Silly Old Sea Dog University BA Hons Fashion Collection

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June 2013

This collection was produced as part of my degree. The garments are based around an inspiration of 1950’s fashion. I love the silhouettes of the era and the beauty that the 1950’s woman portrays. The importance of family and home life around this time has inspired me to create not only a womanswear collection but also to include men’s and childrenswear.

These images have been shot at Classic Air Force in Newquay where they have a large collection of vintage planes available for visitors to view and take pleasure flights in. I was also lucky enough to have use of a 1969 VW Karmen Ghia. By using the airbase and hanger at Classic Air Force I have been able to gain a set of beautiful images for my work with a very vintage inspired look.

The dress I am most proud of is the large photo fabric dress, the reason for this being that I also designed and had the fabric printed myself. The images on this dress were mainly taken by my Great Grandfather, Richard Barker throughout the 1950’s. My Dad was lucky enough to have been able to keep hold of a number of his photo albums, where I was able to take the images from to create them into a fabric. This dress is very special as it contains images of my Great Grandfather, and my Nana and Grandpa (including images of them on their wedding day) along with my Mum, Aunts, Uncles and various scenery shots. The dress even includes some pictures of the Queen during her Coronation Tour in which she visited my Great Grandfather’s place of work – Rolls Royce in Derby.


Clothing: Silly Old Sea Dog:
Photos: Lisa Parkinson, Kernow Dream Photography:
Make Up & Hair: Madam Tashy’s Beauty Boutique:
Models: Ashlyn Coyne, Katie Louise McLoughlin, Steph Thomas and Bella
Styling: Alison Ballard
Location: Classic Air Force:

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