Spring/Summer 2014 Colour Box jewellery range, now in store, follow this link or via the main menu!
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!
[Smiles like a loon] Here it is the new jewellery range now selling in my shop, it’s super cute and makes a statement with any outfit. Check out my shop HERE! or follow the menu above.
Well, here it is the finished Re-mixed Dimensions collection. I’m so happy with these final pieces, there’re all very different but sit well together. Constructed textiles are amongst my favourites due to how tactile you can make them.
I have to give a hugh thank you to Catherine who modelled for me, she looks amazing.
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.
This particular piece was made during the final year of the FDA in Textiles and Fashion I studied, It was so much fun playing with ideas and pieces of fabric to create something to adorn the body, so I thought why not include it here.
This is a quick ink doodle to show shape on the body, I’m hoping over the next couple of days to make the final pieces and do a photo-shoot.
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.
- Using a bamboo stick, dipped in paint.
A few quick mark making experiments always free the creative side of me, using different tools and black paint to test out directions lines with can be used on the body.
- Diagonal lines created using a toothbrush.
And finally here is the third in the series of 3 illustrations for my Apocalypsis project, I will be selling these on Etsy when my shop is up and running!
So, here is the second in a series of 3 illustrations to accompany my Apocalypsis project, I will be selling these on Etsy when my shop is up and running!
Thank you for liking the previous one – I’m so pleased that people like these illustrations!
A slightly more definitive and detailed illustration for my Water of Life collection.
Tried a slightly different illustration style to go with my Water of Life collection. I wanted the illustration to seem a little more grown up.
Fun, quirky illustration to go with my New Horizons project.
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.
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.
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.
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.