Friday, 7 October 2011

Some Fashion Inspiration

For my fashion project in Textiles I have chosen to study the 1930's, to find artist connections we went to the Fashion Museum in Bath. We were originally meant to go to the V&A in London, but unfortunately the collection doesn't open until Spring when the Alexander McQueen collection is launched. However the trip was incredibly useful and I came across some fantastic pieces...

1930's black evening dress, made up of a striped net bodice and full skirt. The designer is unknown which suggests the dress was especially made for a grand event. I absolutely love the polka dot netted sleeves decorating the hands beautifully. 

1930's green day dress, with shooting star repeated print, by Victor Steibel. I love the simplicity of this pieces and the collar is adorable.

The museum had a room dedicated to wedding dresses from various era's. This 1930's wedding dress was incredible simple, compared to a beaded and majorly 'sequined' train of a 1920's wedding dress. 

I am absolutely loving my textiles course, even the extended essay section. I have been experimenting with lots of techniques and making some awesome samples, such as machine embroidery, stencilling, screen printing and applique. 

1 comment:

  1. So glad you're enjoying your course Maisy, I have no doubt you will excel in it :) xxxxx