Thursday, 28 January 2010

Some Summer Sketchbook

Just a few pages of my summer sketch book. Enjoy x

Monday, 25 January 2010

Tailored Sports

2010 is the World Cup year!

For their kits England have been inspired by Heritage and traditional English tailoring. Instead of evolving old designs and mixing with new breakthroughs in garment technology they started with a "blank canvas". Umbro bought in Aitor Throup - who thinks very technically about his garments and how clothing behaves and functions on the body, and Charlie Allen - a London tailor.
Not only are the kits designed from scratch they are also made bespoke for each player to optimise performance - "Instead of the body moving inside of a shirt...the kit is moving with the body."
"...grab some heritage and catapult it forward with some really technical innovation and style and performance and bring the two together to create this brand new form."
"Think about how it feels when you wear a well fitting suit - the pride, the feeling, just the psychological boost you get is very different from wearing normal garments."

I think this is an incredibly interesting process with the consideration of function and style through creative pattern cutting and tailoring.

Here is Aitor Throup's MA collection from when he was in The Royal College of Art

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Fashion & Fantasy

Had a massive clear out of my back issues of Vogue and came across this beautiful cover of Vogue December 2008 and thought I would share it with you. Fashion Fantasist x

Sunday, 17 January 2010

A Stitch in Time...

I am taking inspiration from the 18th century so in my designs I would like to make a feature of the pockets. Have decided to use a tapestry technique on a welt pocket.

I used this tapestry technique for shoulder pieces on a dress for spring/summer - am hoping to take a better photoshoot of this dress - so watch this space!

Speak soon Fashion Fantasist x

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Sketchy drawing

This week have been doing some design work for my current project. Hopefully develop them some more next week and make a toile!
Speak soon x

Friday, 1 January 2010


Happy New Year!!!!
I thought today would be a good day to start this blog!! I am a fashion and textiles student in my final year and wanted to share with you my own work and inspirations. I like fashion as a fantasy, love Tim Walker photography and the idea of Anti-fashion. Is fashion art, something we use to express ourselves - or just something we wear?
Anyway Happy 2010!!
Speak soon x