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Nina Mostert

Country: South Africa
Course: Fashion Design
Program: Semester Course
Period: Sep 2, 2019 - Dec 13, 2019

My Name is Nina Mostert and I am from South Africa. Currently, I am taking a gap year to learn what the world has to teach me, to find my style and to make some dreams come true!
I divided my year into 2 halves. In the first semester of the year, I lived in NYC where I was studying Film and Acting whilst I was doing an internship at a jewelry artist. I have a great love for fashion and that is why I chose to spend the second semester at Accademia Riaci. A Great school that combines fashion with the art world in such an amazing way.
I love to visit museums and see art in everything. Furthermore, I love yoga, good food, and my friends.

Dec. 19, 2019 | Posted in Reports, Fashion Design , | Tags:, Reporter: Nina Mostert | Course: Fashion Design

Fashion Design Semester Course (n.2)

I spent my weekend in Cinque Terre! it was beautiful. I went on marvelous hikes and ate too much ice cream. On my way back to Florence I stopped in Pisa to take a picture of the leaning tower.
Monday in class I continued practicing the basic fashion figure. It takes a lot of practice to get used to the “fashion style” of drawing. I am excited to move on to new work but, I understand that it is important to perfect the fundamentals first.

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My weekend trip to Pisa !

Today I did research about potential ideas for mood boards and looks that I want to create. I organized my fashion board in my Pinterest app and created 3 potential idea boards.
After I had a clear idea I selected a few of my favorite images and printed these out as inspiration. I started personalizing my basic fashion figure. In the afternoon me and my classmates went to the art supply shop to purchase materials.

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A visit to the art shop to buy our art necessities.

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Our favourite lunch spot! All’ antico Vinaio. 5 Euro sandwiches !!!

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Enjoying our Sandwiches next to the Arno !

Today I spent most of my morning home doing practice sketches and learning Italian. I also did preparation for the basic lesson. In today’s basic lesson we learned about Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. I love art history. It enriches your knowledge about art and gives you better fundamentals when you start working on your own art works.

Practice makes perfect and therefor I did more basic figures. After I was happy with my basic figure I designed 2 outfits and practiced to draw them in pencil and in markers. I am going to buy a few colored markers to add a bit more dimension to my next sketches ! I am excited for tomorrows art visit and to explore the Florence Jazz festival this weekend with my friends !

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My first Drawing of the basic figure with an outfit ! Inspired by European winters.

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Practicing With different pens and markers to get different styles. Two outfits for the winter.

Today we went on an art visit to chiesa di Santa Trinita.
It was a lovely experience. I loved the frescos and going down the small steps to underneath the altar..

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Artistic photograph at Santa Trinita, our Friday art visit !

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Art Visit to Santa Trinita Students with our teacher !


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