Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Final Raincoat Prints for Trend Book

Here are a few of my final raincoat print designs and some trend book pages to show what my finished project looks like. I called the trend book, 'lighten up,' and chose to use really simple linear illustrations to show how they would look and created a few flats on illustrator.
When creating these prints I had trouble trying to decide on my target audience as I felt as though there's nothing really similar out there at the moment. Maybe something expensive for example only a few pieces being made for exclusive sale in somewhere like Selfridges, or mass production of cheap, 'mac-in-a-sac' type of thing that could be sold at festivals.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Liv Tyler for G-Star = Cool as Hell

When I found out Liv Tyler was going to be the new face of G-Star I was excited as I both love the Brand and the actress but couldn't imagine the two going together until I saw the adverts....... amazing! Hopefully this will broaden some people's horizons and not just think, 'chav' when they hear the words, 'G-Star.'

Monday, 15 March 2010

Carol Christian Poell

I really like this work by Carol Christian Poell, he seems to be really experimental with materials and tailoring. I've found out he actually uses materials like blood-dyed leather, bodyplast, plastered leather, and human hair. How I came about Poell was by reading an interview on Aitor Throup and he mentioned that he gets some inspiration from him. When I first looked at some of his leather jackets I thought they reminded me of something I would see in Allsaints for example, but on closer inspection, his clothes are unlike anything i've really seen before, almost artistic pieces.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Aitor Throup

I've been inspired by Aitor Throup since I saw his C.P company stuff, which singly inspired my trend book project and other work. He did fashion at the Met and carried on to do his masters at the london college of art and then carried on to work for Stone Island and C.P company where he re-designed the iconic goggle jacket. Recently he has joined forces with umbro to design the England home and away shirt. Here are a few images that have inspired me.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

T-Shirt Comp

I entered a the boss orange facebook competition, here is my design!!
You can vote via this link: http://apps.facebook.com/bossorange-contest/?tab=viewAndVote&view=detail&order=votes&tshirt_id=368

Good Hood

Here are a few pieces from http://goodhoodstore.com/ that I like and think their style fits in with what I'm doing at the moment.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


A new project, a new 'write-your-own-project-brief.' I've decided to carry on slightly with my theme from last supporting study but add something else. After my first tutorial, Jo suggested I try womenswear... so I agreed as I wanted to try something new. I've decided to create some prints to put onto raincoats. Here are a few print designs and illustrations I've been working on.