i found this a few weeks ago when looking through random youtube viedos and when i heard it i instantly new it would be perfect for my collection.
it has a slow, smooth beat, the lyrics are sung in a relaxed way, the artist seems very sure of themselves, powerful, her voice is hypnotic hypnotising the models as they walk down the catwalk. i individualise the artist whispering into the models ears, as the evil in them moulding them to do what they want.
this is perfect for my fashion show as the idea that i wanted to create was that of an evil force controlling the models to do what they want, to forget religion and any good/pure proximity.
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Identity (social science) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
Identity is a term used to describe a person’s conception and expression of their individuality or group affiliations (such as national identity and cultural identity). The term is used more specifically in psychology and sociology, and is given a great deal of attention in social psychology. The term is also used with respect to place identity.
Social identity theory compares how behavior and identity vary situationally based on people’s fluid concepts of themselves as either individuals or as members of groups. It posits that people inherently create and identify with groups, and will promote their groups to the detriment of others. The theory was developed by Henri Tajfel in the aftermath of World War II, where he witnessed behavior by soldiers and other members of Nazi Germany that violated ethical standards they would have defended as individuals. Mob behavior and group genocides are sensational topics of social identity theory, but the theory is also applied to the study of social mobility, political science, sociology, and marketing — wherever individuals subvert their identity or opinions to their perceived norms of the group.
Ive decided to change the colour of my second garment. Partly because I couldn’t find a rich enough purple, but mostly because upon thinking about what I want to bring across in my work i found that a deep wine red would be more satisfying. Red being the colour of love, lust, sexuality and of a sinister more horror refernce the colour of blood.
The red works much better and together the two colours i think give a vampire esque dramatic vibe.
From the start of my final project i decided to look into creating garments that would be heavily influenced by symbolism and thus using symbolism as a way of inspiring me to create works. I have looked into color psychology; what can be perceived by a color and what can be and output of a color (what you feel/how you act as a result of seeing sed color). From looking a different colors and there meanings i decided that the kind of emotion/perception that i wanted my garments to have would be that of misery, false security, darkness, fear and hate. I chose these negative feelings as they follow on from my project theme of the antichrist, a religious symbol of hatred and deception which’s symbols and wording has been token from its serious religious context an used in fashion as a trend, its original serious context has been ignored and mass produced. I think this is sad, and disrespectful however it is sadly and inevitable outcome from 21st century life and the release of old laws and tradition.
I will be making two garments. The first will be in a Dark Purple; which evokes feelings of gloom and sad feelings. It can cause frustration, also a color of royalty, riches and power, powers that can be misconceived as authority this leaving those at pitfalls to the wearer in fear, at a weakness.
The second look will be in black to provoke feelings of power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery. Which i think will be perfect for my work.
both colors remind me of both elegance and a dark authority which i think is paramount to what i want to portray.
Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure. It has very high visibility, which is why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red. In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. It is a color found in many national flags.
Red brings text and images to the foreground. Use it as an accent color to stimulate people to make quick decisions; it is a perfect color for ‘Buy Now’ or ‘Click Here’ buttons on Internet banners and websites. In advertising, red is often used to evoke erotic feelings (red lips, red nails, red-light districts, ‘Lady in Red’, etc). Red is widely used to indicate danger (high voltage signs, traffic lights). This color is also commonly associated with energy, so you can use it when promoting energy drinks, games, cars, items related to sports and high physical activity.
Light red represents joy, sexuality, passion, sensitivity, and love. Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness. Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath. Brown suggests stability and denotes masculine qualities. Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.
Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design. Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.
Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust. Red-orange corresponds to desire, sexual passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action. Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.
Yellow is the color of sunshine. It’s associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.
Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy. Yellow is often associated with food. Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter, which is the reason taxicabs are painted this color. When overused, yellow may have a disturbing effect; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms. Yellow is seen before other colors when placed against black; this combination is often used to issue a warning. In heraldry, yellow indicates honor and loyalty. Later the meaning of yellow was connected with cowardice.
Use yellow to evoke pleasant, cheerful feelings. You can choose yellow to promote children’s products and items related to leisure. Yellow is very effective for attracting attention, so use it to highlight the most important elements of your design. Men usually perceive yellow as a very lighthearted, ‘childish’ color, so it is not recommended to use yellow when selling prestigious, expensive products to men – nobody will buy a yellow business suit or a yellow Mercedes. Yellow is an unstable and spontaneous color, so avoid using yellow if you want to suggest stability and safety. Light yellow tends to disappear into white, so it usually needs a dark color to highlight it. Shades of yellow are visually unappealing because they loose cheerfulness and become dingy.
Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy. Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy.
Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.
Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision. Green suggests stability and endurance. Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a ‘greenhorn’ is a novice. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the color of free passage in road traffic.
Use green to indicate safety when advertising drugs and medical products. Green is directly related to nature, so you can use it to promote ‘green’ products. Dull, darker green is commonly associated with money, the financial world, banking, and Wall Street.
Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy. Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy. Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection. Olive green is the traditional color of peace.
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect. Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness. In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.
You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness (water purification filters, cleaning liquids, vodka), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water). As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect. Use blue to suggest precision when promoting high-tech products.
Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males. Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.
Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite. When used together with warm colors like yellow or red, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs; for example, blue-yellow-red is a perfect color scheme for a superhero.
Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness. Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.
Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.
According to surveys, almost 75 percent of pre-adolescent children prefer purple to all other colors. Purple is a very rare color in nature; some people consider it to be artificial.
Light purple is a good choice for a feminine design. You can use bright purple when promoting children’s products.
Light purple evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings. Dark purple evokes gloom and sad feelings. It can cause frustration.
White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection.
White means safety, purity, and cleanliness. As opposed to black, white usually has a positive connotation. White can represent a successful beginning. In heraldry, white depicts faith and purity.
In advertising, white is associated with coolness and cleanliness because it’s the color of snow. You can use white to suggest simplicity in high-tech products. White is an appropriate color for charitable organizations; angels are usually imagined wearing white clothes. White is associated with hospitals, doctors, and sterility, so you can use white to suggest safety when promoting medical products. White is often associated with low weight, low-fat food, and dairy products.
Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery.
Black is a mysterious color associated with fear and the unknown (black holes). It usually has a negative connotation (blacklist, black humor, ‘black death’). Black denotes strength and authority; it is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color (black tie, black Mercedes). In heraldry, black is the symbol of grief.
Black gives the feeling of perspective and depth, but a black background diminishes readability. A black suit or dress can make you look thinner. When designing for a gallery of art or photography, you can use a black or gray background to make the other colors stand out. Black contrasts well with bright colors. Combined with red or orange – other very powerful colors – black gives a very aggressive color scheme.
the cross symbol is used in fashion to shock - its status as a religious symbol speaks of power, notoriety, respect and RELIGION obviously, its a symbol that has such deep meaning and behind it holds the greatest story of christian belief, so its use in fashion could be viewed as to somewhat mock what it stands for or to question it, we live in a predominately atheist world where people believe the theory of evolution, believe in science and hard facts, as apposed to stories passed down through generations, the questions designers and dressers may be asking/challenging the church with may be just why and how could this be true, why should people be told to live in a certain way and if they can not fit under those guidelines then why should they be condemned to hell, they challenge weather the cross/Antichrist symbol has any real standing in todays society, the symbols have become so widely worn and prints today depict something more than just the cross today it depicts other symbolism, fantasy and religious imagery making the garments a whole lot more of a comment towards dismissing religion.