Monday, 12 December 2011

Final Major Project

My degree show will be held in June 2012 so for my final major project I will be designing a fashion collection for Spring/ Summer 2013. I've started to gather lots of research and here is my mood board. With my degree show being in the summer I want my colour palette to stand out.


My concept revolves around the allergies of summer so to carry on from my Minor Project it is all about being able to love things from a distance. When summer comes around my allergies are heightened due to hay fever. I found a current trend on WGSN called Wonderlab, I want to put my own stamp on the theme so I will look at the microscopic structure of cells and link it in with my allergies. Over Christmas I plan to start drawing from microscopic cells under the microscope and draw from compositions with seeds, flowers and moulds.

Crushed flowers at Clifton Nurseries, London

Under the microscope. The Science Museum, London

Clifton Nurseries garden centre

I have been collecting market research and been inspired by Blugirl's Spring/ Summer 2012 collection. I think the colour palette reflects my theme incorporating the dull backgrounds with splashes of bright colours. This also occurs in Roberto Cavalli's Spring/ Summer 2012 collection. I'm aware that my colour scheme will be on trends for Summer 2013. Also trends will be influenced on the DNA of plants and looking at under the microscope for 2013/14. I looked at Collezioni Trends and stumbled across Elie Saab. I will take inspiration from her couture collections as I love the tactile elements she incorporated into her designs.

Blugirl Spring/ Summer 2012

Elie Saab Couture Spring/ Summer 2012

Roberto Cavalli Spring/ Summer 2012

I visited London for 5 days last week to gather inspirational research. I visited the National History Museum, Science Museum, V&A, Tate Modern and The Textile and Fashion Museum. I also visited Liberties and Harrods to look at high end fabric designs. Whilst there I wanted to take some photographs for primary research so visited Clifton Nurseries garden centre.

V&A shop - love this notebook

V&A Alexander McQueen digital print

Textile and Fashion Museum, Zandra Rhodes

I will keep you updated on how I am coping during these final months at CCAD. Time to go and buy a microscope...

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