Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Sarah Mok

Sarah Mok has been inspired by sculptural pieces and especially designers like Iris Van Herpen and Sandra Backlund.

Sunday, 29 May 2011


wow, vogue have set up an encyclopedia of everything to do with fashion.
Designers, brands, models, beauty and personalities.
i love it! find it here - http://www.vogue.com/voguepedia

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Feedback for Research Practices

I had my feedback and i was told that i needed to use more colour in my designs as i hadnt used any (which i knew was a big problem) and that i hadnt annotated but for both of these things it was just out of laziness which i frustrating but it means i need to keep on doing it throughout my design and research process because otherwise i just dont bother at the end. this was the last hand in of the 2nd year. scary but feels good. i cant wait to be doing third year and actually make a collection. it was be a struggle but if i get through it i will be so happy. im just scared of getting really fat!

Monday, 23 May 2011

i-D Goes Sustinable

i-D has got a new feature called i-Sustain. Each month they will show case a designer. "Some of these designers are very conceptual, some are very commercial, some are committed to ‘the cause’ and others are just trying to make a decent living and do what they love".
This month it is Borders & Frontiers which i love. i think the prints are beautiful.

Local Natives | Who Knows Who Cares | A Take Away Show from La Blogotheque on Vimeo.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Finished Toile

i have finished thank god. i am pleased with my trousers although i dont know if my tutors think i pushed myself enough. i felt like i was at the time but i did think trousers were harder to make.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Statement of Intent

Eco Hedonism

Hedonism is a school of thought that argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good.

I intend to combine sustainability with the natural and hedonistic. I want to explore the arguments between pleasure and pain using organic form and static. When visiting Barcelona this summer I am hoping to find some organic form within architecture, especially through Gaudi’s work. I would like to introduce sustainability through changeable garments and sourcing organic fabrics from websites such as greenfibers.com. However, I want my garments to maintain the designer look and status whilst embracing organic and sustainable fabrics. I intend to research Goodone as they have managed to create high-end garments whilst still appealing to the mainstream fashion industry. As I am interning with Goodone in the summer it will allow me to find out where they source their fabrics and learn about their opinions on sustainability. This will culminate into a collection for autumn winter 2012/2013 and will be aimed at the designer market level for customers aged 25-40 with an interest in the environment and supporting fair trade and organic products.

Throughout my second year I have focused on structure and believe this has been a strength of mine, therefore I would like to continue to concentrate on this through layering and soft tailoring. This will make the silhouette quite simple but with interesting details for example, trousers that exaggerate the hips. I would also like to explore the idea of changeable garments, like Rad Hourani, so perhaps pieces can be added from season to season.

As a starting point I am using the greens of organic form mixed with warm earth colours and amber, which introduces the idea of being aware of danger/pain. I would like my fabrics to have structure, like the samples from research practices.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Rising Sun Event

On sunday me elouise and sam made cakes to raise money for the tsunami in Japan. It was a really fun day if a little cold but we sold all our cakies.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Toile of Trousers

i am pleased with my outcome but i need to make them fit better so am going to take the legs in and fit it to the waist a lot better.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Zip Fly Attempt

This was my first attempt at putting a zip into trousers again i was proud of myself for completing it and i thought it looked really good. few tweaks here and there but it means it should be perfect when i do it on my actual trousers.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Pocket Attempt

i made my first pocket today and i was really pleased with the outcome as i thought it was really neat and managed to make it without using a book which made me feel confident about making my trousers.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Final Print

Final Colour For A/W 12/13

I have ummed and ahhhed over my colour for this trend i think its because i havent found the right fabrics and really need to go to dewsbury to source some. But i do really like this colour range as i feel it fits well into my trend and the research.

Print Without Colour

Sunday, 8 May 2011


Im unsure of this. i think i need to sort my actual colours and fabrics out first. i think i got confused with this print as i kept on seeing burgers but i dont think that is the case anymore.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Friday, 6 May 2011

Contextual Studies Mark

We got our contextual studies mark back and i got 65% i am really happy but i think i wanted to do better although i didnt expect to do better. i just worked so hard but i know i struggle with english and writing so am taking these classes on wednesday that have already helped so hopefully i will be ready to do my dissertation and do really well.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Enterprise Presentation

Today i had my enterprise presentation which went quite well i think although really didnt know what she wanted to hear in the presentation so basically i just told her about my strengths and weaknesses in the project and what i could have done better. I dont think i have done very well but i am pleased to just have enterprise done and dusted!