Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Final Major Project (2011) Majored in Textiles/Fashion. Final grade: Distinction. Chosen theme ‘Identity’ that sought out to explore the definition of my identity which I largely alluded to my childhood. In particular, my fondest memories told in photographs that are later sampled into illustrative embroideries of various colours, textures and techniques. This later developed into a specialist project concerning maternity wear, whereby my memories – happy memories, are used as a blessing for the mother and her child. Similarly, this could work for childrenswear or other materials. Through this project, I harnessed the creativity of embroidery through self-teach and trial and error. This moment was pivotal in becoming my first real step in learning how to ‘sew’ and control a sewing machine effectively. As such, the project holds much importance in my series of work. Use as Reference Only.
Costing Sheets and Specification Sheets as part of Gerber Module during Final Collection at University. All technical drawings completed via Adobe Illustrator, and are 100% original designs from my collection, dealing with drape lines, intricate details and above all, three-dimensional products. Some products were cut via Gerber Accumark software whilst others were manually cut first before being digitised, amended and plotted. My Graduate Collection predominantly deals with the ‘Puzzle’, its definitions and how this can be translated into garment design. As evident, I am confident in my skill to illustrate these garments and communicate them as best as possible to an otherwise stranger. I set myself a high standard to make such information viewable and extremely informative. Please do not remove content and claim as your own. Use as Reference Only.
Live University Group Project for British fashion brand Reiss from concept/inspiration to product realisation. “Structuring the Organic” begins with Claude Monet’s Water Lilies series at the Musée de l’Orangerie, and its wide contrasting setting. This juxtaposition of nature and clean architecture creates an unique interface for the Reiss Woman to explore textures and colour in a more sophisticated way. As a group, we utilised the use of print, design detail and fabric to translate our inspirations whilst still having the customer in mind. Disclaimer: Please do not remove content and claim as your own, use as reference only.
All technical drawings created and edited via Adobe Illustrator by myself. Please note, the designs are NOT mine, but belong to the company as per described, and are depicted for university/industry practice. In particular, to better understand each company/brand’s design aesthetic. Nevertheless, the drawings themselves are 100% my own – please do not remove content and claim as your own, use as reference only.
Retail Report as part of a project at University, to understand the high street and the competition that it faces. All image layout and design created using Adobe Photoshop. All written content 100% my own, in analysis of the company as per described through numerous store visits and online browsing (all quotes are otherwise referenced by said person/company in bold font). References: Mintel | Topshop | Warehouse | River Island | Zara