Wednesday, January 19, 2011

and so it begins again

After a bit of a mad rush over the weekend I have finally finished my dissertation! I just to print it off and get it bound and then all my hard work over the last 5 months has paid off :)

However there is no rest for a poor fashion student as Final Collection is well under-way now. My tutorial last week went really well however I have a lot of work to do over the next week and a half. I am going to be looking at denim workwear, which usually is very monochrome, and converting that to colour. I am focussing on the shapes and silhouettes off the 1930's and 40's and mixing that with craft techniques of the time - namely smocking, patchwork and perhaps knitting. I am really excited to get going as I get to use fabrics I love, florals and prints, mixed with crafts that I enjoy too.

Today is the first trip of many, I am sure, to the fabric shops of London. I need to quickly decided on the colour story and fabrics that I want to use, and hopefully I will be able to post again tomorrow with the majority of the fabrics I will be using.

Here are a couple of the most inspirational images I am looking at:

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