Thursday, 2 December 2010

Whats FURRY & HOT! in the shops

River Island

brown sherling gilet, NEW IN!!! £49.99

black mongolian fur gilet £120.00 100% leather

khaki fur trim parka £84.99

black mid calf fur lined boots
brown fur snood £24.99





French Connection fluffy faux-fur shrug is a shot of instant glamour. Wear over a LBD with heels on a cold winter's night.
Laura Fur Shrug has short cap sleeves, a curved front and satin lining.


Quilted fur lined hat with ear panels and turned up cap.


Fur Head Warmer £15.00

Wild Cat Fur Muff £26.00

Fur Backpack £58.00

Fashion Show 2010

June 2010 Customised Vintage piece

Me in the middle and my two models either side wearing my garments, firstly in a black bow collor style shirt with puffy shoulder and gathered bell sleeves and with a cuff. Which is worn with a jersey stretch style fabric, high waisted pants.
Secondaly the white dress with netting underneath to make the bottom kick out and ruffles with a tightly fitted bodice.

Fashion Show 2010

My Garments

Techniques i have learnt from the start of my A levels.

Experiments with box pleats ruffles and donughts to create different affects and styles.

My first garment Year 1 Alevels - A fitted pencil sailor style skirt with boxpleats

My second garment- Year 2 A levels
A dolce and Gabbanna orange silk corset style puff ball dress with paint splatters and purple netting underneath which i modeld for the fashion show

Pattern pieces

FD First year - Belly dancing inspired calico dress


Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Photoshop Work

My first composition for my customer Board.


I feel like this board is loooking more like a title page or concept board rather than a customer, so i am going to do further designs for a concept board thinking about where the customer would shop and the sort of things she would do on a daily basis wearing my clothes.
Final Composition of Title Page

I then went on to design my customer board i first of all had to to a mind map of who my customer is.
My main points were..
1) Young    2) Trendy  3) Wild  4) Top end high street e.g Urban Outfitters, All Saints, FCUK. Jack Wills and Miss Sixty. 5) Dare devil  6) Shocking  7) Animal  8) Breaks the mold

Final Composition of Customer Board
I like how my customer board has turned out i used a high street as the background as that is were my customer would shop i then blended over that the face of a leopard as that is what my collection is mainly focusing on. To tie the boards together i made sure i kept the same colour scheme e.g reds,browns,whites and golds i also included the name of my collection in the side corner 'RAWRR!' in the same font and colour. I also used the same effect on both boards which was water paper.

Thirdly i moved on to my concept board.

Final Composition of concept board

My concept board is so far my favourite for this i answered the question, what is my collection about?
The main focus was a glamourous girl surrounded in fur and leopard print. To also bring in the animal theme i included the leopards and a tiger scratch covering her face but yet she still looks glamorous. I then carried through the name of my collection and the use of gold jewellery.

Final Composition for colour board

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Trip to London V&A

To help with the inspiration for my collection we decided to take a college trip to London.
We stayed in The Holiday Villa which was in Bayswater, it was a good location as there was a town near by many fashion shops, lots of resturants and chinese's if you like chinese food, which we sure did!

There is also the underground in the town of bayswater so with a student rail card you are able to get an underground ticket for just five pounds all day and you can go as many places as you like, as many times which was well worth it!

Our first trip was to the victoria and Albert museum where we went to look at the fashion section.The collection covers fashionable dress from the 17th century to the present day,with the emphasis on progressive and influential designs from the major fashion centres of Europe. The V&A collections also include accessories such as jewellery, gloves and handbags.From the ornate richness of a court mantua to the minimalism of contemporary couture, Room 40 presents a unique history of high fashion. Temporary displays in the centre of the gallery regularly offer new visions of dress and a changing focus on the fashion world.

This was very inspiring,  one of my favourite peices was the Coatdress by Bruce Oldfield (1950-1968) it was a formal wear coat from the 20th century and tied in exactly with what i am researching for my collection.

Other garments i loved was the Evening Cloak Liberty& Co. About 1920 and the informal jacket, made of warm mohair called the Apres-ski jacket, Ascher 1960.

Here are some of the photos that we took in the museum and of the garments.

Rosiee standing under the V&A sign at the underground
The huge globe light in the V&A cafe.

The next trip was to Oxford street to have a look at high street fashion, are first visit was to Topshop! i love the topshop in London as it is three masive floors. As i was inspired by the latest trends from autumn/ Winter 2010 and decided to mainly focus on fur and animal magnatism. As this was a current trend there was lots of fake fur and lepoard print big coats and body warmers. You could see were Topshop had taken ideas of the catwalk and altered it to create their garments.

We also searched the streets for high street styles from the public one of the trends that was most popular was coats with large fur coats, lots of knitted hats and puff ball jackets.

One of my favourite fur print coats we spotted in Topshop.

More Photos from London and Topshop
I love this fake grey fur Russian style hat from TopShop i think it looks really funky with the two horns coming out of the top!

On the Underground!
Fur displays in TopShop

A picture of us outside the hotel in bayswater London.