About Me

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I am a 21 Year old Fashion Design Student studying at the university of Leeds, UK. Fashion is something I am really passionate about as a lot of people already know. I love to travel the world and learn and experience different cultures. Photography and architecture inspire me massively. Music and dance are also something i love. As well as studying Fashion I have also learnt basic mandarin. At the moment and learning French as part of my course. I have recently been studying in China for a month after been successful in a study programme which was the most amazing experience.

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Thursday, 10 December 2009

The British Fashion Awards 2009


LONDON 25 WINNER – Kate Moss




OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FASHION DESIGN WINNER – John Galliano




MENSWEAR DESIGNER WINNER – Kim Jones for dunhill



MODEL WINNER – Georgia May Jagger


DESIGNER BRAND WINNER – Burberry


SWAROVSKI EMERGING TALENT AWARD – READY TO WEAR WINNER – Peter Pilotto

SWAROVSKI EMERGING TALENT AWARD - ACCESSORIES WINNER – Holly Fulton




DESIGNER OF THE YEAR WINNER – Christopher Bailey



BRITISH COLLECTION OF THE YEAR WINNER – Christopher Kane


Thursday, 26 November 2009

Garment Technology

Fitted Bodice


Raglan Sleeve Jacket




Hood







Pattern Cutting


Cutting the fabric from the pattern








Rever Collar













Promoting My Blog



Bag charm promoting my blog.


Keyring promoting the blog.






Thursday, 19 November 2009

Comme Des Garcons



Trend Research





On a visit to Dover Street Market we were unable to take photographs of garments in store so here are some flat drawings i put together using photoshop of the types of garments i saw in the store.


Elusive Identity Mood Board



Inspiration for Comme Des Garcons Autumn/Wimter 2010/2011 Collection


Elusive Identity Fabric Board


Using shapes from the images from the mood board i created garment shapes for my collection.










Study China Programme Summer 2009

I was successful when applying to the Study China Programme in August 2009. I went to a town in the Shandong Province called Jinan which is unheard of to most people. The town is quite well built but is a poorer part of China.


I stayed in Jinan for a month, living in the student halls of Shandong university. I attended lectures which taught us about the culture and economy of China. We also had to learn mandarin whilst in Jinan and had 3 hour lessons every morning.



We had to the live the culture and lifestyle of Chinese students. This meant eating Chinese food for all three meals of the day.... and with chopsticks, not a knife and folk in sight!!
We we given Chinese buddies and families to go visit so that we could get a full insight in to their lifestyles and so they could show us around.



The people of China were really taken to us. We lived a bit like celebrities for a month with our photos constantly been taken and also been stared at. I even appeared on a poster for a nightclub advertising their night.


I had a really amazing experience in Jinan and finished my journey visiting Beijing. I sucessfully graduated from the programme and have memories that will stay with me for a lifetime.