OUR WORK IN AN ART GALLERY.

In July, my college was approached to have upper year textiles students to take part in a competition to design a piece for the Fashion Freedom exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery. Unlike the  other 3 colleges involved our course decided to team up, luckily I managed to get in a team with the two sickest gals ever; Katie and Helena.

Long story short, inspired by pigeons and their various parallels to suffragettes of the time, we managed to get through each round and finally we are just a week away from the fashion show at the Gallery on Thursday 10th November.

Whilst we have created a garment it will not physically be shown at the gallery as we have incorporated it into a fashion film, of which you can see a few stills below. We all take media of photography and so it felt right to use a visual representation to get our point across, after weeks of hard work it is crazy we have almost finished!

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We have also been chosen from the winning groups in our college to take part in a film which will be featured on the Manchester Art Gallery and 1418-now websites and will explain our pigeon obsession just a little better.

The event is free and on Thursday 10th November from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. So it would be great to see a few faces supporting the Future Creatives movement.

Yssie

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OUR WORK IN AN ART GALLERY.

LONGSHAW WARD.

This week my college were lucky enough to have a visit from Designers David Longshaw and Kirsty Ward.

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Having worked at houses such as MaxMara and Alberta Feretti and studied at the likes of MMU and CSM it was incredibly inspiring to hear how they made it into industry and what their inspirations were. Not only were they incredibly talented but they were also very funny and charismatic and pleasure to listen to.

Their collections include bright colours, statement jewellery and lots of curved lines creating a dynamic silhouette, very ‘Judy Wu’ (who’s shows I saw earlier this year at fashion week) esque!

See their work below.

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Yssie

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LONGSHAW WARD.

NEW BEGINNINGS.

Every year on New Years I don’t really feel much, except for the obligatory hang over. It seems everyone else makes a fresh start but mine has already been made, every September upon my return to education from the holiday period I get a surge of inspiration, which, I imagine, is what everyone else is feeling on January 1st. This month alot of new beginnings are being made, and here they are:

Firstly, I have just got myself a new job which I am extremely excited about. It is at Warehouse in Selfridges. Not only will I get the iconic yellow Selfridges name badge but warehouse has just undergone a major re-branding and I am so obsessed with the new clothes! The Emma Cook range appeals to me on so many levels, not only is it amazing quality but it has taken a turn for the high fashion, fellow Manchester gal Cook has designed a range of ‘unintentional’ dressing where prints and colours clash fabulously. I know I am going to be so inspired working here!

Secondly, I am returning to my final year at college *cries*. For the first time in my life, I have begun to love my education. Whether this is because of the teachers, my passion for the subjects or just me maturing, I don’t know and frankly don’t care something got me the surprising results of ABB and I am so enthusiastic about my projects this year its scaring me a little, but hey, we’ll see if I still feel this way in June…

August saw me go through a breakup, and as you know, I ran off to Spain. Literally turning my own world on its head, and I don’t think my parents have ever been so proud of me. From somewhere I have found confidence to do what I want, whether it be living alone in Spain for a month or fixing my broken down car I am loving it and all the newfound opportunities it is bringing with it.

I also want a new beginning for this blog, my goal is to be a fashion journalist and with dropping English lit at the beginning of college, I have a feeling I have made this 10x harder for myself. So to get back into the groove of writing I have decided to try and post most days on this blog, whether it be about fashion or just thoughts I want to get out there, I think it will be good to exercise my writing more as well as create more contemn that I have thought through carefully.So you have my word, I will try to write most if not everyday as a new beginning for my blog.

I’m also turning 18 this month however you will be hearing more about that in future posts…

Yssie

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NEW BEGINNINGS.

HOLIDAY PT. 2

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You know when you break up with your boyfriend and run away to Spain with your bestfriend? Yeah, was that kinda holiday…

Topless sunbathing? ALWAYS a good idea.

!Local bar owners nicknamed us the cocktail kids!

 

Nothing makes you feel more at peace than good clothes, sun and best friends!! 

Check out Lorna’s blog here.

Hope you enjoyed having a nosy at my holiday pics.

Yssie 

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HOLIDAY PT. 2