Sunday, 3 April 2011
WOW SEVERE APOLOGIES for the lack of posts lately. There is nothing worse than a blog that is only updated once every 8 weeks but I'm sure anyone who has been in fourth year of a degree and produced a final honors collection would agree that there is hardly time to eat or sleep never mind keeping up to date with your blog/ website.
So a quick lowdown on the last few weeks. SO much has been happening! I have finally finished my collection well when i say finished every time i finish making all the garments on my line up and get it dressed on models for fittings etc i suddenly want to add more pieces! So the whole collection has became a never ending development process as new and exciting opportunity's keep arising which demand more garments and i return back to the pattern table. I am currently working on another embroidered over sized tshirt and in the process of designing some GIANT knitted one pieces and vests with embroidered raffia, dolls heads and all sorts of scraps and pieces collaged on top.
Last week i also worked with the insanely talented photographers Martin Barker and Ross Fraser McLean on my final shoot which is to be sent off to some extremely exciting publications who have requested images of my collection - although i cant say to much at this moment in time but keep your eyes peeled! It was such a good opportunity to work with the lovely Rebecca Weir from Colours Agency once again as she is one of the most hard working diverse "new faces" models i have ever had the pleasure to work with and never complained once while we shot from 9am - 7pm without breaks on the most demanding shoot ever. I also couldn't believe the way the final make up looks turned out on my models Kevin Mdanga and Rebecca! After only a few emails to the make up artist Eilidh Graham she managed to take the make up to a whole new level on the shoot and push the themes within my collection. This lady has MAD SKILLZ and i cant wait to see her final year make up show in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall later this month! The final shoot was something i have been working on for several weeks in terms of research, mood boards, finished styling and finding the right team to work on this with was so important to me in bringing the garments alive in a shoot therefore i was overwhelmed on the day when everything ran so smoothly and i am sure the photos will turn out even better than i imagine!