Monday, 27 December 2010

My Inspirations...

Hi, there! I trust that you had a wonderful Christmas.




Stepping into the year 2011!!  I am taking this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful New Year, filled with amazing surprises, and a new level of hope and opportunity that will come with it.

I have gathered a few images of things that have helped me in my design work through out the year.










I  read about the great Madame Vionnet in my research. A French fashion designer, best known as the queen of bias cut. Some of Madame Vionnet designs were inspired by the Kimono which she incorporated and translated it into her own Western designs. That inspiration, influenced some of my designs... 













Colour
Product design exhibition at the Angel Design Business Center

Cristianne Lacroix

Texture, Print and Shape















Image from the Product design exhibition













Friday, 17 December 2010

Anna Luks2000 at Face of Fashion4Afrika.

I would start by thanking Ola Shobowale for inviting me to join other designers to take part on an exclusive event, Face of Fashion4Africa model contest. The event was held at the Africa Center in London's Convent Garden, on the 11th December.

All the models were so unique  amazing as individuals and also in what they were wearing.
The models had to compete against each other on four categories; Native wear which was amazing, evening wear, catwalk, and finally faced the firing squad (The Judges) for a brief interview.

It was indeed an honour to be invited to this event. I went there happily just to showcase my designs and nothing else. It was however, a total delight for me, when the model Samira Hashi won the contest and was wearing my design. Just awesome!

Photos by : Rob Sheppard










Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Comme des Garçons - 'pick n mix' s/s 2011/10

Comme des Garcons, one of my other favourite designer, and the likes of Kenzo, Etro, Pucci, and Larcroix, just melt me! When I look at these designers work, its almost like they are not thinking, and that's exactly what I like about them, sheer Madness!! I have lots more designers that I really like, but the ones I have mentioned just complete me.

This time, I have just selected a few of my favourite outfits that I like from Comme des Garcons, spring summer 2011 and ss 2010.
Enjoy!


Simplicity! This reminds me of one of my mums dress.
Love the head piece.
















This is my favourite, U just have to be brave, thats all!!!!







Love this Gauni (dress), awsome!







Welcome to my world of colours n funky clashes!















Can someone buy me this dress pleaz ;)






By Sarah Mower:
"Rei Kawakubo is held in such awe and esteem as fashion's leading conceptualist—and so well known as a woman of few words—that most people wouldn't dare imagine her having a sense of humor". ....... and I thought I was the only shy designer on planet earth (snap Rei!)




Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Colour Explosion Collection

Previously, I commented on designer Doro Olouwu's print, which I though it was similar to mine. I hope you can see the resemblance.




Fabric: Silk Jersey
Model: Jestina George
Photographer: Sonia Marabet Sanches



The Motif: by Mbezi Valentine
Media: Oil pastel




You are looking at a section of a parrots eye.
I must also, give credit to my son, a graphics student, who took his precious time to design this exotic motif for me.

The initial inspiration for this collection., is from the Japanese rope bondage. The print is only one section of the collection, more is on its way. I will for the moment, talk about the print and leave the rest for later as I am still trying to gather this whole project together. Upon building up this collection, I looked at various things and one of them was images on the traditional Japanese silk printing, where a parrot caught my eye and sailed on from there.


I love creating my own prints, by doing this; I believe it provides individuality in ones collection. I also find it necessary to complete my creations by designing accessories, which you will see very soon.


Fabric, digital printed, steamed and left to dry.


This is the fabric, digital printed, steamed and left to dry.


Fabric: Satin silk viscose - Decisions! Decisions!


















Tuesday, 16 November 2010

The Retro Look!

Doro Olowu Spring 2011

One of my favourite designers. What I love about this collection, is the simplicity of it, and yet very chic!
I have have two things in common with Doru; The style, and the love of crazy prints, to summarise this, I call it timeless chic! You either love it or you don't.
Less is more!



Mad print! Just totally in love. This print is kind of similar to my print which you will see very soon, just watch this space. I know some of you have already seen it, just as mad as this one.
Block colours is my trade mark I suppose.



Love the cut, and the clashing of prints, just super!










The bang-on Green is fantastic!


















Totally Retro!!!!