For my final uni project of this year I am designing a capsule collection. My starting point is who am I? One of the obvious starting points for my research was paper. I blogged a little bit about my paper addiction here.
As I have started to collate paper/envelopes/old photos and books I have decided to focus on the details of the stationary – the fastenings, patterns and colours.
I haven’t designed any garments (on paper) yet but have loads of ideas swimming around in my head.
How’s about a selection of Pinterest highlights? You can have a look at all my Pinterest boards and pins here.
Present and Correct are a great starting point – they create (and pin) some lovely compositions:
I have found lots of different ways of manipulating fabric ( I have a whole board dedicated to the subject!) but I have a few pinned to my capsule collection board that are really relevant:
Innovative textile design with flexible geometric structure using fabric backed wooden triangles – hard and soft, 2D to 3D;
This mirrors the patterns found on graph paper like this:
(image – present and correct).
There are also emerging designers (along with the old masters!) that are using textile innovation to create new and exciting textures and shapes:
‘Void’ collection (2012), Yvonne Laufer, http://www.afflante.com
Yvonne Laufer developed various laser cut techniques based on the concept of negative space. Some cut outs leave space for a second layer or another fabric, others form some kind of modern lace.
Florian Krautli – http://www.creativereview.co.uk
Magnetic curtain with flexible geometric structure that can be shaped into different 3D forms; Florian Krautli.