illustrating looks

Over the past couple of days, I have barely moved from my desk where I sit, shivering in the cold (despite the wearing of my snug suit and multiple blankets), attempting to nut out my designs and edit down to the most promising twelve. Hence, I have been doing a fair amount of drawing, scribbling, … Continue reading

stripe, Rick Owens style

I’ve been trawling through Style.com image banks of late, checking out who has been using stripe when, thought I would share these images from a Rick Owens collection. Interesting use of engineered stripe, especially in the looks such as the first image (below) where stripe gradates from small and close to large and spaced out, … Continue reading

womenswear photoshoot

I am currently in the midst of sifting through various USBs, multiple folders and files in various states of disorganisation, in an effort to select some examples of my best work to put into a digital portfolio (if I can only find these examples…). Looking through old data like this is so frustrating – I … Continue reading

the right lines

Stripes are definitely in the air… This is an editorial from British Vogue, April 2011. Photography by Tim Walker.

collage art

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.

a stripey story

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

a stripey drapey jackety thing

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

aisle avant garde pics

A few extra pics from Aisle Avant Garde on Tuesday.

aisle avant garde

So, friends, today was the day! The culmination of many hours of designing, dying, sewing, glueing, embroidering and mandatory snacking, the Sunsilk and Coles fashion event – the Aisle Avant Garde! Arrived at Waterloo Coles for the event this morning to find everything already in full swing. There were 12 finalists including little old moi, … Continue reading

colour conundrum

Over the past few weeks, I have been giving a lot of thought to colour, a huge consideration when doing a stripe colour collection, especially as I intend to use some rich and vibrant colours. I’ve been painting colour chips and dying like a mofo trying to get the exact shades I am after, however, … Continue reading