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"From Marnie to Monster" creative fashion show by Fox and Shriek

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Newcastle based fashion house, Fox and Shriek, presented their newest collection "From Marnie to Monster" at the City Tavern on the 17th of July 2014....and what a wonder it was!
From the eerie looking crow, (aptly named Mr. Hitchcock) sitting on the catwalk to the magnificently printed textiles designed by Paul Shriek himself, the show gave onlookers an insight into the majestic minds of this unstoppable pair.
The silhouettes were feminine and powerful. The hair? ...electric. Their was a strong current of femme fatale to their woman, which oozed from each of the models as they chass├ęd around the tables and bar handing out flyers from the show, some orchestrating marionettes and using the audience as their stage. The most interesting of the muses was a woman dressed in entirely in black and surrounded by feathers, she expertly danced her way along the catwalk and around the audience.
Now where to begin with the clothes....?
Personally, the print designs made it for me. There was such a variety appearing in each of the pieces, from a collage of jean pockets to turquoise leopard print and even their own signatures. The textiles were placed on the garments in such a way that not only did it flatter the figure, but it became a stand out item of clothing that could have been fresh from London Fashion Week.
My personal favourite? the turquoise leopard print on chiffon exquisitely pleated into a skirt.
Their were zips and corsetry galore on almost every garment. Paul Shriek really gave the women in the audience a lot to covet, offering every shape of skirt, jacket and bustier in a range of fabrics, including his own prints, PVC and denims.
There was something to tempt the Hitchcock in us all.

Alexander McQueen for Vogue

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

My fashion illustration of an Alexander McQueen Couture piece from his AW09 collection.
Inspired by recycling and trash, this was one of his iconic pieces from that season.
Hand rendered with fineliners and edited with Photoshop.
February 2014.

Fashion illustration of Thierry Mugler Couture '97

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

My fashion illustration of the influential Haute Couture show from 1997
of Thierry Mugler's "Les Insectes" collection.
Hand drawn and rendered with fineliner pens and watercolours.
July 2014.

Fashion Illustration of Guo Pei couture creation

My fashion illustration of a Haute Couture piece by Chinese fashion designer, Guo Pei.
From her "Arabian Nights" Collection
Hand drawn with fineliner pens and watercolors, edited with Photoshop.

Guo Pei Couture Fashion Illustration 2013

My fashion illustration of Chinese Designer Guo Pei's couture creation, also from her "Arabian Night" collection.
Hand drawn with fineliner pens and edited with Photoshop.
Nov 2013.

Guo Pei Couture Fashion Illustration 2013

Fashion Illustration of a piece by Chinese fashion designer, Guo Pei.
Part of the "Arabian Nights" collection.
Drawn and painted with watercolors, edited on Photoshop.

Sewing the collection for A French Fetish AW'13

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

 Garment 1:
Inspired by the sex appeal of the parties and the opposing demure expectations of women.
Ivory tulle and gold lace hand sewn over the bust and cascading down toward the back. 
Gathered tulle skirt starting from the hip line.

 Garment 2:
Inspired by the hairstyles of Marie Antoinette and her fearless attitude towards fashion.
Claret taffeta pencil skirt with a silk halter top covered in gathered strips of ivory tulle creating a "birds feathered chest" of fabric.

 Garment 3:
Inspired by the femininity of the silhouettes from the time period.
My own printed textile on cotton silk in a snug pencil dress with a low back and ending at the knee.

 Garment 4:
Inspired by the silhouette of the fashions in that time period, but updated for modern day living.
The same printed fabric on cotton silk forms a strapless, boned bust and forming a low-V at the back.
Claret taffeta gives an ease to the skirt and great movement in this 50's circle skirt.

 Garment 5:
My finale piece. 
Using my own printed textile on cotton silk in a rich purple and gold and a hand embroidered bodice with over 1000 crystals and 1500m of gold thread that took over 8 months to complete.
Fitted bust with a hand draped skirt of 6 meters of silk fabric, creating a silhouette more inspired by Marie Antoinette herself.


Design Boards for A French Fetish AW13

My graduate collection inspired by a visit to the Palace of Versailles in 2012. 
Using my own photos, I was able to design my own textile to inspire the rest of my collection. Drawing inspiration from the fun and frivolity of the parties that used to take place at the Palace, I aimed to capture the sex appeal, royalty and fashion of Versailles at the time of Marie Antoinette.


Elie Saab haute couture fashion illustration

guo pei fashion illustration

detailed look at my illustration.

Guo Pei fashion illustration

My Graduate Collection, A french Fetish 2013.

Monday, 3 June 2013

"A French Fetish" A/W 2012

My graduate collection.
Inspired by a trip to the Palace of Versailles whilst studying at the Paris Fashion Institute in June 2012.
I printed my own textile design, had an abundance of tulle and spent 8 months embroidering and embellishing a bodice.
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