Monday, 30 May 2011

Surface Pattern Exhibition

Pictures of my display from the degree show.

Photo Shoot. Gulf collection 1

I wanted to do a photo shoot to show people what my dress looked like when worn as the print is quite detailed and I spent so long placing parts of the design to fit the body. I went to the Thames to shoot this story line as it was in keeping with the theme and I was looking for a bleak setting close to the water. No professionals were involved...but I was chuffed with the results and so grateful to poppy and james  for their help... : ) (fabulous model and other photographer)

Hungarian Flood Collection

The final collection I designed this year is based around the the hungarian resevoir that burst back in october 2010 flooding Hungary with a toxic red river. This was relevant to my previous collection whilst still enabling me to work with a different colour scheme and context. Most of this collection was made my hand using screen printing and hand dyeing the silks. I did also digital print imagery which was then screen printed afterwards , I like to combine modern and traditional techniques on fabrics to give them unique qualities.

Me and a 2x2m sample of screen printed silk satin.

A digital print design on crepe de chine. All these samples are pinned to mannequins, not actual garments.

Screen Printed , devored and dip dyed by hand.

work leading up to my final collections.

Samples from the Gulf collection.

T-shirt dress design in cotton jersey, digital print sample.

 Design printed on Silk Jersey material at the Silk Bureau.
This fabric is very luxurious and a tad pricey but worth it!!

Digital print which I then screen printed using Devore,
then dip dyed by hand.


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Black Swan

The Black Swan, (film) has inspired one of my final collections for the year. I wanted to try to recreate the idea of the human form morphing into bird like features. Georgia Hardinge's A/W collection featured spinal imagery on the dresses which was both beautiful and bleak at the same time.

A few Designs from my collection:

Georgia Hardinge A/W 2011

Blow Pr

Interning at Blow PR for the last couple of fashion weeks has been interesting and exciting at times. Seating people to front row at Georgia Hardinge at the A/W 2011 show....led me to be sitting next to Nicola Roberts on the front row. Quite funny.

Charlie Le Mindu had some very dramatic music ( pigs being slaughtered) and some spectacular white lace dresses, with plenty of hair as usual. It was packed out like the previous seasons and a few famous faces were spotted on front row ( pandemonium and Daphne Guinness to name a couple.)

Charlie fixing the 'violence' headgear at the rehersal

The end of a spectacular show

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Ernst Haeckel

Im in love with these drawings and watercolours by Marine biologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919), They are so detailed as well as combining both science and art.