Our first professional practice of the term was a visit from Mark Eley, a fashion designer that has taken his designs from clothing to packaging and into shoes. There is only really one thing to say about this talk and that was that I loved it, I felt so inspired and encouraged to get the ball rolling with our greetings collection for IG. What I liked most was the flash collection for vans, I love the monotone, black and white graphic print it suits the market of young urban male and females. With such a simple yet bold design it can be applied tom ore than one product, extending your range and this is something I have always been interested in as a designer. I want to get the maximum out of my designs.
From this professional practice, Mark Eley inspirations abled me to look into my work of mark making (which I very much love) and see that in some cases mark making can be just as powerful as a key complex print, I was able to see more of a potential with the first initial drawings I have done for this project, they didn’t just have to be part of something, it can/could be the sole and heart of a collection. I feel like he was a genuine guy that offered great advice and great ideas for my project and he made it real and made me even more aware of whats to come within the design industry and I honestly loved that, you can never be too prepared of whats coming.