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!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Lock Down.

The first massive hand-in for our collection coming up, and soon after our critiques. It's that time of the semester where you begin to go a bit weird from sitting in your room all day and barely see anything but when you've handed everything in its almost as though the feeling of relief is worth the effort.

I will make sure to keep you posted on how the critiques went! Fingers crossed.

Laying out my fabrications on my work desk.

Toiling away.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Operation: Fail.

I toiled my second shirt today, and although the shape came out well, it somehow managed to shrink about four sizes from the pattern to the actual garment. I fear it is going to be a long but interesting week!

Back to toiling/ drawing/ catalogue/ headers/ dissertation/ toiling/ toiling/ you get the drift.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Mentor Inspiration.

Lanvin FW 2011. Classic silhouettes with clean cuts and lines.

Source: Trendland

Jacket One.

So this is the second toile for jacket number one. I have lengthened it and added more volume at the back for more dramatic effect. It is a simple silhoutte with an exaggerated cape, that will be worn over a dress. The underneath will be lined with either a print or contrast lining.

The fur hat isn't attached to the jacket... I was just experimenting with faux fur and really getting into the Russian mood.

Jacket Toile.

Faux-fur hat that I may use for styling in the first critique.