Portfolio analysis

I believe my portfolio is one of my most improved areas this term and this has been developed by researching into other portfolios found on arts thread and Pinterest. Advertisements

End of Year show set up

In order to showcase our collections to industry experts, friends and family, we set up an end of year exhibition which allows us to show our garments, samples and portfolios. Setting up the exhibition required us to select which garments feature on the mannequins, this was a case of which garments are presented better on…

Contacts

Below is a list of contacts I have made throughout the course and I will be contacting them once I have completed the course in order to see if they can offer any guidance to me. Tania Bines – Childrenswear Design Manager at Paul Dennicci Mary Schoeser –  Patron of the school of textiles in…

Personal Photoshoot

In order to display my collection in an effective and professional manner, I decided to organise my own photoshoot using a model from the fashion show, who I had been in contact with. I wanted the setting to be a water based area and therefore had a couple of ideas within Suffolk as this was…

Industry developments

The retail industry is struggling at the moment and has been for the past few years. This is due to more and more people buying clothing online due to time restraints, ease and most of the time you can get cheaper prices and better deals online. Consequently physical stores are unable to compete with shops…

Job searching

As stated in my previous post, I am looking for any full time work possible. This includes jobs within my local area and design jobs in London. Below I have attached screenshots of jobs I have applied for, I have not been successful with these yet, however I will continue to apply for jobs. I…

Contrado shop

As commented on in my future plans post, I intended to set up a Contrado shop. This blog post will show the stages I undertook to be able to sell my designs through them. The images above show the contact I made with a member of Contrado staff, this was regarding my application to become…

New skills

Throughout this year, I have developed a large amount of new skills in order to produce the work I have created this year. These include: Acid dye paste: As my 2 of my garments and hair accessories were created with silk, I needed to print onto them using an alternate method to pigment screen printing….

Fashion show

As I am coming to the end of my degree,  it is an important part of our course to partake in a fashion show. The fashion show is a culmination of of the fashion students work to produce their collections. It is unfortunate there is not room to showcase the textiles students at the same…

Plans for the future

My plans for the future involve looking for a full time job, this is due to my circumstances of no longer living at home and needing to cover the cost of my bills. I am currently working at Sainsbury’s on the TU clothing department, I will continue to work here until I find a job…

Dissertation thoughts

Producing a dissertation within the final year is something I have looked forward to as writing is a large interest of mine, I enjoyed the research process and formulating ideas and comments within my essay. My dissertation was based on looking at how the role of influencers in the fashion industry has changed from the…

Lee Lapthorne Visit

This week we had a visiting speaker of Lee Lapthorne, he has experience of organising up and coming fashion shows for London Fashion Week (On-Off), working with large companies and promoting his own business. Lee was brought in to help us with ideas to produce an exciting fashion show on a budget, he also offered…