Last term was all about trying different specialisms, like fine art (2D and 3D), film photography, life drawing and more. It was great, but now I’m happy being back focused on fashion and textiles for the rest of the year.
We have been set a new project to work on, which also happens to be a live brief – eek! The college is partaking in a parade for the upcoming olympics and the fashion students are going to design the costumes worn by the performers. It is a competition of whose designs will be chosen, so there’s everything to play for.
The theme and requirements have been quite vague, so everyone has interpreted them in a different way. With a set colour scheme of indigo paired with white/cream, I chose to ignore (ahem) the overall project name, ‘Battle of the Winds’ and concentrate on colour.
Here are some pages from my sketchbook (click to enlarge). I’ve been looking at indigo dyeing and the technique of shibori. We are also required to design both womens and menswear, which is a first for me. It seemed a bit daunting at first but drawing out some initial designs for men was pretty fun – not sure how they might feel about wearing a knitted romper though..
I’ll be back with some samples soon! Have a great day x