Below the Surface
September - December 2017
The focus of this project was creatures and plants that can be found below the surface of the ocean, such as jellyfish and coral. I looked at the patterns, textures and intricate details seen within the jellyfish and plant life, as well as the overall shape of them. My designs were aimed at women between 20 and 50 years old and I designed fabrics for daywear, evening wear and occasion wear, that could be used to produce garments and accessories. The fabrics were aimed at a high-end market for spring/summer 2019.
I aimed to use a variety of both hand-printing and digital printing methods; however, I predominately focused on hand-printing. Overall, I have produced 19 fabrics and they are composed of moreluxury fabrics, such as silk habotai, silk-viscose velvet and sand-washed silk. I have used acid dyes and illuminating dyes, when dyeing these fabrics and when screen-printing, due to the fibre content. Other processes that I have used in the production of these fabrics include; sublimation printing, digital printing, embroidery, laser cutting, foiling and beading.