Saturday, 28 November 2009


When i saw Mark Fast's collection i felt a little bit uneasy i wasn't sure if he had endorsed a healthy curvier model or whether he was just exploiting them for publicity. He certainly got publicity!! I feel this way because his collection wasn't suited to the models he had, they didn't fit properly, which makes me think maybe it was a last minute decision, if anything i think he damaged the campaign for healthier models.

On this subject as well i found it amusing that L'Official magazine when showing imagery of Mark Fast's collection did not show one image of a 'plus size' model, as though it didn't even happen!

Saturday, 21 November 2009


'Betsey's One Night Stand'

The lineup was a bit posher than the usual. With Betsey Johnson, i love her flare for sophisticated yet fun and fresh fashion, i loved the more developed leopard print, and the colour ways throughout the collection were perfect. I'm currently thinking about including animal print in my final collection, and this has really helped me visual a colourful animal print alternative, that keeps a youthful edge.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


Whilst researching my dissertation, 'Where does Fashion sit in Art' i stumbled across this article on the Guardian website.

I totally disagree with Alice Rawsthorn stance on the debate.
Rawsthorn argument in my opinion seems narrow minded.

Saturday, 7 November 2009


Today we had a seminar from a company called 'STUDIO G'. Studio G is a print design studio that produces work to sell at trade events such as Indigo Paris, New York, LA, Milan and Hong Kong. It is a relatively small studio set up by a man called Glenn, he then has a collection of print designers that work for him. Glenn talked to us about his company and the process they go through to produce their collections, they start with a moodboard that reflects the catwalk trends they then choose a trend as a basis for their prints. They design for the high street, so thier prints are very commercial. The seminar was really insightful, i hadn't previously considered working for a studio but the way in which the company works seems really close knit.

We have the opportunity to design a collection for the Studio, this will give us the opportunity to sell our work in New York as well as with the university at Indigo, Paris. Glenn's preference is to use photoshop, and he would like us to produce a collection on the basis of a catwalk trend. In order to be picked to sell at New York we will need to make sure our collection is cohesive to the studio G style. My current collection is heading towards digital print so hopefully my collection for the module will be appropriate to show him

Monday, 2 November 2009


I adore these images from Dior, Galliano has clearly taken inspiration from the 'artist' i love the brush stroke prints and the embellishment over the top to add a defined line. I feel it works beautifully, the colours are strong and romantic and the black line just adds an artistic escapism to the collection.