With these pieces, I like the silhouettes of the garments, as well as the way that the printed fabric works so well with these shapes. The prints themselves are strange abstract patterns with interesting textures. I feel that the placement of the printed material has been given very careful consideration. Although the imagery isn’t really anything I want to represent, Helmut Lang’s clothing is inspirational for the attention to detail.
Although I’m not mad on the actual prints (they’re a little bit too cheerful for me) like Helmut Lang, a lot of consideration has been taken into account of the placement of the patterns/prints. Combined with the cheerful prints, Westwood’s garments are reminiscent of classical paintings. I do really like Westwood’s silhouettes as well – as mentioned before the draped shapes would compliment the vanitas/memento mori theme of my work really well.
Leonard Fall/Winter 2014
What drew me to this piece was the draped silhouette combined with the well placed flowers. Although I don’t intend to embroider anything on to my own garments, it’s definitely something I will consider later.
Mary Katrantzou Fall/Winter 2013-14
This dress caught my eye due to the muted colour palette and the floating, transparent fabrics. It has a sombre, ghostly feel which I want to portray with my own work. I am considering using a see-through lightweight fabric such as chiffon or something similar, because I think the way it moves/floats will compliment the imagery really well.
Naeem Khan Spring 2015
Although I don’t particularly like the bright colours, I do like the unusual placement of the print. I can’t help but feel this dress might look even better with a black background.