A Little Something

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So my summer theme collection of jewellery is now available on Etsy through my shop, I am super excited about this the jewellery is made using fine Merino Wool and each carefully hand felted, these quirky pieces add a little something to any outfit while being very lightweight.

The ring is adjustable so it is comfortable and fitting for any finger and the earrings clip on for a fun alternative for unpierced ears!

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EXPERIMENTAL ADORNMENT

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After initial researching of all the various things I found influential for this project. I started playing with adornment of my own, using different weighted and textured materials and making each piece individually, decorating them by hand or with a sewing machine and arranging each piece onto a stand to create a silhouette  I like, then sewing all the various pieces together by hand, so that it may be worn on the body.

Constructive Things

Elastic Circles On Velvet With Latex Buttons
Elastic Circles On Velvet With Latex Buttons
Cut-out Shapes With Latex Lego Bricks
Cut-out Shapes With Latex Lego Bricks
Loose Felt Woven Strips
Loose Felt Woven Strips

These are some constructed textile experiments I’ve played with, I’m quite happy with them and I’ve used a wide range of methods these are fun to make and if you haven’t tried felting before I highly recommend it.

"Dizzy" Embroidery On Dissolvable Film Modelled Around Lego Bricks
“Dizzy” Embroidery On Dissolvable Film Modelled Around Lego Bricks
Reversed Appliquéd And Quilted Squares
Reversed Appliquéd And Quilted Squares
Sewn Loops
Sewn Loops
"Dizzy" Embroidery On Dissolvable Film
“Dizzy” Embroidery On Dissolvable Film
Elastic Sewn Velvet With Felting
Elastic Sewn Velvet With Felting
"Dizzy" Embroidery Reverse Appliquéd  With Sewn Felting
“Dizzy” Embroidery Reverse Appliquéd With Sewn Felting
Interwoven Strips
Interwoven Strips

Apocalypsis A/W ’14 collection line-up

Apocalypsis Collection line-up.
Apocalypsis Collection line-up.

The Apocalypsis collection consists of 6 outfits, all of which would be made in responsibly sourced fabrics where possible. Starting on the left, the first is a “onesie” cape in a grey and mustard colour thick linen, with a digitally printed hood, no 2. Is a brown top in a very light cotton and linen paneled trousers that are decorated with blue digitally printed pieces. No 3. Is a simple brown pencil skirt with a silk digitally printed shirt and a decorative leather body piece, the 4th outfit is a pair of baggy trousers with 2 layered trapeze t-shirts, that can be overlaid both of which are digitally printed and the blue one has a detachable hood. No 5. Is a fun and girly dress in grey linen with a 2 colour tutu, a grey decorative leather body piece and mustard coloured jersey leggings – which are decorated with digitally printed blue jersey pieces and finally the last outfit is a simple trapeze digitally printed top in silk with an unusual “cutout” floor length cape/dress in bright blue silk.

Patterns for the future

Apocalypsis textile pattern 1
Apocalypsis textile pattern 1

Apocalypsis design project, using my inspirations of a future post apocalyptic world, modern architecture and body adornment, interpreted with some modern abstract prints in colours that can represent future camouflage, which will in turn be used for decorating sections of my designs.

Apocalypsis textiles pattern 2
Apocalypsis textiles pattern 2

A darker body of colour

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The image I took from my research to experiment with darker colours, is a piece Harvey Nichols, commissioned Heatherwick studio to produce an installation to celebrate London Fashion Week 1997. I have fallen in love with the work this company produces, one of their more recent pieces being the Olympic Cauldron, for the London 2012 games, if you are unfamiliar with their work check it out it’s amazing.

So using an image of the piece called Autumn Intrusion to experiment with colours on the body, also including design specs of the garment, which can be altered to the wearers’ personal tastes.

Colour on the body

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Using an image from my research, this one taken from the art exhibition Beyond Infinity by Serge Salat and overlaying a fashion design to experiment with colours, also including design specs of the garment, to show where it can be changed from a “all-in-one” to button up sleeves, which gives the wearer the option to change how this outfit could look depending on their personal style.