So now I'm in my final year of University and have just completed my minor project and getting ready to move onto my Final Major!!
For my Minor Project I did a lot of research to see what trends were about. I knew I wanted to design for Autumn/Winter 2012 but couldn't narrow down to just one trend so I looked at a few and made them my own. I called it 'Natural Pattern'
I named it this because I wanted to look at Natural things such as Insects, Sea Creatures, shells etc. I wanted to focus mainly on the pattern each thing. For my Research I visited Flamingo land Zoo, Sea Life Centre and Blue Reef Aquarium.
Fashion Research Board and Colour Board
Once I was happy with my theme and my concept boards I began drawing.
Here are my drawing sheets that I created for this project...
Once I was happy with my drawing sheets I moved onto my development. I started off by photo copying my drawing sheets, I experimented with different scale. I then began creating various layouts using the photo copies and making them into repeats, multi directional designs and placement designs. Instead of using my imagery as single images I wanted to cut out the shapes and patterns from them to create more patterned designs rather than have a single image repeated.
Below are two of the designs that I chose to take through into print...
Final layouts and Koda Trace
Final layouts and Koda trace
I created a development book to put all my samples in so that I could see what worked and what didn't work. This helped me see how I wanted my final designs to be.
Pages from Development book...
Once I had experimented with colours different fabrics I had a good idea of how my finals samples were going to look.
As well as doing screen prints I wanted to do digital print.
Here is my final collection...
Here is my product board it shows how I would visualise catwalk models wearing my prints..