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May 30, 2009

Chunky…

Filed under: Fun, Work — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — cfst @ 11:44 pm

Gosh… It’s been way too long since I last updated! So much have happened in these past few months, competitions, new projects, photoshoots, helping final year… Where do I start?

Well first of all, in the Easter Holiday I was allocated with a Final Year at CSM Knitwear, and we would be helping them all the way through to the graduate show which was two weeks ago. I was paired with Frida Hulten (Who will be working at Mulberry after she graduates! :D) Her collection was really interesting! Lots of round and bubble shape, I was lucky enough to knit a dress and half a jacket for her, and really got to perfect my skills on the machines (both domestic AND industrial! It was scary…)

And after that, we were given two competitions, one was to design a fashion illustration for the tote bags in London Fashion WeekEnd, and the other was to create a T-shirt using an existing one, in hopes to raise money for Oliver, a boy who was going to enroll into our year for Fashion Print but was stabbed in East London and therefore need money for medication for the rest of his life (as he is paralyzed from neck down)
So here are photos and scans for these things.

Illustrations:
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And the shirt, we could do anything so I decided to stick with my knitwear background and do something knitted…. I don’t know if it was sold or anything, I was really busy that day so didn’t manage to go to the one-day only exhibition.. Apparently it was not there from very early on, so either it’s sold already, they lost it… or it’s just somewhere lying around and people couldn’t see it XD

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And then I had a 1 1/2 week project with Syd Bryan, designer from The Siblings. It was a short project but really great fun, tried out so many techniques, I will be scanning in swatches as well as illustrations soon!

And right now, I have a lingerie project which we have to actually knit the lingerie, and I am super excited about. I decided to go all girly and sweet this time (kinda against my normal style) and make a lingerie set that is Marie Antoinette inspired (simply because I watched the film again the other day). The set consist of a babydoll, a high waisted pants, suspenders and stockings. We have two more weeks for this… so.. Wish me luck, I think i would need it! And I will be doing a photoshoot with the final product too, so look forward to that! 😀

Apart from these, I believe this would be the end of my update. Next time I will come back with more photos~ 😀

Cynthia

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April 21, 2009

Toile for the architecture

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

It has been quite a while since I updated here. Easter holiday has flew by, and the term has started again. Only the second day in and we have received two new briefs already. The first one is the usual competition brief, this year, we are asked to illustrate a design for the London Fashion WeekEnd tote bag, inspired by the theme ‘Only in London’. I have vague idea of what I want to do, but my illustrations are not great, plus my style is not the usual Tanya Ling or David Downton… so we’ll see how it turns out.

And the second project, was quite a shock actually, because first years usually don’t get 2 projects, but this one is for a boy who was stabbed in East London in August, 2008. He was due to enroll in BA fashion design with Print at CSM the same time as us, so we are creating and DIY-ing T-shirts for money raising, for the medical attention he is needed from now on, because he is paralyzed from neck down.

Anyway, enough about that, I just realised that I haven’t uploaded any photos from my Jersey Project yet, so here it goes. We had to create 6 looks in 3 weeks time, inspired by anything, but mainly to create a sillouhette. However one of the key word was body conscious, so I decided to play with that. I chose Santiage Calatrava’s Architecture because they are just amazing! And I made 7… had some extra time 🙂

So both I and Aiko modeled. Please excuse my terrible modeling 🙂
Enjoy

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Cyn

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

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