Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Design Boards

I have been working on my design boards for my final major project. I have decided to have a double spread on my line up and then the rest to be of my print designs. I am little worried that my portfolio may be a little repetitive so will need to ensure I alternate the page layouts.


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Photo shoot for look book

Today I had my photo shoot for my final collection. It would have been impossible to recreate the David Lam shoot, so I decided to have a plain white back drop with minimal poses. Sophia (the model) did a great job and worked the camera in order to get the perfect shots. I decided to get close up shots of the prints also to show the detail within the print. I now need to experiment with them on photo shoot in order to make a great look book.


Drawing Boards for Portfolio

I have been completing some drawing boards for my portfolio. The aim of this is to show off my drawing skills and show how I develop them into successful beautiful prints. For me the most important part of the project is the drawings which are carried out at the beginning of the project as they form the foundation of my print designs. I think I have presented them in an interesting format here.


Monday, 24 May 2010

Additional Mood board for Final Major Project

New Additional Mood Board

I have completed an additional mood board for my final major project. This will make my mood a double spread page in my portfolio. I extended my colour story onto both pages and added more inspiration and drawings to reflect the mood on the previous board. I need to ensure that my portfolio strongly reflects the work I produce. I tweaked the initial mod board page also in order for to fit with the new board.

New Edited Mood Board

Finished outfit's 5 and 6

Outfit 5

I have now finished my final collection...I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my designs. The last two outfit shapes have added variety to the collection and are just as beautiful as the all over print designs. I feel a great sence of achievement that the whole collection is entirely hand finished by me from start to finish...I have mixed the colours and hand dyed the fabric, mixed the screen print inks and screen printed, steamed and hand washed the fabric and finally constructed the entire collection. I have decided as I still have time before the end of the project I will complete matching bags to accompany the designs on the end of year catwalk show. Everything is getting very exciting now!

Outfit 6

Friday, 14 May 2010

Printing outfit 6

After printing outfit 5 I found it easier to decide on the placement of the print. I kept the single placement on the front two panels and then scattered the prints on the sleeve and back panel. This will add variety to the collection. I am a little concerned that the colour of the print changed colour once dry however am hoping that the true colour will be visible once steamed. I am pleased that I have finally printed my last outfit and feel I have worked incredibly hard to get to the stage I am at now. Below are photos of various stages of printing outfit 6.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Printing outfit 5

Today I printed outfit 5. Initially as it was a placement print design I thought it would be the easiest of all the outfits to print. I couldn't have been more wrong. I hadn't really designed these last two garments well...leaving it till the day of printing to decide on where the placement of the print would be. Originally I was going to have a large placement print on the front of the garment leaving the rest of the pattern pieces plain. However when comparing them to the other designs within the collection I felt they may look a little odd. So I went a little free style, for the front panels I kept my original idea just printing the one placement. For the sleeves I alternated the size of the placements and created a design which will grow up the sleeve of the garment. When it came to printing the back panels I was a little unsure of where to print...I decided on placing the screen in random places and printing scattered prints. They look fairly good flat, however I will not be able to see how successful they are until constructed. Time will tell how successful this outfit will be. Below are photo's of the printing stages.

Copyright Front Panel
Copyright Sleeve print
Copyright back panel
Copyright Printed Pattern Pieces