Category Archives: inks

vyner street pt2.

some random examples of an exhibition in a gallery space on vyner street. vyner street galleries open their doors every first thursday of the month ( winter brought a different atmosphere to the monthly event but it was still as busy in the spaces and through the street. images above are from a particular dominator/submissive exhibition ( where the women are beautifully painted with bright inks on large scale wall hangings, and men were on the floor so you can “walk all over them”. other strange items in the room included a garment with embroidered and beaded womens private parts. some other key artists and art firms that feature their work are the websites below. james x:


jean dubuffet.

dubuffet’s work can be seen from and inbetween new york to denmark to paris. his large scale sculptures made my big bro think of them as 3d doodles which i think is an excellent way of describing dubuffet’s works. i cant say they were really my thing, but they were pretty cool! the exhibition is on an the museum of sketches (skissernas museum) in lund which has some final sculptures, development works and lots of photos ( :

new blood.

just off brick lane the old truman brewery held an event called new blood which featured graduates from graphic design, illustration, photography, etc. although i felt bad taking photos of peoples work so only a  few snaps of the atmosphere and surroundings. the cmyk paper: a little shop featuring origami folds made into cute things for a competition to be shown in the shop. in the shop there was also a table with the pop out origami pieces to put together your own cmyk origami on site! ..sadly i didnt take the graphic artists name down sorry) : and cant seem to find it anywhere online, but amazing stuffs!

studio legohead.

the cutest illustrations of doggys ever! i really really want one of my lovely doggy blake ( : wonder what treats illustrator jo chambers would add to his everyday outfit of his beautiful orange, brown, white, and now grey coat. chambers creates her unique gifts with drawing, inking, painting, collaging and stitching.

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reactively inking up silk twill..

on the digital printers. these prints are samples that go alongside my dresses within my fmp collection. once printed, the colours on the twill are slightly faded. the fabrics are then left to dry for around 8 hours or overnight and then steamed in a steamer -that looks like a torture weapon inside!…. after 30 mins in the steamer the colours are realised to reveal my beautiful brights! ( : after washing by hand or in the machine the coating of the fabric is removed and i am left with lovely saturated floaty samples on silk twill ( :

dries van noten s/s 08.

dries van noten is an example of a designer who uses different patterns together within high fashion garments in his collections as shown above. he also uses different cultures to inspire him, which i think is very similar to my work and his designs are something for me to aspire to.. ( :


secret sneaky glimpse of me wearing one of my dresses made for my final show.. to see the dress in full and its two sisters come to the leeds college of art degree show between the 18th and 24th of june, alternatively i will also be exhibiting at new designers in islington, london between the 29th of june and the 2nd of july.

sneaky peak..

..of some digi printing on tuesday. this design will be used to make one of my garments for my final show. i will then have the horrible task of choosing just one to take to new designers in london at the end of june. im hoping that they all turn out really well and it makes it a hard decision! ..fingers crossed ( :

early progression..

some sneak previews of some of my first samples for my fmp. drawings and illustrator geometrics combined on photoshop..digitally printed onto silk twill and then worked into with inks and stitch. i like this unusual combination and i feel the prints would work great as placement prints on long t-shirt dresses ( :

archive:prada s/s 2008

this is an old collection from prada for s/s 2008 which is incredibly inspiring for my fmp design work. prada’s inspiration was described as ‘late 60s, early 70s, art nouveau-ish tripping off into the kind of tendrilly doodles girls used to scrawl on their bedroom walls after studying their hippie-romantic rock album covers’ – lots of silks and placement prints as well as some interesting ways of placing geometrics on a garment, the colour palette is really amazing too! ( : ..the lilacy blue is similar to one of my own colours in one of my collections, but other than this, the colours are very different to mine. the last two outfits are in two of my favourite colours & the shape of the garments are so fluid and delicate that i am particularly in love with these  ..especially the shoesies! ( :