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12-10-2006
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This is a design that I have done for a contest to get into the Portland Art Institute.
Please be honest! I need any advice I can get.


The contest required an evening/cocktail dress. This was inspire by the 60's.
Thanks!

 
 
13-10-2006
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some new stuff that's currently for sale (click)

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I thought I'd share some of my work


Childrenswear collection, prelim croquis (before they were painted)


Edits of the same collection

Inspiration for the collection was several photos of me as a child dressing like my father (exact suits). The idea of children wanting to dress like their parents, and I had a target customer with the likes of Angelina Jolie and Maddoxx, fashion savy 'city' parents dressing up their little boys in equally city chic clothes for kids.



Menswear collection. We had to design a collection based on a pre-1800 historical costume using a single fabric (i.e. all cotton, all silk, all wools)

I chose to use cotton for a spring mens collection using 12th century catholic robes mixed with american jazz as inpsiraton. I found a great post card (above 2nd image) that gave me a feeling of how I wanted the clothes to look and move.

I didn't want to put my guys in robes because I didn't think that was realistic. To make the looks more modern, I decided to combine the idea of jazz era looks, tilted hats, fitted blazers with baggier pants, with the religious robes lightness, folds and embroideries


inspiration pages


'customer' mood page




Some croquis, details, button designs, accessories and flats


Final looks

I wanted to keep the folds/draping feel of the religious robes, so I decided to make the tops out of knit cotton, slim sillouhette and cut longer so they would bunch up. The bottoms would be wider cut pants made out of light fabrics to give the soft, drapey feeling of robes.

Look 1 - Sheer cotton jersey embroidered shirt (the motif was pulled from a robe in a picture I found of a statue in the 12 century), scoop neck cotton jersey sweater, high waisted cotton polin dress pants and sandals

Look 2 - Black cotton jersey mid length tee, Cotton jersey scarf, Cotton Polin wide leg pant with braided cotton ties at the ankles

Look 3 - Black Cotton Shirting button up with jewelled motif collar closure, cotton jersey 'overcoat' with cotton shirting cuffs, light denim shorts

Look 4 - White Cotton Shirting sleeveless button up with jewelled neckclosure, scoop neck cotton jersey tank, leather cumberbun, Cotton poplin pants

Look 5 - White cotton jersey longsleeved tee with white cotton shirting cuffs and collar, gray brushed cotton trompe l'oeil waist coat, white cotton canvas pants

Look 6 - Low neck white embroidered cotton jersey top with cotton shirting cuffs, black cotton jersey cardigan with reversed buttons, light denim jeans



The current collection I'm working on (knitwear, kids) is based on Where the wild things are

I'm still working on it, but here are some preview pics I posted on my blog


Inspiration, first set of croquis


"Monster" socks, knit "boots", button design.


"Monster" backpack. Body is a basket weave knit, bottom is leather with painted teeth, crown button detail and, you might be able to make out that the entire bag is supposed to resemble the monsters in the book's face.

Sorry for such a long post! I hope you enjoyed some of it. More soon

 
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The top of the dress is beautiful, but I don't really like those stripes on the bottom much. Just isn't very pleasing to the eye for me...

 
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Guys, you should concentrate on doing flat cads rather than incorporating the body. Cads are only used within industry, you should be capitalising your strengths on the garment not the appearance and diffreciation of the model!!!

 
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^ What is a cad? I don't know if I am just being stupid, but I don't recognize the word.

I left the model uncoloured so the dress would stand out more, just like you said, not putting so much effort into the model.

 
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^I think she just means 'flats'
Morningstar did them--it's in this thread. Check this link. He has the fashion illustration as well as the flats. And the explanation to flats

 
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Hey guys, thought I'd share my latest collection I presented today. Got rave reviews from my professor.

Boys knitwear collection, fall. Inspiration: Where the wild things are


mood/inspiration board


Collection: Excuse the large image



Main fabrications: baby alpaca and cashmere.
secondary: cotton denim, cotton cudoroy

Look 1 - Basketweave knit cardian with Crown Embroidery (baby alpaca), Cotton Shirting button up, knit tie (with scepter tie clip), cudoroy jeans, monster socks and sneakers.

Look 2 - Cashmere monsterstripe knit beanie, Cashmere pull with Crown pattern, the infamous Monster backpack - basketweave wool body with yellow and brown leather, gold buttons and white painted teeth detail (made to resemble a monster face), denim jeans and knit ribbed 'boots'

Look 3 - Baby alpaca monster stripe sweater, gold pins (crown, scepter, boat, leaf), denim jeans and knit leather boots.

Look 4 - Double collar baby alpaca henley sweater, cudoroy pants, knit leather boots

Look 5 - Green Baby alpaca knit coat with wooden crown buttons and crown/leaf embroidery, tail chain, denim jeans and knit ribbed boot.

Look 6 - (Jim Halpert) Baby alpaca monsterstripe sweater vest with Gold crown embroidery, cotton shirting button up, knit tie, cudoroy jeans and brown knit boots.

Look 7 - Baby alpaca hoodie with crown aplique, denim jeans, tail chain

Look 8 - Maroon baby alpaca basketweave sweater with black collar, white button up with crown embroidery, (not shown) denim jeans, knit boots

Look 9 - Cashmere crown beanie cap, Gray baby alpaca sweater, knit monster mittens, denim jeans, canvas belt

Look 10 - Brown Cudoroy suit, black and yellow cashmere sweater, brown knit boots

Look 11 - Cashmere leaf motif sweater, denim jeans, sneakers

Look 12 - Monster print cashmere beanie, Denim jacket, Cashmere 'rawr' sweater, denim jeans, sneakers

Look 13 - Yellow baby alpaca sweater, mittens, Brown Cudoroy jeans

and since we're talking about flats..we're required to do them by hand, though we are taught how to do them on the computer.




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Quote:
Originally Posted by fiona_101
Guys, you should concentrate on doing flat cads rather than incorporating the body. Cads are only used within industry, you should be capitalising your strengths on the garment not the appearance and diffreciation of the model!!!
I was wondering about what people working in the industry do... because many time Iv'e had trouble drawing the model... and I'd rather just draw the clothing pieces... But I still should really work on my drawing :p

Drawing skills are absolutley essential aren't they? It's like a painter without a paint brush... Even if you got the image in you're head... it's useless if you can't share it with the world!

 
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all your works are amazing
i drew dis last yr
but is there too much of outlines?
plz comment

 
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Trust me you wouldnt believe how many people there are in the industry who can not draw!! Even when I was at Lcf, some of the students there were drawing round templates. I think people spend to much time worrying about the proportions of the model, hair style and appearnce that they neglect the actual clothing. Cads are flats which are usually drawn in illustrator. There are alot of people within the industry whose design skills are not great, so what they tend to do is photograph elements of a garment and attact to a spec for the manufacturer. There are ways round it, but the model thing is really frustrating to see!!!

 
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Just a bit of advice!! clothes look much better without the model!

 
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heh i love those mouko

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Some croquis, details, button designs, accessories and flats


Final looks

I reallly love those . Theyre really chic, subtle and sexy at the same time.
A bit Marc jacob inspired thought !

Luv ur work .

Ariel

 
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mouko vbmenu_register("postmenu_2413042", true); yr drawings are superb! keep it up!

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