Monday, 9 May 2011
For my final project, the Interdisciplinary module, I have chosen to centre my concept around childrens toys and stories, concentrating on building toys and shapes.
Children are introduced to lego, building blocks and construction at a very young age, and such toys are mainly for very young infants. Jean Charles de Castelbajac has created a collection inspired by Lego. I loved Lego as a child and was always thrilled by what I could create.
I have done various samples using Lego and building blocks.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
As part of the PPD1 module, we have become design assistants to a third year BA Fashion student for 3 weeks.
This is an outfit from Grace Street's menswear collection modelled by Ross Spedding.
The photoshoot was similar to the pace and atmosphere found in the fashion industry and I found this experience rewarding and educational. I can see myself organising and managing similar events in the future.
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
FAUX / REAL A/W 11-12
Trend setting involves colour, fabric and shape forecasting.
The faux/real trend involves textured, flexible, irridescent and woven fabrics. Colours will be metallic or neutral, ranging through grey, brown and green hues as well as others.
Fabrics used in the trend are generally used to change the shape of the body using geometric shapes or by clinging to it.
On this trend board we have used varying examples of fabrics, textured papers, colours and images all relevant to the up and coming trend.
The bunting idea allows designers and fabric buyers to interact with the fabric.
Sunday, 20 March 2011
Through studying Ancient Greece in my Creative Design Practices module I have focused on the significance of the bull in Greek society and mythology.
Bull and cattle were a crucial part of society as they fed the people and were seen as powerful creatures that were close to the Gods.
The Minotaur, is said to have been half man, half bull and was born to Queen Pasiphae of Crete after she supposedly coupled with a bull.
The King of Crete later built a labyrinth that was the lair of the minotaur, the King sacrificed many of his people to appease the bull.
Monday, 7 March 2011
Monday, 21 February 2011
During a trip to Paris I sneakily took photos of iconic works in an exhibition at the Musee de La Mode et du Textiles (Museum of Fashion and Textiles). This piece is from Dior and was designed by John Galliano.
Seeing this and many more world famous garments in one place was breathtaking, even if taking photos is taboo.
Monday, 10 January 2011
I absolutely adore this, I have had a fascination with big cats and particularly tigers for as long as I can remember. I can see this being made into the most amazing fabric. Animal prints are always popular and never seem to go out of style. I vote more fabrics with the whole animal, not just a fur imitation.