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Apocalypsis collection now on Etsy!

Part of the current Apocalypsis collection for Aw14 make a bold statement in these clothes, the collection features beautifully tailored cotton twill pencil skirts, which fall just above the knee and are high waisted to show off the smallest part of your waist and features a series of four small box pleats at the back of each skirt.

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Sheer vests that can be dressed up or down,

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Crop tops which zip up at the front for a slightly punk finish, and features sleeves with little tucks at the shoulder and an open collar that can either stand up or be folded down.

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Quirky and fun faux leather cropped jackets, with long hand-cut fringe accents. This jacket is the perfect for layering to create a statement outfit, its also lined in faux leather but is still very lightweight, and perfect for spring or fall.

Wanna see more? head to my shop!

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The End Of The World Concept

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And finally here is the third in the series of 3 illustrations for my Apocalypsis project, I will be selling these on Etsy when my shop is up and running!

Apocalypse’d reality

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So, here is the second in a series of 3 illustrations to accompany my Apocalypsis project, I will be selling these on Etsy when my shop is up and running!

Thank you for liking the previous one – I’m so pleased that people like these illustrations!

Apocalypsis illustration.

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One of a series of 3 illustrations to accompany my Apocalypsis project, I will be selling these on Etsy when my shop is up and running!

End of the world fashion.

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Design specs for the Apocalypsis collection which consists of 6 outfits, all of which would be made in responsibly sourced fabrics. Starting on the left, the first is a “onsie” cape in grey and mustard colour thick linen, with a digitally printed hood worn with a simple shirt dress. No 2, is a brown t-shirt in a light cotton and linen panelled trousers that are decorated with blue digitally printed pieces. No 3, is a simple brown pencil skirt, with a digitally printed shirt and a decorative leather body piece.

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The 4th outfit is a pair of baggy trousers with 2 layered trapeze t-shirts, that can be overlaid which are digitally printed and the blue one has a detachable hood. No 5, is a fun and girly dress in grey linen with a 2 colour tutu with a grey leather decorative body piece and mustard colour jersey leggings – which are decorated with digitally printed blue pieces and finally the last outfit is a simple trapeze top in digitally printed silk, with an unusual “cutout”  floor length cape/dress in bright blue silk.

These pieces are decorated with the textiles patterns shown here.

Apocalypsis A/W ’14 collection line-up

Apocalypsis Collection line-up.
Apocalypsis Collection line-up.

The Apocalypsis collection consists of 6 outfits, all of which would be made in responsibly sourced fabrics where possible. Starting on the left, the first is a “onesie” cape in a grey and mustard colour thick linen, with a digitally printed hood, no 2. Is a brown top in a very light cotton and linen paneled trousers that are decorated with blue digitally printed pieces. No 3. Is a simple brown pencil skirt with a silk digitally printed shirt and a decorative leather body piece, the 4th outfit is a pair of baggy trousers with 2 layered trapeze t-shirts, that can be overlaid both of which are digitally printed and the blue one has a detachable hood. No 5. Is a fun and girly dress in grey linen with a 2 colour tutu, a grey decorative leather body piece and mustard coloured jersey leggings – which are decorated with digitally printed blue jersey pieces and finally the last outfit is a simple trapeze digitally printed top in silk with an unusual “cutout” floor length cape/dress in bright blue silk.

Patterns for the future

Apocalypsis textile pattern 1
Apocalypsis textile pattern 1

Apocalypsis design project, using my inspirations of a future post apocalyptic world, modern architecture and body adornment, interpreted with some modern abstract prints in colours that can represent future camouflage, which will in turn be used for decorating sections of my designs.

Apocalypsis textiles pattern 2
Apocalypsis textiles pattern 2
Apocalypsis, collection interpretation.
Apocalypsis, collection interpretation.

A darker body of colour

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The image I took from my research to experiment with darker colours, is a piece Harvey Nichols, commissioned Heatherwick studio to produce an installation to celebrate London Fashion Week 1997. I have fallen in love with the work this company produces, one of their more recent pieces being the Olympic Cauldron, for the London 2012 games, if you are unfamiliar with their work check it out it’s amazing.

So using an image of the piece called Autumn Intrusion to experiment with colours on the body, also including design specs of the garment, which can be altered to the wearers’ personal tastes.

Colour on the body

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Using an image from my research, this one taken from the art exhibition Beyond Infinity by Serge Salat and overlaying a fashion design to experiment with colours, also including design specs of the garment, to show where it can be changed from a “all-in-one” to button up sleeves, which gives the wearer the option to change how this outfit could look depending on their personal style.

New developments.

Page taken from sketchbook.
Page taken from sketchbook.

A page from my sketchbook showing research development and experimentations using colour and shape in both CAD and on a stand.

Colour palette.
Colour palette.

Autumn/Winter 2014 – Earthy hues of Orange and brown, with flashes of contrasting blue, future urban camouflage!

Inspirational development.

Page taken from sketchbook
Page taken from sketchbook

Development taken from research, experimenting with different colours, textures and shapes on the body – using my adornment experiments.

Beyond infinity

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‘Beyond infinity’ was a 2011, multi-sensory exhibition by the french artist Serge Salat, using mirrors, light, music, and art within architecture to change visitors’ perceptions of space. This was a large exhibition measuring 12.45 by 10.8 meters at a height of 3.8 meters, the main structure a steel infrastructure with a series of honeycomb aluminium panels covered in mirrors. Internally the space utilises spatial techniques traditional of Suzhou gardens as a means to send the visitor on a ‘mystical journey’. Painted wooden grids and steps add additional structure.

 

Within the installation, there is music playing, the lighting changes as visitors move throughout the various spaces whose dimensions are almost never ending as a result of the reflections cast by the mirrors helped by the lighting which changes from ultraviolet blue to white, offering a complete cycle that recreates day and night.

 

 

 

Closer details

Page taken from sketchbook.
Page taken from sketchbook.

Photograph of a page from my sketchbook, showing the closeness between stand work/experiments and my research points of architecture.

Quick Doodle

Quick doodle

It’s been a while since I have done a paint on the end of a stick, quick pen and paint doodle – it shows! drawn as further research into Iris van Herpen and the use of shapes and adornment on the body.

Manipulating shape and form

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Closer look into Iris van Herpens’ work, looking at shapes on the body and how these can be manipulated with different uses of scale and texture, page taken from my sketchbook.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Iris van Herpen.

Source - pleatfarm.com
Source – pleatfarm.com

Iris Van Herpen: The Alexander McQueen Of Tech Geeks

As one blogger put it: “I think we just found our next fashion legend. HO. LY. SHIT.

Van Herpen manipulates technology to test all the limits of fashion. Creating pieces by combining modern techniques and traditional sewing.

Even if you don’t have a great deal of interest about fashion technology, this stuff is worth looking at . New ideas and digital technology are already having a great deal of input into the industry, whether you’re talking digitally printed fabric or 3-D creations. It will only become more exaggerated and prominent. Van Herpens’ work, is like a sneak peek into the future about where the fashion world is headed.

A·POC·A·LYP·TIC

Apocalypse, (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apocálypsis), when translated literally from Greek refers to “a revelation of something hidden”.

potential

Adornment

Adornment
Adornment painting,

A quick painting I did to show how a decorative piece of adornment could be worn on the body,

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