Final year project
Hidden luxury [Read more]
Half garment, denim and silk samples
Top left: Pleated denim stitched together to create lantern shapes with embellishments hidden within.
Bottom left: Double faced silk taffeta with 10,000 hot fix crystals within the pleats and folds of the garment.
Top right: Double faced silk taffeta with embellishments peeping out.
Bottom right: Double faced silk taffeta and denim with hot fix embellishments and concealed hanging crystals.
Denim with chain embellishment with silk taffeta twist insert – hidden element being the wearers skin.
Left: Sheer organza and silk crepe, with inserted zips to hide embellishment underneath, and reveal when wanted.
Right: Sheer organza and silk crepe, with inserted zips to hide the embellished organza and reveal when needed.
Frayed denim strips hanging together with individual loops chained together – hidden element being the skin of the wearer.
Fabric manipulated covering
Silk dupion and denim manipulated to create a ‘flap’ within the fabric with embellished silk organza being hidden underneath – can be revealed by the flap being held up with a hook and eye.
Laser cut lanterns
Silk taffeta with silk dupion laser cut lanterns with embellishments peaking out from underneath.
Silk taffeta pleated and twisted to hide embellishments within with sheer organza inserts.
Individually tied silk organza with metal hoops in sections – hidden element being the wearers skin.
This project translates middle eastern interiors and objects into luxury fashion in the high end sector. Interiors in the Middle East are extremely modest from the outside, but once the doors open a world of luxury goods are revealed. The project also has a hint of florals to add a softer touch and fluid elements to the collection. This project conveys these ideas in a modern approach by subtlety hiding embellishments within or behind fabric manipulations or fabric that has been manipulated to slightly reveal skin. The collection is a cohesive ready to wear line that is a fusion of day wear that can be worn into the evening – a woman that dresses with class with a modern twist.
Final year project
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
July '17 – August '17 Debenhams Buying and Design with the Julian Macdonald team.
o Carried out city wide shop research and presented my findings to the head buyer
o Present trend research
o Forecast trends
o Prepping samples for product manufacturers
o Collected samples from suppliers
Events - Oscar de la Renta
o Assisted Bella Blanca perfume launch
o Set up of event
o Answered questions about the fragrance
July 2018 - December 2018
Head Intern - Embroidery and PR, Suzie Turner Couture
January 2019 - June 2019
Embellishments intern and PR and Press intern, Jenny Packham