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February 9, 2009

Metamorphsis Knit

Filed under: Work — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — cfst @ 8:35 pm

From my previous post, I posted illustrations from my Metamorphsis Knit project which has ended already. I am a little bit annoyed that I didn’t do as well I have hoped, but it came all together. And I just took some photos of the two outfits on my mannequin. I shall be doing a photoshoot soon, but here’s a little preview.

My first outfit, made with yellow jersey, and black acrylic wool. I need the stripes of black with a little ruffle along the way once in a while inspired by the spine of human.

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My second look which is completely knitted on my machine. My first time drafting out a pattern as well as using a punchcard, but I have to tell you it was fun. It is made with yellow acrylic wool, and the pattern is with black wool and white elastic, so it’s really tight and fitted around the torso area.

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Currently I am on the new project, which is to make 6 jersey toiles in 3 weeks. We have had one and a half week already and I am on my 4th toile, so I am doing ok. My inspiration for this project is from the Liege Railway Station designed by Santiago Calatrava. I love architecture. And with jersey and draping I can create so much with it. However, I didn’t want to just drape on the body, I wanted to push the boundary slightly so I am actually doing lot more paneling on the body. We didn’t have to have an inspiration or source or research but we were given 5 words and it included Body conscious, Angular and Sculptural.¬† Immediately my head sprung to this particular piece of architecture because he was inspired by the woman’s body for the arch and curve of the building. Photos for this project will be coming up soon.

Oh, and I have been busy preparing the last parts for my A/W09 for the 24th of Feburary at the Kensington Roof Garden with King’s college. Hopefully everything will be alright and straight forward. I did some quick test shoots the other day just to show the people what the pieces should look like and worn, and here are some of the pieces. I have 8 looks in total. And I have managed to make all this in 1 month and a half and I am quite proud (because I wasn’t told about this until the beginning of January)

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Anyway, must get back to work, bon nuit.

CFST
xx

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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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