Sunday, 29 November 2009

Hey kids! Lets look at INSECTS!

So, I'm currently working on a highstreet project in which I have to choose a trend (La Parisienne) and do some designs based on my trend after putting together a research sketchbook. For my project i've been looking at insects, lovely little insects. Here are some interesting insect facts I have learnt.

  • The longest insect is the walking stick insect which can reach 33cm
  • When the ant queen dies, so does the entire colony because there are no new workers
  • The dragonfly can fly up to 50 miles per hour
  • Mosquitoes prefer children over adults
  • A flea can jump 130 times its own height
  • Honey bees have hair on their eyes
  • Ants have a better sense of smell than dogs
  • If you swap the C and the S in insect it spells incest

Aren't insects good?! I think if I were an insect i'd be an ant, I reckon i'd be a good ant.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Cirque de Cendres

So i've just about finished my element project and gained from it a collection of designs and a few actual garments (dress, oversized t-shirt, cape and harlequin collar). Here are some things that inspired me throughout this project.






Circus themed clothing is really fun, it's really cute aswell and it's not expensive cause all you have to do is throw together loads of fun clothes and poofy skirts, with a tail coat and a top hat maybe... oooh....

Louis Vuitton S/S10

How, how, how, HOW can you go from this... this...

Oh Mr Jacobs, I love you so, your previous work for Louis Vuitton has been amazing and your own label stuff is just as good. I thought you'd just get better and then you went and did THIS!



I fell in love with the A/W09 collection, it was one of my favourite ones and pretty much the whole reason I decided to look at the Parisienne trend for my new project. I was so so excited to see the SS10 collection (sad? meh) and what I saw made me feel like someone had ripped out my insides and shredded them. Perhaps a slight over-exaggeration but it felt BAD.

I don't like the wishy washy colours, I don't like the way the clothes hang, the pattern could be nice but it's just...It's just not okay Marc. Sorry. Also, furry shoes are really bad.

Please do better next time :'(