This year, Falmouth University decided to open the 3rd year fashion show with a blast from the past. Falmouth Graduate, Rebecca Jayne Taylor opened the show with a sensational (and brand new) 10 piece collection which combines high fashion with performance sportswear.
“A lot or research went into the Art Deco period and I looked at symmetrical patterns and directional lines. The bold colours that were used and the geometric patterns formed a large part of the inspiration behind the collection.
Working with the waste and surplus materials provided by Gore-Tex meant that I was constantly having to improvise on the design works in terms of pattern construction and colour. It’s not like getting a ready made piece of fabric from the factory that you can cut your pattern from.
Using the laminate material meant that I was able to create functional and technical garments. The fact that I was able to adapt the way in which I applied and heat taped the seams gave me the opportunity to produce designs that had a strong visual effect and the array of colours that Gore-Tex provide added to the overall aesthetic of the collection.
The laminate materials are very easy to work with and it is the technical properties of the Gore-Tex material that attracted me to this “Up-Cycle” project as I was able to be extremely creative and produce functional waterproof garments.” – Rebecca Jayne Taylor
If you want to see more of the work RJT has been getting up to, have a gander at her blog which shows off all her behind the scenes action as well as features and her escapades
Photography: Beccy Nuthall
A nice and simple post showing a few pieces from each designer from this years Falmouth Fashion Show 2013 .
I thoroughly enjoyed this years show and so I thought I would let you guys see a range of looks from each designer to get a glimpse in to the fashion department of Falmouth. There was a really strong mixture of designs, concepts and colours which proved popular with the audience. There was so much variety from each designer which means that there were no two collections were the same… Job well done Falmouth !
All looks are by 3rd year Fashion and Performance Sportswear Design students at Falmouth University
Runway Photography by Beccy Nuthall (2nd Year Fashion Photography)
Playful and feminine womenswear
TODAY’S THE DAY !
As you have probably gathered from my numerous messages, the big day as it’s this year’s Falmouth Fashion Show featuring graduate Fashion + Performance Sportswear Design students final collections before venturing into the big wide world.
There are a lot of great pieces this year, opening with Rebecca Jayne Taylor and Owen Bennet who graduated last year and will be opening the event with a beautiful collaborated collection.
There will also be lots of fashion films and previews from 2nd year Fashion Photography students so it should over all be an excellent event !
The first show is starting in just 10 minutes and the evening show will be starting at 7pm.
Oh, and don’t forget to join us all at Event Square at 9pm, we’ll be in the massive marque put right in the centre which will feature films, photography and collections from the all subjects within the fashion department at Falmouth University.
I will be on twitter + posting photos on instagram all day (as well as tweeting the show LIVE from 7pm) so follow me @HarryJBartlett
I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE !
April’s unisex collection, “Kalopsia“, is a collection all about ethics, aesthetics, function with no compromise.
Design: April Joanna Burrows
Photography: Harry J Bartlett
Model: Elliot Baker
I shot this image of Hilde’s “Lifespan” collection which is a sustainable collection inspired by the lifespan of vintage garments.
Design: Hilde Hundsnes
Photography: Harry J Bartlett
Model: Kym Ellison
A cheeky preview of the Falmouth Fashion Show 2013 I helped style, with clothes from the graduate Fashion + Performance Sportswear designers.
This incredible fashion film was made by Lucy Hawes & Eve McGovren.
Hey everybody, as you may or may not know, the Falmouth Graduate runway show is approaching so better start getting a hold of those tickets now if you can.
The show will be on May 29th with an afternoon, evening and event space show.
£5 for the afternoon show, £20 for the evening, and for the first time (and for free), the show will be broadcasted on a large screen at Event Square so those of you who couldn’t make the show can still make see it.
It’s going to be a great event with some incredible collections from this years graduate Fashion & Performance Sportswear Designers and I hope to see you there !