At some point in your life you will have only realised “what” you had from the moment you no longer had it. If you’ve ever lived abroad, I bet this is a constant realisation, probably more predominant during the initial years following the move. So, when something you were used to having available, suddenly is no longer as accessible, finding that something is exceptionally joyful.
I bought this vibrant & light fabric in Lisbon last year and have been trying to decide what to do with it. Well, the weather has been kind to us in Scotland and that alone set my imagination, so I ended up going for a summery-style top. After having started it earlier in the week I decided it needed to be finished by Sunday… in time for dinner. Of course, no pressure… Continue reading “A Sunday Roast Alternative”
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.