Seen as though it’s London Fashion Week, I thought I should give you a very little preview of my AW14 designs and the inspiration behind it.I seek inspiration from far off, unusual places. Watch out for these – Everyday objects have been turned into humorous prints with a tongue and cheek attitude.
This collection aims to to draw on your senses – visually and texturally. I am playing on the sports lux trend and placing it against elongating shapes. Heavily embroidered jackets and trims and an eclectic mix of print will take the form of the AW14 collection.
(Please note, the uploaded Illustrator imagery is of my designs in their early stages incase of copyright issues and theft of work)
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As you may or may not know, my interest and inspiration is formed through menswear shapes and silhouettes – other inspiration is taken from mens shoes, which is why I had to visit this week’s Men’s Collection’s in London.
A truly remarkable collection by footwear designer Diego Vanassibara where the highest quality has been achieved through craftsmanship and thorough attention to detail. The androgynistic approach and size 5 availability means these shoes appeal to both men and women. Retailing between £500-£900 they are are an investment destined to impress.
My favourite’s below are the nude with hand-carved bleached mahogany accents.
The same shoes in blue work well with my own collection! ( Blue jacket featured is part of my AW13/14 Collection )
Last night I was part of NE1s Fashion Front Row at ‘As You Like It’ in Jesmond. (Hence why I havnt updated my blog much recently!)
Alongside me, other designers from the North East played a vivid role in showcasing our creative talents to everyone in Newcastle.
The whole day of model fittings, run-throughs, outfit changes, and, hair and make-up was well mapped out. The brilliantly organised day continued into the evening event which ran just as smoothly. A massive bravo to the organisers Sandra and Jayne.
The models looked great…if I do say so myself….and again, I personally apologise to them for squeezing their feet into shoes which did not fit! 🙂
A big thank you also to my little helpers Amy and Molly from my old school Sacred Heart in Fenham. The 6th Formers, studying Textiles, were imperative to the day’s runnings. The two were both professional and helped me out exceptionally.
I’m so happy the new outfits for the ‘sami Nights’ collection turned out to be just as eye-catching as the other pieces, and I have already been commissioned to do the frilled leggings and wrap-over coat! Yey.
Images courtesy of Idene