Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Notable Mention from Giles Deacon!!!

 As featured in a previous post, I entered a Giles Deacon competition on www.showstudio.com where by I downloaded his pattern & manufactured it in some fabric I had lying around my studio. 
No I didn't win but was so excited when I read the text that accompanied the winning entry. See below
'We had lots of incredible re-interpretations of Giles Deacon's The Troubadour dress submitted as part of our Design Download competition. Both Giles Deacon and Nick Knight faced the huge task of siphoning through the submissions and picking their favourite to feature in an exclusive SHOWstudio fashion film.
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the winner of the competition is the very talented Leanne Broadway! Her use of unconventinal material won over the judges, 'I really liked how Leanne had given the dress a new feel and the choice of rubber was great and the execution immaculate,' said Deacon.   
Notable mentions also go to some of the other entrants who impressed our judging duo with their creativity. Knight was struck by Paula Maso and Neliana Fuenmayor's floral entry and Craig Warfield's simple elegant design, while Deacon was keen on Jolie Kay's submission and approved of the fabric of the dress made by Nichola Hanson.'
Wow! Not only did he approve my fabric choice but he was also keen on my 1st year student Jolie Kay's submission. 
A very happy Nick x

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Dress Exhibition on a Small Scale

Above are images showing my small group of 1st year ED Fashion students competition entries for the Giles Deacon competition on Show Studio. Because they were all made to a high standard we decided to exhibit them in the foyer of the main college along with some images of their photo shoots they styled for their portfolio. really proud of them, they did a great job. fingers crossed one of us is a winner xx 

Friday, 8 March 2013

Competition Entry for Show Studio

The photos above are from a photo shoot of the dress I made for the Giles Deacon competition on the Show Studio website.

The ninth installment in our 'Design Download' series comes from one of London's brightest stars, Giles Deacon. Just in time for the party season, he's provided the pattern to his saucy double duchess silk 'The Troubadour' dress from A/W 2007. Download the pieces then let your imagination run wild - and don't forget to enter our competition for the chance to see your creation immortalised in film

This is the original Giles Deacon dress on the runway.