Thursday, 28 April 2011

"Freedom of Flight" Collection shoot

The collection of textiles I have been creating for the final major project of my Textile Design degree is based on themes of flight, wings, freedom, aircrafts, flocks, etc.

I have created and am continuing to develop fashion accessories, textile jewellery and garments in a kingfisher colour pallette, inspired by flight!

I did a shoot of some of the collection so far today. My friend Leah, modelled for me, and working in fashion herself was great helping with styling etc. Leah's blog -

I don't want to give too much of my collection away at this point before my big launch at my university degree show in June ( here's a little sneaky peek at the shoot styling.

 2 looks for underneath accessories
 Kingfisher colour pallette
 Inspiration for make up - Dior catwalk models, A/W 2010  - link,9278
 Inspiration for location and wild summer feel, breeze, meadow, etc.
 Our beautiful Leah!

point! shoot! click!

It was my birthday last week and a very special present from my parents, plus an addition from my brother and his fiance :)
My beautiful new Panasonic Lumix FZ45 has arrived!

It's not even been a week and I've been a little bit inseperable! 
I've already captured some amazing images from the easter bank holiday weekend. Mainly around Lea Valley canal, Berkhamstead and my garden.

I can't wait to use it more in practice ready for my trip to South Africa later this summer! 

 The 24x zoom beast!

 The generic photographer shot

All images belong to Claire Fitzjohn

Friday, 15 April 2011

Professional shoot of 2 accessory setups from my collection

Two accessory outfits from my collection were featured in a professional photoshoot set up at my university today.
The first included 4 accessory neck pieces, and the second featured my two large scale metal pieces.
I was so lucky to have had this opportunity to work with professional model and fashion photographer Fabrice Lachant who has featured in top fashion campaigns and publications, including last month's Vogue Italia.

Amazing day! What an experience. 

Here's a sneaky peek one on set this morning....

I can't wait to see the professional image(s)when it/they are edited and ready!

My work was also shown for a similar shoot for graduate fashion week. I'm hoping some pieces were chosen, watch this space!

Photo above is property of Claire Fitzjohn
Photographer Fabrice's website :

Monday, 11 April 2011

'Little Doe' couture feathers

Some stunning extravagant feather/wing accessories I have stumbled upon by Little Doe.

 my fave


(Beautifully designed website too, take a peek).

My online graduate profile on "The Trend Boutique" website has gone live!

My graduate profile has gone live!

I feature on 'The Trend Boutique' website, which is an online resource, consultancy and events management company working alongside HE & FE institutions, particularly within design & creative industries.

'The Trend Boutique' website has a new section for graduate profiles: "Radar", which I star in as a 'one to watch'!

Radar section page link:

My page link:

Check it out to see information and images about me as a soon-to-be design graduate, and my current collection of fabrics for fashion garments, accessories and jewellery.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Flight collection taking shape

I am currently establishing my final collection, focusing on accessories and adornments for the body.

Based on themes of flight, my textiles are forming into products and I'm getting very excited about the prospect of working these up for my degree show exhibition at De Montfort University 18th-23rd June 2011.

Here's a little hint of how the collection is shaping up.....

 Model Beca Newbould

All images copyright and design patented to Claire Fitzjohn. 
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