A model on the runway at Yohji Yamamoto’s fall 2011 show at Palais de Tokyo.

Yohji Yamamoto appeared on my pinterest timeline when searching for inspiration for designs and styling for my shoot. I have seen little of his work before, but understand his iconic position in the fashion industry. What i thought i could take away from it, is the careless, oversized garments – with potentially the fun and evocative take on silk and lace.


I have really noticed an improvement on my drawing skills throughout the past 2 lessons, also adapting a style for my drawing which at first I took as amateur and careless, is now a way that I really like to draw the body and clothing, including shapes instead of simple outlines. My faces are still not a strong achievement and hopefully, next lesson – I will understand how to simplify the features but also making them into my own, individual style.


Having a night in to practice and learn the basic skills on illustrator. I asked one of my tutors, Martha, today how you can create similar digital images to the ones that i have drawn up in my sketchbook. Playing around now with my graphic tab and little knowledge – i have created a few different designs from my original. The cherry is a playful take on the fruit, as to my generation this picture reminds me of my childhood and seems tacky and kitsch, perfect for my idea.



Developing 3 main ideas for my final masterhead for the zine..

“Femme Forte” is a french word for ‘strong women’, which i thought would be perfect for highlighting my theme of hidden purity against hidden sexualisation. Relating a lot of my work to religion; virgin mary, nuns or the devil – I have always known i wanted similar, bold and basic text to the bible or another holy book. But I also liked the take on almost a french ‘romance’ font, reminding me of the moulin rouge film. Next I need to link my slogan to create a lock up.


Looking for inspirational ideas for drawings and my next illustrations, I came across John Willie’s magazine covers, where he worked for Bizarre in the late 1940’s/1950’s, basing his images on fetish and bondage. I think the way he allows the viewers to witness these extreme themes (especially for an iconic magazine cover), is really sophisticated and playful; opening up this idea of intense sex to a much wider audience.



S/S 07 Collection: Redeemed as one of the most conflictual and irrelevant symbolisations of the Holy Virgin Mary, these designs caused uproar for many, but for me – I see the clothing as innocent and delicate, with an outstanding urge for controversy, like many top designers in the industry.



Gregory Crewdson photograph’s large scale landscapes acting upon a dream-like effect. I think the photographer aims to show much more than beauty in his images, playing with the idea of irony and contradictory – but also, very much highlighting the beauty of this irony – specifically death or of such horrible, similar nature. Although i am not representing death or even beauty in my theme, his idea’s are similar with the contradictory. I can also take away the purity of the settings for potential shoots and the vintage look of the scenes and styling.