osklen praia RTW S/S 15

Whilst undertaking market research as part of my uni course, I looked at this collection by Osklen Praia and fell in love. The use of the colour in the bottom two designs I thought was amazing. There is an iridescent feel to it and use of harmonious and complementary tones which makes it perfect for high summer. Having looked into WGSN’s Encounter Culture trend, this collection ties in well and has given me an instrumental influence for my design work.

see the collection: http://nowfashion.com/osklen-praia-ready-to-wear-spring-summer-2015-rio-de-janeiro-8099?photo=408847

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Karen Millen S/S16 preview

Whilst conducting market research for my design module a uni, I looked on Karen Millen’s website to see insight into their S/S16 collection inspiration. Looking at this has been really influential for my design brief. Karen Millen’s prints were inspired by artists such as Rothko, Katharina Grosse and Bridget Riley. Some prints were really abstract, with painterly qualities or tropical botanicals. As I have been exploring similar themes in my work, it is really interesting seeing similar designs being designed for a similar target market I am designing for. I am looking forward to seeing these products in store!

View KM’s website: http://www.karenmillen.com/trend-prints/content/fcp-content

OASIS – The V&A Collection

Really loved the V&S collection by Oasis this summer for their SS15 collection. Using more or less one print and adapting it commercially into different product types – this was really infuential when thinking about my final collection. Having visited Westfield, Stratford store it was really interesting to see parts of the range and how it had been VMed. I think Oasis really considered their target customer and suited the brand perfectly.

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“THE PRINT STORY
Designed by:
William Kilburn, 1745-1818

Before turning his hand to textiles, William Kilburn
was a botanical illustrator famous for recreating
naturalistic flowers and plants.”

Link to website: http://www.oasis-stores.com/

Valentino Spring 2015 RTW collection

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Came across this collection on Pinterest and loved the print design work foremostly, which has a strong 70s feel. I love the vivid flowers, the use of one only bold colour per outfit and arabesque forms, conjoined with patch work. I like the combination of laser cut, embroidery, print in the collection used collectively or singularly – some ideas for my final year collection.

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LC:M, The Hospital Club

Had a fun afternoon roaming around the display stands on Monday and came across one collection which I particularly liked by Palmer Harding. The collection entailed really innovative fabric choices, including a stiff foil-like material and a delicate, dotted ‘smudged’ print. I will definitely be keeping an eye on their future collections. An unusual garment was their almost ‘inside out’ jumper with the hems being visible on the outside and the collection’s print on one sleeve – loved it!

The collection can be seen at http://www.palmerharding.com/ss15-men’s-collection

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My fashion print

This is my textile print design from my design module at uni. The inspiration came from oriental, East Asian influences as well as combining current tropical trends. The market level I designed for was high end high street, therefore my target customer profile would be women aged 20-30, with higher disposable income.

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Karen Millen’s Tropical collection

This season, tropical floral prints have dominated the market, with most retailers incorporating some kind of tropical plant into their prints. I believe the best example of this is by Karen Millen. Many of their products have used digitally printed designs which are mirrored. The vibrant colours are truly a step ahead of competitors and there is still a high level of glamour as expected from KM. Unlike some similar products on the market, KM’s jungle collection has strong impact from its highly intricate printed design and the intensity of the colours, which has been achieved with sophistication and strong distinction to competitors. 

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The images are from: http://www.karenmillen.com/urban_botanics/content/fcp-content which shows the collection!