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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Copyright

The copyright lecture was given to us by a guest speaker called Roland Mallinson who works for Taylor Wessing an international law firm which specifies with “dynamic industries”. Roland spoke to us about the importance of intellectual property ownership and some of the clients he had worked with as examples. At first I thought it’s…

Design development

In order to start producing fashion ideas, we initially looked at shapes from our research and sketchbook that we found exciting and relevant. We then developed these shapes by cutting out black paper into the shapes such as triangles, curves and lines, this was to create conceptual garments and place the paper shapes on a…

What is the work of art

The title of the lecture itself is confusing, therefore I tried to make as many notes as possible during the lecture, in order to refer back to relevant information. Matt Bowman spoke about what makes art, art work and what makes work art, he went onto explain the significance and how the level of art…

Christopher Raeburn Open Studio

It was a spur of the moment trip down to London on Saturday, my friend found the open studio information on Facebook and we decided to RSVP and go. Christopher Raeburn is a London based fashion designer who uses recycled and alternate materials in order to remake/create a completely new garment and has recently moved…

Fashion philosophy

This year our essay is based around our personal philosophies, therefore our teacher told us to research into fashion designers philosophy’s. I chose to look at Jeremy Scott, who is the designer at Moschino. I wasn’t a massive fan of his work because it’s not my style and the pop art style designs were too…

Introduction to year 2!

Monday was the first taught day of the semester and it didn’t go off with a flying start… During induction week my tutors looked at everyone’s summer product and assessed what the class needed to in order to improve their work, I learnt I needed to link my work better and develop print and fashion…