Elegant Magazine editorial

We made the cover!

Elegant Magazine invites new designers and collaborations to show and express their work. Yet again seeing my collection in print is unreal, as is the photography and styling of this shoot. I love the blue hues which compliment my collection and the doll like poses displayed by the model. They are really inspiring and pure which have a sense of calm and peacefulness.

Heres a sneak peek of the tear sheets however go to http://www.elegantmag.com to purchase the full magazine.

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Photographer: Norbert Pietraszek: http://norbertpietraszek.prosite.com/

Stylist: Georgina O:https://fashionstylistgeorgina.carbonmade.com/
Model: Freddie @ Alan Sharman Agency: http://www.alansharmanagency.com/view.php?id=2380
Hair/Mua: Zaneta Swiatlowska: https://www.facebook.com/zanett.

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Grunge ‘n’ Art feature

Finally it’s here!

Grunge ‘n’ Art magazine issue 3- Vision.

After a long and anticipated wait I have finally received my copy of the magazine which features my collection. It’s great to see my work in print and be featured with other new designers.  I love the feature and the images are great, many thanks to all that contributed behind the scenes.

Order it for yourselves at http://www.grungeandart.com 

         

GFW Best in show 

Another year over, another amazing set of shows. 
After seeing some collections for myself and the remainder are courtesy of vogue online, I have narrowed down the hundreds of collections to my final four favourites. These all have the wow factor in their own little way, whether it be down to the detail, impact, fabrics or prints, I have summed up GFW in one bite size chunk. 

1/2. Best prints; I love the girly pastels matched with oversized and complimenting shapes. The prints are incredible, they are vibrant, bold and work really well with the silhouettes. Slightly sporty but keeping the elegance, this award for me, gets best prints of the show!

3/4. Best casual chic; the latex really completes this collection. The subtleness of the prints layered over detailed garments allows this collection to be classically beautiful. The paint brush strokes adds a more casual feel but only adds to the interest and depth of design. Silver sparks also adds a quirky edge and makes the collection appear almost futuristic.

5/6. Best sports luxe; again prints compliment the layered and contrasting fabrics used. I love the simplicity of the shapes, the colours and fabrics work beautifully together, the knitwear is stunning . The glasses only add to the impact! Sometimes accessories are essential to finish off the look.

7/8. Best wow factor; who are you wearing? A classic phrase by all! This extreme collection brings art and an abstract nature to the forefront of the catwalk. By literally putting faces on garments it is not only clever but also makes an impact and has a lasting impression. In my opinion, this was the most ingenious collection of the whole event!

See the images below for my best in show.

                

Who are your fashion faves?

Graduate fashion week, Day one

Graduate fashion week 2015. The newest generation of young design graduates are given an amazing opportunity for their garments to take centre stage. 

Saturday 30th May.

I travelled to London hoping to see new and exciting ideas on the catwalk. It was a beautiful sunny day and the Truman Brewery venue was a hub of fashion fans. Inside the event were tonnes of university stands, showing portfolios, garments and showcasing student’s work. Along with this, there was a live photography studio, 3D printing room and talks with designers and bloggers throughout the day to give advice and inspiration to the audience. To top this all off, upstairs, and a new addition this year, was the bar. A chance for gatherings to take place and prosecco to be drank, a cool and quirky spot for all. 

 I managed to go and see the Rochester and Birmingham City university shows. 

On the whole, I found many garments unique and interesting from both shows. Prints were a vibrant feature with some beautifully illustrated designs, teamed with heavy bass music it proved an exciting show. However many were very wearable and simple; In my eyes a catwalk is for over the top, exaggerated fashion that could be filtered down to the high street and to gain inspiration for trends. So I will admit that I was a little underwhelmed with some collections. I love to see inspiring pieces that are unique, eye catching and push the boundaries but I believe this year collections have been dramatically toned down.

Below are some of my favourites from the shows I managed to go to. 

1. Love the print scales and layering of this collection. It’s a classic girly dream with glitter and sequins on pretty silhouettes.   

  2. I really like the colour palette of this collection and particularly the masculine and oversized garments. The placement prints also added interest to the garments and gave them depth.   3. Inspiration of maybe America or Las Vegas, this collection seemed literal but had lots of impact. The models were turned into human signs with colourful slogans and wording. It was unique and humorous.   4. One of my favourite garments so far, the interesting mixture of textures saw a simple silhouette but amazing skill. I love the colours and matching shoes!  5. Embroidered mustard leather featured intricate work and skill. Again, a simple silhouette which left all the attention on the detail.   6. I really love this piece, a fine line between wearable and wonderful but the exaggerated pleating works really well. The floral print also compliments the fluid design.

 7. Stripes and spots? No, stripes and flowers! Love this collection. The prints were beautifully placed and the vibrant colours left this being my Number one lasting impression collection. 

 

Stay tuned for my round up of the best of the best over the complete four days of the shows. 

Who do you think should get an Award this year?

Equilibrium 

After a long and exciting wait I can finally reveal my latest collaboration with Stylist Liv Davis is featured in Homework Magazine, Melbourne, Australlia. It sees photographer Adam Jones’ incredible talent of manipulating imagery and creating it into something more beautiful. 

See the full editorial at http://www.homeworkmagazine.com

   

             

Photographer: Adam Jones

Graphics: Max Richardson

Styling: Liv Davies

Makeup: Jocelyn Miller

Model: Amelia @ J’adore

Glitterbomb

I always love to collaborate with photographers and stylists to see how they interpret my designs. But this one was much more unique than I expected. I absolutely love the way the stylist combined my garments in a way I didn’t even think was possible. The images speak for themselves and I am so proud to show them, possibly my favourite sparkliest shoot yet.

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Photographer: Laura Doyle
Stylist: Loren Segal
Model: Amelia Lea

Behind the Scenes of OFW

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DSC_0740I always love behind the scenes shots. They show all the hard work and effort that goes into preparing a catwalk show and the hours of changing and styling involved. Thank you again to everyone at Oxford Fashion Week for all the support you have given me! It was a wonderful experience.

 

Images from Oxford Fashion Week Facebook page.

The manipulation of oneself

Just a few snaps from my final major project – the manipulation of oneself.

It was such a great moment to see my garments in action and the final photos are incredible. (If I do say so myself)

Photographer – Abi Whitehouse

make up artist – Georgina Thomas

Model – Katie Wilson

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