Tuesday, 23 October 2012

September Photoshoot

Model - Natasha Beardmore 
Photography - Robert Kicka 
Wardrobe Stylist & Designer - Lois Albinson 
MUA - Hannah Brooke 
Hair Stylist - Fiona Baxendale
Video - Kiers Bray
Assistant - Lois McKenzie

Saturday, 24 March 2012

First Garment Design...

The following image shows the initial stage of one of my garments for my 'Neglect' project. The dress is made up of over 8 pieces of fabric, in which they have been produced on both a standard and chunky gauge domestic knitting machine. I have used a variety of techniques with which each of the smaller pieces making up the garment are all entirely different. The dress consists of pieces that have been knitted in different directions along with different sizes to create a sense of distortion and unexpectedness. 

I aim to extend the dress to almost floor length and finalise the solid black hem around the neckline to add a sense of order and intention to the finish of the garment. 

Friday, 23 March 2012

Large manipulated knitted fabric...

This piece of fabric is made up of two smaller samples. It is an example of how I would like to create my garment, by using smaller pieces to construct one large unexpected and unplanned garment. As the fabric construction is a very intricate and lengthy process, it is difficult to design a garment structure with the normal technologically aided design. It will need more of a manual trial and error approach, whereby, as the fabric begins to grow, I will pin it on a mannequin to help identify my next move. This procedure allows the garment to become more abstract and less obviously 'designed'. 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Chunky knitted sample...

This sample has been developed from the previous samples using more contemporary yarns and much more colour. I feel that this sample is very successful, due to the use of contrasting machine gauge's and direction of the knitting. I think the mono-filament is a little much on this sample and also difficult to use, therefore I may try a replacement yarn to stop the unwanted breaking and laddering. I believe this sample to be a great contender for my up and coming garments. 

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Developing original knitted samples...

The knitted samples below are the initial developed samples for this design unit. One of the main differences is that I have begun to incorporate more glamorous and contemporary yarns to contrast the original overpowering earthy and derelict qualities.  I also am trying to broaden my use of colour which has been inspired by some of my earlier research... 

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Final Unit Presentation

This is my final presentation board  for the first design project during my third year...(not the best quality image)
I have simply presented the most successful samples form this unit, which will play a major role within the subsequent final design unit along with my final knitwear fashion collection...

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Experimenting with more ideas...

The following knitted samples represent the idea of texture and distortion with the inclusion of different media (cardboard) and a weaving-in technique using a textured chunky yarn.  I feel that that top sample is successful and I would like to develop this idea more...I do similarly like the use of the cardboard within the bottom sample, however I would like to experiment more ways of including it within the knitting... 

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Photoshop edited knitted samples

These are a couple of quick Photoshop designs I created using an a single Givenchy image and used the existing garment shape as a template to edit in my own knitted samples. I like to experiment with digitalised illustrations to get an insight into how my designs may look, before I fully begin to develop my own garment designs.