Wednesday, 13 January 2010


I've blogged this Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 10 collection purely because i love the intensity of the print and the strong but contrasting colour palette.


I'm really loving Giles Deacons collection, the strong yet sophisticated shapes and lines, teamed with the dark yet humorous animal prints have created a really intelligent and interesting collection. I also love the use of metallic fabric and leather. Giles Deacon creates wearable yet unusual and unique collections, this is what i aspire to do.


This collection for me has the most perfect colours and tones, i loved the sleek sophistication of the construction. I think the use of draping really helped encompass the sophistication.


The soft beautiful palette really creates a summer feel to the collection, the floral bead work and embroidery adds texture and works perfectly in contrast to the strict checks of gingham prints.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010


Images from 'Marie-Antoinette' by Sofia Copella and Vogue

I've always loved history and in particular the French Revolution and France's Royal family. The Royal Family from Louis XIV and the construction of Versaille to Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette are really exciting figures, i've read a lot of biographies on Marie-Anotinette and as glamourous as her life was it was marked by sadness. Marie-Antoinette left her home at a very young age to move to France, where she was married to a man that wasn't interested in her, she led a court that oozed glamour and mischief. Her youthful and frivolous nature is addictive, i want to insight this in my final collection. I feel an atmosphere to a collection is vital it needs to evoke emotion in order to be successful.


I'm considering colour for my final project, i'm really loving purple at the minute and thinking that a beautiful lilac would really work within my concept.


Fall 2008 RTW

Spring / Summer 2009

John Galliano is such an inspiring and unique designer, here are two collections from '08 and '09. I not only love Galliano's feminine yet quirky designs but also his attention to detail, every show is new and fresh, from make-up and hair to background and context everything is perfect.

Saturday, 2 January 2010


'If Fashion designers are not creating performance art with their fashion shows then they have been collaborating with theatre, designing the costumes and sets. Costume is an integral part to fashion, it gives designers an ability to be apart of a larger production and intertwines it with the world of dance, theatre and art. Ballet Russe was one of the most influential theatre companies of the early twentieth century. Ballet Russe revolutionised collaborations, integrating contemporary choreographers, composers, artists, designers and dancers. Dali, Picaso, Matisse, Bakst and Chanel were among those who created set designs and costumes for Ballet Rusee. The influence of the Ballets Russes lasts to this day, for example June 2009 saw Karl Largerfield design for the English Ballet Russe. There was vast appreciation for Largerfelds revived and refitted costumes for Apollo and The Dying Swan. Lagerfeld follows in the footsteps of Coco Chanel herself who designed costumes for both Le Train Bleu in 1924 and Apollon Musagete in 1929 in Paris. Chanel was also a supporter of the Ballet Russes founder Serge Diaghilev, due to their personal friendship.

Lagerfeld's design for the dancer Elena Glurdjidze in The Dying Swan was constructed and comprised of 2500 ostrich and a variety of other bird feathers. During the fitting session, Elena Glurdjidze dedicated an exclusive dance from The Dying Swan to Lagerfeld, this collaboration of the two ties fashion closer and tighter with performance art and therefore art.'

This is an extract from my dissertation, here i am linking performance art to fashion. I have found through my research that fashion most certainly has a level of performance art within it and always has, Fashion has a better link to the public then Art does and this in turn does make Fashion a more commercial arena.