Print Project


This was project was inspired by my chosen narrative about a journey and change in direction. I decided to look at a poem by William Wordsworth which I was able to relate to and start to generate some visual concepts and ideas. Through developing my research I was able to create interesting patterns and shapes which I could bring to photoshop and experiment with.


My first garment: A Work of Fiction


Based from the happy memories of listening to Tolkien’s, The Hobbit on cassette, narrated by Stephan Fry, I created this whimsical print design. I wanted to create something that exuded the warmth of a truly happy point in my life but something that also showed a feeling of Tolkien’s world.

The t-shirt pattern is made from a mixture of hand painted images and Photoshop. I used bright colours to bring out the warmth of my memories. I wanted to have an oversized T-shirt and raw edges to create a slightly unkempt look.

My model showed this look off wonderfully. We paired the t-shirt with chunky lace up boots, knee high socks and a leather jacket. For the makeup and hair I wanted to create a wild tribal look.

The t-shirt was fun to make and a good introduction into fashion design.

Narrative Print

This is the first piece of work I completed, it was a narrative project. We had to choose either a song, a poem, a book or a quote. Mine was to do with losing old memories and regaining new memories, that’s why I chose flowers to put on my print because flowers represent things such as trust, love etc. I chose the colour black and white because black represents darkness and white is more of a nice soft colour and less harsh.


Ashley’s Print Design Project

Chester university year 1’s first textile project was all about print. The brief had to relate back to the individual designer’s personal objects. My objects were a collection of things I had brought home whilst on holiday or achievements I had done like a marathon/triathlon.
The objects that really stood out for me was the tweety armband I had brought home from Zante, a medal from completing the Chester half marathon, a happy birthday badge from my 18th and a V fest wristband.

After rearranging the objects in various positions I finally came up with my final print. I then had to transfer my print on to Photoshop, once arranged on Photoshop the print was transferred to the digital printer. Once the print was printed I then had to sew the garment together.

Print Design Project.

For one of our first projects we created a look based around a narrative that was taken from lyrics or poems. I began with a song from kodaline and then developed a mood board based on some of the lyrics It consisted of birds, love and anything with a sense of freedom. From this I went onto looking at an array of artists and contemporary dancers in particular taking inspiration from Matisse’s paper cut outs on which I went onto creating my own and putting then up against a window to produce different effects from the natural sunlight. My print design was then formed after manipulating different images from my cut outs on Photoshop, and layering a number of images and changing things such as the hue, saturation and opacity etc. _mg_6207

The brief // Fashion Brand Development

Year 1 Students

We have looked at the current leading fashion brands and analysed through boards, the unique personality and appeal needed to develop a ‘desirability factor’ for potential consumers.

We are looking at how brands are built, promoted and managed, and how brand identity is used as a tool to promote products and build consumer loyalty.

Year 1 Brand Poster Presentation