Tag: Fijian Dress

Term 2 Extension Project

Task Description: Today I have completed my Extension project for this term we have been looking at 3 important words Social concussions , Sustainability and Cultural appreciation. This meant that we would have to choose a culture that we would like to do and make a type of traditional clothes for a special occasional.

For this term we have been  fashion designers and we have been looking at many different cultures and thinking of how we can make traditional fashion for a specific culture but not be cultural apportion or steal clothes that aren’t ours. We also had to make sure that it was okay for the environment and that we knew what materials they were using so that we could find out more. 

The culture that I have chosen was Fijian and i decided to make a traditional Fijian women’s wedding dress. I had used many different Fijian patterns for this dress, I had also added some texts boxes to show you what some of the materials used to make this amazing dress and what the name of some of the things used to make the dress. For this task I had been working on this project for half of this week and have done heaps of research on this. 

Social Consciousness: That could mean being aware of how your actions will impact others, being able to read other people’s emotions through verbal and non-verbal cues, and seeing a situation as if you were standing in someone else’s shoes.

Sustainability: Sustainability is about small changes we can make to help look after the planet. Making these changes helps protect animals, plants and our natural resources so that future generations will be able to enjoy them.

Cultural Appropriation: Cultural appropriation involves stealing or misusing elements of another culture. These elements may be the shared ideologies and beliefs of people within a culture, their lifestyles, or even their creative and artistic productions.

Fashion & Culture: Fashion is most often thought of as a global industry that is invested in anticipating what we wear and how we wish to appear to others. But fashion isn’t just a business. It’s also a cultural and social phenomenon, driven by the desire for the new.