Final year project
Italy in Bloom [Read more]
Hand-painted Devore satin fabric with acid dyes. Screen printed Devore checkerboard, mimicking the sunset tones captured in Italy. Checkerboard heavily influenced from a table setting.
Digital half drop repeat design printed onto satin made into a mini dress. Experimenting with digital development, scale and specific placement of florals over the dress.
The digital design developed from my own film photography, enhanced with accents of drawing highlighting shapes from architecture and water all in a complementary colour palette.
Photograph of digitally printed design developed from photography and research. Printed silver polyester with a placement floral design. Intended to be fully finished.
Current working rail displaying colour palette, variety of fabrics and scale of a few prints from the collection.
Curating sections of my collection, both digitally printed silk twill scarf and satin printed blouse. Colour testing on all desired fabric to ensure outcomes are successfully coherent.
ITALIAN SUNSET CLOSE UP
Close up of a hand-painted acid dyed background with satin Devore screenprint finished into an oversized blouse.
VISUALISATIONS LINE UP
Digitally drawn visualisations to form a coherent variety of fabrics, scale and colour. Showcasing final collection. All pieces intended for the finish.
Printed textiles designer integrating personal travel inspiration with retro influence.
Italy in Bloom is a womenswear summer collection.
The main inspiration for this collection is researching Italian Cinefilm and the films from the 1950s/1960s. The stylised colour and silhouettes from these films have really directed my research. Looking at the icon Sophia Loren and the specific over colourised films has enriched my colour palette and drawing style. Combining patterns from nature with fashion and culture. A bloomed Italian love story, creating a collection of wear-forever pieces celebrating eternal love for fashion and sustainability. I am keen on creating long-lasting designs using exclusive high-quality fabrics.
Using film photography to capture inspirational moments drawn throughout the collection.
An escapism collection, this is how I brought together Italy in Bloom, this summer collection will have every aspect of what you will want in your wardrobe.
Final year project
Italy in Bloom
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
'19 Sold design at Premiere Vision to Harrods, later manufactured into bags.
'19 Commendation for Milliken Live project.
'19 Placed in Top 5 for Ted Baker Live Project at University.
Buying Administrator for Contemporary Womenswear, November 2019 - September 2020
Buying & Merchandising intern for International Womenswear, July 2019 - October 2019
Design Intern, June 2019