Friday, 17 February 2012

18th century style continued.

So a few weeks ago I showed you a little insight into what I've been up to at college for my post modernism project, taking the post modern idea of pastiche and 'retro-modernism' to create an 18th century / modern dress. Here's a couple of biro sketches of my design ideas... (You'll notice that they all have 'Mullet Hems'.. more on that soon).
fashion illustration, costume history, 18th century, mullet hem, art foundation

fashion illustration, costume history, 18th century, mullet hem, art foundation

Here is some of my inspiration.

Period Drama
Clockwise from top left: 1 & 2 Kiera Knightley in The Duchess, 3 King Louis XVI in BBC2's series on The Palace of Versaille (if you didn't catch it it was really interesting and the costumes were incredible, here is the last episode, there are three), 4 & 5 Kiera Knightley and Johnny Depp in The Pirates of the Caribbean, 6 The new dramatic interpretation of Charles Dicken's novel Edwin Drood, 7 Jane Austen's Pride and Predjudice with Kiera Knightley (again!), 8,9 & 10 in Marie Antoinette.

Vivienne Westwood
Clockwise from top left: 1 Portrait, 2 & 3 Vive la Cocotte,  4 Planet Gaia (love the slouchy shape of this almost anti 18th century), 5 & 6 Les Femmes.

John Galliano for Christian Dior
You can see a little sketch I did based on the design second from left at the top here. 
18th century, fashion, costume

I'll be posting more about this project soon!

Hope you've enjoyed this feature, have you seen any 18th century inspired things that you love? 



  1. Those are some beautiful drawings! I study fashion too and 18th century is now on my list of choices for my FMP haha. Following your blog! It's cool seeing what you do and such :D xxx


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