My name is Alishah Siu, I was born in Southend and raised by my mother. My ethnicity is ¼ Chinese,...

Image 1 it is a range board of my designs front and back for my final collection. It was for Autumn/Winter 20/21 for a new brand for Comme Des Garcon to feature in Dover Street Market. I called my brand ‘Visual Lock’ because ‘You have the key’ meaning your own style can never be taken but inspired from. I wanted my collection to be something personal to me, so I decided to choose my religion which is being Musilm. I wanted to almost question if it is stated that the hijab needs to be worn and I wanted to express my views and give honest opinions on what I thought. I decided to make a unisex collection because in many ways I feel in today’s society it has become less strict however I feel for the men its more easy going for them if they wanted to wear shorts no one would bat an eyelid however if a woman wore a skirt there would be a deep discussion between families and the news would spread that she was not dressing modest and that would almost put shame upon her family. (Not all families are like this!) I am a feminist so I believe that everyone should be treated equally so I thought that a unisex collection would be the way to bring in equality. On my journey I took inspiration from the soft shapes and the repetition of layering on Islamic buildings. I looked into the body and decided in taking life drawing classes. Gaining further inspiration, I decided I would draw some abstract bodies, and this later formed my print.

Image 2 is an image of my print for my final collection.

Image 3 is a college of fronts of my final collection.

Image 4 is some other images I took for my photoshoot.

Image 5 is from my second year. It was ‘The Creative Pattern Cutting’ brief and we got to try a variety of techniques. This task was to deconstruct and reconstruct a suit jacket and I chose the subtraction technique as you can see in the image above in the calico there is the top half of the bodice drawn out and the necklines are facing each other and finally connecting the side seams and the middle piece is cut out and ready to sew.

Image 6 was from the same project ‘The Creative Pattern Cutting’ brief this is my final piece and some sketches showing development and a final board. The dress has a jetted pocket at the back and jabbers at the centre following a circular jabara. In the last photo it features an overskirt inspired by the vortex but was mostly cut on stand.

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Image 1 it is a range board of my designs front and back for my final collection. It was for Autumn/Winter 20/21 for a new brand for Comme Des Garcon to feature in Dover Street Market. I called my brand ‘Visual Lock’ because ‘You have the key’ meaning your own style can never be taken but inspired from. I wanted my collection to be something personal to me, so I decided to choose my religion which is being Musilm. I wanted to almost question if it is stated that the hijab needs to be worn and I wanted to express my views and give honest opinions on what I thought. I decided to make a unisex collection because in many ways I feel in today’s society it has become less strict however I feel for the men its more easy going for them if they wanted to wear shorts no one would bat an eyelid however if a woman wore a skirt there would be a deep discussion between families and the news would spread that she was not dressing modest and that would almost put shame upon her family. (Not all families are like this!) I am a feminist so I believe that everyone should be treated equally so I thought that a unisex collection would be the way to bring in equality. On my journey I took inspiration from the soft shapes and the repetition of layering on Islamic buildings. I looked into the body and decided in taking life drawing classes. Gaining further inspiration, I decided I would draw some abstract bodies, and this later formed my print.

Image 2 is an image of my print for my final collection.

Image 3 is a college of fronts of my final collection.

Image 4 is some other images I took for my photoshoot.

Image 5 is from my second year. It was ‘The Creative Pattern Cutting’ brief and we got to try a variety of techniques. This task was to deconstruct and reconstruct a suit jacket and I chose the subtraction technique as you can see in the image above in the calico there is the top half of the bodice drawn out and the necklines are facing each other and finally connecting the side seams and the middle piece is cut out and ready to sew.

Image 6 was from the same project ‘The Creative Pattern Cutting’ brief this is my final piece and some sketches showing development and a final board. The dress has a jetted pocket at the back and jabbers at the centre following a circular jabara. In the last photo it features an overskirt inspired by the vortex but was mostly cut on stand.

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