11 Sep 2011

French Connection

This project was a live competition which I won when I was in my 2nd year at Kingston.

The brief was to design a mid-summer collection based on a festival. I based my project on the Holi festival in India which celebrates spring coming by throwing colour pigment. I thought it was appropriate as Stephen Marks started French Connection by going to India to source embellishment.
I developed a mixture of textures that complemented the randomness of the Holi festival, with splattered prints as well as partially fringed and sequined jackets. Keeping silhouettes clean and simple with asymmetric shapes to create subtle drape