All posts tagged: Pattern-Cutting

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ From #PFW Fall RTW 2016 part 3

Catch up with Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already! Balmain At what point will you have Kendall Jenner heading a fashion show, along with Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn walking directly after? At Balmain, it seems. And if this isn’t quite the return of the supermodel, then I don’t know what is. If you ever expect majestic notions, expect it from Balmain. The main difference in this collection as opposed to others was there was not necessarily a stand-out piece but more so, a stand-out outfit. It was indeed a head-to-toe affair, some of which in one colour or tones of, with a focus on fabric and textures. At first, there was Kendall, who walked out in iced silver. It is not often a model is fully covered as such (minus the weird and creative side of fashion), but along with Kendall’s new bleached blonde tresses, it made for a strong statement. Baroque is definitely not a new theme, especially when concerning Milanese and Parisian fashion. But I felt Olivier Rousteing so carefully …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ From #PFW Fall RTW 2016 part 2

If you missed Part 1 < you can find it here. Part 3 to follow. Nina Ricci An unfamiliar name in my vocabulary. I have only so far likened Nina Ricci to her signature perfume although I know full well that she makes clothes too. But this is also why I am writing – to educate myself more in this area. And if you were to ask me, ‘Well, what separates Parisian fashion to the other fashion weeks?’ then my answer would be one word: Sensuality. Sometimes the designer doesn’t have to be inspired by some crazy theme. They can simply just be inspired by a woman and a feeling for how they should dress, would want to dress. In part, I felt the fabrics were the inspiration with the lacquer blacks, shocking reds, glossy mauve and chestnut browns that were all somehow contrasting. Quite simply, the presence of these fabrics put together created texture, a palette, sensuality. There are many looks that could be imagined in a Parisian evening setting. The outerwear pieces in particular were my favourite! …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ From #PFW Fall RTW 2016 part 1

A moodiness is always present at Paris Fashion week. Something sinister. An attitude that wears the clothes, that brings to the clothes a new life or is it vice versa? Either way, wearing all-black never gets old, but do be surprised when you do see colour, even in the slightest. Roland Mouret One of the best things that the designer find solutions for is how a woman should dress for her figure. How best to accentuate the feminine curves of the body and the solution that Roland Mouret found for that was in the cut, in the panelling to be exact. The opening look was so strong. Applying shape to a fabulously shaped body already is quite the formula to make. From top to bottom she was covered but it was every inch sensual and bold with the fabric combinations, and said panelling. The sweeping curved lines hugged under and over the hip, under and over the bust. It was definitely a lesson in understanding the human female body more. Then, there was the pop of colour …

PUZZLE | Gerber and Production Sheets, Process

  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.

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #MFW Fall RTW 2016 part 3

Emilio Pucci Known to not be a shy brand, Emilio Pucci really stepped it up a few notches this season! Last season, was a bit of a miss – lacking a boldness, something Pucci-esque that although Massimo Giorgetti looked to the archives for, failed to translate successfully. It was a bit soft, and I wished that certain aspects were elaborated on more, exaggerated to full effect. Print galore perhaps? Italian Fashion has to not be shy!  Fashion has to not be shy! And given more time to sink his head into the archives of Emilio Pucci, boy, did Massimo Giorgetti deliver! At foremost, it started with the obvious roots of Pucci – geometric print which felt like something old, but something new. It then exploded into more graphic, vivid prints, including the mountains motif which was more than appropriate – graphic danger, risqué. Not least, there was also play with silhouette and proportion, large overcoats over an otherwise lean physique, slim-fit top paired with an A-line skirt that hit just below the knee, oversized sweaters. Athleticism …