The Application of Artificial Nail to the Creation of Accessories
artificial nail, creation of accessories, contextual language, design process
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The use of artificial nails is not only a fashion statement but also reflects modern people’s increasing emphasis on living quality and personal value. However, the existing accessories in the market are quite similar in appearance, thus falling short in satisfying customers’ needs. Therefore, the application of artificial nails in fashion accessories should involve not only a decorative function but can also convey a feeling of warmth and delight to the customers. The creativity reflected in the different applications of artificial nails can lead to market differentiation. This study focuses on the application of artificial nails to the design of accessories from the perspectives of fashion, product popularity and creativity, because the application of artificial nails is believed to be an upcoming trend in aesthetics; artificial nails are expected to become mainstream in future accessory design.
Based on the above concept, the underlying elements of artificial nails were used in the creation of accessories. The artworks: ‘Clown Teardrops’ and ‘Angels with Masks’ by the artist Hsu Tzu-Kuey, and ‘Pluck Flowers and Play with Tides” by Zeng Ying-Dong were referred to, with their underlying design elements used to infuse strong vitality to the accessories. First, the market demand regarding artificial nails was analyzed. The five characteristics regarding artificial nails, including: color, type, style, impression, and designer were used to build the representative elements for accessory design and to incorporate these characteristics into the creation of accessories. In addition, simple means of association were employed to build the contextual language so as to transform the characteristics of artificial nails to the design of accessory products. In this study, the design and production process of various types of artificial nail were analyzed and the design ideas underlying the nails were used to produce a variety of graphic, 3-D and decorative artificial nail models, as well as to make a 3-D visual model to explain the practicability of artificial nails being applied to the creation of accessories.
Everything from the conception to the creation of accessories stemming from the elements of artificial nail in this study was considered for follow-up skill development and practice. Graphic and 3-D accessories were also expected to be developed and produced so that the design of artificial nails can be applied in a more practical way and with more contributions to the economy and the industry, by more closely integrating theory and practice.