Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Tropical Daze

Wearing: Top from my uni graduate collection Ricorrere Capri, designed & constructed by myself, August Street 'Pepper Shorts'

I realised I write too much; I just get carried away.
This top is a part of the collection I designed and made for my final / graduate collection at uni last year. The theme overall was a southern-European resort vibe; a lot of white and relaxed resort shapes
all in silk fabrics, including wide-leg pants and a tailored jacket and backless midi dress. This tee features a digital print I designed myself; right from a painting in my sketch pad, which also features around the hem of the midi dress. Luckily for me all the pieces I made fit myself, so I have been able to wear them since which is a very rewarding feeling.
The shorts are from August Street's summer collection, and feature an amazing fully-sequinned front. I love the relaxed shape; it gives them an edge they wouldn't have if they were a fitted style, and would end up looking more like a dance-recital costume than a casual daywear piece.