Sunday, 12 June 2011

Final Collection

These images are of my final collection at Uni; the collection was based upon reptiles and the contrast between soft flowing materials and more structural silhouettes. The print used on the collection is a print I designed based upon chameleons and then had printed onto a silk chiffon which is used on the dress and then a silk jersey which is used for the trousers.

All images taken by Clare Chojnowski

Monday, 4 January 2010

Flat Drawings and Illustrations

Here are some of the flat drawings I did for my Design Development project this year along with the final flat drawing boards and the illustration boards. These designs were based upon the collections created by Rick Owens and his glam grunge look.

Final flat drawing boards:

Final Illustration boards:

Friday, 18 December 2009

Garment Technology

As part of my Garment Technology module we were required to create 5 samples which included a hood, a strapless evening bodice, a puff sleeve, a raglan sleeve and a rever collar.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Rick Owens Research

For our Design Development and Portflio module, we work in groups and research a designer, ours is Rick Owens, we have to find out about them, their collections (present and past) advertising, magazine features, brand ethos are a few pages.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Madame Butterfly

Some photos of the making up process:

The next two images are taken from the Fashion Show and are copyright to Sheila Burnett ©

In September of 2006 when I had just started 6th form we were given an amazing opportunity to take part in a fashion show hosted by the Royal Albert Hall. The Fashion Show was based upon Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly and we had to design, create and model our outfits on the set. We got the chnace to work with industry professionals and find out all about how much effort and organisation it takes to run a fashion show. It was an incredible opportunuity to be given and one which I will never forget. My outfit is the one which is pink, has three layers on the skirt, which each have screen printed fans which I made on them, the hems on the layers of the skirts were fitted with a thick wire to give movement and fluidty to the design, the bodice was simpler with a few flower decorations on it. I also made a fan which was decorated with textural plaeted silk which I then dyed to fit in with the colour scheme.


Her song TiK ToK has been swimming around in my head all weekend, I have it on repeat all the time! I really like her style so here are a few pictures.

Images sourced from

Tuesday, 17 November 2009


These are my A Level Art Exam pieces and some preparation work which we had to mount to display. These pieces were based upon the theme 'Repetition' and I used fruit to show this (with the seeds etc.) I used bright colours so that it would make an impact when it was seen, I used different types of media to make the piece textural and more exciting.