Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Rubber and Silk Collection 2000

These images form part of a collection of clothes designed and made in 2000 during my 2nd year at Central Saint Martins whilst studying for my BA in Fashion Design with Marketing. This was 15 years ago! The clothes are made from a combination of Rubber and Silks using a mixture of gluing and sewing. I loved working with colourful rubber and combining it with these amazingly rich and vibrant silks and organzas. With a lot of persevearance, the final pieces held together really well despite the fact that from a technical engineering point of view these fabrics have completely different qualities and are not designed to work together. My fascination with textiles and the desire to experiment with new materials was behind my going against the grain to combine such opposing fabrics. The photoshoot took place near Camden Town and there is the distinct possibility that in my early days of digital editing I may have over Photoshopped a little!

Clothing: Karina Regazzacci
Photography: (will credit asap - cannot find)
Model: Sandra Erbacher

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Welcome

As a child I was always painting and sketching. I pursued Art throughout school and went on to complete a BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - receiving a Distinction grade. Although I loved Fine Art and Painting, I specialised in Fashion and Textiles because I was fascinated with Colour, Pattern and the tactile nature of Fabrics. I also really enjoyed Fashion Illustration and Drawing. Four years later, in 2002 I graduated from Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design with a BA (hons) in Fashion Design with Marketing. 

My entrepreneurial nature led me to set up a Fashion Label and subsequently start up my own Ecommerce Retail Company. The clothing label spanned everything from fashion design, pattern cutting and manufacture through to promotion and I endeavour to post some examples of past photoshoots on this blog as part of an archive of my work. The retail company involved business management, marketing communications, buying, web wesign and various visual communications skills. These experiences were fantastic but I reached a point where I was too far from my creative calling. I stopped to have children and to re-focus.

I am now returning to my passions of Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design, Illustration and the Visual Arts in various forms. I use Adobe Creative Suite software and am on a constant learning curve.