BA (HONS) DESIGN FOR TEXTILES

Modern tropics

My admiration of all things bright, bold, and tactile led me to become a printed textile designer. My honours project is a contemporary twist on a classic floral style, which uses colour psychology and uplifting imagery to create a lifestyle collection, which allows the consumer to both look and feel their best- this is increasingly important with lockdown restrictions.
Photoshop is used to create digital drawings, featuring tropical plants, flowers, and birds. Collage techniques are used to create compositions, which are an abstraction of original imagery. Within interiors, large scale repeat patterned wallpapers will feature. Within fashion, there will be a focus on repeat pattern loungewear. This collection focuses on the idea of textiles as an art form. Patterns will develop from hidden shapes found within digital drawings, this creates a unique collection which challenges the boundaries of abstract and figurative.

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I have used themes developed throughout the semester to create my collection moodboards. Focusing on images that have inspired my drawings and the final context of my patterns.

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Using photoshop I have creating digital drawings. Featuring figurative imagery and detailed brush strokes to add natural looking textures in the background.

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I have created abstract versions of my original imagery to help develop the basis for my design development. Focusing on the idea of shapes found within the plants rather than a figurative leaf drawing.

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Some of my favourite patterns, showing interior (green backgrounds) and fashion patterns. I created a sub-collection exploring the boundaries of abstract and figurative design, an example of this is my flamingo wallpaper, I love how this creates a focal point within the collection but compliments my other designs so well.

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I wanted to continue themes developed with my abstract drawings into my final visualisations. Each fashion visualisation shows my patterns at different scales across a variety of garment, I love how these have turned out, they really compliment my collection.

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