Sunday, 10 April 2011
Friday, 1 April 2011
Below is one of my favourite dress' from the exhibition.
Alexander McQueen's boutique was such an experience. The designer's philosophy was not only reflected in the clothes but in the store itself. I could imagine walking in to the boutique again without it having any clothes in and still knowing whose store it was. I have seen in this season's collection online, but seeing it in real life is so much more exciting. I was lucky enough to see this beautiful silk cape in store. http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/98685I also looked on the high end designer floor in Selfridges. I combed through the Alice by Temperley and Alexander Wang collections as well as Vivienne Westwood's collection. This trip to London has made me want my own collection even more!
Monday, 14 March 2011
On my first day I started off by shadowing the sewing technicians. I watched as the sewing technician put a facing in a linen top. I learnt to take a smaller seam allowance on a facing to reduce bulk around the seam. I was then asked to hand sew a modesty panel onto a corset. Later in the day I learnt how to pattern cut a peplum for a jacket. I then cut it out in calico. I really enjoyed my first day; there was a lot of variety.
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
Monday, 21 February 2011
The Autumn/Winter 2011/12 Temperley show was hosted in the British Museum. The grand setting was reflected in the sexy, sophisticated clothes. I think it is a decadent collection with a strong feeling of the art deco movement. Almost every look is paired with a long pair of leather gloves which gives the collection the edge and danger it needs.