Friday, 24 May 2013

Livingstone studio - 6 weeks in, only 3 left...

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far in London. I have felt very welcome by all the artists in residence and the gallery management. In terms of preparing for my 3rd year of uni, my inspiration is expanding quite well. My travels around London have been extremely helpful for primary research and it has given me a lot of time to go and explore more museums and galleries.

In the past 6 weeks I have been able to create a time plan and a diary of research gathered. This has helped m to determine and control the use of my time as i understand that for my 3rd year i'm mostly on my own! I will have to produce new innovative ideas for fabric with only the help of all my research from the summer, so i plan on making the most of it... i.e. seeing all the parts of London i possibly can (making the most of my travel card as well!) as the experience isn't going to come along again anytime soon and the price to get up to London isn't cheap, which i was originally aware of, luckily!

I'm not sure quite where i would like the research to go yet, as i know that i still have 3 weeks left in London so i feel that i can find a lot more interesting places, and plus i have all summer so who knows what the outcome will be?!

The gallery work has been great fun to create a better understanding of the textiles industry and to think about my possible future business in textiles. I have had the opportunity to meet and work in the same studio with some amazing designers. And also meeting the famous actress Emma Thompson when she came shopping in Livingstone studio one day.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

M&S Lingerie design competition won!

Earlier this year i entered a design competition for Marks and Spencer lingerie limited edition collection. I have been informed today that my designs has won! Very exciting as it was my first competition entered during my time at uni. The designs are created using my own drawings and other digital manipulation inspired by S/S trends and my own research of textures and feathers.
These were the two designs that won: