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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.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Most Desolate City On Earth

Japan's rotting metropolis: The ruined architecture of Gunkanjima is every urban explorer's dreamDecaying beauty: The ruined architecture of Gunkanjima is every urban explorer's dreamThe deserted island on the west coast of Japan is slowly crumbling awayErosion: Some of the items found in the grounds of the abandoned mining facilityErosion: Some of the items found in the grounds of the abandoned mining facility

Deserted, decaying and crumbling into the sea. Visitors to this abandoned settlement could be forgiven for thinking they had entered a long-forgotten war zone. However, this is Gunkanjima - Japan's rotting metropolis. And it has been described as the most desolate place on Earth.
Gunkanjima is a deserted island of concrete that is slowly crumbling away on Japan's west coast.
Meaning 'Battleship Island' in English. I love architecture and I am begining to slowly learn I adore abandoned architecture like this, it makes me want to explore and look for hidden treasures. I like to wonder about the people who lived and worked here before. I wonder what they had to leave behind and what they were going to.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Buds Of May

The floral trend is a trend we are gauranteed to see every spring. Not being a girly girl myself its the first time I have payed attention to these blossoming buds of May thanks to Marc Jacobs oversized Broderie Anglais at Louis Vuitton and the monocrome prints at Alexander Wang. This season itsy bitsy floral prints are a thing of the past. Digital flowers (Mary Katrantzou), neon laces (Christopher Kane) and stripped blooms (Dries Van Noten) are demanding attention this spring. Wall flowers need not apply!! 
For my market research project I have choosen to research the floral trend for S/S 12. I want to look at the top market, middle market and lower market and compare fabrics, prices and details.
For the styling of my boards I mixed garments from the higher, lower and middle market.