Graduate Press Show collection 2015
The collection grew from ideas surrounding obsolescence; if you stay in one place a long time you begin to incorporate what is around you, grow feelings. In a sense after a while you become the furniture, ingrained in the walls.
I was inspired initially by photographers such as Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki, and the skeletal clothing in the Capuchin Monasteries. Rope-tying, gathering, knotting and the use of hair and water.
Dip-dying and exploration of dying techniques on synthetic and natural fabrics to create watermarks and light tie dye effects using the para rope for tying. During my own dyeing processes I took inspiration from the inky effects dye has in water and on fabric. The rope and knotting reflects the movements and marks left after water has been present.
Every garment should have a uniqueness as every object or person does, the history and life they have lived shows and has been ingrained there; we all in effect leave traces behind.
Topshop: Design Assistant (2013-2014)
Ada Zanditon: Design Assistant/ Studio Manager (2013)
Hemyca: Design Assistant (2012)
London College of Fashion: 2011-2014
BA (Hons) Fashion Design Technology Womenswear
London College of Fashion: 2010-2011
Art and Design Foundation Diploma
Hand and Machine Sewing
3d Experimentation and Draping
Hand crafted embellishments/textiles
Hand dyeing techniques
Experienced in specification drawing for production
Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Research, Layout and concept development
Press, Publications and Stockists
Not Just A Label designer community: Aug 2014
Red Vatican concept store; stocking diffusion line: Aug 2014
Dazed Digital: Jun 2014
Vogue.com: Jun 2014
Evening Standard (Print and Online): August 3rd 2014
LCF Press Show 2014: http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/channel/. (26:47-28:32-video)
British Fashion Council:
British Fashion council 'dreadrocks' collaboration photo shoot.
Vidal Sassoon Shoot:
Photography: Íris Björk
Styling: Camilla Sverdrup-Thygeson
Makeup artists: Virginie Maris and Gerda Miller from Makeup Store
Hair stylists colourists and cutters: Gabin Ahmed, Tony Le Bau, Alliah Beterip, Mick Mengisoglou, Sean Jackson, Abigail Coates, Jan Franczak, Neville Zammit, Alliah Baterip, Mick Mengisoglou and Takis Pitsillides.
Models: Erika Sadunaite, Taka @ AMCK, Angela De Silva, Kelly Randall, Linda Strakova, Farren, Adrian Bernal @ Bookings , Rachel Ademokun, Baylee @ FM Models, Lottie @ FM Models, Emma @ Models 1
Styling assistant: Julia Faux
Nail Technitian: Coral Mitchell
Dazed Digital: http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/20456/1/london-college-of-fashion-ba-fashion-2014
The Royals: Produced by Lionsgate to be shown on E!, 2015, catwalk scene.
Dark Romance: Photographer Sonny McCartney, winter 2014
SYN Magazine: Photographer Cicci Feinsten, winter 2014
Corra Corre: Wonderland Magazine, winter 2014
Hellion and Florum Magazines: Stylist Martha Welles, winter 2014
Press Shots 1-7, Collaborative Work
Womenswear: Fiona Barnes, Lauren Pilgreen
Headpieces and accessories: Nicole Paskauskas
Fiona Barnes Lauren Pilgreen
Headpiece by Nikki Marilyn
Photography, James Rees Photographer
Creative Direction, Rob Phillips
Make Up, Melissa Wong
Model, Rosie Elston at Select
Womenswear: Fiona Barnes and Lauren Pilgreen
Stylist: Anastasia Martynova
Photographer: Vera Biriukova
Model: Svieta Nemkova @IMG