Monday, 12 April 2010

University Projects

Dreams Project...

This was my first project, my theme was based on 'Dreams' from this i drew up a concept according to my own personal dreams. Dreams would be made up of random objects perhaps washed up on shore. I had a place i found relaxing to release my thoughts this place was the beach. This is were i developed my concept by looking at beach huts and deck chairs ect. My design portrays freedom for thought in a personal place, with navy blue and white sailor stripes representing the beach and a navy blue chiffon to represent the calm motion of the way the lace represents the foam at the end f a wave washed up on shore.

Jacket Project...

"Dior Inspired"

The jacket project was my second project, i was inspired by Christain Dior's 1947 'New Look'. I created a feminine three-quarter length jacket with a nipped in waist and emphasised bust line to really give it a 1947 feel. This project was a group collaboration-my first collaboration. It was styled and photographed by fashion communication students. Student Amy Sweetman created a New Look look-book inspired by the high street store. The look-book featured two other design students jackets and mine.

Final Collection...
"Back to Hays"
Inspired by the streets of Hollywood

After a trip to Los Angeles the concept for my new collection fell together. It all stemmed from the streets of Hollywood such as Rodeo Drive and Hollywood Boulevard. The collection is new and modern with a structured appeal that came from Hollywood buildings- The Kodak theatre a main hot spot for celebrities in this city. I wanted to capture the essence and glamour of Hollywood and bring it to life through my own invention with a new twist.

I was also inspired by the 'Hays Code' which was implied many years ago when film producers banned revealing dresses from film sets. They were then forced to create a new way to emphasis a woman's body. rather then revealing the bust area designers began to cut away at the backs of garments.
You will see how i have created attention to the backs of my garments in a structured way in-keeping with this concept.

A spring/summer collection designed for any woman who years a touch of Hollywood lifestyle.

Major Project Preparation
Vintage Glamour
Inspired by vintage family air loons. This projected begun with an 800 word statement about my personal identity. I created an outfit using laser cut techniques a source i felt looked creative and worked effectively with my concept.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

The beginning of my journey into the world of FASHION!

"Learn From Yesterday, Live For Today, Hope For Tomorrow"
Life is what you make it, or so it seams to be. I have chosen my path in life. My design inspirations steam from natural beauty...'a woman'. To me it is all about embracing your inner beauty as well as your outer beauty, my work portrays this in both design. My style if very feminine, yes pretty lace trims, lavish silks and gorgeous chiffon's and mixed cottons with the essence of a true summer beauty really gets my creativity going. Some might say we can control anyone or anything when we look and feel our best, and that is exactly how I'm inspired to create eye-catching garments aimed towards the not-so-confident woman so show them how they can to feel 110% beautiful in their own skin!!

May 2009: I was overwhelmed to receive a phone call from Hertfordshire Gazzette saying I hand landed the front cover of Lifestyle magazine, well you can imagine my reaction (ecstatic) :D I was wearing a size 16 charity shop blazer which i had De-constructed re-constructed in a university project. It read 'how I used my talents as a fashion designer to help raise money for charity'.
November to May 2009: My first 'live project'. The aim of this project was to design and make a collection for beal's store in order to help bring the Beal's target market into a younger age genre. As to my shear delight taking part in Beal's 'live project' resulted in my design work proudly being displayed in their shop window along with the other amazingly talented design students I worked with.
Inspired by Audrey Hepburn- A True Beauty- My recreation of an Audrey Hepburn original