My inspiration first came to mind when i researched into fur fashion shows and found Roberto Cavalli as he used shaggy cuts and shrugs on furs to give the winter fur coat a cosy but laid back rock n roll element.
My inspiration from London and looking in Topshop, River Island etc also played a large part in my first initial ideas.
The fur that i will be using in my collection will be faux fur which is made up of synthetic fibres designed to resemble fur, as i do not believe in using real fur as this is cruel to animals.I also researched into ancient history to look at cavemen and there style as they wore large warm boots and prints.
1)Jersey stretch head wear, faux fur leopard print removable neck and shoulder piece, above the knee fitted dress, knee high bow socks inspired from research in London Topshop (high street)
2)Faux fur wrap around chunky scarf inspired by high street, tightly fitted jumpsuit with zip centre fastening, fur cave men inspired boots.
3)Russian inspired hat, long just above the knee coat with faux fur surrounding the collar, knee high socks, tightly fitted jersey leopard print dress.
4)Evening style night dress/ lingerie open at the front.Made from a floaty leopard print chiffon.
5)Fitted short coat made from a camel coloured wool with leopard print panels and faux fur trim.
6)Large oversized camel coloured wool hat with silk leopard print ribbon wrapped around, tightly fitted leopard leggings and jacket/corset style.
Start of Making Jumpsuit Toile (2)
Cut Out into Fabric with Darts
Back on manikin
Final garment with sleeves and zip fastening
I am pleased with my final toile however when i tried it on the manikin it was too tight i need to make sure when i make the final version, that it is wider around the hips and waist. But the shapes and seams were all just how i wanted them to be.