Just as scientists or academics hope that an interdisciplinary study will yield greater findings, so too is true of the creatives who combine different materials and draw on various sources of inspiration to create unique designs.
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Amy Pearson is a fashion designer, print designer and illustrator based in London. She believes illustration is about telling a story and capturing the emotion of a subject. Her images celebrate style; drawing inspiration from fashion and nature, she dresses her subjects in striking garments and couture-styled outfits. Using a captivating colour palette, Amy’s subjects take on a dramatic and distinctive character, drawing in the viewer.
Amy is currently working as a full time designer at Concepts Paris, a lingerie trend consultancy in London, where she designs prints, garments and illustrations for trend books. She is soon to begin a new venture as a freelance designer and illustrator. Here, Amy talks to Olive Road Journal and tells us about her work:
What's in a bag? Everything.
The handbag. Its contents is a collage of you and your life; your daily necessities, monthly treats and year on year memories. In those pockets we forget exist are month old cinema tickets, a crumpled easy jet boarding pass, a go-to lipstick, notebook with illegible scribbles, some flyer you grabbed exiting the tube, the list goes on. Of course larger, more accessible pockets have everything you need to function; keys, wallet, phone, flask, book. My point being, we girls love our handbags because they’re a little piece of us; a first aid kit, a daily ‘helping hand’ and let’s not forget, often the curiosity of our male friends.
And so, a handbag is many things because we’re constantly on the move; agreeing to last minute nights outs, and spontaneously buying. Our handbag needs to be both functional and stylish if it’s going to secure its place as our everyday accessory. I’ve recently discovered a brand which offers both these things.
Here Today-Here Tomorrow is more than a name, it’s a statement. Punchy and powerful, this timely named boutique is defying the disposable, trend-driven nature of the fashion industry, instead, uniting values for quality, sustainability and fair trade clothing. Proudly conveying the brand’s ideologies, ‘Here Today-Here Tomorrow’ offers items made to last and to be cherished.
Named after the sign that Coco displayed on the door of her atelier to enable her to work uninterrupted, the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery takes you on a sensory journey along the milestones in life of the charismatic founder of Chanel. The exhibition also presents some of the audacious fashion house's most exquisite creations.
Baggy point is an imposing precipice of North Devon headland. The spectacular curvature of the cliff face; projecting out to open sea and far reaching coastal views has allowed Baggy Point to become an iconic landmark and sought after destination for walkers. It is now protected by the National Trust.
The shoes I’m currently wearing are Nike Trainers, but that’s because I’ve just taken my mischievous Spaniel out for her run. Shoes aren’t simply to provide a protective layer between your foot and the outside world; they are a style choice, confer status and character and in the case of sport shoes, denote an active owner. Shoes are both an indication of personality and a metaphor - and we love them.