Sorry I haven’t been on in a while, I know I have a lot to catch up on, but just wanted to thank you who has liked my sets, commented and added me as a contact. I appreciate it :)
I don’t know where to begin - the last two months have been extremely stressful and it hasn’t sunk in that I’ve already finished my second year, it feels like a bit of a blur. I kept telling myself ‘where has the time gone?!’
We had a commercial project in collaboration with the high street retailer Hobbs, based on discovering four new trends for that brand but also understanding why it is a trend such as a key philosophy. We were all getting sick of the project but we had to get through it together and pull it off in the presentation to the Hobbs team.
It was a group project, so we wanted to incorporation our strengths into the outfit we were making. I could do either knit or print, another girl from textiles was very proficient in print and the other two girls can pattern cut and sew. The outfit was a dress, which had a knitted front panel and the back was a drape made from silk. Paired along with a coat which was very COS style – probably the highlight of the outfit.
Presentation went surprisingly really well! Our group was named the strongest, which we were really pleased about because we were nervous about getting a bollocking from our outfit. I was getting really iffy with knitting the front panel of the dress as I didn’t think this would work with the silk but all our hard work was worth it in the end. It was a team effort.
I was a dresser at my University’s fashion graduate show on 14th June! It was the first time I was dressing and it was the most stressful six hours I have been under. I was dressing womens, I was dressing this model who was from either Select or Storm (I don’t remember). She was really nice, down to earth, not a diva model. She was extremely thin, but I assume all models are naturally like that I assume. For the 6:30 and 8:30 show I was automatically shoved into the mens! It was awkward because these men were what my friend calls ‘Eye Candy’ haha and I didn’t want to get distracted. They’re much harder to dress as well! Too much buttons and fastenings, which needed to be done in literally 5 seconds because catwalk shows happen so fast. One of these male models looked like Chace from Gossip Girl, no kidding. They must have been expensive to hire.
Please do check out the graduate show online here -http://vimeo.com/44096504
I was really amazed by the quality and standard of the third year’s final collections. Everyone has worked really hard and it has proved to be a successful and professional show. Definitely going to blog about this once the catwalk pictures are released. I loved the menswear collection especially. One of the favourites was by Lucy Webster and Alice Fayle.
In that video for the show, there’s this one model who is really really pretty but the way she walks is really funny because she walks to too fast and does a diva-like pose. If you watch the video, you will know what I mean. I think she is the shortest model there, I’ve walked pass her and she’s only a few inches taller than me. I think she must be 5’6” or something like that.
I absolutely envied the models’ hair! They all got to have beautiful French braids. Especially the audience, I really envied the audience getting to sit there in front show and see all the beautiful clothes.
Pictures of the show backstage and also Graduate Fashion Week Exhibition -http://fashionandsarcasm.blogspot.co.uk/
Hope everyone has been well :)