This collection is unisex and all hand made and all the stitching was to replace a print as I think it's a great sustainable alternative to print the straps were made from old suitcase straps and my concept was about the future and this was the way I imagined a universal future army who protected us from a global disaster this was pre coronavirus.
I want anyone to be able to wear this outfit as the patterns I created was a mixture of mens and womenswear, unfortunately, there isn't a category for genderless collections at Birmingham city university as of 2020 but hopefully, that will change in the future to make everyone be able to design for all genders and as soon as it is safe to do so I will update my portfolio to show how it looks of different genders.
The collection, presented as part of the Final Major Project, is inspired by the Italian politician Gianni de Michelis from the 1980’s. This man used to act professionally during the day, dressing smart for his office job, but he was recognised for having a fun attitude and love for dancing and partying at night.
“Where are we going dancing tonight?” ( Translated from “Dove andiamo a ballare questa sera?” ) is the title of Gianni de Michelis’s publication featuring the best Italian disco clubs from the 80’s, having pages structured as a sort of guide to people.
“Escaping from the daily routine” is one of the key sentences the politician mentioned during an interview about his book.
The final collection shows a mix between a serious working man and a young soul searching for fun and nights out.
As we all grow up on this planet, My inspiration is come from one of my
thought:Dont wanna be a human being, that makes me start thinking about
why I would have this idea in my mind and keep rolling just cannot stop
thinking about it.
one reason is because In my opinion,human being is the most complex creatures in
the world and as a mankind, a lot of burden have being put on the shoulder and lots
of pressure from society as well.which will bring people some mental problem under
the stress either.
As a person who had the mental illness before,i become aware of that a lot of people
nowadays is having the mental problems and most of them still feel shameful
on these kind of illnesess.especially in china.
So for my collection,i wanna make people be aware of mental illness and face
themselves directly,be strong and confidence to conquer it which is also
nothing to shame about.
LOOKING INTO MY LATE GRANDAD'S CAREER AS A GOLDSMITH AND HIS SKILL FOR THE DETAILED AND PRECIOUS. I WANTED TO BRING HIS OWN INTERESTS AND LINK THEM WITH MY OWN OF SPORTSWEAR/WORKWEAR. LOOKING INTO AN ADVENTUROUS CONCEPT WHERE GOLDSMITHS WOULD HAVE TO ACQUIRE THEIR OWN RESOURCES AND MATERIALS. BECOMING TREASURE HUNTERS TO FUND AND SUPPORT THEIR DOMESTIC CAREER. TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION FUNCTIONALITY, ACCESSORIES AND DETAILS THAT WILL ASSIST AND HELP THE HUNTERS JOURNEY. THROUGH THIS RANGE PLAN, THE VIEWER WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND AND BECOME A TREASURE HUNTER AS THEY WILL BE SHOWN VARIOUS GARMENTS WITH DIFFERENT SKILL SETS AND BONUSES.
As an evolving species we tend to live for the future, as we dream of things, we
want to achieve and conquer. And we accept that constant evolution means that
humans are constantly changing and growing both inside and outside. Those
changes on cause society to put people into boxes and categories so, they are “better” understood. Label exists to support the changes people go through from 18 years of age to 35 years old. We believe that those changes cause people to question their identity as they feel a lack of belonging despite of what culture you belong to. Big part of who we are it is the way we present ourselves. Getting dressed it can be pleasurable joyful. We provide a style rather than fashion trends. We shared the idea that once you develop your style you can become more charismatic and confident within. At Label we believe in uniqueness and open mindedness. Since we are aiming to bring cultures.
At Label we do not believe in stereotypes, as is a devise word and tends to put people in ‘boxes’. We are committed on inspiring and motivate those who still finding themselves through clothes. We believe that garments are much more than just piece worn to cover the body. Clothes are the first impression on the first meet before saying any words. We believe that in life on the process of growing people shed many skins in order to find themselves.
All Traces Of Man explores the definitive relationship between nature and industrialism. Creating an environment where natural and industrial elements are appreciated. This collection showcases the manipulation of fabric to recreate corrugated metal, also involving rope detailing and knitwear inspired by nature.
Inspired by two artists, Kate Blacker who explores the relationship to sculpture and painting and Jonathan Jimenez a photographer who's interest focuses on abandoned buildings reclaimed by nature. The textiles within this collection are influenced by Blacker's corrugated metal and mountain paintings, as well as Jimenez's nature photography. These evolved into prints, knitwear influenced by natural elements, as well as fabric manipulated to create corrugated fabric.
This project includes several different elements. A Graduate digital portfolio, a conceptual Look Book, and 3 Final garments that were showcased at BCU Preview Show.
