FASHION DESIGN IN NCAD
Fashion Design aims to educate students to become professional practitioners in the field of fashion and related industries. Students are encouraged to have an awareness of fashion in its social and cultural context and to bring that understanding to their work. The department places great value on its industry and professional links that gives students an insight into real-world commercial requirements. Emphasis is placed on developing informed, creative designers, who are prepared for the needs of industry. (source: here)
This screen and digitally printed collection for unisex street-ear are designed using heavy cotton, sweatshirt knits, natural denim and jersey to create an Autumn/Winter collection. The theme of this collection is sleep deprivation. The character Timothy was developed through an exploration of this topic. His night-time imagination, the stagnant light and frustrating times are explored to create an original and eccentric aesthetic.
My design process is driven by colour, surface and construction. Architectural forms, geometric patterns and 60s and 70s interiors inspire me. For my degree show, I have created a series of playful, interlocking, multimedia textile modules that can be adapted and rearranged for a multitude of interior purposes.
Words can heal, art can be anything
My work is driven by the need to represent some of the challenges of mental health through materials, imagery and text; to represent the world in a different way. The faces are a depiction of the multitude of directions that someone’s life can take when they are at the point of crisis.
Author: Walkowska Aleksandra