This to me is one of the reasons why I admire fashion - the more experimental the design the more I'm excited by it, because it is in these worlds where new ground is broken and new ideas are provoked. Some of my greatest fashion idols include Alexander McQueen, WORLD and Walter Van Beirendonck. All three of these designers push the boundaries of reality and the perception of what fashion is capable of by experimentation.
|McQueen, Platos Atalantis|
|WORLD at New Zealand Fashion Week 2011|
Once upon a time I wanted to be a fashion designer. I grew up around fashion; my mother was a fashion designer and as a child she'd make all her children's clothing herself. This made me appreciate the art and the amount of skill and patience it takes to make a garment.
As I got older though my heart moved on from Fashion design as a career path but my appreciation for fashion lead me to working in the industry for several years during my tertiary education, mostly in retail for two New Zealand brands, WORLD and Egoist.
So this post is about me sharing with you a very small insight into a design of my very own, which was a response to the revealing of the official New Zealand Olympic Uniforms for the 2012 London Olympic Games, which I felt represented New Zealand athletes as fuddy-duddy, boring, conservative, uninspired competitors.
I wanted to see them wearing a uniform that made them appear contemporary, iconic and lively and it had to reflect the nations unique identity beyond just black fabric and a silver fern badge: MORE HERE
|Concept of the design|
|Inspiration behind the design|
|Woman's and Men's formal uniforms|
|Final design of the men's blazer|
|An early design concept of the woman's uniform|
I hope to share more of my traditional fashion designs in the near future, I have sketchbooks filled with drawings, so watch this space!