Studio G came into college on Thursday, and it was really interesting to see their style of work. If i compare it to mine i know that my style is very different, as Studio G seems to be very feminine with loads of florals, whereas my work is still feminine but i tend to steer clear of florals and butterflies etc.
I think it would be interesting to see if i could send my work off to them, just because it is a bit different.
During doing some added reasearch for my dissertation i came across this article.

As my dissertation is on empowerment and tailrong i just thought that this was interesting.

A little harsh, in my opinion, I'll have Miss Jones know that I, like most twentysomething women I know, have ironed plenty a shirt in my time. As for shoulder pads being worn as a form of armour to warn off the big bad men... Well, yes times have changed since women felt the need to prove their power via what they wore, if indeed that's what shoulder pads were originally designed to do back in the eighties.

Jones goes onto say that since Sex And The City presented women going to work in a colourful and eccentric wardrobes, today's women feel freer to dress as what they are - women. She questions this by asking - "would you give a business start-up loan to a grown woman in a mini skirt with a bustle made of netting?" Personally, I'm thankful that I don't have to prove myself in the workplace through what I wear. I'm grateful for the roads made by those women before me who took on the men by using their dress as a means to show their worth but our situation has changed now. These days whether it's applying for a job or a business start-up loan women, just like men, are viewed on the same grounds regardless of what they're wearing.

Day 2 – today was really interesting, I spent most of the day doing work for Lucinda (the print designer) and I organised a load of the recent fashion week shows into different groups of colours so she could then look through the different colours of the entire fashion weeks to collate the information and get a colour palate.

Continuously looking at different styles of clothes and colours is making me think about the colour within my work for Indigo. I feel that i am always drawn to using darker colours, blacks greys etc, but i feel that i should be more adventurous with my colour and put more splashes of colour within my work.
This is my colour story for Indigo. I have chosen this because i have taken inspiration from blue prints and i thought that this was a particularly beautiful image. The colours all go well together and i think that i will feel confident using the greens and blues within my work to create some strong designs.


Miss Selfridge Work Experience.

First day -

Today was my first day at work experience with Miss Selfridge and it was really exciting, I have met quite a few of the staff members, and designers. From what I can tell it’s a fairly relaxed, but hard working team.
I spent most of the day researching designers from Paris Fashion Week and printing them all off and putting them on mood boards. I think this has also helped me with inspiration for my Indigo work, as I looked at designers that I would not have necessarily have looked at otherwise, and designers that I had never really looked at, or heard of before.
I looked at this Fashion East collection and felt that it linked in really well with my work for Indigo. From this image you can see that there is a strong link to building, and i feel that this has inspired me with my work for Indigo because its nice to see building prints on a dress and looking feminine.

Julien Macdonald was another designer that i discovered today. i was drawn to the collection because of the shapes that have been created through the use of print design. I particularly love this dress because it has insipred me for my second collection for Indigo. I still want to look at bulidings, and bule prints, but i like the idea of having a second colelction that is full of very bold shapes, with hints of the blue prints within those designs.


McQueen S/S 2010
Wow! Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2010 An absolute must see! Its stunning.

Over the last week i have been working on my designs for Indigo, i have been inspired by blue prints for old buildings. This is the style of drawing that i have been working with. I like structured line drawings, and feel that this is a strong style for me to work with and develop.

After creating quite a few drawings like this I have started to experiment with placement prints. These are two examples of the style of print that i have been thinking about.

After looking at my print designs i have decided that i want to develop them further. Instead of just designing print designs i have decided to look more at the shapes within the designs and make them into different techniques e.g. certain lines that have been drawn could become pleats, and dots that have been drawn could become beading etc. This makes the work much more experimental, therefore i am much more likely to learn and develop as a student, therefore my work will benefit from this.



I'm feeling pretty positive about Indigo this year. My concept is going to be focusing on digital print designs for fronts of dresses or tops.

My main inspiration has come from looking at blueprints of buildings from old architecture books. I find that these really fit in with my style of drawing, as i mainly draw structured line drawings.

I feel that this style of print also fits in with my dissertation because i am looking androgynous print designs, and i feel that my drawings could be used for both male and female clothing, if they are manipulated in different ways.

Its quite important for me that my two projects link together, i feel that this gives me more motivation if i can interlink the two and as i work on one, hopefully inspiration will come for the other.

SHOWstudio FASHION REVOLUTION at Somerset House

The exhibition at Somerset House was really inspirational for me, i loved the concept that the majority of the show was done digitally, i think this shows development of the fashion industry and inspires me to become more digital myself. If i want a career in this industry i need to keep up with new trends, and i think that the digital and fashion worlds are definatly coming together more than ever.

The exhibition showcased some of my favourate designers, including ; Alexander McQueen, Gareth Pugh and Nick Knight.

I came out of the exhibition very inspired and motivated to just get on with some designs of my own for the current project.


28/09/09 week 1

The first week of the final year. The pressure is on!

I have been thinking about my dissertation a lot this week, my session on Monday was actually really helpful, i am now clear about what i want my dissertation to be on and i have a starting point, which is motivating me to move on with it.

The dissertation will be on non gender specific clothing within the fashion world and how tailoring and print design can be used to emphasise this.

For my main project i have decided to focus on developing my drawings for print design.

I have been drawing from imagery of architectural forms, specifically looking at blue prints of old buildings. i feel that this works well with my style of drawing because i feel that my best drawings are always simple line drawings that can be built up and worked on to create a bigger, more interesting drawing, which can then either inspire me to create a print or fashion design, or i can then change that drawing into a print design.

Visiting the V&A museum earlier this week
has really made me think about how important my work is this year, this is my final year and i need to make sure that i do the best that i possibly can develop as much as i possibly can in this last year.
The show itself from the graduates was gorgeous and there were designs in there that i was particularly drawn to - especially this one -
I was particularly drawn to the print design that was printed onto the jacket.
The powerful structural form of the jacket is a lovely contrast to the light golden lines of the print, yet the print itself was very powerful, as i found myself looking more at the print design than at the tailoring of the jacket.