Sunday, 30 November 2008


Creative design practices is the new brief, its quite a long one and the deadline isn't until February. After the briefing session and reading the brief I few more times, I understand that its about market research, trends, forecasting and designing for certain markets. There are two parts to the brief. One section we need to create 4 trend boards based on the trends of A/W 2008 and look into the levels of markets and consider differences in the price, packaging, manufacture, materials and more! It is something I am really interested in so hopefully that part will be fun. Part two looks at container culture. Basically I have to research the idea of container withing the industry. Using previous ways of researching as a starting point, then going onto research development, design development and finally coming out with a final lineup of 6 outfits for a particular trend for the A/W 2008 season. I have to include colour pallets and fabric samples on the lineup. Overall I'm really looking forward to the project!!!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Creative Design Realisation.

The first session was on Friday 21st. My blog hasn't let me log on till today so the entry is a little ate. I absolutely loved today!!! It was hard work and confusing. I began by doing a flat drawing of the garment I am making then from that tried to figure out how it would be made. I'm so glad I had two of my pattern books with me as they helped a great deal and sometimes when I got a little confused Hugo was busy so looking in the book pushed my process along. Ive finished my pattern for my garment so in tomorrows session I can cut the pattern pin it to the material then hopefully begin making before the day is over! I'm very excited. I also need to continue with my technical file and complete a normal zip as I have only done the invisible one...

Thursday, 20 November 2008


The creative approaches to fashion project was handed in yesterday..I'm sort of glad too be honest. I felt 8 weeks plus summer was long enough for the project. Hopefully I have done well, I'm pretty pleased overall with my work so hopefully Angie and Ian will feel the same! Yesterday we did a group task, basically we had a set of questions about general stuff on Leeds. Some questions were about the college library, some about shop windows, layouts, displays etc. Then we had to do some tasks as a group. Overall it took like 2hours and was good to get to know others in the group. We haven't yet been given out next brief...but I'm TOTALLY excited about it!?!?!....

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Final Garment..

Here are some photos of my final garment through the stages of producing it on the stand, so you can see how i started and how it is finished...

ONE week to go...

So hand in date is less than 4 days. On Thursday I went into uni to finish my garment using the stand. I feel really happy with it and hopefully it shows good inspiration from my theme and artist. I tried to communicated the sophistication of Hussein Chalayan's work and the clear elements of my tied and twisted theme. Here are some photos of the development of ideas whilst working on the stand. I will put up photos of my finished garment later.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Computer Enhanced Illustrations!! YEahhh Man.

So I have been doing lots and more and lots and more drawings over the past few weeks as part of my part two of creative approaches to fashion project, which i may add is finishing next wed!! ARGHHA. As part of the drawing section we had to do some stuff on the here have a look..are they that bad?!!???!

Monday, 10 November 2008

I ACTUALLY hated it.

Today was my critical studies presentation..bad times for myself....I mean I did the research into subculture and my text and had enough, new what to say etc etc.

Name was called.
Looked at my audience.
SHIT myself.
Got really nervous.
Rushed it.
Had a decent reaction from Marcel (my tutor).
Good Response from peers.
Sat back down and realised how much better I could have done.
Bad Times.
Good written summary though../

Monday, 3 November 2008

Really Good Illustrator check this woman out..I really like her work, it very exciting..If you love fashion illustartions I reckon you will love this!! Here's a sneak preview haha...

Research Sheets....WAnt to SeE?

Here is some of my research sheets, I used material manipulation, illustration, work on stands, drawing, photography and more generally to generate ideas...I'm working on some final designs/illustrations of what Id like to make using my 3 garments...Ill put them up tomorrow when there finished!!

Reading Week...YEY!!

Over reading week I worked on my Critical Studies assignment looking at punk subculture and Dick Hebdige and his thoery this website was really useful.. Im now working on my powerpoint presentation. I also worked on my research in my Creative Approaches to Fashion project and then moved onto design Ideas and possible outcomes as in tomorrows session I may begin making the garment. I have also been updating my technical file for Creative Design Realisation. I am going to try and finish my powerpoint by wednesday as I need to send it to my tutor by thursday and will use tomorrow as a hard working session for Creative Approaches to Fashion!!