Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Hot sunny days of summer

Isn't it just great to see the sun shining!!  

Working on accessory designs for Ladies SS14

...............and loving the colours!!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

How versatile is denim?

Recently I created a Denim board which shows some great denim shapes and just how versatile denim is.

Haven't worn my jeans for sometime...and have to admit I'm missing them.

What do you do when your denims have been worn to death?

Think this is a great way of extending the life of your well loved denims

Friday, 31 May 2013

Autumn Winter 2014-15 research

It seems too early to be thinking of Autumn Winter 2014/15 when we are still waiting for the weather to change and for everyone to really start enjoying summer 2013. 

I've been to the Autumn/Winter Trend seminars for 2014/15 and visited the trend library and have collected some great ideas.  Loads of inspiration for shapes, colours, prints and graphics for apparel and accessories for men, ladies, children.

The first colour palettes is 'Industrial backdrop' - steely greys, greens lifted by lilac and pink.

The second 'Calming' - quiet and peaceful with soft colours and shapes

The third is 'Enriching' - picking up colours and shapes from tribal and cultural art and decoration.  A rich and colourful story

The fourth story is 'Luxurious' - an elegant story with rich deep colours and luxurious shapes

Monday, 11 March 2013

Cobalt blue for spring summer 2013

Cobalt blue for Spring Summer 2013

It's a colour that looks good on everyone.  Strong and powerful and oozing with confidence.  

Looks good with yellows and reds and especially green and all those beautiful shades of aqua and turquoise.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Strawberry delight


Lovely to see the suns shining!  I found some strawberries growing in the garden and couldn't resist taking some photo's and using them for print ideas.

Take a sneaky view at some print ideas for SS13.

'via Blog this'

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Inspiration for Autumn Winter 2012

One of the things I love about researching new seasons is looking at different countries and their cultural, architectural and technological developments for inspiration.

For Autumn Winter 2012 the continents inspiring and influencing trends include Asia, Arabia, and the combined cultures of Africa and Asia. 

Celebrating 60 years of colourful style

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Take a look back over Queen Elizabeth II’s colourful style and the new launches and fashion events in her honour as she celebrated 60 years on the throne.