Collection photos.

20130721_140723 copy         20130721_140229

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20130721_140400         20130721_133113 copy

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20130721_144546         20130721_145159

Re-shoot for Water of Life collection, It’s a fun and girly summer separates range, that can be mixed and matched.

Had such a fun day doing this photo shoot and I need to give a huge thank you to Catherine, who modelled for me, she looks stunning.

Closer details

Water of life close-up-2 Water of life close-up-3                                    Water of life close-up-1

Design specs and illustrations for Water of Life collection, so starting at the beginning no.1 is a coat with abstract frill on front side seam, made in bright blue cotton, with a corset and trousers in a pleated silk fabric in a mushroom colour, next to that is  a silky trapeze top, with a high-waisted pencil skirt made in ombre dyed knitted wool. The third is a double breasted long grey wool coat with white ‘frills’ on the side of the button band (would be made as out fit no.5) the fourth, a simple dress that buttons at the front and has a 3 tier bustle built into the back, made in bright blue cotton, with no.5 is a shorts and jacket (with a built-in bustle at the back) combo in ombre dyed knitted wool, with a silk trapeze top in the pleated silk underneath and finally a grey suit with white “frills” along the length of the body, (which would be made as outfit no.6).

Collection line-up.

Water of life line up 1Water of life line up 2

Final collection line-up for RTW s/s’14. Have to make 4 for my project and then 2 more if I get put forward into Graduate Fashion Week.

So my final 4 are (drum roll please!) from the first page no.1 is a coat made in bright blue cotton, with a corset and trousers in a pleated silk fabric in a mushroom colour, no.2 is the 3rd design on the first page a shorts and jacket (with a built-in bustle at the back) combo in ombre dyed knitted wool, with a silk trapeze top in the pleated silk underneath, no.3 is the dress (centre) of the 2nd page a simple dress that buttons at the front and has a 3 tier bustle built into the back, made in bright blue cotton and no.4 is the design on page 2 next to the dress which is a silky trapeze top, with a high-waisted pencil skirt made in ombre dyed knitted wool.

Celtic Mythology and British Folklore.

While gathering research I came across a book called King Arthur’s Raid on the Underworld, a re-telling of the 9th century Welsh poem Preiddeu Annfwyn or The Raid on the Underworld, which is one of the most enigmatic texts in British literature. It appears to tell the story of a raid, led by the hero Arthur on the Otherworld, to steal a magical cauldron from its guardians.

Meg Falconer is a painter who bases much of her work on Celtic Mythology and British Folklore. Creating amazing abstract art to illustrate this book.