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Following Alice collection by Katie Alice based on the characters from Alice in Wonderland the children’s book by Lewis Carroll.

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Models, Izzy, Neelam, Amy and Leah.

Photos, Nikki Farrel and Tommy Couen.

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Reflective moments.

wol illu

A slightly more definitive and detailed illustration for my Water of Life collection.

Water of Life illustration.

wol illu1Tried a slightly different illustration style to  go with my Water of Life collection. I wanted the illustration to seem a little more grown up.

A word for the collection

Water of Life, collection interpretation.
Water of Life, collection interpretation.

Collection photos.

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Re-shoot for Water of Life collection, It’s a fun and girly summer separates range, that can be mixed and matched.

Had such a fun day doing this photo shoot and I need to give a huge thank you to Catherine, who modelled for me, she looks stunning.

Water of Life s/s’14 Collection

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Yay! My Water of Life collection is finally finished after months of research and development, dying and sewing it’s done, four outfits finalised in fabric. It’s a fun and girly summer separates range, that can be mixed and matched.

Closer details

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Design specs and illustrations for Water of Life collection, so starting at the beginning no.1 is a coat with abstract frill on front side seam, made in bright blue cotton, with a corset and trousers in a pleated silk fabric in a mushroom colour, next to that is  a silky trapeze top, with a high-waisted pencil skirt made in ombre dyed knitted wool. The third is a double breasted long grey wool coat with white ‘frills’ on the side of the button band (would be made as out fit no.5) the fourth, a simple dress that buttons at the front and has a 3 tier bustle built into the back, made in bright blue cotton, with no.5 is a shorts and jacket (with a built-in bustle at the back) combo in ombre dyed knitted wool, with a silk trapeze top in the pleated silk underneath and finally a grey suit with white “frills” along the length of the body, (which would be made as outfit no.6).

Creating more movement

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Final changes on range plan illustration – ‘flaps’ given more movement.
Final changes on range plan illustration - 'flaps' given more movement.
Final changes on range plan illustration – ‘flaps’ given more movement.

Now I’ve handed in my collection I have time to upload the last of the changes to my range plan, including any colour changes.

First outfit – What do you think?

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Although I’ve basically finished sewing my collection an actual photo shoot won’t be happening until Tuesday (weather permitting!) So here is my first outfit for the Water of life collection simple trapeze top in the most beautiful and flowing mushroom coloured silk – that reflects the light so well and wool shorts that have been ombre dyed. Will also have a jacket with a built in bustle. Very much an outfit for the summer, modelled by my beautiful sister.

Would love some opinions, tell me what you think.

Collection line-up.

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Final collection line-up for RTW s/s’14. Have to make 4 for my project and then 2 more if I get put forward into Graduate Fashion Week.

So my final 4 are (drum roll please!) from the first page no.1 is a coat made in bright blue cotton, with a corset and trousers in a pleated silk fabric in a mushroom colour, no.2 is the 3rd design on the first page a shorts and jacket (with a built-in bustle at the back) combo in ombre dyed knitted wool, with a silk trapeze top in the pleated silk underneath, no.3 is the dress (centre) of the 2nd page a simple dress that buttons at the front and has a 3 tier bustle built into the back, made in bright blue cotton and no.4 is the design on page 2 next to the dress which is a silky trapeze top, with a high-waisted pencil skirt made in ombre dyed knitted wool.

Reflections 2.0

Logical Reflections

Fully coloured illustration, Inverted the figures added more block and contrasting colour to make it more striking  think I prefer this version.

Fluid structures on the body.

Bringing research development in line with my colour palette using various forms of media and testing textiles on silhouette designs, keeping things flowing and layered as a “fluid structure“.

R&DR&D

Doodle

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Quick CAD shell doodle.

Form development

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I’m using these images taken from my sketchbook to develop textiles and silhouettes.

Colour palette s/s ’14

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Water of life colour palette. Blue base tones with bursts of bright colours.

Reflections

Reflected Reality

Illustration combining elements of ocean research for my final project at university.

Fluid movements

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Taking shape and texture from fluid structures within the oceans.

Celtic Mythology and British Folklore.

While gathering research I came across a book called King Arthur’s Raid on the Underworld, a re-telling of the 9th century Welsh poem Preiddeu Annfwyn or The Raid on the Underworld, which is one of the most enigmatic texts in British literature. It appears to tell the story of a raid, led by the hero Arthur on the Otherworld, to steal a magical cauldron from its guardians.

Raid on the Underworld

Meg Falconer is a painter who bases much of her work on Celtic Mythology and British Folklore. Creating amazing abstract art to illustrate this book.

Fluid and tactile

points of inspiration

Structures within different elements that reflect the ocean.

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