Textile and Senses : The photos!!
On October the 15th, I let my fashion ideas loose on a makeshift London runway in celebration of Black History Month. My first fashion show. My first collection. Argh! Sounds funny saying this!
Auditioning for the Great British Sewing Bee and having my mistakes shown on national TV was one thing but designing and creating garments for a concept fashion show was another! I won’t sugar coat this. It was stressful! But I also thoroughly enjoyed the experience and wish to do it again and again!
The theme of the main event was “Success and Achievements” and I choose to channel this theme through a single colour for the collection: Purple
Because of its rarity as a natural dye, purple symbolised nobility and success as far back as the 18th century. Today we still associate those qualities with this regal colour despite it being commonly used in textiles.
“Textile and Senses”
… is therefore focused on textile selection, meaning the colours and emotions associated with particular textiles, rather than the complexity of the design, and construction of garments themselves. The sewing is all my own work and I’m really proud of how the garments turned out.
In the next few weeks I will give you the low down on the work it took to get me there, to make the show a success – from selecting the fabrics, designing the garments, organising the show and styling the look for each garment.
At this point I should thank Great British Sewing Bee alum, Duncan Carter for his eye for styling. He was a precious help throughout the process and on the day was a total professional with the models (my friends), as he was calming and practical in approaching the tasks needed to make the night a success.
See you next week for more insights into each textile, their senses and emotions but until then enjoy the photos!! Don’t forget to sign up to the newsletter so that you miss a thing! Leave a comment. Let me know what you think
Thank you to:
Duncan Carter – Stylist: http://www.duncancarter.co.uk/
Sony P. – Photography: https://www.instagram.com/sonphilo/
Stephanie A. – Digital Marketing: likeapro.marketing
Sesames – Origami for Origami Flowers Photo #12: @
Florise L. – Make up
Thread Head Fabrics @
My friends and models for the day and the helpers: Florise L, Dionne F, Astrid B, Sophia N, Collette V, Alicia M, Muriel N.
I am truly blessed to have you in my life.