Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Loop

For those of you who are on The Loop, follow me! Otherwise just take a look at some of the work I have done.

Aaron Horton

A big thank you to videographer, Aaron Horton, who filmed and edited this clip for Redemption. Take a look by clicking on the link!

Redemption: The Final Chapter.

Here it is!

Credits and SO many thanks to
Julian May: Photography
Penelope Baldas: Hair and Make Up
Eve Gallagher: Model

N.B. As previously stated in my blog, the fur used in two pieces has infact been recycled. It was an existing vintage jacket that was pulled apart and reused for ethical reasons.

It's Been a While.

I know I said I would continue to update vanwho? throughout the second semester of this year... but let's face it, I was always going to be so busy that I just couldn't. But now that I'm all finished (yay!) it's about time I upload what I have been working on the whole year!

Garment labels made by myself with my logo on them!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Look five- Jacket- First Toile.

The first mock-up of this jacket. Fitted bodice jacket with flounce outer shell.

Captain Hooks.

Pleats, Please!

You can only imagine how fun it was easing this waistline into the waistband! One tiny pleat at a time.

Moving Forward.

Always refining. Keep in mind the hemline of this shirt IS even... it just looks wonky in the picture. This shirt will have a digtial print on the silk chiffon. Im still waiting for my first strike-off from the digital printing company, Think Positive, which I'm very anxious and excited to see!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Line Up Numero Deux.

Refined designs from the previous range overview.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Just a Blast From the Past.

Tess O'Brien posing for a 2nd year photography project.


The Basic Dress.

For one of my looks I had to replace a skirt, that was over-worked, with a basic dress that had a clean silhouette as it will be styled under a dramatic jacket.

The body of this dress will be in a plum-coloured leather, and the sheer will be a wine chiffon. There will be two sleeves, I just put one to test the fit!

Also... please note the height difference between Maz and Ally, my fit model! 

Retry and Refine.

These are the third samples of this look. I have added more panel lines to make it slightly more tailored and fit against the body better. I probably should have ironed the calico before taking these pictures!

Sunday, 7 August 2011


Looking forward to a semester of wild weekends!

Tall Tails

Trying a different silhouette by making the back panels longer, and creating something along the line of tails!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Still Lots To Do!

First samples of tailored jacket with fur sleeves. The fit and finish needs to be worked on but these are details I will refine when I try everything on our fit-models.. after all it is the first try!

Original Sketch.

Styled with the bodice from previous post.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

New Toiles.

Here are the pleated pants!  When walked in, they create so much movement and flow. This has been contrasted with a structured, leather bodice that will be worn over a silk shirt. Keep in mind these are just the first toiles/ samples of this look!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Just because it's amazing.

I found this editorial on the blog NO FOURTH and love the images, styling and the whole mood of the shoot..these are just a couple of images. I also think Kelsey is divine!

Snow Blind Editorial - Images sourced from NO FOURTH

Ready .Set. Go Again.

After giving myself a very long, lazy, needed break I started toiling and draping again. I had a few things already in mind that I wanted to do after my critique, (which went really well by the way.. so I'm very happy)! I don't return to Uni for another two weeks but we are required to have work done by the time we start again! I'm actually looking forward to going back as during the semester I'm always so busy that I hardly know what to do with myself during the break...

I got ten meters of polyester (because it is just for toiling) silk chiffon pleated, at Rado Pleating, to make a pair of trousers.. I have to say that sewing pleats is quite a challenge.

The finished fabric comes sandwiched inbetween the paper that is pressed to create the permanent pleats.

I've mainly been working on creating more volume throughout the silhouettes, because this was a feature that was recognised in my range drawings and toiles and suggested to be further pushed and explored. Right now only clean lines are being experimented with so when we have fittings in the first week back I can begin to alter the designs.

Looking really trendy being my own fit model for a day. Further pushing the historic influence in the volume of my silhouettes.


Thursday, 16 June 2011


An overview of my colour palette and fabrications that include silk failles that I have digitally printed onto myself, chiffons, leathers, furs and Italian wools.

Detail Sneak Peek.

Some details on the toiles for my first two looks:

Silk chiffon blouse with leather detailing. Immitation leather jacket mock up with lining.

The First Line Up.

For our catalogue draft we were required to have all twelve looks drawn up, front and back, to give an overall feeling of what our range is going to be like. These are the first twelve looks that are illustrated, and although they will give me the initial direction of where my designs will be heading, they are bound to change and alter even more throughout the design process... highly likely up until the last day! These are just to indicate colour balance, silhouette and fabrication!