Sunday, 31 July 2011

F∆SHION ON THE LOCK....

 This week I tested the market stall waters with a great event called Fashion on the Lock; the event gave 20 new designers the chance to sell their work for 2 days in Camden Lock Market. The experience was amazing and I also had an added element of collaborating with Samantha McEwen from Isolated heroes.  We had a very successful two days and now its back to the drawing board to make a new collection, hopefully available online and a market near you...











If interested in anything you see from our stall, contact me through my website www.yasminbawa.com and keep an eye out for the online shop opening soon! ....

Here's a link to the Isolated Heroes Facebook Page!- Like it to keep up with all the developments....



PRINTED ∆NGELS...

Papercut Magazine's July issue presents my collection's first editorial shoot! Shot by India Hobson at the Clic la Mode studio the photos show my collection in a whole new way. I loved seeing how another person would style the garments and also how they were combined with other designers work. I couldn't be happier with the photos and hope to work with India again in the future.

Another great thing about working on this shoot was finding out about a great website called 'Boys by Girls'. The website has a focus on male models being shot by female photographers; which lends itself nicely into looking at menswear collections being created by female designers. 


here's a look at the shoot and the website!....










F.T∆PE GR∆DU∆TE PROFILE...

The wonderful people at F.TAPE have been kind enough to choose me as part of their graduate profile section....

Its a really great site providing a platform for new designers and I'd recommend having a look at the other profiles. You will also find a fellow menswear middlesex graduate Nathaniel Thompson....




F.TAPE - LINK

STYLE S∆LV∆GE

A massive thank you to Steve from Style Salvage blog- Firstly for making a great effort to come to the show, and then for doing an amazing post about the collection!.... 

to read more click the link below ... 

             http://stylesalvage.blogspot.com/2011/06/middlesex-ba-graduate-showcaseyasmin.html

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

As a follow up to my Pre-Collection film, the team assembled again to create a new film. We wanted to explore ways to make a fashion film that was a little bit different. To do this we incorporated a subtle narrative; something that I felt worked really well. It gave it a sense of being a short film, but it was still all about the clothes and focused on the detailing in the garments usually missed on the catwalk.

I also wanted to show the interaction between menswear and womenswear within the collection. I've found that many films that did this portray it in a very sexy way, and for my collection, I just didn't think that this would work. With the great vision of Liam Simpson we managed to take it the complete opposite way and make the collection appear very innocent, and the mood was dreamlike and surreal.

The filming experience was amazing and I'm incredibly lucky to have the team that i had! I owe a massive thank you to everyone who worked on the it as they really brought the collection to life!...









Yasmin Bawa Fashion Film 2011 from Liam Simpson on Vimeo.

Director/Editor- Liam Simpson
Director of Photography- Nicholas Peel
Designer- Yasmin Bawa
Make Up/Hair- Jutheanne Cruz & Tammi Nguyen
Still Photography- David Barr
Production Co-odinators- Mark & Claire Simpson
Models- Evie Grange-Cook, Lomig Joliff, Linnea Landin & Simon Tuit
Music- Asobi Seksu- Thursday (acoustic at Olympic Studios)



PRINTED INSPIRATION...

Creating prints, for me, if often a light-bulb situation... I can sit there for hours creating shapes and sketches, and then at some point (usually after a slight meltdown) they just appear. For my collection this process took a little longer then usual. I think it was mostly due to the pressure; I kept getting this idea that this was the 'final collection' the last chance, they had to represent the culmination of 4 years of studying.... but clearly thats not the case and after a necessary meltdown  I was told something that helped me get through the whole collection process, "This isn't your final collection, but more like your first collection" its the first time we actually have the knowledge and confidence to create a full collection and that like everything you do for the first time, there was going to be regrets, hesitations and mistakes...a lot of mistakes...
From that point the collection seemed to start moving, a relief to say the least- On reflection it is all worth is, and here I am about to embark on a new collection....

Below is some of the images and sketchbook pages from my print development!







The MEN BEHIND THE MENSWEAR....

'He Shall be a Peacock' focuses on the strength that exists in menswear and the new levels that can be explored, using new shapes, colours, prints and textures. A look at some of the research, shows how this became an integral part of the design...



GR∆DU∆TE COLLECTION SHOW!....

The day has finally come... 2nd of June 2011, Truman Brewery... the show that begins the rest of your career, a show that always seemed so distance until suddenly it jumped up from behind you!
I couldn't have been happier with the turn out and the atmosphere was amazing, I am honoured to have been chosen for the show and own a massive thank you to all the people that helped us get here...