Sunday, 23 October 2011

Britain investing in the future

I came across a report by DCMS (the department for culture, media and sport) called Creative Britain. New talents for the economy and what I have taken from it is that Britain have realised the impact that the creative industries worldwide is having on economies and the UK government is beginning to incorporate the creative industries into the economy and nurturing the future creatives so that they may maintain the reputation that the UK creative industries has.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Dalston visit

Me and my friend took a trip around Dalston in the attempt to find any businesses that were a part of the creative industry. As Dalston is one the the younger creative hot spots it was only a matter of time till one was found. We came across a leather shop on Culford Mews that primarily sell wholesale but have had in increase in students coming to purchase leather (at an incredible price). I asked the shop manager if they had been affected by the economic climate and he responded that they were doing alright as they still get students coming in to buy leather and they also were doing fine as they have a workshop a few metres down the road where anyone can come in and either pay for their design to be made or do it themselves.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Writing on the BRIC wall

While doing research on the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) I found an interesting article called Writing on the bric wall by Jane Simms. It mentioned that the there were fast growing markets in Latin America and unless the UK change the "sluggish" response then they may risk falling down the world economic rankings and be underneath economies such as Brazil and India.

Jane Simms (2011) Writing on the bric wall. 64(6), p26-26, [Online] available at (accessed: 12/10/11)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Creative industry: A contradiction in the terms

We were fortunate enough to be given a talk by guest lecturer Andrew Calcutt. The Talk he gave us Started of showing us how we as people have not changed in some aspects referring to how we still spectate people comparing 2011 to 1711 with the use of the blog the sartorialist ( and the newspaper the Spectator he then went on to show us many other similarities with 2011 and 1711. He then spoke about Britain having a void as  we are no longer an empire and that we are still looking for something to fill the void. I found the speak very thought provoking it has made me wonder can the creative industry possibly fill the void that the lack of an empire fill or will Britain ever revive its industrial heritage and if so what impact will that have on life and what impact will it have if they continue to outsource.

Monday, 10 October 2011

The fashion industry take two

After looking at the areas that the fashion industry affect in the first diagram made my group an I took another approach in the form of a vent diagram and looked at how different sectors of the creative industry were linked to the fashion sector of the creative industry. This diagram was very eyeopening as while doing it my group and I realised that some of the sectors were linked with others that were also connected with fashion which i find quite fascinating. Doing diagrams like this make me realise that although there are various sectors in the creative industry, they can all somehow link to one another.

Monday, 3 October 2011

the fashion industry

Today we made a spider diagram to see how many areas of life the fashion industry affects. It was quite an interesting activity to do as you only really become aware of how many aspects of life directly and indirectly are influenced by the fashion industry, doing a task like this also gave me a new perspective on life wondering, leaving me to wonder if there are any other areas in life that can be affected or influenced by the fashion industry.