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How I made the collages on my CSM portfolio

It used to annoy the sh*****t out of me when people'd see my blog posts and videos showing my portfolio, and all they could ask was "How can I make collages?". I go through this whole trouble of researching, writing and reviewing a long-ass article; taking pictures; shooting and editing videos (that are planned and scripted btw)... and all you can ask me is how to make a collage, which is literally cutting and pasting pictures together. But then I think of my pre-CSM days, and that's always humbling enough to keep me doing what I do. In this video, I share: Why and how I started making collages; How you can use collages for Design Development; Different techniques I now use to speed...

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What to include in a portfolio to apply to CSM Fashion

Oh that first video showing my portfolio... so boring you could cry. Also no advice for newbies like myself pre-Fashion Folio. And it's still my most watched video, with over 4k views, while most of my videos struggle to get 100 views each. I knew I couldn't let it end there, so here goes a follow-up video to explain more clearly what's this portfolio thing is all about, in case you wanna apply to CSM (and more specifically Graduate Diploma in Fashion):   In case you haven't watched the first video, let me tell you: Not even I can believe how much I improved. And all this in less than a year - of pretty haphazard effort, to be honest....

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Portfolio overview: Boro project (gallery + video)

  This is the project I made during Fashion Folio CSM ( 2014-15), and used to support my application to the Graduate Diploma course. Research & Development: Boro: "a class of Japanese textiles that have been mended or patched together. The term is derived from Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired. As hemp was more widely available in Japan than cotton, they were often woven together for warmth. [...] Furthermore, during the Edo period fabrics made from silk and cotton were reserved for only a select portion of the upper class. Boro thus came to predominately signify clothing worn by the peasant farming classes, who mended their garments with spare fabric scrapes out of economic necessity. In many cases, the...

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