Hi, im Jake, aka "Teddy" and im a undiscovered Fashion Designer/Milliner/Accessory Designer and all round Couturier!!, Fashion is my world and i'm on my mission to show my work to the world, Hope you enjoy :D xxx
This collection was based on several themes, Barbados, Caves, Shipwrecks, Coral Life, Origami, Star Wars to just name a few, lol, but put all of them together and i have created some great pieces such as the man dress above!!
All the printed fabric i did by hand which i think gives such a hand made touch to each piece!
This look above is my favorite as both pieces have such intricate detailing that when u look from a distance, they still have the same impact as when u look closely. It is very hard to show in a picture the fully working mechanics of some of my pieces as they are interchangeable. For example, the 2 shorts can be fully unzipped and you can have a different color on each leg :D
As a lot of my work is very structured and regimented i wanted to explore another interest of mine - drapery!!, This gorgeous printed silk jersey material i draped round a mannequin to create an unusual fit on the body. This dress it just one piece of material, no cuts were made and in total there is 4 meters worth of fabric there!!
I was attending a family wedding and i wanted to make something of my own to wear for it, so i created a 3 tiered jacket that fastens with a metal clasp. I think the material i used is so great, as the texture brings the jacket to life!!!, its got a D&G sorta vibe to it, lol :D
Above is the illustration i created of it which shows more clearly the 3 layers at the bottom of the jacket than the pictures do below.
Pictures above taken by a great photographer - "Sarah Hope"
This Jacket is based on the exhibition in my previous post. The hieroglyphic print on the lining i created and each symbol of a letter represents something to me, and the only translation key has been sewn into the garment so unless you unpick the whole thing no one will ever know what is written!! I love it, so bold and unique!!! :D
For a project i went up to the The Enchanted Palace exhibition at Kensington Palace where i was so inspired by everything around me. Boadicea, War, Secrets, The Royal Family, were just a few themes i took from my visit. Above are some pictures and i love the discombobulated mannequins in the top picture adorned with metal armoury!!
These 3 canvases i created to illustrate each of the pieces i made for the Extra Ordinary Object Project, Facinator, Skirt and Dress, i wanted to use a different media and i thought that to go with the kitsch 60's vibe i would use glitter. An amazing effect that i love!! :D