I gained an interest towards winterwear, specifically the safety equipment and accessories used around rock climbing, focussing my collection on men’s sportswear. To establish in-depth research, I explored a range of television shows and books, gaining knowledge in the necessity of safety equipment, primarily related to climbing mount Everest. Inspired by the safety equipment, I contemplated how to adapt the equipment to give it a different purpose in menswear. When developing the ideas into prints, I examined various landscapes and surroundings, gaining the majority of, my inspiration from mountain imagery. I created my print using mountain silhouettes, by drawing out mountain peaks repetitively, created a unique, independent pattern. My research inspired me to use contrasting colours to make the garments stand out. I then continued, on to stand work, which allowed me to experiment with silhouettes, drawing on inspiration from buckles and cords on the safety equipment, constructing unusual shapes, bringing the collection together.
Abenaa's collection was inspired by the shape, siheloette, colour and tartan print displayed in kabuki theatre art that had a theme of revenge. To go with it, the collection was combined with Kill Bill Vol 1, 2 as they shared the same theme, as well as colour and print. Together, the collection has a series of textile prints that are a twist to the traditional Japanese tartan and display a range of colours and compositions.
The collection is strong statement through the oversized fit and layering of the outfits which is inspired by the costumes, kabuki Artists endure during their performance.
WITHIN MY FINAL MAJOR PROJECT I HAVE, LIKE IN ALL OF MY PROJECTS CHOSEN A STRONG CONCEPT WHICH I RESEARCH IN DEPTH TO ACHIEVE A STRONG LINK THROUGHOUT MY PROJECT.
AS PART OF MY FINAL MAJOR PROJECT I BRANDED MY COLLECTION. I NAMED IT HERITAGE, WITHIN THE HERITAGE BRAND EVERY COLLECTION IS A NEW STORY EQUATING TO A NEW 'CHAPTER' WHICH IS ALWAYS THE SUBHEADING OF OUR PROJECTS.
CHAPTER 001 STARTED AT MALSHANGER HOUSE IN HAMPSHIRE.
THE STORY CAME TO MY KNOWLEDGE FROM A DIARY WRITEN BY A PETER, A RESIDENT OF OAKLEY WHICH IC CLOSE TO THE ESTATE. THE STORY IS INSPIRED BY PRINCE GEORGE, THE DUKE OF KENT ALSO KNOWN AS THE LIFE OF BY THE FORGOTTEN PRINCE. REMOVED FROM HISTORY AND SHAMED UPON BY THE ROYAL FAMILY.
WITHIN THE STORY THEIR ARE A VARIETY OF MATERIALS, TEXTURES AND TECHNIQUES THESE RANGE FROM KNIT TO UNIQUE
INNOVATIVE TAILORING. THE WOOL USED IS 100% BRITISH.
During 2020 the entire world suffered from a global pandemic, Covid-19. This included a mass lockdown which disrupted the fashion industry. In January of 2020 it was recorded that the average market capitalisation of apparel had dropped almost 40%, which was a drastic regression compared to the stock market as a whole. It has been said that it could be the biggest economic hit since WW2, but NEO is here to be your very own Housewife and make do and mend. NEO was created with the vision to make a change and be creative with sustainable fashion. This meant we couldn’t see unsold stock go to waste. Being frugal and stylish in times of hardship can be tough but knowing that £140 millions of wearable fashion ends up on landfill each year already we cannot add anymore! NEO is already extremely conscious about landfill, the longevity of clothing, and working alongside charity stores to gather fabrics and reusable clothing. This is and will be a strong foundation to who NEO is. Global Fashion Agender is informing companies to rebuild a more responsible fashion industry after the global pandemic, and we are with them! Survival is key! Therefore, working together, we can lift the fashion industry back on top. Throughout NEO’s brand development many company’s such as ‘Adidas’ and the UK’s leading luxury retailer ‘Flannels’ explained how they are collaboration friendly, and ethically conscious. This then led us to pursue that these two prestigious brands could collaborate with NEO. The aim would be to be given access to all the unsold “pandemic stock” from these brands. All the stock would then be creatively turned into a positive collection framing the fashion movement and global pandemic in an artistic light. This would effectively cancel the overstock crisis and reduce any extreme markdowns as the season changes. To cope with the “new” fashion industry NEO will continue to reuse overstock and or charitable clothing. Creating contractual agreements with other companies and investing profits into charity shops for more clothing NEO will ideally never run out of stock. According to NEO the term reuse can be used numerous amounts of times, therefore even stock that we have created could even be repurposed. Having a circular fashion cycle in clothing is going to be the next step in fashion and NEO is always thinking of new innovative and creative ways to keep the environment safe. With that being said it is extremely hard to be 100% sustainable but with the help of other brands and, working as a team, the pandemic stock will be 100% reused.