A slightly more definitive and detailed illustration for my Water of Life collection.
Tried a slightly different illustration style to go with my Water of Life collection. I wanted the illustration to seem a little more grown up.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let’s change the subject, why is a ra.. going slightly off topic there, anyway I have finally finished collating my research and design work for final project Water of Life.