24 February 2014

Scheherazade Collection ▸ ▹ Jumpsuit.

Hey guys!!
So today I wanted to show you my second outfit for the project I've talked to you about in my last post - if you've missed it, click on the link here :)
My second outfit is a one piece, and it's a jumpsuit!
Let me know what you guys think with a comment in the section below!
Enjoy :)

21 February 2014

Scheherazade Collection ▸ ▹ Ensemble.

Hey everyone!!
So today I wanted to show you guys another creation of mine: a skirt and a top for my Thinking it Cutting it (TICI) project. So in the brief we were given a Postmodern designer (if you're wondering what exactly Postmodernism is click here) to research in depth, and then we had to create amongst others a 10 pieces collection and make 'in real life' two outfits. My fashion designer was Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, which I totally ADORE! I was incredibly lucky to have him, first of all because he's an amazing designer and secondly because my aesthetic is very close to his own.
Anyway I will stop boring you guys now…so here are the pictures of my first outfit!! Enjoy :)

So what do you guys think? Let me know with a comment!

x, Val.

20 February 2014

Design development for tailoring - Refined Freedom.

Hey guys!
So as promised in my last post, I'm going to show you some of my design development pages for the tailoring project. I'm gonna start with showing you two pages for my Menswear collection development, and two pages for my Womenswear collection development. I really hope you'll like them! Let me know what you guys think about them with a comment! And don't forget to check out my previous post to see the final result of my Made to Measure project!

x, Val.

18 February 2014

Tailoring Project - Refined Freedom.

Hi everyone!
I really need to apologize cause I haven't been updating my blog in a very long time :(
Let's just say that my life got really busy all of a sudden and I wasn't expecting it! Second year of uni turned out to be more challenging than I thought: I've had two main project, Made to Measure and Thinking it Cutting it, and a minor two days 'challenge' Ready Steady Cut; in the meantime I've had a part-time internship with the japanese designer Satoshi Date (you can check his website here) from early October to the end of November, and I just finished my full-time internship with the British fashion designer Ada Zanditon (check her out here).
Finally I'm having some spare time to pay my full attention to this blog, and I wanted to show you guys some of the things I've done/made in uni during the past months :)
In this post I'm gonna show you guys the coat I've made for my tailoring project, Made to Measure. We had to start during the summer with a very detailed research of tailoring (if interested in knowing more check out my post about a tailored jacket autopsy). We then continued the research after being properly briefed and had to design a full 16 outfit collection for both Menswear and Womenswear. The project lasted 9 weeks and the main goal was to create contemporary tailoring designs, while learning and perfecting the techniques related to the craft of tailoring, creating a jacket/coat from scratch.
So after this looooooong introduction, here is the result!

 Image by Paul Astley published on http://fashiondesignrochester.com/made-to-measure/

 Image by Paul Astley published on http://fashiondesignrochester.com/made-to-measure/

So my collection - and final coat - were based on Scandinavian Design and the idea of the link between men and nature - key element of the scandinavian minimalist design. Apart from using some traditional tailoring techniques, I've used the felting technique - which you can notice on the shoulder area, front and back, using some white wool fivers to represent the snow.

So, what do you guys think of my final coat?? 
Let me know with a comment in the section below! :)

x, Val.

Ready Steady Cut - Project Runway style!

Hi everyone!
I wanted to talk to you guys about this completely insane two-days 'challenge' called Ready Steady Cut, which was a two days workshop I had as part of my course. We were divided in groups and were given a designer each - my group got Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy! I was so happy about it because he's definitely one of my favourite designers - his aesthetic is one of the most interesting out there at the moment, and the quality of his work is impeccable.
So we were given a picture of a garment from one of the designer's previous collections, and we had to make an inspiration board, illustrations and technical drawing and remake the whole outfit from scratch (to look as similar to the real garment as possible).