Sample Boards

With the developments of my samples I have placed them on boards to display them in the final show so many people are able to see my development and understand where I got my inspiration from. I do feel that my FMP has been mainly of me exploring different ways to exaggerate the silhouette and that is the reason why I have many sample boards. I wanted to show all my samples and how I was able to crate my garments. I do feel the samples are the most important aspect of making as you are able to try your theory out and see if the technique would work which then helps you decide if you can carry that technique out in the final collection. 

In my sample board collection, I have picked the samples that link to final collection that ones that I have used to further generate my final collection. Those few samples are the ones that inspired me to create my garments like the way they are. 


In my opinion I have enjoyed picking the ones that I like the most and the ones that I feel represent my garments the most it was hard as I wanted to put all my samples on the board but I picked the ones that are very eye-catching and inspirational. 


Research; Main Sketchbook

In my main sketchbook I have used it for my colour pallets looking at the different colours based on the images I found. I would pick images that have different texture in them then base the colour swatches on the images I have placed on that page.  By doing this it has helped me to get a better understanding of what colours I can use further in my design development stage. The main sketchbook was there for me to crate different colour pallets which would lead me to know what colours I would be using in my final garment, also to further investigate in designer garments and see the type of texture they have on their collections. The main sketchbook also had all the samples that I created to show the process on how I father developed the samples from trying different colours or using different fabric, with this I am able to see physically what sample I can also use in my designs and final garment. With the wide range of samples, I am able to know what techniques I can further develop that could be by using different fabric or colour even by mixing up different samples together to get the coral effect that I am looking for.


In conclusion the main sketchbook was created for me to have a source that I can go back to when I am designing as it has all the texture images, designer research with close up also samples. I can then go back and look at the colours pallets but also see what texture I have replicated in my samples section to further decide if that can go well with my designs. I am happy the way the sketchbook has been developed I feel I have placed all my most important research in this sketchbook and pleased how well I have used this sketchbook in my design and making process.


Research; initial sketchbook

Further in to my research I have done more initial responses that are helping me deiced on what features of the coral I like and what I find interesting to continue in my design developments section but also it is helping me experiment with different colours and textures.

I wanted to try something different, instead of IMG_1867.JPGcreating 3D drawing or focusing on the texture I wanted to see how well I am at doing 2D detailed drawings, with that in mind I created a response of a close of up a coral creature using oil pastels I made sure I was very focused on the detail I wanted to show the shading where the light and dark is but also focus on the way the lines are to show the curves and how the object is not just flat but has dimension.
I really liked doing this drawing it did take a while to do but the end results where amazing, I do feel overall that I could have gone back into this drawing to add more shading this would have given it a more realistic feel to it. My aim is to continue doing detailed drawing as well as the more abstract as well, with more practice I can improve on my drawings and get them to a professional standard. I also think that I should also try doing a digital drawing maybe use the Wacom tablet this way I can say that I have widen my skills in the drawing section. Furthermore, I can take it a step forward and use Photoshop and change the colours show the different colours and use it as a colour pallet for when I am designing.

The next response I did is more of a mixed drawing it has a textile feel to it as-welIMG_1867 - Copy.JPGl as abstract I have carried the technique of the glue gun on this response but I have also added colour swatches to it the different shades of green. when I was looking at the images I collected, in my mind what struck me the most was how I could create the ruffles and creating these pom-poms it gave the affect I was aiming more I also created small finding that I also likes.

Overall I liked the affect I got but I think I could have improved on this page by creating more pom-poms and line them up together covering the page and giving it a fuller affect which have linked more strongly to the images I was referring to. If I had done that I might have been able to get an idea of it would have looked and maybe used it in my drawings also try with different colours to get an idea of how it would have looked in different colours.


Moreover, I continued with the detailed drawings and did a response of an octopus, IMG_1869.JPGI really like this drawing as I have fully used colour I was trying to blend in the colours as much as I can see what comes out, what the colours will be like also to show the movement of the octopus. The  reason for picking this image was because I was interested in the movements of octopus, how graceful they are plus I can use that quality in my work. Overall, I would like to have done more responses on this image as I do feel I could have Photoshop and used bold colours change the image add effects on the image to make it look more abstract this would have shown my digital skills.

The final response I have in my initial sketchbook is an acrylic painting ofIMG_1871.JPG coral rocks, I used the similar colours in the image but also focused on the shape of the rocks as I wanted to show the fine details as my aim is to replicate the surface texture into my designs and final garments.









