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…

Denim Print

My current project is a Levi’s Denim competition where you can choose to do a fashion or textiles collection. I have chosen textiles as I find print to be my stronger area, through my research of contemporary denim designers such as Faustine Steinmetz, Alyssa Less, Off White and Gucci, I have been able to produce…

Making myself a monster-Guest lecturer

Guest lecturer’s are always so interesting to hear from as they have experience working in the art industry, it is beneficial to hear from people such as artists and designers as it aids in our own personal working practises. It is valuable to hear others personal philosophies and their working practise as this could feed…

The Politics of looking

Lecture by Dr Matt Bowman This lecture was based around art and design and different ways of viewing it, it featured some interesting quotes and points such as the biological element of looking “I see but I do not observe” which is the basic action of looking at something however, the brain doesn’t recognise desperately…