So if you read my blog, you no doubt already know all about Friday Fictioneers, hosted by the incomparable Rochelle. Or perhaps you are a fellow fictioneer stopping by, also needing no introduction. But on the off chance you are new, welcome. The challenge of FF is to write a short story no longer than 100 words based on a photo prompt. I am afraid this week, with the appearance of the Mannequin, I was unable to stray too far from my roots.
Copyright Sean Fallon
“THIS is going to be your catalog cover?”
“What? It screams Deconstructed-unfinished, recycled, raw. Seriously it’s genius!”
“If you say so yourself” Stevie retorted under her breath. She never understood Theo’s designs. Ignoring her, he continued staging the shot.
“OK it’s edgy, but wouldn’t models actually wearing something from this season better reveal the mastery of your designs?” She hoped to manipulate his vanity. “Show the torn denim, distressed washes and ragged hemlines.”
“Relax! I’m communicating the illusion of coming apart. This season’s theme is Vandalized for God sakes.”
“You’re the designer.” Stevie conceded knowing he was usually right anyway.
Word Count: 100
Very funny in a rather dry way.
A perfect take on the prompt. I’m glad you didn’t veer off from your roots. I know how those artist types can be. 😉 Good one.
trouble is what artist types are. I used to teach product development for fashion design among many classes. This is a conversation i could see students having.
Great take on the prompt – well done.
You just can’t argue with thee artistic types 😉
You can but I don;t recommend it. Too much trouble. Thanks Dawn
I really like the way you took this visual prompt and tied it to both emotional and tangible imagery. Really well done.
Ooh Yeah. I like that both side communicated. Multi-layered is always my goal. Thanks.
This was another metaphor that was rattling around in my head…. deconstructed/torn apart. You did it justice.
Thanks. It screamed deconstructed fashion to me. I could just see the conversation between my students over display and design ethos. All while I try and reign them in to saleable.
Great take on the prompt. That photo did make me think of an installation, but as a catalog cover, its great also. Good job.
I thought of an installation as well. Something the artist I dated in college would no doubt create. I stuck to my fashion design roots on this on instead. Thanks Lindaura
Ah, those creative differences and trying to agree on a way forward. I like the thought of this representing Deconstructed and Vandalized, and the catalog cover may just turn some heads.
That’s the hope. Deconstructed clothing fascinates me. Especially when done well. Thanks Zooky
I’ve been on shoots like this – it’s all true. I love the fact the only thing Stevie understands about Theo is his bankability. Funny.
Well Industry standards must be maintained. And the creative genius above all even if irrational. 😉
Shabby chic fashion marketing ploy…I get it!
Thanks Mamma. I could just see my fashion design students having this dialogue over a window display.
This is a very different take, but it works. I think that here, “theme is vandalized for God sakes”, you might have “theme is “Vandalized”, for…”, since it seems that’s the title of it.
Yes capitalized, as the tittle, is better. Thanks Janet. It is always the little things. 🙂