Fashion Theory & Concept

A few days ago, I had a hand in for one of my main projects for this term. The main focus was to produce 2-3 garments, 12 portfolio pages, a sketchbook, toiles and their appropriate developed pattern pieces.

For my concept research, I decided to look into the idea of “the modern day explorer”, inspired by my summer visit in Lisbon, Portugal. In terms of market sector, I decided to explore the Active/Outwear designing a range of functional pieces. Each outerwear garment has this cohesive design feature of transparency through the choice of fabric such as airtex.

These past few months have been quite stressful however I believe that after looking my portfolio pages that it all paid off in the end.Below are some portfolio pages from this

Portfolio Page 13

Portfolio Page 14

Portfolio Page 15

Portfolio Page 16

Portfolio Page 17

Portfolio Page 11

Portfolio page 12

Final line up with title


Portfolio Pages

Today I spent pretty much all day making a 20 page portfolio for tomorrows deadline. For a more visually creative effect, I added faded collage images on every page background.  I used a mix of primary and secondary images to construct the layout.

Here are some portfolio pages for this terms project:









Design Selection

So its two days until my deadline and hand in my project for this term!  After finishing up my 2000 word report, I am now selecting the sketched garments and finalizing my capsule collection. There are 70 garment designs in total that consist of 35 jacket/poncho designs, 20 tops, and 15 bottoms. Combining the right garments to create an outfit is certainly taking its time! The finalized collection will be posted in upcoming posts.




Sketches for Upcycle Garment

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sketch 1

Sketch 3

Sketch 4

Sketch 5

For the second part of my summer project, I decided to explore upcycle fashion: i.e. creating a garment by using old clothes.

On top, are sketches of design ideas for my garment. I decided to combine two white cotton jersey t-shirts and parts a men’s plaid shirt and turn it into a dress.

I will post images of my final project as soon as I have sewed the whole thing together.