Monday 13 January 2014

Collection 2014 - The Sketches


Each of the final designs you see, all beaded and beautiful starts with a sketch. In fact a number of sketches and bits of paper, backs of envelopes, midnight scrawls, digital scribblings of all the details that make up a single dress. As Paul Smith says, 'you can find inspiration in everything' and in my case everywhere.
Once these many sketches are brought together to form a single garment or accessory the magic really begins with the fabrics. Beads and colours are selected whilst patterns are cut and the sewing begins in a fury to see what the finished dress will look like.

These are the final sketches and a preview of the Divine Creatures collection, 2014.  A set of seven pieces that will ignite the imagination and soon leap off the page into reality.