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

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

the sunsilk woman

Got selected as a finalist for the Sunsilk comp (woohoo) and was assigned a mentor to help me with the process of producing my look. After much discussion of ideas, I ended up tweaking my design a little, getting rid of the contrasting colour and lasercutting ideas, and going for a longer, slimmer shape for … 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

the process

Over the past few weeks I have been in research mode, hunting and gathering all things shiny like a little bower bird hoarding a pile of treasure. You’ve seen some of the imagery I’ve been collecting in my previous posts, so today my post is about how I am going about compiling all this great … Continue reading

for kids who fashion good and want to learn to do other stuff good too

Well, seeing as this is my first post and all, I think an introduction is probably in order… I am Rebecca, a fashion student and fashion lover (among other things) and this is my blog; a discussion of fashion, design, creation and other good stuff such as delicious brownies. My current fashion obsession is stripes. … Continue reading