Friday, 6 January 2012

Final Collection Photo Shoot

I collaborated my photo shoot with my fabulous friend Kiri Nicholetts who was in her final year of photography also luckily had the same theme as me, ‘Baroque and Rococo’.  Brain storming and swapping ideas for photo shoot set a theme as ‘heaven and hell’ theme so having two separate photo shoots to represent both themes inspired by Baroque and Rococo styles.  Kiri built both sets in photography studio.  My friend from home Emma-Jane Corbett currently studying make up and prosthetics was on hand to do hair and make up, with help from her friend Jennifer Newell on the first shoot.

London Graduate Fashion Week

A new start to a new year I thought I would begin by starting my own blog.  I’m a recent Fashion Textile Graduate, like many others still seeking the perfect job in fashion.  My Graduate Collection was shown in London Graduate Fashion Week on the 7th June 2011, entitled ‘Faded Opulence’.
 A printed separates collection which investigates the traditional elements and celebrates the faded glory of the luxurious baroque and rococo styles.  The simple silhouette is consciously paired down to accentuate the sumptuous quality of surface decoration.  Colours reflect and recreate the patina of age, verdigris tints and foiled highlights echoing fade opulence.  Hand drawn prints inspired by church architecture and iron work broken down and washed over, devore is over dyed, dissipating and blurring the image.
 My inspiration was from a holiday travelling around Europe aspects of photography from this were taken into print ideas for my collection.