Friday, 29 May 2009

The different textures of black

For my latest project at uni I started out with the intention of making a really colourful collection, I've never done this in the past and wasn't sure why, but as I tried with this collection the colour started getting less and less as I liked it less and less and it started to accent key pieces rather than being full on rainbow.
It's not, at least I hope its not, because i'm turning into one of those "chic" fashion snobs that dresses all in black, i've realised that what really interests me in fashion is textures. Texture and detail is far more important to me than vibrant colour.
There's something much more beautiful to me about an outift all in black but with lots of different knits, leathers and wovens.
Here are some peices i've been drooling over after 'finding myself'...

HANNAH MARSHALL dress on sale at

Martin Margiela waistcoat on eBay

Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Ann Demeulemeester

Anyway, enough texture porn! I could do this all day. I love eye candy, as i'm sure you all do too!

Sorry I haven't posted in so long, as I mentioned briefly I've been making a mini collection, it's been completely insane and I've loved every minute. All the madness is over now and I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. I will be blogging insanely over the next couple of weeks as i'll be at Graduate Fashion Week reviewing all the collections to bring back to this blog.
So excited!


  1. I love the black dress. You have posted some lovely images.

  2. black w/texture would be my superhero outfit! i can never wear it enough.

  3. I am a devotee of texture as well. Will you please post pictures of your collection when it's finished? I would love to see your designs x

  4. Hi :)
    I love black (is my favourite colour) so this is the perfect post! I also love the pieces of clothing :)

  5. if you like Annie D's but don't like the price...def go to my etsy site. i recreate these out of boots and sell them for about 30$.

    and you can link to my etsy. i continuously put up new shoes and sizes.

    i love these boots, but wasn't willing to pay the price!!!

    love your site!