Behind The Scenes #7

0 Posted by - September 3, 2014 - Diary

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on the desk floor this week: designing in progress. One of the most fun parts of making a collection is the beginning when anything is possible. I put the tunes on, clear the desk and just let my imagination go wild.

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I’m currently inspired by sea life and coastline scenery from the delicate colours and textures of the seashells to the transparent fish gills and flowy underwater coral.

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I like to collage my inspiration imagery onto model templates for shape ideas. The collages are quite abstract so I sketch them into more realistic dress shapes. I draw multiple versions of each collage until I have a solid idea.

The next step is to go back to the mannequin and drape these dress ideas to see how they work in fabric.

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