The general theme which we all had to link to was 'express yourself', and within that we chose our own more specific theme which would adequately 'express ourselves' - I chose to base my theme around the work and inspirations of the French fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent, mainly because of his particularly strong ties with the pop art movement of the 1960s.
Yves Saint Laurent' the film and visit the 'Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent Fondation' in Paris - (here). I learnt all about his inspirations; from the places he lived and worked, his love of art and the pop-art movement to the influential women in his life, such as Catherine Deneuve, Betty Catroux and Loulou de la Falaise.
Printed A-line skirt - This piece was inspired by the dress dedicated to Tom Wesselmann from the 1966 collection, I saw similarities between the figure on the dress and the five figures from Matisse's 'La Danse (1)'. So I transcribed the painting and made a print of two of the figures and incorporated them on the denim skirt I had made.
Coloured PVC top - This was inspired by his Mondrian dresses (1965), however I didn't want my piece to directly copy how he had originally interpreted the art, so I used a more modern material and different style.
I took the photographs in this way so that I could superimpose several images together on Photoshop, to link back to the Matisse painting which I transcribed ('La Danse '), you can sort of get an idea from the GIF displayed at the top - I didn't actually make the GIF, it was made on google+.