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.