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…

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…

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, ┬áit 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…

Meeting with Fashion Show venue

In order to finalise details for the fashion show and ask important questions, Lucy, Hannah and I travelled up to Firstsite where the show will be held. Below is a list of notes which were taken and this shows the points which were discussed. We are very fortunate to hold the fashion show at Firstsite…

Brochure Photoshoot

As part of the publicity for the course and the work which has been produced for our graduate collections, we produce a brochure with all the important images and information in. This was our first deadline to have a garment produced and it was important to have completed a successful outcome in order to continue…

Mentorship

As part of the Professional development module, we are matched with a member of the fashion industry who provides us with feedback and support in areas such as CV alterations and job searching. My mentor is a blogger who’s posts are targeted to mothers and are mainly about her family and childrenswear brand she has…