I'm studying Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear (BA) at London College of Fashion.
Go to my website continuous updates of my work: http://www.saraarnesen.com/
Some of the materials in my 2011 collection may seem out of place; they’re generally used by women to beautify, flatter and accentuate themselves. Sometimes they’re seen as constricting and oppressive, but here, items are rearranged and used in a new context.
Original purpose and old symbols of femininity are reinvented and disrupted. The outfits play on the norms and unspoken rules of how things should be constructed and what they should be made of.
This collection was showed at Fashion For Show on the 28th of April 2011. It was the second fashion show I organized with the Fashion For Show collective. And just like last years show it was featured at Dazed Digital, http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/10294/1/fashion-for-show
The Collection from 2010 is mainly influenced by playful and architectural African hairstyles. I was inspired by the construction of the ones that resembled cages. The idea of putting the body in a cage of hair later evolved into the prints I made on the garments. I am using synthetic hair in the accessories.
I created these clothes and accessories for a fashion show, 'Fashion For Show', that I organized, held on the 27th of April at The Rag Factory, with 5 other fashion designers and 3 set designers.
Together, we built the show from scratch; finding a venue, casting models, advertising the event and building the catwalk. We collaborated with make-up artists, hair stylists and DJ’s. The show was a triumph; between two shows the venue was filled with over 400 guests. We were featured by ’Dazed & Confused’ who attended the event, photographed the show and interviewed us for their website; http://www.dazeddigital.com/Fashion/article/7445/1/Fashion_For_Show
2010-2013: Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear (BA), London College of Fashion, London.
2009-2010: Fashion Portfolio, London College of Fashion, London.
A one year full time course focusing on fashion design with an emphasis on the design process; such as fashion illustration and photography, cultural studies, pattern cutting, sewing, fashion marketing, and styling for media publications. Aquiring creative and communication skills alongside technical ability using such programmes as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.
2008-2009: Cutters Academy in Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden.
A one year full time course focusing on pattern cutting and sewing, where I learned how to make simple garments as well as more intricate ones. The course also covered drawing and designing, as well as gaining knowledge of textile materials, sewing details, fashion history, marketing, and business administration. This course also gave me experience in dealing with public relations and advertising.