I was given the brief of choosing something from nature to inspire a surface design pattern. The theme I chose was paisley, taking inspiration from the shape of the leaves and the colour of the flowers I photographed. Here is some inspiration I found along with batik stitch sample and hand rendered illustration.
Throughout this unit I experimented with numerous different surface design techniques such as shabori, screen printing, contact print and batik. I developed a colour pallet of reds and oranges and decided the techniques I could take further would be free machine stitch, heat transfer paints and shabori dyes. This worked well for my loose paisley motif. These are the samples I developed.
Having chosen and developed my final techniques I then had to decide how to work these onto a garment. To do this I created a series of illustrations. These illustrations were created by hand and scanned into Photoshop and edited . This gave me a better idea of how I could use these techniques on garments.
These are more illustrations that are inspired by my theme and samples. These were also developed by hand and edited on Photoshop and where inspired by Spring/Summer 2014 Trends.
This is my second final piece which was also re-vamped. I used a heat transfer paint to create this loose Indian feel which I think was extremely successful and I could imagine it in high street shops as it is a wearable surface design piece. I also styled and photographed my model and garment using skills I have learnt over the past year at college.
This is one of my final pieces for the paisley themed brief. I re-vamped this shirt by using a shibori technique and stitch with white thread on top as i liked the subtle contrast between the two colours. I also styled and photographed my model and garments as this is a key skill I have learnt over the past year of college.
This unit is an ongoing unit in which we develop our own brief. We work independently with minimal guidance from our tutor developing a collection of six pieces based on a theme of our choice and organising a fashion show for the end of the unit. My theme is floral as I personally love floral designs and after research found that S/S 2014 trends feature many floral pieces. This is just an example of my sketch book formatting and mood boards.
These are some examples of images I have taken using an SLR camera for inspiration for surface design and manipulation. These are four of my favourite pictures which I have also edited on Photoshop.
My theme is floral as I personally love floral designs and after research found that S/S 2014 trends feature many floral pieces. Here are some examples of samples which were inspired by Balenciaga using fabric manipulation.
These are my house of Holland inspired samples and hand rendered illustration. To create this I used dyes and flicked the dyes onto the fabric to try and make more of a floral effect than a tie dye shabori. The colours I have used compliment each other and create a summery feel.
This was a fabric manipulation technique in which i have melted fabric to create 3D flowers and put onto an illustration in my book to demonstrate how it could be used in a garment. I took inspiration from Elie Saab as he uses heavy embellishment and fabric flowers. This is something I am looking to take forward to my final pieces.
This unit of work tests all elements of my studies so far such as organisation skills and creating new and unique ideas. I am up to the point of developing samples such as sketches, paintings, fabric dyes and fabric manipulation alongside Photoshop and hand-rendered illustrations. I like the idea of 3D flowers and I am currently experimenting with different manipulation techniques. These are some more examples of work from my sketch book from samples,manipulation and hand rendered illustrations.
These are some photographs taken by me to develop my urban theme and help generate ideas.
This brief was to create a front cover and double page spread based around the theme of urban. I chose to use a more quirky city feel and create a Kate Moss inspired look. My final photo shoots have a professional finish which I can see being essential in future projects.
This brief was to create a front cover and double page spread based around the theme of urban. I chose to use a more quirky city feel and create a Kate Moss inspired look. My final photo shoots have a professional finish which I can see being essential in future projects. For this double page spread i researched and wrote an article to connect to my urban theme and developed skills in Adobe In-design.
This brief was to create a garment that would advertise Blackpool as tourist destination. I started by finding my favourite thing about Blackpool’s past which was the tower ballroom and created a series of samples related to my theme and could be developed into my final piece.
For my final piece I created a tea dress that I thought would have been wearable in the fifties in the Blackpool tower ballroom. I used pictures of my great grandma on holiday in Blackpool in the 50’s and stitched onto the dress. This dress was one of my favourites on the end of year fashion show at college last year and I think it was extremely successful.
For my technical file I firstly created a 1960’s shift dress which taught me the essential basics of dress making. After the success of this dress was asked by a few friends to make them one which helped me develop my skills even further. I also photographed my garment and edited these pictures on photoshop.
This is a colour pallet for my literature piece inspired by ‘Warhorse’. This shows shapes, textures and colours which all relate to my theme contemporary twist on Military.
My skills were then developed by a more challenging brief of creating a literature inspired garment. My chosen piece of literature was Warhorse as I wanted to further my experience in tailoring by making a more intricate piece which would both challenge my abilities and portray my theme by creating a military inspired jacket with exaggerated shoulders. Again all the photographs were taken by me and edited on Photoshop.