Wednesday, 19 December 2012

innovation research

These are pictures of just some of my research pages for my innovation project based on unconventional wedding dresses. I am creating a collection on wedding dresses that can be worn in two different styles of culture. So I have gathered research on the history of wedding dresses, the chinese Qi Pao, designers that I am influenced by and have drawn up a few sketches of what I may produce. More to come soon xxx Please enjoy and comment!

Friday, 14 December 2012

winnie COOPER

So, apparently I got my name after Winnie Cooper. The name was taken from a early 90's TV show called 'the wonder years' where the main actress was called winnie, I blame my brothers for watching too much wonder years. Where did you get your name from?

Monday, 12 November 2012

current university work- innovation project toile no.1

For my innovation project I have so far designed and created a wedding gown as my first toile using inspiration from the empire line gown I have created a dress that can be worn in two different styles. For the bodice I had used Duchess Satin with Iron on facing and Chiffon for the drape. I then hand cut lace for the edges of the bust and Calico for the skirt and netting for the frills below.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Pleats, Please

Definition: A pleat (older plait) is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place. It is commonly used in clothing and upholstery to gather a wide piece of fabric to a narrower circumference.
There are different types of pleats you may come across, most popular pleats are the knife, accordion or the superfine crystal pleats. When pleats are worked in lightweight fabric, it creates a volume without bulk so the figure issue is minimized- one of the many reasons why I'm obsessed with pleated skirts and dresses.
The knife pleats cater for a wide market range, offering versatility and adaptability across all seasons. It can be updated by layering and altering the length of the hem which is quite commercial (the high-low hem). Pleats also work well in metallic's if you want to focus on a more sophisticated look- the pleated skirt in midi length is a key item for winter season.

Pictures shown are from, WGSN, Topshop, Zara

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

totoro painting

I used Acrylic paint on two medium oil and acrylic canvases, I was thinking of working on a larger piece but felt that I wasn't ready because I haven't painted for years. I painted the canvases for part of my friends birthday present because she loves Totoro, I mean-who doesn't?! I'm currently working on a new canvas piece which I may post up if im happy with it. Anywho, I hope you all like these! xxx