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Friday, 12 March 2010

Busy busy makes for poor blogging!

Ok, so once again I manage not to post for a long time! But in my defence I have been doing uber millions of work; so it's about time I explained the briefs for this term:

Work Related Learning- For this project I have to design a capsule collection of wedding dresses and accessories for the House of Wu group. If the designs are good my tutor, Andrew, owner of Eternity Bridal, may catwalk some of them. I also have to design all the promotional material for this collection. My collection is themed around the beach wedding, and so far I am pretty pleased with it. I know need to choose my favourite designs and develop them further, then I am going to consider tiara, bag and shoe designs. I am going to the Bridal Show in Harrogate on Monday, so I will try and post about that.

Style, Design and Fashion Production- For this project I have to design a hand bag, and also create a marketing plan, magazine feature and a window display. I am taking part in photography lessons, as I also have to do a photoshoot with my finished bag. I am going to knit an across the body messenger bag, and add details such as cross stitching and screen printing. I struggled with this project at the beginning but now I am really getting into it.

'Future Perfect'- This project requires me to design a trend book for AW'10 and SS'11, which will inspire the buying and production teams of a high street store. At the moment I am spending a lot of time gathering research from magazines and WGSN (fashion forecasting website). We also attended Premier Vision in Paris to aid us, (this trip has aided me in most projects for this term). I really enjoyed Premier Vision, sadly you are not permitted to take photos in there, so no pictures, but I got photos of shop front etc, but I am not sure I can post them without getting into trouble, (got a beautiful picture of a McQueen dress in one window =/ R.I.P). Was a great trip, but it was so cold!

Personal and Professional Development- I have to pick two skills which are relevant to my chosen career, in my case fashion buying, and develop them. I have to then show my development to the class by form of a presentation at the end of the term. I have decided to focus on trend prediction, which I will present as a series of mood boards, and buyer investigation, in which I will undertake research into what it takes to be a buyer. I will do this by interviewing my mum's cousin, as she has extensive buying experience, and by imagining I was the buyer for a high street store, and I will present what I would buy. All this will interlink, as I will summarise what I learn from the interview, then predict the trends, and apply this to the role of a buyer by showing what I would select for my chosen high street store. I am excited about this project as at present I am trying to get some work experience to help me, but my emails keep bouncing back, so I am unsure what to do =s!

Anyway, there is this terms work, yes I am already a few weeks in and should have done this sooner, but all I seem to do is work, cook, clean, food shop, sleep, travel to and from home, and more work. Thank goodness its the weekend... I am definitely chilling out. Got a hat to knit =] so more on that aswell. Also, I will put pictures up of the project I have made for mothers day, once my mum has it, (she reads this so I can't post it yet!)

So that's all for now, have a great weekend :)
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