Tuesday, 8 December 2009

My Designs, Illustrations and Flats: Yohji Yamamoto

These are my final Boards for my design Development Project, I have designed a Menswear Range for Autumn/ Winter 2010/11 for the Avant Garde designer Yohji Yamamoto.
My Customer Board

My Moodboard and Colour Palette

Fabric board: Strong use of heavy wools, practical and durable quality fabric choices.

Design Development

Following by utility, practical trend with military influences.

My Illustrations

10 Outfits for my Capsule collection, which really capture the feel and my ideas behind it.
These were scanned in free hand work which I altered on photoshop to get more intense colour and a cleaner neater layout.
My Flat drawings

These are technical drawings to show the contruction, stitching details, fastenings, fabric and colour choices for my final 10 outfits for the collection.
These are computer generated as I thought I would be able to create neater and more accurate representations of the garments.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Sonia Rykiel for H&M

On the 5th December Sonia Rykiel launches her design collaboration with H&M

It's the first time a guest designer has created a luxury Lingerie collection for H&M women.

But it's only available in selected stores and I bet they sell out straight away!

The opening show was rauncy and 50's inspired sexy collection was unveiled in Paris with Lily Cole being one of the models.

Featuring the iconic conical bra which has recently made a comeback.
Rykiel signatures include inside-out stitching, black, lace, colourful stripes and knitwear that is key for the brand.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Bridget Riley: Optical Art

For my Assignment 2 in Design Theory I have chosen a piece by Bridget Riley, as I thourght the Optical Movement would be a really interesting topic to analysis structure, composition and form within.

I also really like and have been inspired by her geometric concepts, mainly her black and white art. Here are a some of her best pieces in my opinion.



Cataract 3

Movement in Squares


In these pieces colour, light, movement and disorientation can be achieved through her strategic placement of geometric form causing optical illusions for the viewer.

This post may be about Art not fashion but her work has been used and inspired many fashion creations and in the 1960's when she first started creating her optical art the swinging 60's fashions were happening and Op art monochrome fashions were very popular!