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…

Paul Dennicci interview

Paul Dennicci is a large childrenswear manufacturer in Essex, the university have contacts with One of the managers Tania and they recruit a large amount of graduates from the course. Through the contacts with Tania, I managed to secure an interview with the Design manager Charlotte after sending my email and CV. The interview was…

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…

Final Major Project Brief

After focusing on the textures of corals within my pre-collection, I wanted to refine my research by looking more in depth into a specific area of sea life. During my pre-collection research, I discovered Giant clams and the frill like form they have; I continued this within my final brief. I then came across an…

Professional Development planning

As part of our┬áProfessional Development planning module, we are required to organise majority of our third year ourselves. For example, producing images and a course brochure of garments from our final collection, the fashion show, the end of year show and fundraising for all of this. As a class, each student has a committee they…

Nicole Abbott Smith award

Once our pre-collection had been handed in, the tutors selected students to partake in The Nicole Abbott Smith Award and I was lucky enough to be one of those picked. The award is in memory of and ex-student and assistant to Sir Paul Smith, it was an amazing opportunity to exhibit my work and speak…

Semester Schedule

In order to produce our work in a correct time scale, we have been advised to produce a weekly schedule giving us deadlines to complete. This is in order to make sure we have enough time to construct our garments and samples, along with allocated portfolio production. Below I have attached my schedule.

Pre collection review

As the second semester of the year begins, we have been asked to review our previous collection and analyse areas to improve for our final collection. This means selecting areas which are successful and unsuccessful to establish what techniques to use within the next term. I will analyse my designs, toiles and print techniques in…

Third year Pre-collection

This term we are producing a collection in order to be developed further in our final term. Over the summer, I produced ideas to inform my collection and I was inspired by a visit to Palma aquarium in Mallorca. These images below are ones which particularly inspired me, especially the black, white and yellow fish…

Table top presentation

In order to show our current progress with our pre collection, we were asked to set up a work in progress show within our work space, for our personal development module. This was the first time I had displayed my work in this format and initially I found it difficult to select which content to…

Balenciaga exhibition

Over the summer I visited the Balenciaga exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, I also visited the Anna Sui exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles museum for inspiration in my third year. Anna Sui is an American designer who largely focuses on detailed print, she began designing in the 1990s focusing on vintage style…