I love the army jacket trend, sported by Versace on the catwalk, showing powerful, strong women! However as-well as the price tag dilemma, an army jacket can seem a hard thing to match with everyday basics. So I went for this jacket by Barbour, with army influences shown just within the details, by the shoulders, cut and the pockets. Yet its subtleness and easy to match black allows it to be worn with almost everything, making sure you get your moneys worth. I went for a messy side bun as its easy, keeps your hair out of your face, while still looking chic. My gloves are from M&S and are made out of cashmere giving that extra luxury comfort, and I love the furry detailing on the cuffs!
My final pieces were inspired by ethnic fabrics in particular Indian Saris. It was influenced by the urban artist Tristan Eaton and Maurizio Anzeri who sews onto old photographs. I created ethnic patterns using hand sewing and coloured pens onto a photograph of my grandma taken in the 1950s. I think it would make a great personalised gift for family or friends.
I am working on my sea collection themed clothes collection. After allot of pinning, invisible hand stitching, cutting and blood, sweat and tears. I have finally finished my crepe de chine bodice with a detachable skirt. I got the dark blue crepe de chine material from an antique shop as it is vintage and then some light blue silk for the skirt. The idea is that with the skirt on it is very sophisticated until at the end of the catwalk the model whips off the skirt to reveal the skin tight leg showing bodice!
Every year Chinese New Year comes around and you don’t have to be Chinese to celebrate it. This year is the year of the snake, 10th February 2013. This year I went along, hoping for some inspiration. What particularly caught my eye were the elaborate colourful dragons. I wanted to incorporate them in to fashion. I wanted women all over the world to express their inner Chinese dragon.