To go with the zipper garments I created a few tags, to help label each piece before it got marked and also to establish a bit of brand identity. It's not what I'm going to stick with but it was good to play around with the images I'd accumulated over the project. I used photo shop to distort images and incorporate some of the little doodles from my sketch book.
I'm doing much blog surfing this week to get together a few ideas for the summer project. Looking forwards to snooping through everyones latest posts!
For my latest project we were covering a brief set up by a clothes company that recycles old garments into new ones (Upcycling). The designers were from 123 Bethnall Green Road in London. Here are the inspiration images from preen, and a few pages from my sketch book. And lastly some of the samples I created from an old bed sheet, some jersey vest tops and a few doilies and silk waist ties given to me by work.
These are the final 7 illustrations that depict the style of the zips and they are overlaying the zipper samples that are all different colours and tones. So each outfit would be using a different zipper colour concept. I hope i've not totally brainwashed everyone with zips!!!! When i go shopping my eyes are now automaticly drawn to anything with zips or zip detailing! It's taking over my life! it's funny because before this project i wasn't overly bothered about zips but i love them now, it's so easy to get sooooo drawn into a project.
To get an understanding of the colour palette I intended to work with I covered my bedroom wall with paper and dripped wishy washy inks down white card. I loved the outcome of the dark metalic gold. I'm still not too sure what colour palette to go with because since i've begun to bleach the navy blue zips i'm loving the totally random colours it's turned the zips. This is the beginings of a garment that i've put onto manny the mannaquin for now.
I am totally Obsessed with grey, especially grey jersey. If I see anything in the fabulous fabric I HAVE TO HAVE IT! So when we got this Joseph blazer in at work I developed a massive love for it. The only problem was that is was £375! To my delight it went in the sale and eventually dropped down to £99!!!!! What I love about it is the tone of gold in the buttons, they are shiny but dulled down at the same time. To ensure we still had it in stock whilst it began to be reduced I hid it in the stock room safely and just before I made a trip to London for my birthday I snapped it up! I can't believe I finally have it! This is me in the hotel room in Kensigton, about to head out for a busy days shopping on a recent london trip.
Here are a few more snaps from the trip. Every time I go to london we always find a new area or a great new hotel. Here are a few snaps from our adventure:
A random desk in the massive lobby of the Raddisson Hotel, Canary Wharf