Finished Suit

So, I finally finished my three-piece suit! Months of work later and now it is all done. I am a bit sad that this project is over now especially looking at different types of architecture. I am very happy with the final outcome and you can see all of the garments together in my fashion video, of which I will link later on in this post.

Waistcoat

The waistcoat is my favourite part of the suit. Due to the reversible feature, I had to think about how my textiles could best be reflected.

  • Side 1 was inspired by Sandra Meech who uses quilting and appliqué in her work. I used this to reflect architectural features in my waistcoat.
  • Side 2 was created using a print photographed and manipulated of the Manchester Art Gallery.
  • The pockets of the waistcoat were patchworked to seem like parquet flooring and these were only included on Side 1 of the waistcoat.

I found the construction intially very hard and throughout the final making of the waistcoat, I was still changing small elements of the pattern.

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Side 1 Front
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Side 1 Back
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Side 2 Front
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Side 2 Back

Jacket

I found the jacket extremely difficult to construct. The combination of tailoring and preciseness is just not for me (hence it being too small for my model!)

  • The textiles was a predominant part of this garment. I cut out much of my print from Spoonflower to give the impression of windows. With the application of acetate, leather and metallic fusing, I was able to create a very interesting texture inspired by the glassy refractions.
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Jacket Front
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Jacket Back

Trousers

Again, the trousers were not a fine point of my tailoring skills, but it gives an impression of how the print could have been used in fashion garments.

  • The print was created by manipulating a photograph of an appliqué of bricks. Using the mirror feature, it gave the impression of bricks within the prints, giving an abstract feel to the print.
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Trousers part of the whole suit
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Trouser print close up

Fashion Video

While photographing my suit at several locations in London, my friend filmed it too. I love the way it has come out as it shows how the suit could function.

The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvfW36dC1J0 

Well, that is the end of this project. I hope you liked seeing how it evolved and how different inspirations influenced my final pieces. Here’s to the new and last project of my school career!

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