Lowri Edwards

Sketchbook page

Outfit 6 Illustration

Comfort of Nostalgia Photoshoot

Comfort of Nostalgia Line up

Outfit 2 Sketchbook Design Devolpment

Sketchbook page

Outfit 6 Illustration

Comfort of Nostalgia Photoshoot

Comfort of Nostalgia Line up

Outfit 2 Sketchbook Design Devolpment

Comfort of Nostalgia

BIO

I am a recent Fashion Design Graduate from De Montfort University. As a designer I am passionate about working with different fabrics and surface textures, and placing them into feminine, effortless silhouettes.

As well as being creative with my fabric choices within projects and designs, the technical resolution and construction is always important when it comes to my individual design aesthetic.

 

I have been inspired and innovated in previous projects with personal nostalgia, and personal family members being nostalgic of the past. My graduate collection re-visits this, but focuses more on the conveying of the feelings of comfort and luxury that come with reminiscing. I have attempted to illustrate this through different processes, and combining contrasting fabrics. I wanted to create a luxurious, creative collection that that is represented through comforting fabrics, and therefore used high quality bedding cottons. My work focuses on the details of embroidery and construction found on the bedding; these were used to fuel my stand work and initial design development. I started to place them within the silhouettes of my additional stand work, inspired from old family photographs. To contrast with the soft silhouettes and textures, I have riveted metal brass components onto my garments within my collection. They take form as patch pockets on jumpers, cover straps, and eventually become functional, as well as decorative; these were originally inspired by the construction of bedding. I have integrated these components with my own textiles, such as fringing and gold foiling. Combining the different surface textures, of delicate sheers and textures of the bedding, brass metal and leather, creates an innovative and comforting aesthetic.

Find out more - Fashion Design BA (Hons)