Sunday, 23 May 2010

The Inspiration behind my 2010 graduate collection

Charlie May, Fashion Design

My inspiration initially derived from sparse decaying landscapes. I
liked how lonely and beautiful they looked and imagined that the whole
world was like this.
Taking further inspiration from the work of photographer SebastiĆ£o
Salgado. His imagery stark, and often in black and white portray a
sense of longing and loss, whilst being beautiful to look at. This
then developed into a post apocalyptic theme, focusing on survival.

My collection has been very hands on, I have rusted, dyed, bleached,
sand blasted, rasped my materials, to achieve that decayed look.
I also chose fabrics such as scarred leather, fine silks and wools to
complete the look.

I have always played with the nature of hard and soft fabrics. In this
collection I have combined the two, often in the same garment to give
great contrast. For example, silk and plastic tubing. I have also been
using the parts of the hide that other designers would discard, in
keeping with the aesthetic, I find the scarred, raw outer parts of the
leather as beautiful as the inner.

Buckles and ties feature heavily throughout as I wanted to get a real
feel that you were having to construct your own garments

Taken from our years UWE Fashion blog

4 comments:

  1. sounds stunning and amazingly fabulous!

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  2. Wow, this is really interesting!

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  4. conceptually intriguing...I like the idea of utilizing parts/textiles that would normally go to waste...

    Post more pics, please!

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