the creative design work
of Ashley Rose.
Two Created Garments
On the left, a backless blue satin top with a pleated black cotton skirt. Swatches are included. On the right, a bathing suit which has a weaved top and boy shorts with similar weaved structure on the side. The fabric creation is pictured. Swatches are included.
Laced in Luxury
TOP: The left side shows the mood board for the "Laced in Luxury "collection. The right side is a write-up describing each of the garments in the collection and the inspiration. This write up can be viewed in detail here.
BOTTOM: This is "Laced in Luxury", which is a collection of women’s wear garments for Fall/Winter 2010/2011. The collection features five sweater dresses, made out of knit cashmere. The dresses were designed for 18-24 year olds. The collection was inspired by a presentation by Trend Union, given to my study abroad class in Paris during the summer of 2009. It stated that the elegance of corsets is going to be popular in the Fall/Winter season. It was also said that chic luxurious fabrics, such as cashmere are going to be the focus of the season. This collection takes the idea of corsets displays them in a different way. Corset tying is used as accents to the dresses made of the luxurious cashmere.
Recycled Runway I
This is a garment I created for the Spring 2008 Recycled Runway contest, sponsored by Phi Upsilon Omicron. The garment was created out of the denim jeans featured on the page. Using a patchwork technique, I created a fabric out of the denim, and then created the dress from that fabric. A silk flower was attached to the belt, which is threaded through actual belt loops from the pants.
Recycled Runway II: Got Food?
TOP: This is the wearable art piece that I created as part of the Spring 2010 Recycled Runway II: Got Food contest. Food was the theme of the garments in this event. My garment was themed on an ice cream sundae. The skirt was created out of cardboard sheets donated to me by Pepsi Co. I cut the cardboard into diamond shapes to represent the ice cream cone. The ice cream dollops were created from plastic shopping bags recycled through me from family and friends. The cherry was created using the end of a red plastic cup. The stem was created using a plastic straw, wrapped in Andes Mints wrappers.
BOTTOM: My ice cream themed garment won 3rd place in the Recycled Runway II: Got Food Contest. The left page shows the award that I received. The right shows the inspiration write-up entered into the contest. I named my piece "Sundae's Best". The garment is your "Sunday’s best" clothing and is themed on an ice cream sundae
Make It Work
This garment was created as part of the Fashion Club's "Make It Work" contest. The contest was inspired by Project Runway. We were given the fabric and thread (shown on the page) at 10:30am and were asked to create a garment by 8:00pm that evening. This was the first time we had seen the fabric, thus causing us to come up with the idea on the spot. The garment I created has a cowl neck in the front with a simple pencil skirt. The skirt has unusual diagonal darting. The back of the bodice is open and held together by a bow. The waist is wrapped in a gold sash.
Cruising the Classics
TOP: On the left is the mood board for the "Cruising the Classics" collection. The collection is themed on cruise wear that a woman would wear to the Captain's Ball. The right page shows the swatches that I created for the collection. The colors I used were Disney Red, Royal Caribbean Blue, Regent Purple, and Princess Teal.
BOTTOM: The top garment on the left page was an existing garment. It was recreated on Illustrator using scale measurements. The other garments were created from inspiration from the existing garment. The garments are designed to mix and match.
This collection was inspired by military dress uniforms. I used the details from the dress uniforms and made them into casual clothing that men could wear every day.
This collection was designed with inspiration found at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The elegant, main stairwell was my inspiration. This led me to design a collection centered on a holiday party at the Newport Mansions.
Good vs Evil
This collection was created using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator in order to create garments from physical fabric manipulation. Photographs were taken of fabric, feathers and yarns in different formations. They were then placed into Photoshop and Illustrator to create these garments.
TOP: On the left is the mood board for this collection, "Femme Fatale". It was inspired by the character Irene Adler from the movie, Sherlock Holmes. Her garments were full of bustles, corsets, and ruffles. On the right are the first 3 designs from the collection.
MIDDLE: These are 3 more of the designs from the "Femme Fatale" collection. The garment created is part of the collection.
BOTTOM: These two designs are also part of the "Femme Fatale" collection. The pants on the left and the top on the right were created as part of the collection.
This garment was created as part of my Function Clothing Design class. The pants on the right roll up to create the shorts on the left. The clasp shown on the right page holds the pants into shorts. The back patch pockets have an original stitched design.
Dancing With the Stars
TOP: This collection was designed as part of ABC's Dancing with the Stars Design-A-Dance contest in 2009. The dance style chosen was the Paso Doble, which is a Mexican style dance where the man is the aggressor. The female for this dance was Sabrina Bryan. The write up on the right describes the costumes. The left shows the front of the male and female costume.
BOTTOM: These pages show the back of the male and female costumes.
Dancing with the Stars
This collection is part of ABC's Dancing with the Stars Design-A-Dance contest in 2010. The male dancer is Joey Fatone. The female dancer is Melissa Rycroft. The dance style is tango, and the song to be danced to is "Rock and Roll All Nite", by Kiss. The garments were designed based on inspiration of the song and dance style.
This garment was designed on the upcoming trend of animal prints, voluminous gowns and flashy belts. This garment incorporates all of these trends into one elegant dress.
This collection was created as the Final Project for my Fashion Illustration Course. I was required to create designs with a coherent theme. The inspiration for the collection came from the title of the AC/DC CD, Black Ice. I then incorporated diamonds as "ice" and ice crystals on a black surface to create the collection. The garments on these two pages were created as part of this collection.
Black Ice Accessory Collection
This page shows an accessory collection that was inspired by the previous collection, Black Ice. The collection includes earrings, a purse and shoes. They incorporate the rhinestone ring from the previous garment into each of the accessory pieces.