With Graduate Fashion Week just around the corner I can’t quite believe that my 4 years at Northumbria have come to an end and I’m stepping in to full adult working life. Lord help me.
As much as its been stressful and hard work, final year has really pushed me to go above my usual expectations, after all its what reflects me as a designer and is whats visible to employers. Gal needs a well paid job to fund all these vaycays.
Anyhow… My final collection is named ADPT and is made up of three looks which I designed and made myself – medals to me because I could barely sew on a button when I started 4 years ago!
ADPT is a collection of multi-seasonal statement outerwear pieces combining adjustability and agility with an urban twist. With a starting point of survival and protection of a travelling refugee the ADPT brand focuses on aiding the endeavours of being on the go incorporating adjustability into garments to allow for multifunctional urban streetwear brand. ADPT aims to lower garment consumption rates striving towards a more sustainable fashion future by offering garments for multi-purpose meeting every need.
Here is a quick look at my work, from sketch to reality.
My main concept jacket is my favourite piece. The jacket can be worn styled down or folded up and secured by buckles revealing the reflective lining and inside pockets.
The red scuba jacket comes with attachable clip on reflective pocket bags (they do exist they’re just not in the shoot). The buckles can be adjusted and the idea is that any of the ADPT clip on range can be attached. The interchange trouser shorts pretty much speak for themselves and carry through a multi-seasonal garment.
A little gutted I didn’t get chance to shoot the gilet with this look, I was literally still sewing it up! Dungarees with attachable pockets and adjustable traps. The gilet also comes in two layers to be worn cropped or full length to the users preference.
**Images have been compressed for copyright**
Big thanks to my model for letting me shoot and thanks to the universe for not raining on the only 1 day I could ha!
My work will be showcased 3rd-6th June at Graduate Fashion Week on the Northumbria stand and will be in the Northumbria Reveal Exhibition from 14th June.
I’m progressing my career in fashion buying so its sad and crazy to think that this could be the last of my design days. Northumbria has been a dream in disguise and has pushed me towards the best opportunities but its time to make bigger and better moves.
Chao for now
P.S Selling any of my pieces for bare cash if anyone is interested in some one off adaptable pieces, slide straight to the dm’s.
Also a link to my online portfolio here