I was at the Secret Garden festival at the weekend and was chatting to another designer and dressmaker who uses Liberty Printed Silks in her designs, I’m really looking forward to trying this too. I’ve been pawing over their site and have fallen in love with this Glacier print, inspired by the William Morris poem, ‘Iceland First Seen’. Can’t wait to get some! It’s really similar to the Japanese woodblock prints I was working with in my fashion design sketchbook at saint martins, really beautiful.
This is another of my sculptures from the paper workshop a couple of weeks ago. It’s an interpretation of a wasps nest (though wasps are horrendous little things, their nests are so beautiful!), photographing it in a studio with proper lighting makes such a difference, and casts really interesting shadows…
Very excited to be collaborating with the Drink Me Eat Me Treat Boutique which has just opened in Hammersmith! They stock all kinds of lovely home made goodies from jewellery to artwork, as well as lots of yummy home made cakes, sushi and frogurt. Delighted to see my handmade Blinking Lights tea dresses in their store! Check out their website here: http://www.drinkmeeatme.com/
After collaging decay images with 70s fashion silhouettes I sketched a few rough ideas for garments based on those ideas. I’m really interested in a couture type exaggerated silhouette based on decay textures, but for my label I’m going to develop some of the decay images which I photographed myself into a textile print design.
So exciting to be collaborating with a new cafe and shop which just opened last week! My tea dresses will be available to buy in this trendy little Treat Boutique as of next week, check out their website here! http://drinkmeeatme.com
Had a brilliant day up in Wakefield today trying out some paper sculpture with artists Richard Sweeney (www.richardsweeney.co.uk) and Andy Singleton (www.andyingleton.co.uk). Learnt some really cool techniques and some useful tips on materials and tools to use. Really looking forward to more of these workshops in the future!
Today’s the last day of my short course at Central Saint Martins: Costume Design for Theatre and Screen…
It’s really an art course focussing on exploring character and how to portray it visually. We did lots of research about period costume as well as working on the form and position of characters in our sketches to bring them to life. Also, clay modelling which was tonnes of fun!
It’s made me realise that I actually cannot draw, which is a bit of an inconvenience. But other than finding that out, its been a really useful and interesting course to learn about the work of a costume designer.