Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Designing with Flowers

I've never been the best at drawing. My fashion design strengths much lie in the manipulation of fabric; creating shapes and forms by draping, as opposed to communicating my ideas through brushstrokes and pen marks. However, as I'm headed to pursue onto a fashion design degree come September, drawing is something I'm having to come to grips with, and to really just get over it.

I love using organic lines and flowing forms in my fashion design experiments. Towards the end of my previous project - titled 'Drape' which I based around flowers - it occurred to me to use the actual form of flowers to inform my fashion designs, their own natural shapes illustrating the way in which the fabric would be draped.

Saturday, 5 March 2016

What I wore to London Fashion Weekend

Victorian frills, turtle and roll necks, this Winter I've really been getting into the high neckline trend. I recently discovered this lightweight crepe high frill neck dress in the ASOS sale and it was one I just could not resist! The loose fit allows the polyester to hang softly over the body, gently creating small folds which stem from the subtle gathering just under the neckline. The frill neckline is soft, gently complementing the small puffed sleeves. These are secured at the wrist with a cuff, keping a smart and flattering style.

I teamed this with my long sleeveless jacket from the brand Mela Loves London sold at Dorothy Perkins. I wanted something to wear over the top of the dress with a bit of print, yet with not too much colour that would clash with its tobacco tone, and this grey grid print seemed the perfect combo!

You can see what I got up to at London Fashion Weekend here.
How are you embracing the high neckline trend?

Dress - ASOS Petite
Sleeveless Jacket - Dorothy Perkins
Boots - Topshop