Balenciaga exhibition

Over the summer I visited the Balenciaga exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, I also visited the Anna Sui exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles museum for inspiration in my third year. Anna Sui is an American designer who largely focuses on detailed print, she began designing in the 1990s focusing on vintage style…

Third year focus

What is your third year of study? In order to establish a specialism for my 3rd year projects, I have been given a list of questions to answer to reflect on my previous years. What did you score for fashion support module in year 2 I received 62% What did you score for textiles support…

Online presence

With our generation being so dependent on technology and social media, it is so important to have a good level of presence, on as many areas as possible. This is why I set up an Artsthread page after completing my final second year term, the website is a platform for digital portfolios for designers of…

Contacts

Contacts within the fashion and textiles industry are very important, from them passing on knowledge, helping with job prospects or just being a friendly face. Since starting the course, I have gained a significant amount of contacts and I hope to use them in the future. Tania Bines: Head designer at Paul Dennicci childrenswear design…

Swot Analysis

Strengths: Being passionate about printed textiles and learning new skills to develop my work. Printed textiles by hand and digitally. This gives me an advantage over other students who solely work with one medium. Being able to produce fashion designs which work with or without print. Essay writing is an area of the course I…

A review of the year

As I as I am coming to the end of my second year, I am going to be analysing what went well and what I can improve on for the future. I will be evaluating my strengths, weaknesses, skills and future plans in order to help me in my final year. This year I have…

Textiles support module

During the second semester, I undertook the textiles support module. Printed textiles is one of my strongest areas and with this module we looked at trend boards from WGSN. I selected the trend of Kinship and focused on textures, innovative materials and geometric prints. I researched into multiple textile designers such as Eloise Renouf and…

Next live brief

When we were told semester 2 was going to based on a live industry brief, I was excited but also nervous as I had never worked to a live brief and I knew I had to present my ideas to industry experts. We were told about the briefs and the brands they were focused on…

London 25.2.17

  I visited London on the last weekend of February in order to visit the Joseph Frank exhibition at the¬†Fashion and textile museum¬†. Joseph Frank was an Austrian designer and artist who designed a large amount of textiles and wallpaper designs. He was known for his bright colours and interesting motifs such as tropical fruits…

Fashion construction Overview

During the first semester I was working on the denim project as well as a fashion construction support module. Fashion construction is not my strongest area and consequently I wasn’t looking forward to it, however during the module I learnt a large amount of new skills such as subtraction cutting, moving darts and transformation reconstruction….

Denim Outcome

With the first semester hand in complete, I’m now having a break after a lot of hard work. I loved the denim brief for this module and I’m so pleased with how my repeated length turned out. Throughout the module, there were a lot of learning curves such as using stretchy fabric to print on…