Thursday, September 23, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Just a quick visual update on what's been happening in the studio:
the Galaxy Skirt in flat form...
and almost finished... (note, no stitching seen on the outside, check out that clean hem!)
Some experimenting with aquaseal - a special contact adhesive used to repair wetsuits...
I'm using aquaseal to attach the zips in my garments.
and another before and after shot of the Zero Gravity skirt in lavender neoprene....dreamy!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
With all the collection sampling and final garment constructing, I have found it refreshing to look elsewhere for a creative boost... stepping out of my own bubble for a few moments I came across some amazing artwork by Eibatova Karina - a Russian artist (illustration/fine art).
And more... a New York based womenswear surf label Pret-a-surf, creating surf attire with a refreshing angle - no boring or embarrassing rashies here! Working with neoprene and mesh in my final collection has tripled my fondness for stretch garments.
Friday, August 6, 2010
This is it, no more design 'adjustments'. With only 2 months to go, and with all my sample garments completed it's time to move on with final garments. Very exciting! Below is my finalised collection board (illustrations to be improved for my portfolio) and a closer look the individual outfits that make up my collection. (The blank areas of the design illustrations indicate print, yet to be illustrated).
Monday, August 2, 2010
The Fleet Store is now stocking Maya Sundari! Head in-store to check out the following styles, and many more from emerging Brisbane designers.
Brisbane, Australia, 4000
Monday, July 26, 2010
The Fleet Store was featured in the Sunday Mail on the weekend... exciting! (That's my blue neoprene circle skirt on the middle left)
Quick studio update: I have been sampling some thigh-high stockings, realising the necessity of a back seam is not such a bad thing. In fact, I really like back-seam stockings. Here is a rough toile below to figure out the construction... the final pair will be in stretch mesh (nurturing my current 'obmeshion') with a band of pastel and white stars circling the upper thigh. Pictures of the final product coming soon!
Above: Using a compass to draw the shapes of the lunar calender for the mesh thigh-highs
Above: A sample of the star inserts in mesh tights