Wednesday, 27 October 2010


A few of my favourite boys, all from Models1 and Select. Some I had the pleasure of working with whilst at Arena.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Friday, 16 July 2010

Breathtaking Givenchy

Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything about designers.... However, I felt Riccardo Tisci's couture collection for Givenchy AW10 was a perfect place to begin. His use of ostrich feathers, lace, fur and leathers is not only breathtaking but elegantly luxurious. His inspiration; the painter Frida Kahlo and her relationship with religion, sensuality and her battle with spinal pain. Like every couture artist each pearl and each crystal has been sewn with a purpose and as always the gowns are utterly inspiring.

Monday, 5 July 2010

New Designers 2010.

My 2010 collection, displayed at New Designers London. june/july'10

Monday, 17 May 2010


(above: Texprint article)

(above: Zandra Rhodes, a judge from the previous year)

Today i found out that 4 other girls and i are being forwarded by the university to possibly be interviewed and compete in the international company Texprint that helps young designers gain connections with industry. I'm so honoured to even have been chosen by my tutors to experience this opportunity!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Degree Show 2010

After months of hard work, late nights and early mornings I'm finally finished and here's a preview of my collection.
My tutor said to me today that whilst my work was getting assessed they had mentioned how my designs would look great on Brandon Flowers. That statement alone some how seemed to make the hard work worth it.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Twisted Tradition

Contemporary twist on Barbour style quilted jacket - (unknown source)

Luella - current collection

Barbour - ad campaign

Yesterday i started re-watching British Style Genius, an inspiring programme that aired on the BBC in 2008. Consisting of (i think) about 7 episodes each encapsulating a different British clothing style. Whilst watching the episode entitled "Country Look" i found it extremely interesting how classic, well-respected, British brands such as Barbour and Aquascutum have quite easily translated into 21st century fashion trends. With other designers such as Luella Bartley taking great influence from British heritage brands such as these making classic brands and styles more appealing every season. This is something i definitely aim to explore throughout my collection this year.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Menswear Couture

Okay so maybe mens tailoring doesn't quite fit into the classic interpretation of couture, but so far it is the closest the male species have to it.

Over the years my interest for menswear and tailoring has grown. Working for Harvey Nichols International and Tailoring departments i was able to observe brands such as Gieves and Hawkes. Originating famously from Savile Row, London, the craftsmanship and quality of purchasing a bespoke suit really is a lifestyle choice. Like couture, these pieces will last a lifetime, come from a well respected historical background and above all you will own the only one.

Rachel Freire...

I have chosen a few of her more theatrical designs, which i love. However, Rachel Freire is a designer who i admire on many levels due to the fact she creates conceptual garment designs, whilst maintaining a style that can be translated through to the RTW market....

Thursday, 11 February 2010

The loss of an icon.

It make's me incredibly sad to be posting this, but today sadly Lee Alexander McQueen has taken is own life. An icon in so many ways, paving the way for conceptual, beautifully tailored couture fashion in menswear and womanswear he truly is a genius and will not be forgotten.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

a new check.

a print i'm currently working on... recreating the classic check..

...also, there is quite a lot of detail so have a click to see it up close.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


Heidi Slimane.

Fashion Designer. Photographer. Editor.
I love everything about this editorial, shot for Vogue Homme 2008.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010


a long way to go, but here's an image that embodies the designs i'm currently developing...


Alexander Mcqueen. AW '10.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Gareth Pugh...

... a designer whose work i have been aware of since his inflatable MA Fashion collection for CSM. However, today whilst doing some research i came across some if his RTW designs for menswear...

... i love his varied use of textured fabrics and his attention to detail.

Friday, 29 January 2010

wearable sculpture..

I found this image on my macbook... not sure where i got it from but it's pretty similar to the work i'm currently designing...

Monday, 25 January 2010

It's that time again...

..Paris Fashion Week and here are some of my favourite boys so far...

Paul Smith

Damir Doma

Ann Demeulemeester

Rick Owens

Viktor and Rolf

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

New Designs...

Back to uni this week for our last semester. Doubt I'll be getting much sleep over the next 4months but I'm hopeful it'll all be worth it. I shall also try and post more new work up soon, but until then this is a couple pieces I have been working on... (sorry the images aren't the best quality as took them on my blackberry)

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Having just recently graduated, previously interning for Arena HOMME +, I now work in photographic production. This blog explores my interests, thoughts and experiences.