Vogue’s DIY Section

 

Reading the June Issue of Vogue I was so excited to see several features on”customising fashion”.
This issue features a guide by fashion designer Ederm showing “how to” customise a jacket. The step by step guide is  beautifully illustrated with photographs which breaks down the method and process. 
I think a high fashion magazine like Vogue adopting DIY methods reflects the rise in Make Do and Mend movements. Sewing machine and haberdashery sales are on the increase and people are seeking out innovative ways to engage in fashion.
In this current economic climate and with a growing concern around environmental issue’s we are asked to question our consumption. People are beginning to be a little more creative with their money, effort and time. I find the concept of collective creativity really inspiring. 
I have attached some photos from Vogue and I cant wait to see if their are any new articles in the new issue!

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Reading the June Issue of Vogue I was so excited to see several features on”customising fashion”.

This issue features a guide by fashion designer Ederm showing “how to” customise a jacket. The step by step guide is beautifully illustrated with photographs which breaks down the method and process. 

I think a high fashion magazine like Vogue adopting DIY methods reflects the rise in Make Do and Mend movements. Sewing machine and haberdashery sales are on the increase and people are seeking out innovative ways to engage in fashion.

In this current economic climate and with a growing concern around environmental issue’s we are asked to question our consumption. People are beginning to be a little more creative with their money, effort and time. I find the concept of collective creativity really inspiring. 

I have attached some photos from Vogue and I cant wait to see if their are any new articles in the new issue!

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The “Google Generation” of Today


The Guardian posted an interesting article on their website today about the use of virtual technologies within Universities.

The article stated that 75% of students are subscribed to a least one social network and spend at least four hours a day online. As technology is evolving rapidly and students are becoming more web savvy – will universities struggle to keep up?

With an increase in blogging, social networking and the phenomenon of new micro blogging site twitter, people are becoming better connected. This peer to peer exchange encourages a dialogue between people, allowing them to form communities to share knowledge, skills and expertise.

“Students aren’t just passive consumers of content. They need to be able to evaluate it and should be creating it themselves,” Brian Kelly, University of Bath
The article makes some interesting points and presents some example’s of digital media being used within universities in the UK.  There is also a link to a report on higher education by Sir David Melville.