Seeing as the blog is taking a little backseat right now because #thirdyearproblems and over the years both readers and those around me have asked what it is I actually do at University and what it means to be a young designer I figured I’d share my most recent little project with you all. Do bear in mind this was a 10day bootcamp project so not how I always work and was much more simplified and straight forward we were to take an idea from concept through to final garment stages in 10days.My Third Year – What Fashion Students Actually Do
It’s hard to say what happens on a typical day as each day is very different – you can be out finding fabrics, doing samples with your fabrics to see what works and what doesn’t doing sketchbook work to inform your collection, breaking down (this is definitely a weekly occurence), sewing, reading books, pattern cutting, drawing etc.
For this project – I was looking at architecture so I did some work in my sketchbook, I also worked digitally (photoshop, cad, illustrator etc) created some prints, designed various line ups, decided on the look I felt most represented me in terms of my design ideals at this stage, made a toile (a rough draft if you will usually in canvas or cheap cotton that you sew up to see any design and technivcal problems with your garment) and then the final piece.
My final garment was a clean cute two piece outfit with hidden closures. The pants were tailored to sit high on the waist, tight (comfortably) on the bum and then gradually looser.
What Fashion Students Actually Do At University