more exciting things to look at

on a rainy monday like this, there is nothing better than getting a warmed up with a skim latte and sitting in front of the computer screen looking at inspirational work. go to http://www.fashiondesignuts.com/ to view some of the other students work from our graduating year of UTS Design (Fashion and Textiles).

ps. leaving you with another beautiful shot of Amber from my collection shoot,

Vailea – Womenswear Collection 2010

I am truely amazed at these images, thank you so much Angela from Butterfly Bones. You have created images that really encapsulate my collection’s story and spirit. The hair was done gorgeously by Nathan at Toni&Guy Parramatta. Not to mention the stunning model Jessica, thank you so much.

This collection, Vailea, is about exploring the idea of memories. The collection’s aim is to evoke feelings of warmth, comfort, love and protection… And the awakening of feelings from a favorite time in your past. The memory I recalled was traveling to the north qld coast and swimming in the inspiring great barrier reef. The coral provide this protection for the sea life it shares it’s home with. This idea was represented visually by creating coral like shapes from manipulated fabrics with techniques such as tucks, shirring and smocking in organic irregular patterns to create shape, in essence creating safe places for the wearer to hide.

portfolio


These are a couple of recent images taken for my portfolio. Thanks to Michael from http://www.iheartdesign.com.au for taking the shoot on at such late notice, its appreciated!!

Both pieces shown are from second year. the bodice is designed to exhibit the hand bead work on the neck, the shape was inspired by the Metropolis movie and past images of the imagined future.

The second piece is a dress that i designed for Mary Brown’s embroidery and beading subject. The applique piece was a painting that i did with watercolours directly to the backing fabric, and all the beading was hand done. It was selected for exhibition and was on display at the Embroiderers Guild.

I think the most interesting part of these images is that you can see the direct relationship to where i am today. These two pieces were strong examples of my development of my interests. I find myself now working towards embroidery, painting and imaginative shapes, my collection reflects the utilization of these skills.

Sneak peek

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To finally document some of my womenswear garments was one of the most fulfilling experiences in my time doing fashion at uts. My amazingly talented friends helped me on the shoot. This is a sneak peek from the location… Much more to come 🙂 thanks again to Angela, Nathan and Jessica… (I will credit you all properly when i post the final images) xx 

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