Illustrator -v- Illustration

Illustrator is the industry standard software for producing technical drawings and this information is used by the pattern cutters to produce the paper pattern.  Here are the Illustrator drawings for some of my last collection.  My inspiration was the Georgian era and I had to design for the Anthropologie customer.       The purpose…

Summer Crochet : Ripple Blanket

I’ve been wanting to make a ripple blanket for some time so I decided this summer would be the perfect opportunity and here is what I made. I used Stylecraft Acrylic chunky yarn with a 6mm crochet hook.  For a full sized single blanket and two cushion covers (still unfinished!!) I needed 20 x 100g…

Felicity Brown : Fashion Designer

We look at lots of fashion designers as part of our course and although you cannot fail to be impressed by the likes of Karl Lagerfeld (for Chanel) and Christopher Bailey (for Burberry) it is the smaller, less well known designers that always catch my eye.  As I have a particular interest in surface techniques, anyone…

Autumn/Winter 15/16 : Colour Predictions

While most of us are enjoying the last of this lovely summer weather and pushing any thoughts of Christmas 2014 to the back of our minds the Trend Forecasters in the fashion industry have already released their predictions for Autumn/Winter 2015/16! Having worked my way through all the information, here is my prediction for the…

Child Labour in the Garment Industry

Despite huge public awareness of where and how our “throw-away” fashion is made it seems conditions have still not improved greatly in developing countries.  This is of particular concern when you look into the use of child labour. According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs “Around 168 million children are…

Complimentary Studies : JFK Essay

As part of our first year we had to choose a subject for our Complimentary Studies module.  We had a huge choice ranging from underwater photography to corsetry.   I chose “Language is a Virus” because it sounded interesting and I knew the tutor from Contextual Studies lectures during my Level 0 year at PCA.…