Sunday, 1 February 2015

What Shape is Colour?

One of my recent projects was working with London based design team, Antoni and Alison. They set us the brief of, "What Shape is Colour". It was an extremely creative brief which was almost limitless apart from a few rules. Firstly you could only use one method of mark-making and secondly you could only use one colour. After tossing ideas around I thought about instead of using a physical shape what about a concept? I then settled on the idea of colour is changeable. What then first sparked my interest was when I was walking around Camden markets in London, I seen these wind catchers and they interested my straight away, as in my head they defined changeability. Below I have shown my design process.


The original video that started the design process.


Starting to create my replica's of the wind catchers.


Development Drawings.


Edited Video of my own work.


Playing with projections on the body.


Fashion Line-Up


Final Design.


Final Product.

My final outcome was really conceptual but I was pleased with how I created it.  All the videos and images were created myself and the Photo Shoot was a last minute creation down an alley! 

What do you guys think?

Thursday, 1 January 2015

All in the detail

A lot has happened since I stopped blogging on my old account, Sew the City. I finished College and then transferred into University to finish my degree in Fashion and Textile Design at Grays School of Art, Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, I am now in my third year, only one more year to go! Yaay! I could go on and on about all the things I have been up to, but why not just show you!

 So I started my third year in September and the first project was titled, All in the Detail. I was designated the assignment of creating a ladies top. The aim of the project was to concentrate on every single detail that went into the design process, how would the garment fasten, would it be structural, if so how would I convey that? It was a challenge, especially as I was allowed to pick only one image to work from.


The above image was my only research tool that I was allowed, I then created fifty fashion drawings based on my image. From there along with my tutor I picked the most successful design and began to draft a pattern to create the garment. 

Some of the designs 
I then created a Toile of my garment, made various adjustments to the patterns and began to create the final garment. 

Cutting out the pattern pieces 
The fabric was already bought by my tutor which was a medium weight cotton blend, I could choose from Navy, Maroon, Yellow and Grey. I decided to use the Navy along with the Yellow as a lining. I then began constructing the garment together. After I created the garment I was then paired with another member of my class who had constructed a bottom, so that together we would have a complete outfit, Myself and Greta then put together our garments and worked on styling and finding models so that we could shoot the pieces in the photography studio. After a lot of hard work I am pleased with how all of the images came together.

So what do you think of the top I created? 

Would you ever wear something like it? 

Let me know! 

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All Images are my own

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

I'm Back!


I am back to the world of blogging! For those who know me from my old blog (sewthecity) welcome to the new and improved blog of moi!And for those who are new and have just came across my blog, then welcome.

I am Becca Shaw and I am creating a blog to brand to my own Fashion and Textile work, there will be a bit of everything from my own fashion creations to my own mad style, and everything inbetween,

In the next coming days I will be uploading some images of recent work, so keep your eyes peeled!

I am excited to start on my journey again!

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List your blog and I will be sure to check it out!