The Archive: Graduate Collections.

Daines Atelier Working at University

For the first post of The Archive we will take a look at all of the work which was produced while I was studying at The University for the Creative Arts in Kent. These Garments were produced from 2015-2018.

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APOLLO- Shirts and Collars.

First year group project at University which involved creating a six piece shirt collection with market research alongside. Ailsa McQuade, Melanie Sunday and Amy Croker were my team members. The concept for the project was “Post-Modernism” which was currently on exhibition at the Tate Modern. Our target market was the androgynous circles which are currently becoming more common.

Models: Salem Eris (Cider Goblin), Tinuke Hypolite, Christina Jung, Leo Tsao, Amy Crocker, Evie Daines.

Photographer: RIley Smith

When The Mods Rioted in Budapest- The Tailoring Atelier.

Bespoke tailoring techniques taught at the University for The Creative Arts by Alan (Previous Tailor on Savile Row for Hardy Amie, who sadly passed away in 2019. he was a talented kind and incredible man). Showcasing a womenwear tailored Jacket and Trousers titled “When the Mods Rioted in Budapest.” The two garments took over ten weeks to complete through a toiling to final garment process. I also printed my own lining from drawings I had completed on a trip to Budapest. This work was exhibited in the Zandra Rhodes Gallery at UCA Rochester from the 7th-24th February 2017.

Model: Grace Elliot

Photography: Tia Treherne Photography.

Shoes: Megan Cleasby and Lisa Marchioli

Blitz Nightclub- The Flou

Inspired by the androgynous style featured in the Blitz Nightclub during the 1980s. The flou project involved the notion gender fluidity by using typically feminine associated drapery techniques in a more masculine manner. The shirt was created with drape work and the jacket by manipulating fabric into a weave.

Model: Salem Eris (Cider Goblin)

Backdrop: Megan Cleasby

Photographer: Georgia Plomer

2084- Graduate Collection

‘2084’- Inspired by the Black Bloc protest movement in Germany as well as Banksy’s once controversial, but still provocative graffiti work; a dystopian future awaits those who govern with a totalitarian mind-set. Creating the need to express an authentic individuality, the collection articulates notions of distinctiveness and evolving forms conveyed through creative pattern cutting. Integrating iconic structures such as the backpack into traditional tailored garments for dissident boundary pushing menswear.

Photographer: Brad Lowe

Models: Derrick Appiah and Beige.

If you would like to view even more photos of these collections. Take a look at my Art-Threads Profile.

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