Archive Assembly

26 May 2011

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Never has a day been so surreal in all of my life.  Even though I had been working towards the 19th May fashion show deadline since February, somehow it seemed like that date was so far off that it would somehow never actually happen. For those of you that don't know, I'm a final year Fashion Knitwear student at Nottingham Trent, a course where we design and knit the fabric using machines before making it up into garments.  I'd always been anxious about this year after observing previous students a while ago and still wasn't quite sure what I'd end up with less than two months before the show.  I'm going to explain a bit more about my concept and the process of knitting in a future post, but for now, here's my graduate collection titled 'Archive Assembly.'

outfit1

outfit 2
I spy the ubiquitous Topshop pleated skirt...

outfit 1 and 2

outfit 5

outfit 4

outfit 6

full line up
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 - Lucy

Luckily Winnie, Lucy and Jazmine were able to come and see the show and take an insane amount of photos.  I'm glad they had a fun day out before meeting up with me, so be sure to check out their reports on the day!  Also a massive thanks to Tabio who provided the perfect socks for styling.

red zara dress jeffrey campbells

Dress - Zara
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell Alexa Wedges
Belt - Charity Shop
Bag - Milan
Jewellery - Forever 21, Topshop, Primark
Photo - Thanks Lucy!

mum and I
Was glad my Mum and Nan (not pictured unfortunately) could finally travel up from London and see my collection.  I can't remember who took this photo, but will figure it out soon!*

More photos can be seen on my portfolio website and flickr of all my work. I have also just found out that I will be showing my collection at Graduate Fashion Week on June 7th, which is a dream come true!

*Apologies for the excessive use of exclamation marks

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46 comments:

  1. Oh my god this is amazing!!
    I absolutely adore your collection, congratulations!!!
    No apologies for these exclamation marks, they are totally necessary!
    <3

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  2. And YAY at the presence of Breepers!!!

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  3. Well done and also on having it posted in the Newspaper.

    Great collection.

    I'm loving that Zara dress, wish I had it...x

    http://followmein5inchheels.blogspot.com/

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  4. Congratulations, this collection is stunning. The designs are technical and intricate - they must have been a nightmare to get perfect!

    GFW is a terrific achievement, I hope it goes really well :).

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  5. You're probably sick of me saying this, but I'm literally in awe of your designs Kristabel - the work that must've gone into them is incredible, and ohh maaan- gfw?!?! How flipping exciting - hope it all goes well for you, congratulations! xxx

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  6. Wow Kristabel this is amazing. You should be really proud of yourself! And GFW too!!
    You look amazing in that dress too, I have serious leg envy!

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  7. This is properly amazing! I love the collection and the styling.
    Congratulations, you must be so proud! Xx

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  8. AHHH amaaazing. girl you did good! it looks mega. X

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  9. I spy, with my little eye..

    plenty of things I'd dreamily buy

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  10. Congratulations! The collection looks amazing, the styling looks amazing, you look amazing... Would love to wear lots of it! You must feel so relieved.

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  11. I'm so glad I was able to see your show with my very own eyes, so impressive, that first image is stunning and everything is so you-right down to the shoes and socks combo! I'm glad that you're my friend haha, so that when you're rich and famous I can say we spent many a day eating sushi in the Japan centre and what not! Hahaha. Anyway I know I've said this about million times already but congrats for graduate fashion week! Very proud!

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  12. Oh. My. God. You incredibly talented thing, you! Love it. So much. !!!!! <--- necessary

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  13. Amazing!! What a fantastic collection! Love that red dress!

    xxx
    Neks2u

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  14. Congratulations, your collection looks amazing! All the hard work must have been worth it to see it on the catwalk.

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  15. What a beautiful collection! If I saw your designs in a shop I know I'd be drawn to them straight away. That cropped sweater is just gorgeous!

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  16. Congratulations and well done on getting to graduate fashion week (those sleepless nights paid off! Your collection looks beautiful.
    strut mode

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  17. HUGE congratulations on this show and being part of Grad Fashion week. Your collection is stunning and although I'm sure it's been an epic amount of hard work, it must be great to see it all heading down the runway. Well done you.

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  18. Congratulations, Kristabel! I know you have been working VERY hard on this -- and your efforts are clearly shown. They've certainly paid off!

