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Fashion Illustration

A sketch from my final collection to illustrate how my prints work together on the body.

Draping Development

Experimenting with draping fabrics together on a mannequin to visualise what works and what doesn't. This image displays the fashion illustration inspiration.

Draping Development

Inspiration and Personal Project Development

Inspiration ranging from Bohemian designer Thea Porter to icon Jane Birkin, catwalk inspiration, and traditional textile imagery.

Gouache Painting

Lucy Acton

A decorative fashion print collection designed for the high-end womenswear market - Spring/Summer 2022.

Serpenti has derived from an admiration of the 70s free-spirited bohemian and rock and roll era. The collection features a selection of decadent prints inspired by the hippie trail of the late 60s early '70s. Prints feature animal skin, florals influenced by chintz as well as Aztec and Indian motif and design. A series of serpents illustrate styles of traditional textiles, such as Uzbekistan Ikat design and pattern from within the exotic silk route.

Iconic Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, and Jane Birkin continued to push the collection with other well-known fashion muses of the decade, known for their lavish and glamorous style. Exploring a modern take on the bohemian gypsy, silhouettes are more refined and less voluminous, patterns and fabrics are paired together to create a patchwork-like and maximalist effect to the garment. Rich tones inspired from jewels, and the colours of the exotic form the base of the palette and mood. Using a collection of silks from Satin, Chiffon, Georgette, Organza to Taffeta’s, Serpenti aims to suit the luxury womenswear market specifically aimed at S/S22.

Lucy’s skills sit in a passion for illustration and detailed design, colour, and story development. Mood boarding and research are highly enjoyed throughout the development.

Seeking opportunities in textile print design for either Women’s or Menswear. CV available upon request. Alternatively, the right interior opportunity would also be valued. Please see contact and portfolio links on this page.

Final year project



H&M - 2020
3rd Prize Winner in the H&M Live Print Design Project

Bradford Textile Society - 2020
2nd Prize Winner in The Worshipful Company of Dyers Award

Work Experience

Fairbairn & Wolf Studio - July 2020 - September 2020

This internship gave me a great insight into the great scope and range of print inspiration for fashion. Drawing and painting techniques were insightful, learning new ways to create compositions and develop an innovative design is something that's significantly aided my design process now.