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

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

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

art stripes

A huge source of inspiration was looking at stripes in the sphere of modern art. Op artist Bridget Riley uses stripes to create graphic paintings which warp and twist, misleading the eye and mind a creating emotion through the specific allocation of line. ‘The swelling, wavelike surfaces of her new work had replaced the sharp, … 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