Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Drawing For Design

Here I have included all my final drawing sheets from my last module over the last 7 weeks. I think my drawing skills and application of media has improved so much. I think some sheets work a lot better than others but overall I am happy with the way I have worked in this module. 


I have just finished my Drawing for Design module, here are a few photos from my sketch book. 

Trade Shows - Surtex, NY

New York 
May 18-20 2014


Trade Shows - Indigo

18th-20th Feb 2014
Fashion Fabrics

The Trends Industry - Trend Bible

Trend Bible is a home and interior based trends forecasting company based in Newcastle. They like to work with recognised brands to predict change, they find they ways future trends will impact on your business and help you capitialise on them. They forecast trends 365 days a year, their sensors are constantly switched on to help brands succeed. 

While I don't have access to Trend Bibles trend books they do have a blog and a pinterest page. I love pinterest I think its such a great source of information so was excited to have a browse through their boards. 

Iridescent Trend S/S 13 

I love the Iridescent trend and I love how you can see where the inspiration for it has come from. I think it really helps new designers to look at everything around them for inspiration. 

Paradise Illustrations by Katherine Tromans
Colour dipped marshmallows
Metallic #HolidayTrend #iridescent #oxford

Palm Springs S/S13 

Again I really like this trend as you can see the inspiration has come from such a wide range of sources, I love how they have looked at buildings and colour to source the start of the trend. 

Spring/Summer 2012 Trend Bible story called Palm Springs - it's all about tropical florals, coloured glass, chevron pattern and bringing tropical blooms and leafy palms into an urban environment.
Tropical Floral Art PrintThe Saguaro, Palm SpringsPalm Springs mixes bold geometrics with metallicschevron#Palm Springs

Cath Kidston

Cath Kidston is one of the most famous textiles designers around, her creation of 'modern vintage' took the world by storm. I love the femininity of her prints and I think it also translates beautifully on to gift. The images below show just how diverse her designs are and how they can be used on anything. I love the innocence of the prints and the soft colours she uses.