Stripes are definitely in the air… This is an editorial from British Vogue, April 2011. Photography by Tim Walker.
Playin with stamps.
It’s getting pretty chilly these days, winter is really coming on. And I don’t like it one bit! Everything seems so much harder when it is colder – so much harder to get out of bed in the morning when it is all warm and snuggly under the covers (even though I did today at … Continue reading
For the past couple of weeks at uni, we have had textiles workshops doing a little refresher course on how to put designs into repeat so they can easily be printed across a whole length of fabric. The premise is pretty simple really – you just have to make sure that top and bottom edges … Continue reading
A productive use of time at work. (It’s the size of a tennis ball).
Just a few little collages I created while working on design ideas, using a combination of sketching and collage of magazines, stickers and photographs. I think it looks quite cool to cut out a silhouette of a model from a random magazine page, giving an abstract body to the image.
Being a bit of a Sci Fi nerd, I’ve always been up for a good ‘may the force be with you’ quote or sentence scrambling alla Yoda, however, until recently I’m ashamed to say I had never seen the whole Star Wars saga in it’s entirety. Overlooking the obvious flaws in this trans-generational epic (mainly … Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, I have been in design overdrive, madly draping, drawing, collaging and painting out ideas (I see stripes even with my eyes closed these days). Here are a few pages of my experimentations and ideas from my journal, looking at taking abstract drapework and transforming it into a garment (or something … Continue reading
As part of 12 looks I am currently developing (developing being the key word…), I am working on creating a flowing, draped jacket with oversized lapels, tucks and excess volume. I draped a basic version of the jacket in heavy-ish jersey, to give a structured yet soft feel to the piece. Drawing up some quick … Continue reading
Lately I have been looking at stripes in a slightly more abstract and definitely more specific way. I’ve been delving a little deeper than stripes as simple decoration and motif, and explored stripes as a medium for expressing speed and motion – like the background in Pokemon or sailor moon or any kind of manga … Continue reading