To say it has been busy is a bit of an understatement. But finally, my last ever project at uni is all handed in and I can do a bit of a catch up.
Where to start...
Final Major Project
Setting up for hand in.
Photo thanks to Michelle Frame
My bay ready for hand in.
In the midst of completing my project, I also stumbled upon some of the work that I sold last year at the Indigo trade show in Paris. This was a HUGE shock and I think that the comments I got from people over on my Facebook page overwhelmed me even more than seeing my work! It was lovely to get such positive feedback.
On the left, is the work that I sold and the two images on the right are the garment that has been put into production.
Another design of mine that I sold, now in production as a long sleeved top and a vest.
Take a look at their website: Sidecar
And, even better, one of my closest friends from uni then found the work that she had sold also in production!
Here's a link to her Facebook page: Ashley Wilson. She does THE MOST amazing drawings, take a look.
It was good news all round and I'm sure we managed to fit in a celebratory drink in somewhere. Even if it was just a cup of tea on a 15 min break!
Photo thanks to Michelle Frame.
This lead to us both having an article written about us in our local papers. Exciting!
Also, my course took our work to the New York trade show, Surtex in May where I have gained a few contacts that I need to follow up!
Eventually, on Thursday it was our degree show. Everyone's work is FANTASTIC!
Photo thanks to Sherene Scott.
Everyone's work really came together and made for a fab night.
I don't have everyone's but here are some of people's Facebook pages from the class:
Emily Brown Sarah Griffin Marilyne Lafrontiere Jade Robson Joanne Mitchell Ashley Wilson Jess Moat Michelle Frame Abbey Black Stacey Galliford
So the future! At the end of month I'll be exhibiting at New Designers in London with other VERY talented designers from my course.
Then as soon as I get back, I have an internship at Trend Bible. I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am for this, I have wanted to work with them since I first discovered them 4 years ago! To be given the opportunity now is more than I could have wished for.
My fantastic business cards from Awesome Merchandise led to me receiving a lovely phone call last night from a design company in the North East so I will have to see what happens there.
Then fingers crossed, I may be jetting off for a 3 month placement in Europe, but I am still waiting for that to be confirmed. I then have the opportunity to go back to Trend Bible in October, then I am definitely taking what should be a well deserved break and going to Sri Lanka for 2 months over Christmas & New Year! So another busy year but I could not be more excited!
Bringing myself back down to Earth, I'm now going to have a cup of tea, some biscuits and catch up with New Girl!