As a little girl I would make dresses out of pillow cases and colour them with crayola markers, spend hours scribbling shoes and dreamed of working in the fashion industry, not much has changed since then. Im studying at Limerick School of Art and Design which I love,in my third year of fashion design. My favourite designers at the moment are Haider Rick Owens, Hussein Chalayan,Iris Van Herpen,Stella McCartney,Steffie Christaens , Gareth Pugh and Anne Sophie Madsen (and the list goes on and on and on!). I am driven and excited about fashion and look forward to the future.
Over the summer I really need to practice my drawing, I am going to glue a pencil and sketchbook to myself permanently for the 3 months. I want to feel confident with my drawing when I return to college in September. My favourite type of illistration usually involves different types of media (I love drawing with make up, glitter and ink) I also think collage looks beautiful and interesting. Fashion Illistration is obviously a hugh part of my course and I want to be brilliant at it. Presentation is everything.
This is a conceptual collection of wearable art pieces, depicting a series of eight human gestures associated with the cause, the physical and psychological effect and the healing stages of human trauma. Sculptural forms are created around the shape of the contorted female body. A number of pieces are reminiscent of prosthetics and medical braces. This signifies the potential for healing within the boundaries of something which inhibits the body.
Carcass-like in form, each piece is hand crafted from vegetable tanned leather, resulting in a colour indicative of human flesh. They have been produced to be viewed as contemplation artefacts observed in the environment of the gallery and they can be used as fashion accessories when broken down into sections, such as arm pieces, leg pieces, head or neck pieces and shoulder pieces. They could be combined with other garments in flowing fabrics which would create beautiful contrasts with the structured forms of these pieces.
There is no dening the fact that Kate Middleton looked absolutly breathtaking. Her dress was simple and elegant but made a dramatic statment. Sarah Burton has made history. I think her inspiration was taken from Grace Kellys wedding dress, the two are very similar. Her vail made her look like an angel. I admire how calm and composed she was for the whole ceremony.
I would never of invited the thought of a white bridesmaid dress, but wow this really works. I adore Pippa Middletons dress. I love the button detailing down the back, the cowl neck, the capped sleeves and the understated cut of the dress. Both dresses will be copied for many years ahead.
With Kate after losing a lot of weight coming up to the wedding, I think sometimes she can look older than her 28 years. However I think in the post ceremony dress, she looks young, still elegant but ready to party.
I can sense that the military is going to be a source of inspiration over the next few seasons.