Wednesday, April 16, 2014

NEW MENSWEAR



High neck asymmetrical button up jacket. Curved leg pants.

Raw  hem cotton t-shirt.
Hand dyed t-shirt with raw hems.
Drop crotch shorts.

Scarf neck cotton coat.


Multipanel hoodie.

Hoodie cardigan with handmade leather buttons.

Wool buttonless cardigan. Curved leg pants.

Just some of the pieces I have been working on this month.
Most fabrics are deadstock material. Leather buttons from reclaimed leather.
All pieces available from my Etsy store or on Big Cartel.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

EXPERIMENTAL PATTERN MAKING

To be honest, I have been a bit lazy with pattern making the past year or so. Older pattern have been reworked and done a good job. 

Inspired by a library book of Japanese designers (Comme, Yohji, Junya etc), I thought about how I could do something different. 

Most of the the time T-shirts pretty much stay the same. This was a good starting point. Seams are in the usual spot- so I wondered what would happen it there were not in the right place.

Below shows the first T-shirt cut out. You can see the neck-hole in the center piece. The T-shirt is made of three pieces with a combination of seams close to (and different) to standard shirts.




After making a muslin,  the first T-shirt of the pattern is the one below. This is wool jersey. The seams wrap around the body and over the sleeve.




It worked. I'm happy and looking forward to grading and bringing out this t-shirt for sale soon.


The point is looking at regular and standard items and reinterpreting them in new ways. Menswear in general really do stick to classics- the idea is reimage them to create something new.

Something new is always a good thing.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SEXY SHOOT WITH PETER COULSON


Again I am blown away with the beautiful photos taken by Peter Coulson of my clothes. It is a great feeling to know the photographer who has won the Fashion Photographer of the Year at the Canon Professional Photographers Awards (twice!) loves my clothes.
Although we have never meet, he has used my clothes many times- draping them over top Australian models from Vicious Models in Melbourne.
Here is Rhiannon rocking some clothes I made last year. Some are menswear but there is a skirt or two in there too.









You can see more of our collaborations....(some, er, most, are NSFW)