Research Sketchbook; Initial Responses

Continuing from the last two blog post of my progress of my initial sketchbook I have done more responses in my sketchbook that give me more ideas of what route I can take my FMP and what my overall concept board can be like.

While I was on Pinterest I fond images of coral like responses were the unknown person created using everyday objects found in the house with closer look you are able to see that they have used paper cupcake cases, with that in mind I wanted to try for myself and see what the outcome would be. It was a very fun process also it is very quick and easy to do that I would like to carry it out further maybe try different sizes also use other medium.


I do feel my strength lies within the more structural part of design I do like using different medium that I have not used before but it also gives me ideas of the shapes and patterns that I could crate in the making process how I can manipulate the fabric to link with the reposes I created in my sketchbook.

Furthermore, I also looked at jelly fishes as they are very eye-catching but more in the fashion thinking I found I came up with many ideas for design when looking at jelly fishes from there fluid movements to the shape of them that I could use in my designs. With that in mind I added them in my initial sketchbook. This way when I look back in the sketchbook I can get inspirational from all the coral sea life I researched about.


The next response I did was also a more 3D drawing it was with the thought of how it will feel, in this sketchbook most of my drawings are designed with the thought of how it will feel how I can apply these different mediums to create the different texture similar to the coral undersea.  In this response I have used oil pastel first to get colour then I used the glue gun to create the bumps similar to the image I found on Pinterest which inspired me to create this response. I really liked that outcome I got when I applied the glue on top it looks like the glue is another colour also with the use of tissue paper and watercolours. I will continue with this technique in further experiments that I create as it I s very quick simple but I also believe that I can further develop this technique over time and maybe use it in my designs.



FMP Trend Three


The final trend that I have picked is Coral.

The reason for picking this trend is because of the potential I see in this theme; I am able to fine many ways I can recreate this them in to my design also with this theme I do feel that I will be able to create a strong FMP.  Furthermore, I will be able to collect wide range of primary research as there is a coral reed nearby that I could visit to take images. Coral is a broad concept meaning I will not get stuck on what to do, there are more inspirational imaginary and items then the other two I can get more ideas then any of the other two trends.

From doing a small sketchbook of my trends I was able to create more responses with this trends for instant I used straws to mimic the coral reefs, moreover there is also the sea creatures that I can also look at to get inspirational this theme as many subjects that I can look at to apply into my project I do feel I will not struggle to find inspiration as the sea life is a very board concept.  I was also interested in the wide range of colours there are in coral and how I can use that to my advantage to create a very colourful collection. from the research I have done and the responses I have created I do feel I would be going for the more structural side of designing creating very 3D surface designs and silhouettes which will mimic the movement of the reef and how they move underwater.

Overall I do have more potential of creating a very strong collection if I go for this trend. there are many aspects of coral that I can take and replicate into my project. I will be able to get wide range of ideas for all the secondary date that is on that internet and also in magazines past designer collections on top of that with my own research that I will do when I visit the aquarium.

FMP Trend Two

The second theme that I looked at is royal I found this theme very interesting as I have always been fascinated with what the past women used to wear, more so of the social society reputations how women had to dress within their money status, it is intriguing to see what the ancestors used to wear and how they have changed over time. I have focused my theme towards Greek Mythology and ancient Egyptian what their goddesses would wear and how that is implied to women in modern day.

When I was browsing on Pinterest I found Greek fashion very interesting and inspirational, I mainly focused on the royal gowns. I also had another theme that I would like to combine which is plus size I feel in the fashion market there’s still a gap within plus size. There are not that many garments or designers that specialise in creating garments for curvy women which leads to these women struggling to find clothes in store fit for their body shape. The main issue is many women not having garments that are made to truly be appealing on the figure. I feel by combining this within my theme of royal it will not only give it a unique turnout but it will also be a hidden message of accepting your body image. In my sketchbook I mainly focused on the pattern and texture mainly form crowns and antique wallpaper.


In conclusion, I did enjoy responding to this theme However, it was difficult to get primary images for this theme which would be the problem if I pick this theme for my final project and I do feel I am limited with what I can do within this theme as it is mostly designs and the only images I can use are mostly secondary and I will run out of ideas on what to do further with this theme as there is not much inspirational images expect for royal dresses and complex patterns that could be used within the design development stage.