Sunday, 26 December 2010

Hand-knitted gloves

Knitwear Inspiration:

After seeing a lot of knitwear on the catwalk and around the shops for both winter and summer 11-12, I decided to design and knit my own pair of gloves (top image). Even though I need a little more practice, it is a lot cheaper than buying a pair!

Images from wgsn (Spring Summer 2012 key shapes)

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Some Sketches & Samples...

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Alfa Romeo Young Designer Award!

I have been shortlisted for the Alfa Romeo Young Designer Award, which I am very excited about. I am really happy to have got this far because it is such a big award. The 5 finalists will create a capsule collection for a fashion show and photoshoot, where the winner is chosen and presented with £1000, a feature in FS mag and £500 towards their fashion line. FS 2011 will provide all of its Young Designers with the opportunity to exhibit your unique design alongside Fashion Houses such as Armani, Prada, Miu Miu, Stuart Gladstone, Nicole Fahri, Elle Macpherson Intimates, Jaeger, Edun and more. This exposure draws media attention from local and national press (past coverage has included features in The Sunday Times, Harper's Bazaar, The Handbook, Teen Vogue, Pink Memo, The Sun and Country Life).

It has been featured in Vogue as ' a key event on Scotland's social calendar, is student-run organisation set up with the aim of giving young talent a platform'

Fashion Show...

This is a show that I help to construct garments for (fur coat) and work backstage on as part of my placement.

Ruffle Inspiration!

I'm loving ruffles at the minute, and heres some off the Spring 2011 catwalks that I like:

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Alexander McQueen Inspired Garments

In a team of four, we have been working on four garments, focusing on research, patterns, toiles and embellishment in order to reach our final designs. They are inspired by the McQueen garments (shown in a recent post) from the latest collection.

They are produced from nonwoven fabric, making the processes of construction and pattern making quite different.

After all the hard work, I am very happy with the final results!

Monday, 22 March 2010

Alexander McQueen

A project I am currently involved in is based around McQueens last collection, with an underwater theme. Working in a team of four, we are making four nonwoven garments (two jackets and two skirts, inspired by the images image, with a large emphasis on embellishment.

Above are some research pages, development, ideas and toiles.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Eco-Fashion Survey

I am currently doing an eco-fashion project.

Could everyone please do my survey at

It would really help me a lot :)

Thank you