24 March 2011

DIT Design Awards Photocall

Seven of the Eight Finalists on Sandymount Strand

My design on my amazing model Jessica Pritzel and Umit Kutluks beautiful design to the right

Jessica and I

Jessica without the jacket

More Professional Photos to come!! Exciting!! xxx

DIT Student Design Awards

Last night was the semi-final of the DIT Alfa Romeo Student Design Awards (the best competition for emerging Irish designers)

My Entry "For the Birds" was all beads and bling, and really sparkled on the catwalk. It told the tale of a broken heart, evil revenge and a curse on young love.

My outfit is heavily embellished, the jacket has been embroidered with elastic to create a feathered effect, then hand beaded to achieve the exciting and detailed finish and the dress underneath has also been embellished by hand. The silhouette of the dress imitates that of a bird... even the shoes were inspired by birds talons!!

14 March 2011

another peek...

... just one more picture to keep you interested!

photos coming soon!



Here is a sneak peek of one of my illustrations from my first final year collection... It is really exciting to see it all coming together.

My inspiration initially came from the mesmerizing work of M.C. Escher, especially his work with birds. From there, I dug out lots of pictures of birds, I watched The birds by Hitchcock and even tried to make women birds for my illustrations. I played with manipulating natural fabrics, embelishment and lots of beads to come up with a feathered and bird like effect with out the use of actual feathers...

Stay tuned for more illustrations and photos.