‘The whole thing is angular so I used a triangle stencil and overlapped them using pink, black and blue. The whole thing is covered in spray paint,’ begins Annabelle Moore, delving into the creative process behind her FAD garment.
The idea itself is inspired by her trip to the V&A or more specifically, a section dedicated to oriental influence in British culture in the 1700s. ‘They set up a bedroom as if it was a stately home and the bedroom I looked at had a bed with these different triangles on the headboard,’ she continues. ‘That’s where I took the inspiration.’
With an interest in working in design in future, Annabelle has enjoyed her time with FAD and has realised that there are a lot more jobs she can pursue, aside from being a designer. ‘What I’m taught at FAD is really useful. Here we’re taught pattern-cutting from the beginning. We’re shown the whole process and the different ways to do it. I’ve also leant to just ask if I don’t understand something. I used to not do that but now I can just ask because everyone is so willing to help.’
She’s also picked up a lot about the fashion industry itself, both in terms of what she loves about it and what she wants to change. ‘I feel there are lots of stereotypes in fashion, especially surrounding the people that work in fashion,’ she explains. ‘There’s so much out there, such as pattern-cutting or other related jobs, and it’s sad that people don’t realise that people do that. I want people to know that it’s not one type of person that does fashion.’