Key Visual Inspiration
The documentation of my thesis is a small folio, with the cover being printed on full size, pink butcher paper, which then folds around the booklet, wrapping it up. The wrapped folio is packaged inside a transparent and silver plastic bag, with a sticker on the front of the "fashion is fiction" dialogue box.
I printed 5 folios in total, that each have a different image on the butcher paper cover.
Documentation Folio Spreads
In addition to the documentation, I created a set of custom binders. One for my creative research & development, and the other for production management related files like timelines, materials research, ordered supplies and delivery status, technical drawings and specs of the display rack to be shared with the manufacturers, garment construction notes to be shared with my underclassmen helpers and tailors etc.
My alma mater's curriculum allows and encourages underclassmen to help the graduating class with their collections, as a way for the first and second years to learn and connect (like a mini-internship) and to give the graduating class some extra hands. The school also collaborates with a local vocational school to pair each graduate with a tailor's apprentice for 2 days.
Knowing this it was important to me that I document and manage my graduate project in a way that would allow helpers to quickly understand their task and my concept & vision. This preparation enabled my amazing helpers to work relatively independently, freeing up time for me to focus on tasks I couldn't delegate.