3rd year work...I WISH.
so me and Emily used our nice sunny weekend off to go to Islington, went to nice little vintage shops and had a wee wander. We went to Waterstones and had a gander at the books which is like one of my favourite things to do, looking at the fashion books and wishing I had money to buy them. I am looking to get a load of costume books after starting to work for Angels I feel I need to boost the...
packed with pattern and colour. Two cities..Buda & Pest
Liz Black...Concentric Thoughts
I found about about these collections through a picture of lady gaga wearing a circular dress in which she looked ridiculous. I don’t like Lady Gaga’s fashion she makes everything stupid and takes away the credibility and complexity of designs like these which take clever pattern cutting and clever ideas. Liz Black seems to be influenced mainly by origami and circles. The early...
NY Fashion Week.
take me back to NYC… I LOVE jenny packham so many pretty amazing dresses. Greeeennnn- such a good colour- If I were Kate Middy I would wear it everyday, even to bed. I liked the more evening wear clothes from Donna Karen but wasn’t keen on the beginning tribal style stuff. Hated Victoria Beckhams collection- the only time I’ve ever agreed with Liz Jones from the Mail- tight...
time to stop shopping for a bit…
Got massively sucked in by a sale in NYC. Brought a stupidly high pair of shoes- I don’t even think i can ever wear them out. Just been prancing around the house in them. Well hey.. at least there not my standard black…’wine’ coloured is soo different.
So i have been researching eco fashion for the design development portfolio project this semester. Basically we have to design a range, either for our own brand or a established brand which encompasses the ethos of ‘slow fashion’ the opposite of ‘fast’ unsustainable fashion. I had a crazzy afternoon in waterstones where i sat in costa and read loads of books about eco...
So Les Miserable is my favourite musical eveerr. I was watching the DVD of the 25th anniversary concert (which is amazing) and the costumes are so detailed, i would love to work in the costume department of a show like this! I was also watching the show on BBC about Matt Lucas being in it and they showed him on his costume fitting which was so interesting, they have so many different versions of...
Love these prints, done by Shepard Fairey- the guy who did the Obama ‘Hope’ posters. He seems to a have a red/black/white obsession like good old Yohjjjj. I like how they are illustrative and playful yet powerful and serious. i’m a fan Aung San Suu Kyi
I want to be able to have hair long enough to do thisss.
Spring/Summer, I wish.
as if you’ll even be thinking of wearing summery clothes at the moment but I was reading ELLE collections and having a nosey at what spring summer have to offer… Love this little lot… Lavin Jonathan Sauders Good old Erdem- love the straps up the legs on the shoes Alberta Ferretti Alexander Mcqueenn with the weird plaits?? Emilio Pucci- LOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEE ...
Ok, so im a little bit obsessed with smart, chino, slouchy trousers. i tried on about a billion the other day and miss selfridge are doing a goood job. here are some favourites.
Okay so Tumblr is having some technical difficulties which is annoying because i cant upload any photos off my laptop so i will have to upload photos of my work when it gets fixed In the meantime, Christian Louboutins spring collection is crazy, they are like bandstand/ american themed and oh so high- i would barely be able to stand in them and i would also be about 300 ft tall. A pair of...
aka Yamamoto…… We did a design project where we were asked to create a collection of 10 outfits that would be appropriate for Yohji Yamamoto. I completed a design journal of all my ideas and then picked what i thought was the best for the collection. The illustrations and flat drawings had to be completed on illustrator which was a massive learning curve but i was quite pleased in...
before my interview at whistles in london for the year in industry placement i will be doing in my third year, i was checking out the website and i heart the autumn lookbook- the target audience is so much younger than i had thought initially. The whole look and layout of the website is fashion forward, i had a preconceived idea that the fashion was mumsy but its modern and stylish! LOVE ...
hmmm Pauls Boutique???
Ive got bags on the brain… I’m usually not keen on the Pauls Boutique bags as they have massive logos on them and can be pretty tacky but my sister just got one for her birthday and im going to eat my words and say i really like it! Its called a Molly bag, ironic since her name is molly. I love the fact it doesnt have the big logo and it brings quite a modern twist to the cath kidston...
This dress literally caused unreal amount of stress. The project was for garment tech- groups of 4 working on a dress that specifically had to have puff sleeves, a rever collar, fitted bodice and circle skirt. Not much room for creativity buutt i think we did okay as combined leather and a chiffon tie dye- i know i wasnt impressed at first either! The leather was pretty tricky to sew and...
Okay, first blog. having issues with tumblr i am Chloe Mckernan, a second year fashion student at University of Leeds this will be where i post stuff related to my course or things in the fashion world!