My final garment that completes my final collection is the "Deserting dress" which is the evening wear choice of my collection. It was quite simple to sew it up after the circles were complete but I just had a problem with the zip as the design lines didn't match, so I tried to improve it by taking more seam allowance off the large side and it worked ever so slightly. I am pleased with how it has turned out as the shoulder has moulded around the shape of the arm feature. The circles seem to follow a certain path even though the design originally wasn't supposed to look like this I think I prefer it this way.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
The brand KEAR & KU have recently divided their label into two halves Kear http://www.keargent.co.uk/, and Ku http://www.kustreet.co.uk/. If your a man looking for formal and evening wear Kear Gent is the place to shop for you but if you like an urban edge to your clothing I'd recommend Ku Street! My personal favourites from each side of Kear & Ku's brand is Ku's black slant sweatshirt and Kear's Moon's tweed donkey jacket. If you like something creative with a concept behind the garment I'd definitely visit http://www.kearandku.com/ and decide whether you are Kear or KU?
I have managed to finish another final garment 1 more to go now! This week I have successfully completed my "Motionless Jumpsuit", even though the textiles within the circles took the most time to do. For some reason it was a tighter fit on the mannequin this time round but I don't know whether it's because I tacked the invisible zip into the seam or the mannequin is slightly bigger than the one I used for the toile. I feel it fits well and now just needs the poppers inserting into the right hand shoulder seam after fittings week and the arm holes hopefully should reduce their size.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF BLOGS
Blogs play an important role in the fashion industry with the purpose of: advertising, setting upcoming trends and promoting a brand and its identity.
The main function for blogs nowadays is capturing street style of fashion students, other bloggers and fashionable people. The Guardian recently wrote an article about fashion bloggers interviewing them on what they gain and how blogging enhances their inspiration. Each blogger has a different taste in clothing and it’s up to them to pick and choose what trends they want to see next season. This encourages designers and brands to follow the trends, so they make sure the trend is in that collection that season.
Another purpose of blogging is to promote and sell whether it’s garments, events, and illustrations. One blogger stated in “The Guardian” article that at London fashion week certain people want to get noticed trying to promote themselves the most fashionable and trendy. This instantly attracted photographers and bloggers to take a picture making the street stylist well known in the blogger world. I have recently, been asked to write a blog post for a company promoting their division of their label and in return I will receive some free merchandise and a mention on their website which works both in our favours. I think it’s a good way to get yourself out there but at the same time your working with a new set of people and learning new writing and marketing skills.
Blogs also promote fashion shows, showcasing the latest collections of designers evaluating who has made the most successful and unsuccessful collection that’s season. A blog I read regularly called “Almost Fashion” mostly writes about couture shows and exhibitions informing the readers what is about to happen and what shows have been.
Being a blogger myself I feel that they are a good way to share with other people what your interests are but also you can learn new information about what is out there in the fashion industry.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
As I had completed my "Senseless Jacket" I thought it would make perfect sense to create my "Time Travelling Coat" next as they are constructed in the same way. This was the most difficult out of the two as there were more panels that didn't quite make sense but I managed to complete the outer shell in the end. The coat was more fiddly with the 1cm seam allowance and the awkward pattern pieces but I do like a challenge now and again! I also constructed the lining in preparation for fittings week so it would be ready to just take in if I needed to.
The main task for last week was to complete my "Senseless Jacket" for my final collection. It was a lot more easier to match up all the design lines this time round and everything fit together a lot more better. I like the contrast of coloured fabric I have chosen and the circles make the outfit bolder and complements the trousers and bodice that the jacket is paired with. This time I improved the curved lines by pressing the seams closed rather than open to give a smoother finish to the overall curved line. I like how the jacket falls and feel it has turned out much better this time as I have took into consideration the 1cm seam allowance and all the seams are pressed the right way. What do you think?
Saturday, 5 May 2012
At the fashion show yesterday I got talking to one of the designers for Kear & Ku which told me what his inspiration was for the latest range. The range was very youthful, urban with a slight sense of sophistication. The jackets were inspired by Donkey jackets which Bin men used to wear in the olden days. The ordinary hoody was altered and experimented with to get a different look which is exciting to see. I liked the collaboration of two contrasting fabrics and thought the collection as a whole was cool and wearable. If you want to check out Kear & Ku's clothing visit them at http://www.kearandku.com/ and you might find something that you like....
Bloggers Sheena ( http://justcallmeshoena.blogspot.com) and Erica (http://mad-about-the-girl.blogspot.com.uk)