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Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Whilst getting a bit of research together for my wonderland, nature project I stumbled across these beauties…

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

Graphic Students Sample

These fabric pieces really inspire me to try different types of dying and deconstruction techniques with fabrics.  For my wonderland and fantasy project this could add an antique sense or dressing up box theme.

The link for these beauties and more is…

http://www.graphic-exchange.com/home.html

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Nature In Design

I’ve been experimenting with my illustration style, I started practising a continuous line drawing.  I tried to make the image seem natural and raw.  Some of my illustrations do need colour but for now I like this one just as it is.  I took my inspiration from the artist Lucien Freud and the illustration book ‘Desiner La Mode.’

Raw Illustration

Raw Illustration

I also explored the idea of natural fabrics and textures, from my research I have been collecting in my summer sketchbook.  Muslin is great for draping and manipulating.  It’s rough texture makes it easy to manage, and it’s lightweight structure falls perfectly on a bias cut.  This sample was an experiment taken from a garments detail, at the Madame Gres exhibition in New York.

Muslin Experiment

Muslin Experiment

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Designers Guild

Designers Guild

Designers Guild

I visited Designers Guild whilst looking around London for interesting fabric shops.  As soon as I was inside I spent ages looking through all of the beautiful fabrics and colour palettes.  If you like textiles this is a must…

Established in 1970 by Tricia Guild, Designers Guild designs and wholesales furnishing fabrics, wallpaper, upholstery and bed and bath collections.  The Company is headed and owned by brother and sister, Tricia Guild, Founder and Creative Director. The Designers Guild business philosophy is to combine creativity and innovation with the highest levels of quality: quality of design, product, service and people.

Designers Guild houses over 5000 fabrics and 400 wallpapers.  Although on initial sighting you may be cautious going as a fashion designer, many of the fabrics are in fact suitable for garment construction.  From chiffrons to silks there’s plenty of fabrics suitable for any decorative fashion collection.

Fabric Samples I collected…

http://www.designersguild.com/

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