Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Some of my fashion design work...

As you may know, I studied Fashion Design at the University of Leeds, and as I was going through some of my work I thought it was a good time to share some of it on my blog.

Projects during my time at university included designing ranges for H&M, Burberry Prorsum, Zara, Abercrombie and Fitch, Josh Goot, as well as my own label. As you can see, each range is completely different in order to be in line with each brand, with my own label focusing on the geometric structure of honeycomb, focussing more particularly on the hexagon form and integrating that into clothing. Throughout much development of this concept, the final designs and patterns have been designed with the hexagon structure in mind, with a lot of the pattern pieces being made from hexagons.

Another project shown here is inspired by Alexander McQueen, for which I constructed two outfits made from non woven fabric, experimenting with textures and colour.

 Above: 'Culture Clash' for H&M

Above: Designs for Josh Goot, focussing on structure vs. fluidity

Above: Zara evening wear range looking into drape

Above: Alexander McQueen inspired garments

Above: Own collection based on modularity

Above: Burberry Prorsum designs inspired by military medals

For my designs, I generally use pencil and paper as a starting point for silhouettes and then move onto Adobe Illustrator for the flats and illustrations, simply because I like the clear lines and simplicity.