    I quite like your collection! If you ever get any detail shots, I'm sure all your readers would enjoy them.

    Anyway, enjoy your success, and enjoy your time off from schoolwork (I assume you're totally done now?). Congratulations again!! *throws confetti made of tiny bits of yarn*

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  19. Your collection looks AMAZING, I can see so many bloggers in it! Congratulations on GFW too, that's fab!

    Maria xxx

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  20. Congratulations, your collection looks amazing. x

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  21. I absolutely love your collection - it is so amazing seeing all these photos, and congrats on making Graduate Fashion Week - you really deserve it!

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  22. Congratulations the collection looks amazing! & Congratulations on taking part in the upcoming Graduate Fashion Week too!

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  23. your family will be so proud, the collection really does look immense. all teciincal and fiddly, really big well done.

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  24. The prints are amazing and I loveeee your dress, It fits you so well

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  25. Your collection is lovely, especially love the dress in the third photo

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  26. wowow you should be seriously proud.
    are you in your third year?

    I am about to start my first year in fashion design womenswear this september! scared!

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  27. Awesome, well done :)
    I'm intrigued by the textures of knitting, it's amazing how you can create all that. My favourite is the jumper you've put with the Topshop pleated skirt :)
    Sarah
    http://52weeksof.blogspot.com

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  28. waow! well done girl:) it looks really really great.. compare to a lot of student collections.. you should be really proud of yourself:) keep it up!

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  29. so this is the result of all those knitting tweets i was reading lol! well done!! the hard work paid off :)

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  30. Congratulations!!
    Very beautiful!

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  31. my gosh!! wow i can't believe you created this collection, what talent! i'm always in awe of people that can create things from raw materials, wow! and as someone who once had to use a rickety knitting machine for a class (very basically), i can appreciate what hard work all this must have been! amazing! congratulations doll xxx

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  32. OMG--that model does look like Agyness Deyn! I love, love, love these pieces! They're absolutely incredible, I'm in awe! ps--It was nice meeting you at the Next event. Hope to see you around soon! xx

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  33. this is your colection!?
    Its amazing! I have seen it on other blogs! You did an amazing job!
    www.skippinginheels.com

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  34. one word. amazing. congratulations. and the infamous skirt too! you look so much like your mum!

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  35. oh my god they are incredible!! I love them!!

    congratulations (:

    Annah xx

    girlandbird.blogspot.com

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  36. hey just seen Winnie's post ! Well done again hun, this is such a cool collection and I love the different knits you used just beautiful. I love the dress with the drap like circle effect (don't know how to describe it) but it's lush!
    Was so fab to meet you and Winnie and I wish we had more time to chat and that. Well done again you should be well proud xxxx

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  37. Girl, you got talent! Your pieces are just fantastic Kristabel, I adore everything. And the styling is amazing, AND you look HOT in that dress/wedges combo. Oh and I love your mum. "You waz robbed!" ;)

    Jen x

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  38. wow, this is sooo cool! You are so talented, young lady! Love the olours and the patterns. You've created an amazing collection, you should be well proud of your achievement. xx

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  39. Hi Kristabel,

    Your collection is absolutely beautiful. Well done on making Graduate Fashion Week!

    Wow, you and your mother look so alike, she must be so proud of you.

    Barrina
    xx

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  40. You are gorgeous in that beautiful red dress and amazing shoes !
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  41. The collection looks amazing; you’ve created an amazing collection. I love the dress with the circle effect. Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos.
    Hostess rimini

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  42. I have just discovered your blog, and it's just AMAZING! Well done with your collection, it's absolutely great :)
    http://thepeachdrinkingtea.blogspot.com/

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  43. You are SO talented, this collection is so wearable (especially love one of those jumpers), you should be SO proud of yourself! Never knew you were at Trent (I'm from Grantham which is a mere half hour drive away) Congrats on your success :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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  44. I want your dress and how cute is your hair! Also, It's getting really cold here so I am loving all this wonderful knit wear that is slowly creeping out!

    Bright Green Laces

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  45. you already know how much i adore your collection, kristabel. this post is just lovely.

    the colours, textures and styling are just perfect.

    your vision (hehe) is amazing, don't forget about me when you are a famous designer!

    xxx

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  46. lady you should be soo proud, this is totally rad! can.not.wait. to see more ! xx

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