"You do not create art to please, create art to share what is inside you. When somebody says my design sucks, I love it because it's them who make me not to stop creating," says Mr. Manu Respall during iAcademy Accessory Design Workshop last week. Respall is the designer behind DogFicher. He was the speaker during the said workshop. The few hours inside the Fashion Design room was made more fun because of his witty sense. I could stand the whole day just listening to him while sharing skills. His humorous way of delivering made the audience become more attentive to his clever insights. I learned a lot from this event and proud to be a part of this workshop.
Respall said, he has no rules to create a design, just C.R.E.A.T.E which he elaborates as C= Character, ( personality) R= Reason (what occasion), E =Element (symbolism) A=Artistry (craftsmanship), T=Treatment (clients view wearing it) E=Ergonomics (how it works).
We were tasked to create our own design using only paper with no tools to use like scissors, tapes, or anything except paper. I chose to create what popped out first on my mind. Necklace. Yeah, I thought that my creation was dynamic and with that, I would win. My seatmates, Joy and Lyn created the same but of different designs, Joy with her heart shaped accessory and Lyn, a chain necklace. Lyn's was supposed to be a belt but turned necklace with the materials that seemingly not enough to fit.
The Fashion Design students at the back row were seriously creating their own designs.
I was really impressed and thought that the winner would come from this group. (see above photo as they present their creations in front of us, media and blogger)
My seatmates for the day, Lyn and Chumcee. It turned out a big surprise as I didn't know I seated with the best designer student for the day ever.
That's me and my dynamic creation with Joy Mendiola having a photo in one of the creations from iAcademy student. I stand by my word, DYNAMIC. As Mr. Respall said, there are no rules to follow in art and the word "ugly" is not included in art's vocabulary.
Look at how we presented our creation. Chumcee won her unbelievably unique creation. By just looking at her's made me realize what she went through to finish this one and with that, she truly deserved the title with the most beautiful creation.
Project Runaway Philippines contestants and designers work in the room where the workshop was held. iAcademy is the only academy along Ayala Avenue. It is located at iAcademy Building, 6764 Ayala Avenue Makati City.
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