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.

18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful coat!

    Stay in touch with me on BLOGLOVIN

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

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    1. Thanks for the visit Laura! I'm glad you like my coat :)

      Here is my blogloving if you're interested:

      http://www.bloglovin.com/comeclothesvalentina

      x, Val.

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  2. Amazing coat <3 That is totally my style ! Jealous <3

    I hope You will also visit my blog, we can follow and like each other <3
    http://ourloveourpassion.blogspot.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/lovelissey
    xoxo, Lissey <3

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    1. Thanks!! :D
      I'm following you on blogloving :)

      x, Val.

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  3. hello,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, GirlWhimsy! Your blog is cool & I am now following you on Google. That coat is lovely & looks so soft! Please drop by again real soon.

    http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

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    1. It was a pleasure and thank you as well!!
      I definitely will check out your new posts! :)

      x, Val.

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  4. Nice suit dear! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, mind to follow each other? :)

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    1. Thank you, and it was my pleasure, your blog is really cute!
      Following you on bloglovin :)
      Keep in touch,

      x, Val.

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  5. Wow, amazing that you made this beautiful coat! I would totally wear it! :) Thank you for visiting my blog, I am your newest follower on bloglovin and google+!
    www.lettersimpromptu.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh thank you so much! I'm really happy you like it!! :)
      I'm following you on bloglovin and google + too!!
      Keep in touch,

      x, Val.

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  6. Nice coat dear, you are very talented. xo

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    1. Thank you so much for the support Michelle!!

      x, Val.

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  7. Love the coat! <3

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.nl/fabulousstylews

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    1. Thanks guys!!
      Following you on bloglovin! :)

      x, Val.

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