In this project i used the words smash it clash it and was inspired by floral natural forms especially ones which i gained images and inspiration from at Kew Gardens. This really influenced my worked and pointed me towards designers and textile artists whom also used floral as a starting point to their work. i was really inspired by Zandra Rhodes, Karden Hickey and Simone Rocha to name a few. I created final pieces which reflected my brief and also aimed towards a spring summer haute couture collection.
Final Sample orange flowers
Here i used a white cotton fabric and painted the floral design on. Then i cut petals from hand painted fabric and sitched them on with seed beads and bigger beads. This was inspired by a Kew photo.
Final Sample floral lace
Here i used dissolvable fabric to create this lace design with pink and red thread and beaded centers. Inspired by a motif from my potato printing.
Final sample Karen Hickey flowers
Here i used a white cotton background and used the free machine setting to sew flowers inpired by my drawing on Karen Hickey work. I added black seed beads and used a lightweight synthetic sheer fabric to the top and bottom.
Final sample reverse applique flowers
Here i used an orange felt and a lightweight pink cotton behind to create this reverse applique design. I used the cornelly machine moss stitch to add texture inspired by Zandra Rhodes swiggly lines. I added seed bead detail embellishments.
Drawing Karen Hickey design
Here i used procreate to design a pattern from my Karen Hickey research
Drawing pink floral
Here i used coloured paper and pen ink to design this idea inspired by Zandra Rhodes and Kew motifs
Kew image orange and pink flowers
This is one of the images i took from Kew
Drawing karen hickey inspiration
i used oil pastels to create this piece inspired by Karen's work
Drawing orange and green floral
Final Sample purple and pink floral
Here i used purple felt and then stitched flowers onto it. I hand painted bigger purple flowers and added beads in the centers. I then embellished with beading.
Final piece pink princess pleater
Here i wanted to respond to the really close up detail of a texture in a flower. The princess pleater created almost segments like in the petals.
Drawing lace idea development
Here i used procreate to develop my potato print design onto digital design.
Kew Gardens purple and pink flower
Here is another image which inspired me from Kew.
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