“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”
Christian Friedrich Hebbel
In Survey of Visual Communications, we had to choose a couture designer and use inspiration/perspective from that designer through the entire quarter. We then have to create a point-of-view board (which depicts what kind of target market group that we are focusing on for the entire quarter – ie what collection we are inspired from), a shopping bag as if for a boutique, a scale-model fashion runway, and a triptych containing a presentation of a fictional store layout/elevation/fixtures.
The designer I chose – Valentino. Bearing in mind I am fashion-clueless :O_o:, I basically knew nothing except what little research I did. Anywhoo, my bag came out utterly horrible. Loved the idea but the execution was the worst thing I’ve done since I’ve attended this school. My fashion runway also sucked to death. So I was pretty stressing out about it and I was fearing the humiliation (we have to do an oral presentation on the last day—yesterday).
So the teacher kind of “sprung” on us what exactly we have to include in our talk, and then gave us 30 minutes to practice, which…I didn’t do because I was just so distracted. I went fifth and after I finished, my teacher said mine was the best oral presentation so far (that was nice to hear – and he didn’t say anything like that to anyone after me either). That’s just very ironic because I used to be one THE worst oral presenter in any class. Just so ironic. (Yay debate team!!!)
Here comes my shock:
After everyone presents, he made us choose our top two favorite projects overall and a lot of people chose mine as one of their choices! I was just like :O O_o ”...whaaa?? What’s happening? How is this…what?” confused But it felt nice.
And here’s the frosting on the cake (even though I don’t like frosting):
Our teacher said he’d name HIS top 3 projects and that he wanted the 3 people to take photos of every element for him.
I WAS ONE OF THEM. OH MY FUCKIN’ GOD!!!!!!!! He said, “Valentino, Sonia Rykiel, and Benjamin Cho.” OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. alternates floating and bouncing
I feel airborne but I am still confused as to why they would like my projects. But wow. I feel so honored!!!
AND THEN – my counselor told me that based on what she knows about my teacher, he is very particular about feedback. I guess that’s comforting.