Grey Coats Hospital School


Couture Long Exposure

Joe Johnson
Theo Tan

In this workshop, students created wearable light drawing tools, which they used to design clothing through 1:1 long-exposure light drawings. Students worked in pairs, choosing an outfit from a series of theatrical reference images which served as an initial basis for their designs. They then made quick design sketches and notational drawings that planned out what movements they would need to make in order to draw their outfits, and how quickly they would move in relation to the length of the exposure. They then began fabricating their drawing tools, frequently testing their ideas using the long-exposure setup in the classroom to iterate and develop their designs. Once they had amassed a range of photographs with a variety of forms, textures and colours, they used Photoshop to collage their exposures into a final outfit. 

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