Raby
  • Anna Potter (Top Girl Studio)
  • Scarlett Carson
  • Bobbi Rae
  • Milk and Honey
  • Dove
  • Jessica Jean
  • Documentary by Anne Robinson, “Britain’s Body Secrets” BBC (2016)
  • Fashion Magazines, i.e. Vogue
  • Cosmetics Brands, i.e. Kylie Cosmetics/Lancome Skin Lightening (Japan)

Self-Promotion and Organisations Supporting the Creative Industries

  • Website
  • Behance
  • Big Cartel
  • Social Media
  • Printed Publications/Online Press
  • Duke Studios
  • East St. Arts and Patrick Studios
  • Lady Beck Studios/Assembly House
  • HEART
  • Leeds College of Art Exhibition Spaces
  • Belgrave Art Fairs
  • The Brunswick
  • The Old Red Bus Station
  • The Bowery
  • Sunny Bank Mills
  • &Model Gallery
  • The Gallery at Munro House
  • Shared Studio Space at The Calls with Gaz Battersby
  • UKFT
  • Lamberts Yard
  • LCA Business and Enterprise Days
  • British Fashion Council
  • Fashion Angel
  • Kickstarter
  • D&AD
  • YCN
  • IPSE
  • Charted Society of Designers
  • Behance
  • The Dots
  • People per Hour
  • Networking Groups – Penguin Posse (Leeds), Debut Magazine (London), Magma and Laurence King (London), Creative Networks (Leeds)
  • Recruitment Agencies for Freelance – The Book, Orchard (Leeds/Manchester)
  • Recruitment Agencies for Fashion – Fashion and Retail Personnel (Online, International), Drapers (Online, International), The Business of Fashion (Online, International), Tailsman Fashion (London), Denza (UK, International), Christian Bassett (London. Europe. USA. Middle East. Asia Pacific & Japan.), Elite Associates (London).
  • PGCLTHE Qualification at Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Grafik
  • AdWeek
  • i-D
  • Debut Magazine
  • Drapers
  • The Business of Fashion
  • WGSN
  • ISTD
  • International Design Awards
  • AIGA
  • ioc-D
  • Design Council
  • Creative Guild

Policies:

  • B-EAT
  • Clear Channel
  • ASOS Model Welfare Policy/Social Responsibility
  • Model Alliance
  • British Fashion Council
  • EDAW – Eating Disorder Awareness Week
  • UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Body Image (APPG)
  • Government Equalities Unit
  • Equalities Ministers Advisory Group
  • Parody Law

Theoretical Perspectives

  • Self-Perception
  • Social Identity Theory
  • Consumerism
  • Mirror-Stage
  • Male Gaze & Self-Surveying Gaze
  • Gratification Theory
  • Objectification Theory
  • Self-Objectification Theory
  • Narcissism
  • Feminism
  • Semiotics
  • Communication
  • AIDA

Recent Technologies and Perspectives

  • Applications
  • Social Media – Instagram, Snap Chat, Facebook, YouTube
  • Allows for a sense of inclusivity in a community if one withholds the right identity, however can be damaging to ones self-perception through internalisation of such ‘idealised’ imagery.
  • Photo-editing
  • Photo-filters
  • Google Translate
  • CGI
  • VR and Augmented Reality
  • YouVisit
  • AR Doors (retail – try on clothes without getting changed)
  • Beauty Mirrors – Shiseido Magic Make-Up Mirror created by the Japanese brand and allows to try on different makeup products with facial recognition technologies.
  • Tweet Mirror – takes photos of shoppers trying on different outfits to capture to view back themselves or to send to friends for example for a second opinion on such look.

Conclusion/Summary

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