Next Menswear Design: Intern Experience

Recently, I went to intern at the Next Head Office in Leicester for a week. My resonsibilites included: sorting clothes, trend/catwalk research, creating garment CAD flats on Illustrator and making mood boards. It was a great experience to work in such an exciting and welcoming environment. Here is a little of what I got up…

Fashion Illustration

My final project during my second year at university saw me experiment a lot more with fashion drawing. I really enjoyed creating exciting representations of menswear outfits to compliment my fabric samples.

Scribbled City

After writing my own brief to begin my last project of my second year at university, I created a concept around the layered marks and graphic lines of graffiti, wanting to achieve a colourful, streetwear feel. To begin with, I created my own drawings from photographs I had taken to interpret graffiti in a more…

The Fashion & Textile Museum

Looking back through some old photographs, I found pictures from my last visit to the Fashion & Textile Museum in London and the surrounding area in Bermondsey. It’s such a colourful, fun building. The photographs reminded me of some knit samples I made back in first year, so I thought I’d collate them here.

Menswear Swatches – Next Live Project

This term (term 2) focused on a live project brief set by Next. Within a small group, I created a collection of knitted swatches within a larger collection created by combining all group members’ work. Designing for AW 16/17, we focused on a calm, neutral collection inspired by Scandinavian winters and stormy elements. Here are…

final sample development

The above image is a final sample from my A/W 16/17 project for womens knitwear – eccentric colour combinations and textures with a long fringe. My focus was to be experimental with technique and create a playful quality to represent the energy of my ideas and theme. I used racking while laying in yarns to…

zig zags

Some work from my first project this term. Designing for A/W 16/17: I’m so in love with experimenting with colour combinations in zig zag patterns. I wanted to create a sense of fun and playfulness. A visit to Nottingham Goose Fair provided me with some inspiration for this colour combination. A few layed in silver yarns…

colourful fairisle repeat

After a lot of experimenting in CAD, I came up with this mirrored pattern as a modern and brightly coloured take on fairisle.