Saturday, 20 December 2014

Architectural Jacket


              I have recently just finished a project to design and create a jacket inspired from architecture. After researching designs on Pinterest and on-line It was obvious to see that they had big silhouettes and were very sculptural , this was something that was out of my comfort zone in designs as my designs tend to be very simple and minimalistic.  

The jacket had to take inspiration from one of three building in Birmingham these were the Selfridge's building,The library and The Cube. 

After creating mood boards for all three and creating designs on these building I choose the cube and after doing multiple designs in my sketch book I came up with my  final design. 

I wanted to use a check wool fabric for my jacket because i saw similarities between this pattern and the pattern seen on the cube, Then I wanted to add dekoboku cubes to the side of the sleeves. 

 My jacket without the cubes. 

I made a Dekoboku cube but before sewing it together i took the shapes seen of the cube building and used a pen knife to cut out the shapes on the plastic leather look fabric. So then when i put the cube together and then got a small light to put in the centre so the light shines through the cut out shapes a looked like this. 
Final Jacket on stand. 
Jacket on the model at the show.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Lace inspired Dress


Last year in my fashion course at college our first unit was to make a dress inspired by lace. To get some inspiration I first made a mood board with anything that either reminded me of lace or used lace to help stir up ideas.  

Then using this for inspiration I created multiple designs. 

 After picking my final design i went through the long process of making it so here is the chosen design with the finished garment. Even though my garment doesn't look like stereotypical lace as I wanted to think outside the box and took the idea of lace being "an opaque pattern on a transparent fabric." 

Saturday, 18 January 2014


Can I just say that I love Zara clothes to much! And there in the sale too which is even better!! 

Since I was younger I've always known that I've wanted to work in the fashion industries but I scratched out the idea of designing as I never could draw and I didn't think I was that imaginative but as a part of my college course I had to come up with a few design for a lace dress and I was so worried about my drawings and ideas so I decied that I would do it on photoshop and turns out I actually enjoyed it and it turned out okay and my teacher said so too so I'm so pleased with myself! So I learnt, don't ever think you can't do something until you try it!