Lockdown has been great to catch-up on everything I’d normally find an excuse to do. Definitely helped focusing on designing and completing some projects that kept being disrupted by the many distractions of a “free” life. Continue reading “Agnes”
So, one of my last New Year’s resolutions was to write more often. Guess 2020 had other plans for all of us. Not only have I not written anything so far, the focus has also shifted completely. Continue reading “Made in Scotland – Fashion Upcycle Movement”
A few days to Christmas now. How on earth did that happen?? It certainly felt that 2019 lived me and not the other way around. In reality, lots happened this year and when everything happens too fast it’s easy to feel like time is flying by. So instead of letting such feelings take over, let’s just celebrate the achievements of the year. Key highlights for me: Continue reading “A Christmas Dress”
2019 was heavily marked by climate change discussions. So much so that a “very happy girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future” was named person of the year.
It’s indisputable that the fashion industry has long been one of the world’s largest polluters. Continue reading “Fashion (Re)Served”
So much has happened since the last post… I received the Fashion Design diploma, my best friend got married, I finished the dress I took to his wedding and got my first commission 🙂 Continue reading “The Big Day Dress”
Fashion design is not a process in itself, it’s a combination of different processes and skills like creativity, drawing, pattern creation, cutting, draping, sewing… It isn’t uncommon to find fashion designers that excel at only a subset of these skills and are less comfortable with others.
There are always benefits in any research as it is the means to further understand a specific topic. In terms of the research carried out as part of this assignment, below are the key points of note from my perspective:
- Deepening knowledge on the topic: Researching the designer Paul Poiret (subject) is the path to understanding the topic researched, the motivation, the vision and the creations.
Our current home went through huge renovation work before we moved in. We took some (most) of that work into “our own hands” and needless to say the initial weeks were extremely busy: stripping wallpaper, carpets, carrying waste to the recycling (you get the picture)! It was February 2015. It was cold. It was very cold! Continue reading “The June Skirt”
Paul Poiret was a prominent fashion designer at the beginning of the 20th century, to whom the concept of “fashion as an artform” is attributed. There are two key elements of Poiret’s work that have dictated a dramatic change to the course of fashion history: draping and “freeing” women from corseted garments.