Elvis has left the building

Today was all about white suede trousers.  In our collection of six outfits, this is the second. The top is already made but for some reason I forgot to take any photographs of it before I took it into uni. I will take some pics this week. When I made a toile of the trousers from calico…

Photo Shoot

Wow, what an exhausting two days.  Yesterday we had our group photo shoot and today was spent hunched over the computer producing a fashion magazine for one of our modules. Our collection now has a name – square the circle – and you can see our inspiration and my designs in this post. We originally…

Fabricland Haul

Move over Zoella, who needs a Primark Haul when you can go to a Fabricland shop and buy lots of lovely fabric instead. Have you seen the Fabricland website? It’s bonkers! But if you plough through it you can find some good fabric at great prices.  (No they are not sponsoring this post!!) Do you ever…

Granny Squares on the Catwalk

Who doesn’t love a Granny Sqaure?  Quite a lot of people actually but I love them and I think given the amount of patterns available online quite a lot of other crocheters do too.  They are quick to make, endless in their variety and will happily sit around for years as WIPs until their owners…

People & Gardens Fashion Show

This term the second year Fashion students from Plymouth College of Art collaborated with the Cornish charity People & Gardens who were holding a fund raising fashion show at the Eden Project. Based at the Eden Project’s plant nursery, it gives those with physical and emotional impairments the opportunity to learn all aspects of growing…

The Power of Fashion Brands

How do fashion brands exert power over consumers? When my daughter was 16 she discovered fashion.  Clothes were no longer functional items, they had meaning.  Brands suddenly had an identity and they became her identity.   The quality, the fit and the practicality no longer had any meaning to her.  It was all about the brand.…