I was a bit worried about the colours being too on trend, if you get what I mean. They have been all over the catwalk for SS09, but I had to think of something which would be wearable, commercial yet conceptual and would fit in with the upcoming spring/summer collections - the winner will be sold in Start boutique in Shoreditch and online. It took a lot of research and a lot of thinking, but I am happy with the final outcome, so let's just hope the judges agree!!
OK, so I've finally sent off my entry to the fashion156.com and Start London design competition, and here it is. I was dubious whether to post it or not, as it's quite personal (and there's the issue of plagiarism, but that's what you get with having the world wide web I suppose?). It's one thing to post and comment about someone else's work, but when it's your own it takes on a whole new level of importance. Anyways, it is loosely based around the Samurai amour you can see in my moodboard. Using this initial idea, I did a few basic sketches and then began draping on the stand. Let me know what you think...but don't be too harsh eh!?