Between September 2013 and May 2014 I had no life, but as they say, hard work pays off. Over these 9 months I had to complete my final year project for my Fashion Studies course at The University of Lincoln. The Final Collection was my first opportunity, within my 3 years at University, to design something entirely based on what I wanted to do. I had to complete a collection of 6 outfits inspired by my own concept.
Due to my love of bold prints and colour, I initially wandered towards the idea of a butterfly inspired collection. But as I began to design, I noticed my drawings were drifting away from the delicate; sheer feel of the butterfly wing and more towards a sharp, tailored look. With this in mind, I decided to create a collection focused on the contrasting differences between the aeroplane and the butterfly.
“Soaring: A contrasting collection inspired by the delicacy and detail of the butterfly against the clean, crisp look of the aeroplane.”
So after 9 months, 2 packets of sleepeaze tablets, a whole packet of plasters, numerous tearful phone calls home, 16 reels of thread, 29 metres of fabric and £1,627.94… I’m finished!
I want to thank my parents for the continuous love and support and the financial help, all four grandparents for the encouragement, my boyfriend and housemates for putting up with my 9 month strop, Spoonflower for their quick delivery in emergencies, my 6 models for displaying my work for my final critique, Jess for taking these beautiful photos and Sophie for looking beautiful in the photos.