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 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.

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

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

illusion, movement and Marilyn Monroe

As I continue working on designing a concept based around the stripe, I find I am more and more drawn to how lines can be warped over and around the body and through fabric to create a sense of movement and flow, creating directions and drawing the eye around and into a garment. Sometimes, this … Continue reading

sunsilk fashion event

Hello chums! This post is about an upcoming fashion EVENT (oh la la) which is a little design competition sponsored by Sunsilk and Coles. The brief for the competition was to submit a design for an avant-garde womenswear piece using colour, texture and creativity and showcasing the stylised Sunsilk ‘s’ logo as part of a … Continue reading

thinking about bodies

In concert with research for my whole stripe concept thang, I’ve also been researching theoretical stuff about the body in fashion, looking at how we understand the body through clothes and how the body is represented by fashion and dress. But before I get into that, I just want to rewind a little, and talk … Continue reading