The concept of the Cursed Prince comes from a rejection of the typical representation of men and women in literature through reversing the roles of the hero and his fated. This idea is communicated through the inversion of the traditional tropes of storytelling, focusing on fairy tales. The designs take classic elements and characteristics from fairy tales and twists them with their Romantic counterparts in literature to create a Gothic and evocative collection of fabrics that infer a story through visual elements. The Cursed Prince suggests a characterisation without visually representing this in the fabric. Designed for bespoke tailoring as a reaction to the absence of the dramatic in menswear, the collection focuses on evoking atmosphere and mood, using the wearer as an active protagonist rather than depicting a linear story.
This project grows from the concerns about levels of wellbeing in the contemporary world. A floral investigation explores colours and emotions, to find an ethereal, calming and positive space. Photography and layering explore a dream-like, escapist mood which moves between expressive illustrations and loose diffused effects.
The project creates awareness of endangered animals, that could become extinct in the near future without campaigning. More species each day are added on the endangered list, however people are not aware of this issue. The designs tell a story about each animal, its life and what it could become. The facial expressions are a key feature within the collection. The expression of each animal, provides the emotion behind the work and concept. The fabric samples are aimed at a high end Interior market. My work displays large scale powerful statement motifs, with every design having an underlying message.
The menswear collection is inspired by the lustrous play of colours found within creatures of the natural world. For years, design has been influenced by the brilliant practicalities of nature, and here, iridescence symbolises protection and attractiveness within a species, perfect for an introduction into menswear. Upon observation, there is a need for adventurous colour and audacious design within menswear, which is the motivation behind this collection. Iridescent based animals are juxtaposed with the modern geometric aspect of design, adding a contemporary twist to detailed illustration. The figurative motifs are accentuated by bold colours, providing a new and optimistic approach to menswear.
This collection is Inspired by Egyptian culture and the history behind tombs and beliefs. to bring back the richest culture this collection is encouraged by the blue lotus known as ‘Nymphaea Caerulea’ using bold colours and distinctive tones. The inspiration of art left on tombs and the storeys that where painted throughout them.
I am a recent graduate from Birmingham city university with a degree in Textile Design specialising in Surface Print. I am experience in interiors and hold a creative passion in vibrant colours and pattern making. I describe myself as affiant, active, helpful and creative. My strengths are being organised and able to adapt to various working environments and being energetic and imaginative in my work. I am motivated and driven by different lifestyles of working and being creative to achieve goals. My goal is to become print designer with the knowledge of technical and manufacturing of material and surfaces.I always put 100% focus in to each of my designs digital and hand drawn designs.
This collection is comprised of various versatile interiors and fashion applications in order to affect people’s perceptions and raise the awareness of the environmental impact of HS2. The designs reflect different species and their natural habitats which are adapting radically to the drastic environmental changes made to the planned route. Inspiration has been taken from the core fascination of nature and architecture fiercely battling each other in everyday life and how wildlife persistently adapts to the changes being made by people. In contrast, moving forward in time the big high-speed scheme currently under procedure illustrates how the architectural affair of the need to adapt to the lives of nature in order to create a sustainable future. Overall, the collection considers a sustainable approach transitioning from Autumn/Winter to Spring/Summer for longevity wear of each design.
Each individual print symbolizes a particular habitat and its species the HS2 aims to conserve, reconstruct and intends to enhance the habitats affected by its construction. Primary markings from architectural groundings and observational drawn elements of mammals are fused to create a fresh vibrant palette with exciting compositional prints which transition in tone for versatile wear. Abstract patterns and detailed drawings are integrated to visually stimulate an enthusiastic expression, creating stylized yet conscious designs.
A womenswear summer collection inspired by physical manipulation of flowers and leaves; offering an alternative perspective to the conventional floral patterns found in current trends.
Floral prints are an occurring theme throughout fashion which provided the concept of transforming the ordinary floral print through various processes including manipulating flowers in water, ice, behind a glass and in the reflection of a broken mirror in order to create unique motifs. Inspiration developed from the passion of florals within fashion and the strive to produce distinctive designs. The professional approach to capturing the distortion techniques will demonstrate the time and consideration to producing quality visuals. Detailed drawings will be created from the primary visuals and placed together through composition in the design process.
Attracting young to middle aged women consisting of a colour palette that presents dark grounds with bold and vibrant floral motifs to evoke the feeling of summer. High quality materials such as silk and cotton will give the collection a luxury feel.
Through exploration of the peculiar and picturesque, the hopes of this collection is to become somewhat of a lavish oddity lifestyle brand resulting in a mixed assemble of interior pieces and fashion accessories.
With ‘Curiosity Cabinets’ being the main inspiration behind this project, the compositions created throughout are designed to have a slight dark and obscure sense that is cradled and concealed within more familiar forms of beauty. By camouflaging these unconventional motifs, this will provide the collection with a sense of mystery, therefore achieving the ‘curiosity’ element needed within this project. Collections and time capsules, such as Calke Abbey, are what provides this assortment with the bizarre yet magnificent scenes that drive and influence the designs to move forward. Although some of the imagery may be unsettling, through investigating and experimenting with rich colour, exemplary materials and polished techniques, an overall opulent appearance will be achieved. Combining plush velvets, silks, and deep hues of greens and reds, this will bring together a luxe yet comfortable lifestyle.
Using unusual designs with a touch of commerciality, this project will target those who appreciate design with character and quality, bringing curious, edgy style to their life. Having distinctive, quality design, this collection is aiming towards the higher end of the market that wishes to have a unique and exclusive collection inside their homes.
The aim of this project is to produce a dystopian mood through placements on cloth that will highlight the issue of human impact on the surrounding environment, through harnessing bioengineering and creating transgenic plants (artificially altering their DNA) and to produce fictional illustrations exploring their impact the landscape. Designs should act as a statement through fashion garments, much like visual propaganda, promoting against destruction of current habitats and tampering with science, causing ecosystem corruption and biological mutations.
The human and animal species depend on plants, what will it mean if this goes wrong for us? The propaganda designs of the 1920s, which were used to impact people with current themes as well as Japanese propaganda kimonos, inspires the aesthetic to convey a statement concerning where the future of our world may lie. Design intentions could lead to bespoke fashion but could also have potential to be a wall hanging or art. Tapestries that are used to illustrate stories and themes through fabric are also an inspiration. A surrealist science-fiction aesthetic gives a futuristic undertone to the designs whilst a classical theme is conveyed by the chosen cloths to give a sense of how tradition and normality will be changed. With distressed aspects to produce a look of destruction, along with distorted imagery that exaggerates potential mutations of nature. This is combined with the impressionist painting style and classical painting colours. Dark, sombre hues represent a dark future with the imagery emerging from the background to create an eerie effect, much like portholes through to a future world.
Expressively hand drawn illustrative imagery is developed into multilayered screen prints and digital designs.
Inspired by the intriguing world of natural history collections and cabinets of curiosities
Enchanted by the mystique and wonder of seventeenth century cabinets of curiosities and the passion of natural history collectors, this contemporary collection of surface pattern designs responds to the tradition of
accumulating natural specimens through expedition, trade and discovery.
A hand drawn and personal curation of imagery from such collections is developed into compositions for pattern designs. These hand drawn designs are translated into multi-layered repeat screen prints and laser etched samples. The contradiction between order and disorder shown in the cabinet’s categorisation of organic and novel natural form is explored through the clustered compositions of similar species in regulated patterns.
The colour palette has a nostalgic and classic feel as the combination of tones represents the academia and rich history associated with the cabinets.