Friday, 11 August 2017

Science Museum Visit

After a hectic 2nd year and a couple of months break I'm back to blogging and starting my work for my 3rd and final year at uni. As scary as the upcoming year and huge amount of work I'm going to be doing is, I'm excited to get started on my graduate collection, starting with my summer work (essentially to get to work on it!). The first stage and in my opinion the most difficult is figuring out a concept  (and one which will keep me inspired and excited throughout the whole year - not an easy task!). As I rushed into picking a concept last year, I'm really keen on doing as much research and gaining as much inspiration and ideas as I can this summer. Having recently moved to London, I'm very lucky to be living nearby to plenty of exhibitions and sources of inspiration and I started my research by visiting the science museum. In particular looking at their space section, something which has always been an interest of mine. Here are a few photos from my trip. I am planning on updating my blog regularly with my trips, work and inspirations so will be back with more!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Innovation - Final outfit!

My final outfit is done! As my deadline for all hand in is on Tuesday I've been working non stop to get everything finished in time. I managed to get my final outfit finished last week and photographed it on my friend Libby, here are my final photos....







Monday, 22 May 2017

Innovation - Portfolio

It's been so hectic recently I haven't even had the chance to blog! I've got a few posts planned so I'll be back to posting regularly soon. I've been working on my final outfit for my project (soon to come...) and we've also each been paired with a 3rd year to help with their graduate collection which is really exciting! We'll be working with them this week ready for their catwalk show on Thursday. In the meantime, I've been working on my portfolio, here are my pages...

Friday, 28 April 2017

Innovation - Sketchbook

I've been continuing to work on my innovation project recently, mainly working on my sketchbook and designing. So far this project has been pretty fast paced and 2nd year is definitely a big jump from 1st year! We've been working hard on getting our sketchbook layouts ready for 3rd year (*gulp*) recently....here are a few things from my sketchbook so far...






Monday, 17 April 2017

Innovation Project

A month or so ago I started my 2nd major project of 2nd year, titled the Innovation Project. So far I'm really enjoying it. A lot of things have changed from the first year (we use folders rather than sketchbooks, there's more focus on research, different page layouts etc. etc.) but I've really been enjoying the challenge of developing my work to a better, more professional standard. I chose to base my concept around surrealism and illusions which I've been working on in my folder and have just started to design. Here are some of my key research images....








Saturday, 18 February 2017

Old Navy Briefing

We've been briefed on a month(ish) long competition we're going to be working on before starting our 2nd project. The competition is with Old Navy and is the chance to win an internship with them over the summer in America! I was definitely quite excited with starting this project as it's quite quick and fast paced which I much prefer to the longer, drawn out projects that we're normally doing (it's a nice break!). I also work 100x better under time pressure so it's generally a well suited project for me! As Old Navy are so authentically american, I decided to base my theme around american retro (in particular 50s and retro cars and diners). These were a few of my favourite images that I found...







Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Final Presentation

So we had our final presentation to Asos on monday showing them our final garments and all of our work that we've completed the last few months. They seemed to like our concept and line up luckily. We also got to see a few of the other groups present and it was interesting to see how everyone had taken the brief so differently and some of the collections were really amazing! We also showed them our lookbook which I love! The photoshoot came out so well and the photos look so professional. Here are just a few of them.....