Sunday, 28 February 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
I totally fell in love with the Sass and Bide collection shown at London Fashion Week last Friday, it was jam packed with sparkles and leather... here is a little fashion report I put together as part of a competition for Grazia Mag...
Sarah Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton provided a collection which allowed an essence of luxury to filter through into each garment with the help of heavy embellishment and metal work. The combination of the hard edge surfaces with the flowing fabrics found in the Grecian inspired dresses gave way to a noticeable suggestion of rock chick femininity.
White, black and brown base colours were sprinkled with gold and silver sequins, alongside monochrome tribal pattern prints and stripes. The marriage of the slinky wide leg trouser with the structured and embellished jackets created a feeling of depth and interest within the layering of the outfits.
Key features of the collection were found in heavily embellished neck and shoulder details which could be mistaken for luxury armour. This hardwear was sat alongside and at times underneath the fluidity of the fantastic low slung cream frocks which helped exemplify the designer’s beach vibe home roots.
The combination of contrasting fabrics and textures came into focus via the use of satin slinks and voluptuous silk trousers with the density of beaded shrugs and over the elbow leather spiked gloves.
Attention to detail has never been so thoughtful, whether it was showcased through the fringed yokes of camis and mini dresses or through the use of mosaic hardwear which clung around the cuffs and waists of the garments it was clear to see that the collections definition and hope of “perfectly placed chaos” was undeniably achieved.
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Hope you enjoy
So, much like every other day this past fortnight, I have spent my day carrying on with my sketchbook work, trying to finalise some ideas in my project ready for weaving. Although today has not been a truly work filled day, I have collected copius amounts (as usual) of beautiful images to keep me going through the days when I feel a bit flat or low on inspiration. And it is on these days that I simply look at the work of fashion designer Erdem. I hadn't been aware of his designs until last summer when I came across a feature of his work in ELLE magazine, as described by many, he really is a master of colour. I am the ultimate fan of watercolours, and as this is an effect he tries to encapsulate in his beautiful printed silk fabrics, I was hooked almost instantly. The balancing and combination of colour found in his work is a craft in itself, his work really does inspire me to be a little more daring with colour washes and mixing...
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
INSPIRATION WALL ABOVE DESK
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
I will however try to make sure I keep my posts up to date, I am dedicated :p