Friday, 27 May 2011
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
I decided to continue looking at the Victorian theme for my next project in which I made a shoe, This time looking at the Victorian indusrial revolution. For this I visited Armley Mill in Leeds, an old cotton mill which still contained all the original machinery. Through looking at the shapes and parts which make up the machines, it informed me in my designing of the shoe. The client was Kurt Geiger so I had to keep in mind the target market of this brand when I was designing.
So for my elective I chose to do Millinary as I have always wanted to learn how to create hats. My inspiration was Victorian gothic- think of Sweeney Todd and the costumes that Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter wore. This inspiration came from Yohji Yamamotos 2007 Spring/Summer collection where there was a Victorian androgynous feel to the show.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
I saw this shoe in Harvey Nichols in Leeds and I think it is so beautiful- a work of art. Designed for the Alexander McQueen collection it is made from metallic covered leather to look like it is crafted from gold- the picture really does not do the shoe justice. When you look at it for real, it appears as though it is actually made from gold.