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January 26, 2009

Illustrations

Filed under: Work — Tags: , , , , — cfst @ 9:46 pm

So right now I am working on my ‘Metamorphsis Knit’ project with Jess Quinton. My project is inspired by ‘My Abortion’ by Tracy Emin. It is a very quick ball pen sketch and somehow this sketch really kicked my mind off, so I decided to base my whole project and collection on pregnancy and abortion.

However, I am NOT going to design garments for the pregnants, the garments are still to be worn by everyday women with confidence, because the colour scheme is BOO-RIGHT! (Yellow, Aqua and Black). Yes, I stayed away from the cliche red and pink because I didn’t want to use those colour. They can be for something else.

Anyway, enough said, the reason I am posting this mainly is to kick off a little link with The Swelle Life. So I am just uploading some illustrations I have done since starting the Fashion Knit course at St Martins as the first of my more frequent work related post.

Century Knit: A 2 week project, investigating a certain decade of the 1900s and producing a piece of knitted accessories showing your signature knit, or the style you work in. (I have not put in the illustrations of my accessories because I have actually posted the pieces from a photoshoot in my first post in this blog)

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White Project: This is the project which everyone from Fashion BA first year has to do. We were taught how to pattern cut as well as sew on the industrial machines for first two weeks. And with those knowledge we were given three categories to base our project on. I chose ‘Traditional borderline’ and I researched into Gormley’s sculptures. (The last illustration is the garment which I have made)

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Metamorphsis Knit: This is the project which we can research on anything that changes. We are encouraged to work from existing garment if we do not know how to construct one purely with knit. I have done a balero using a baby suit. It came out a little too sweet, but I will be posting photos soon. Anyway, I have made the first two illustrations into actual garment.

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I hope this post has been a good feast for your eyes before I come back with more knit knit knit.

CFSTxx

January 14, 2009

Busy busy busy…

Filed under: Work — Tags: , , , , — cfst @ 9:51 am

So I am back to Uni now… but I felt like as if I have not had a holiday yet… at least not until the end of feburary…

I have been knitting many pieces fo Ada Zanditon (http://www.adaz.co.uk) for her A/W ’09. She is an ethical fashion designer, and works only with organic and ethical material. I have had the chance to work with pure black Alpaca from Scotland. Many¬† many hand knitted panels of basket weave XD

And now, I am also helping Emma Bell (http://www.myspace.com/dollydressup) with three of her knitted Intarsia pieces.

Both of the designers whom I am working for will be showing in LFW. Ada will be exhibiting in Estethica in the main tent for 4 days, and Emma Bell will be having a catwalk with Vauxhall again on the Tuesday. (Ada might also be having a catwalk too, but that is not confirmed)

Above all that, I now have college and I have the pleasure to receive tutorials and help from Jessica Quinton from Quinton-Chadwick. I am really looking forward to this project as well as the rest of the term!

Oh, almost forgot, King’s college organise fashion show every year, in Kensington Roof Garden (Yes, very very posh), and most years they will borrow items of clothing from boutiques, high street stores as well as designers to show case and invite many people, including Models and Fashion designer Scouts. This year, they have invited me to design a collection to show, and it is going to be on the 24th of Feb, Tuesday, 7pm.
I am really looking forward to it, I am really grateful that I already have the opportunity to show to a bigger audience than last time so I must put 120% of thoughts and energy into this!!!

Anyway, back to my knitting.

xxx
CFST

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