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…

The Vulgar: Fashion redefined

What defines something as Vulgar? The dictionary definition states it is ‘lacking sophistication or good taste’. The word ‘vulgar’ has derived from the Latin word vulgarise which described common people, the exhibition challenged different views of ‘Vulgar fashion’ and placed garments into catergories such as nymphs, classic copies, too big, exposed bodies, common and the…

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…

Dover street

While in London visiting the Missoni exhibition, I also took a trip to Dover street market in order to look at current garment shapes. Dover street market is 3 floors of up and coming designers and luxury brands, with diverse trends and displays around the store it was a fantastic experience. I even managed to…

Missoni exhibition

For our summer project, we are partaking in the FAD competition of 2016 which is to design a 2 outfits for Missoni Winter 2018. We were advised to visit the Missoni art colour exhibition at the fashion and textiles museum as a starting point. My friend and I travelled up to London on the train and navigated…

Visiting Mallorca

After returning from a weeks holiday in Mallorca, I’ve decided to write a post about a few things I experienced and I have been inspired by. We took a trip into Palma which is where the airport is based and the main city on the Island. We spent half the day at a large aquarium…

Norwich castle visit

After having a break from blogging and uni work for a couple of weeks, I’m struggling to get back into the swing of things so here goes. To start the new semester we visited Norwich Castle museum as our new module is based around treasures and the visit would be our starting point. While we…

Paris 2016

Last tuesday, my classmates and I met at University at 6:15 and set off to Paris. Tuesday: Once we had arrived in the city we travelled to the hostel, I didn’t know what to expect because I had only stayed in one other hostel and I didn’t enjoy it. We stayed at St. Christopher’s Inn…

Nicole Abbott Paul Smith Award 2016

My university is lucky to receive the support of Paul Smith through him offering an award to one student each year. The award was started due to the unfortunate passing of Paul Smith’s PA, Nicole Abbott. Nicole studied at the Institute and Paul wanted to honour her by offering an award with the prize of…

London trip!!!

Today we visited London to see the Liberty exhibition at the fashion and textiles museum, the v&a and we popped into the Barbican for a tiny textile exhibition. We started off at the Barbican, a large arts venue which I hadn’t visited before and therefore was a good opportunity to experience something new. The exhibition…

9.11.15

Shirt project: Monday module I designed my shirt on Monday by looking at a standard shirt pattern and then making a minimum of 4 changes. I chose to change the standard shoulder to a strap shoulder, added a grey yoke to the front, elonged the back piece of the shirt, added grey and white stripes,…

Pleasure and Pain Exhibition

During the half term, I caught up with the work I needed to and done the usual of seeing my friends and working. I also visited the Pleasure and Pain shoe Exhibition at the V&A museum in London. I usually visit the museum a few times a year because they have amazing exhibitions there, I…