Tuesday, 30 August 2011

London Diary 2 - Tuesday 30th August

So today was my first day of college - loved it! I wore my trusty jersey maxi, a vintage blouse and my fab little Jackie O jacket. Maxi skirts, I discovered, are not practical for tube travel and/or escalators/stairs, in rush hour!

Back into the Charing Cross Road building, for the 4th to last time, before the move to Kings Cross. I still love the thought that Alexander McQueen walked the same stairs that I did...

After the same icebreaker as last year, (which results in a game of who's going to be the first to put pen to paper, and *gasp*, draw!) our first project was 4 separate styling briefs which we had to interpret, choose clothes, pin to mannequin and then document on cameras and in sketchbooks. (Eek, drawing again!)

The four mini-briefs were:

- Wrap and Drape

- Confusion and Explosion

- Volume and Drama

- Constraint and Control

First to be attacked in my corner was Volume and Drama, can't say I'd wear this creation myself but it fitted the bill!

This one was Wrap and Drape, loved the pleat detail on the back of this, definitely my favourite.

Confusion and Explosion was completely out of my comfort zone, but a bit of definition in the waist and I was happy again!

We're getting started on our main project tomorrow, so I shall let you know my plans tomorrow night! I will also post pics of my drawings of these soon, they didn't come out too well when I did them before...



P.S. Got asked to be a dresser backstage for a show at London Fashion Week in a couple of weeks - aaahhhh!!

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