Wednesday, 15 June 2011

FRM Awards Night

This evening we had an award's night at university and a chance to show all of our work to friend's and family. It was nice to show all of my work displayed to my Dad and to show him how much I have progressed over the 3 years at University.

I came Runner-Up for the Harvey Nichols Award and received a bottle of champagne and certificate. I am very proud of this and will be adding it to my CV and portfolio.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Final Work Exhibition

We displayed our final work for exhibition, 3 posters, one large 2 smaller either side and the shelf was free reign. I kept to my sustainable theme and used an old vintage suitcase cut in half, I used all recycled boxes and paper inside to display my work on. 
I am really pleased with the whole look of my display and thinks it presents my work perfectly. 
A downfall was- I was meant to have my video on display on my stand using a mini dvd player, but unfortunately never received this in the post.  

Monday, 13 June 2011

Graduate Fashion Week

This is my work on display at Graduate Fashion Week. At GFW I had interest from Project Manager at LCF Sunstainability Centre a lady called Cara. She has asked me to submit my work to a Sustainability fashion award which is being judged in July. The winner will receive £1000 plus a chance to showcase their work at a Gallery in London. She has also said my work would be perfect to continue with a MA in Fashion and the environment. This is something I am definitely considering next year, Cara also said there are scholarship places for the course in which my work has a very strong chance if being put forward for it.
I also had the chance to look at the George at Asda stand where they were recruiting. I spoke to a lady about a Trend Assistant role, she took my details and said she will be in touch within the next month.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Back to AP!

After completing a 6 week work placement in 2nd year I was determined to go back, I thoroughly enjoyed the job role and knew it was something I want to do. I have asked to go back and do a day or two a week with them at head office and Emily replied saying she would love to have me back. As of July I will be doing a day or two with AP and the rest at Topshop in Birmingham. I am extremely lucky to be doing both and for both jobs to be flexible around me. 

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Showcasing work at Material Lab

One of the main inspiration points for my dissertation was Material Lab in London. Throughout the year I gained good contact with the Studio Manager at Material Lab- Tenesha Willoughby. In a talk with her early on in the year she said once my work was finished I could showcase it in Material Lab for a few weeks. Material Lab is mentioned in my dissertation a few times, I feel privileged to be displaying my work in somewhere I find one of the most inspirational businesses in the UK.

Friday, 10 June 2011

VMH Final Work

I created my virtual studio on Google Sketch Up, this allowed me to render the photos to look more realistic and also to created a 360 tour of the studios which really helped me visually get across my idea and look of the studio. 

Google Sketch Up was one of the hardest programs I have ever used, but I know it will come in use to me when designing VM windows, displays and 3D visuals.

VMH Studio- 360 Tour!


Thursday, 9 June 2011


The project was to created a new fragrance for the perfume market, research trends, consumers, the market place to launch a new product for the younger generation. 
We launched a perfume called Bloom in conjunction with Kenzo. The bottle was to represent a flower blooming in 3 stages which symbolised at the time the recession, and that better times were ahead.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

New Age Mannequin's

New Age Contellation is a sport inspired trend, premium peices with jersey and a retro sport feel. Aysmmetric hems, blazers, sport style trousers.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Topshop Trend- Nomad

Nomad is a festival trend for spiritual traveller's. Key looks; texture, fringing, aztec, embellishment, tribal silver jewellery. 

Monday, 6 June 2011

Global Sourcing


Global Sourcing allowed us to design a sports range for sports retailer Trek Mates with a younger consumer in mind. From the start process of designing garments to finding suppliers, fabric, spec sheets and range plans. The project allowed us freedom and good industry contact.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Topshop- Colour Clash

Colour Clash is a trend full of block primary colours, based on the current trend seen on the catwalk 'Colour Blocking'. Think Calvin Klien, Clean, Premium Peices, Tailoring in vivid colours. The colours are meant to be clashed, colours that don't go... GO! Key peices include; Premium blazers, tailored trousers and shorts, smart dresses and white. 
Below are some photos of my visual merchandising of Colour Clash in store....

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Visual Merchandising Project

  The project was to design a visual merchandising concept on food for Harvey Nichols. We designed one based on supermarkets & different sections. As shown above aisles, checkouts, butchers and grocery.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

VMH Photography

I wanted to photograph the front of my dissertation so created these letters and hung them from my washing line. I used an app called Hipsmatic to create the effect.