Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Final Year Portfolio

For the final year portfolio module we had to chose 3 areas of research that could be anything of interest and used as a source of inspiration.

I chose Food & Drink Brands, Architecture of Leeds & Quentin Tarrantino Movies... as you can see they could be as diverse or specific as you liked. We had to produce a research journal for each area.

Once we had collated our research and inspiration we chose 5 fashion brands to design seasonal collections for.

I chose Sibling, Pringle, Urban Outfitters, Diesel and H&M.

We then had to create a customer profile, mood board and fabric/yarn board for each collection to base our designs from. The next stage was design development - pages of sketching garment ideas using inspiration from the research. Once we had plenty of well developed design ideas, we chose the best 24 pieces (for each collection) and then illustrated them professionally for portfolio presentation (see below).



Urban Outfitters



                                                       All work © Julia Handley 2012

Friday, 6 May 2011

Creative Knitwear Project

This term I learnt how to operate an industrial DUBIED knitting machine (much larger and more complex than the small domestic machines we used in the first term). We learnt several techniques on the machines in order to produce a portfolio of knitted samples which we then had to develop further with our own yarn and colour choices, to inspire a design for a new garment. Below are some of my best knitted samples which lead towards the design of my second final piece.