Final year project
Opulence [Read more]
Visualisations of the Final Collection
'Opulence' was designed for a luxury Womenswear collection. The seasonless collection conveys the decorative floral and jewelled motifs with extravagant silhouettes of quilted garments and excessive flowing fabrics.
The Blanket Coat
The outer and lining fabric of this decadent coat is both digital placement prints, printed onto luxurious Silk Satins.
A four-layer registered screen print on Silk Twill.
Tulips and Chain s
Digitally rendered print developed from my original painting, printed onto a heavy Silk Dupion.
Ditsy Chain Repeat
A co-ordinate print which was digitally produced from my original painting, printed onto a Silk Crepe de Chine.
A 5 layer acid screenprint printed onto a Silk Satin.
A Selection of Digitally and Screen Printed Designs
Showing the translation from initial drawing to screen print.
I am specialised in Printed Textiles, primarily designing for Womenswear fashion collections. Our ubiquitous, natural environment is a subject matter that I am always drawn to for inspiration in my practice. I focus on creating a narrative with strong compositions and a coherent colour palette to produce a contemporary collection.
‘Opulence’ is a collection that focuses on the historical and long-standing relationship between jewellery and florals. It looks at the decadent symbolism of both motifs; they are a universal form of adornment and decoration, often associated with being a mark of status or rank. Using a range of techniques and processes this contemporary print collection showcases the beauty and grandeur of jewellery and florals and how they can be brought together to create the epitome of opulence.
Designed for a luxury Womenswear collection, ‘Opulence’ showcases the technical strengths that I have developed throughout my degree. It combines hand-rendered techniques, such as screen printing and a refined hand painting style with my strong digital development. To further enhance the decadent narrative of the collection, I have manipulated the printed textiles with quilting, visualising the prints as extravagant, oversized coats and garments.
During my placement year, I gained valuable insight into the workings of a high-end fashion brand, gaining experience of working in the build-up to London fashion week and assisting in the show. I aspire to work in the high-end fashion industry, seeking roles in textile design for womenswear. My CV is available on request, please see the contact details on this page.
Final year project
The first-year project, 'Re-Making History' was exhibited in the local communities arts exhibition.
The Second-year work was exhibited at Premiere Vision in Paris.
Diploma in Professional Studies.
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.
I worked as a Print Design Intern, primarily assisting the Print Designer and worked on prints for their Spring Summer 21 collection. It was such an eye-opening experience as I had the opportunity of assisting in Preen’s Autumn Winter fashion show during London Fashion Week. During this time I immersed myself in roles outside of print design, such as assisting with set design at the venue, dressing the models and finishing final garment looks. It was a demanding role as you were expected to work overtime and meet strict deadlines, but it pushed me outside my comfort zone and confirmed my aspirations of working within the high-end fashion industry.
During my placement year, I worked 6 months as the Print intern, assisting the Print designer, Design Team and Creative Director. I assisted with producing prints for their Spring Summer 21 collection, for which I had to closely follow given briefs. Whilst at Lulu Guinness, I gained a lot more confidence in using programmes such as Photoshop and Illustrator. After establishing a close connection with the rest of the design team I assisted with general design jobs, such as, visually merchandising products, assisting on comp shops and researching seasonal accessory trends.
During the first lockdown last year, I started working at Culture Calling, a printed marketing company. I wrote event articles for their popular ‘What’s On’ website, which reaches a following of thousands of cultural enthusiasts. I really enjoyed the responsibility of choosing which upcoming cultural events would be most appealing to their audience. The experience allowed me to continue developing my strong writing abilities.