Thursday, 18 February 2010

New designer - Lisa Gibson

Lisa Gibson is so new and fresh as a fashion designer that her first collection was shown in Bournemouth graduate fashion week and more recently at the pop up fashion show held at the prestigious 40WiNKS boutique hotel in Sep 2009. This graduate collection is titled “abstract nature” and is inspired by Lisa’s love of all things nature.

Her appreciation of nature was nurtured whilst growing up in a small village in Staffordshire where she was surrounded by luscious green rolling hillsides. Art and crafts was her first passion which grew to include fashion when she went on to complete an art and design course. Through this course she learnt about textiles and the fashion history. Her work experience at a small craft business provided inspiration to create surface patterns and textures for unique and individual fashion pieces. Lisa then completed a three Year BA course in fashion and textiles at Wiltshire College Salisbury, a Bournemouth University Partner college where her graduate collection was put together.

The basis of her graduate collection is the machine embroidered fabric she created and the use of simple shapes with intricate seaming detail. Lisa's "abstract nature" collection includes:

Bubble skirt and embroidered top-

This cream wool skirt is made up of panels to give a bubble shape, in the middle is a machine embroidered panel inspired by textures and patterns from a tree knot.

The top is made up of a plain machine embroidered fabric with hints of colour throughout; around the neckline are small roses for a delicate finish.

Black bubble dress-This soft black wool dress has curved seams all round to create a bubble shape. The slightly puffed sleeves, made from machine embroidered fabric, give the dress a delicate look. Great for cocktails!

Trousers, top and jacket-

The soft tan leather jacket‘s shape was inspired by shapes developed within flora and fauna.

The luxurious silk jersey underneath has a flowing drape around the bust and a delicate tangling print creeping up the side.

The 7/8th length trousers are in a two tone memory fabric - black and bronze, a hint of both colours is apparent when moving in the trousers.

Rose dress-

This very delicate looking piece is made all from machine embroidered fabric taking the rose shape as inspiration; great for day and evening wear.

Rose crop top and skirt-

The rose crop top is also inspired by the rose shape; this piece is organic looking.

The skirt has a slight bubble shape, made from a japur silk which has a slight shimmer giving the fabric a more luxurious look. The skirt also has 2 embroidered panels at the side so these 2 pieces are very elegant looking worn as a set but also look striking when worn separately. Team the top with Lisa’s black/bronze trousers for a softer rock chick look.

Grey silk jersey top and trousers-

This long top in luxurious silk jersey has gathers all down the sides to give a beautiful drape across the front; the top also has machine embroidered fabric around the neckline and down a short sleeve, giving a delicate, and eye catching look.

The trousers are in a black silk satin which gives them a beautiful sheen, they are high waisted with a slim leg.

Lisa states: “I now have an even bigger thirst for fashion; always looking at the latest trends, keeping up to date with the fashion magazines, but always trying to make myself and my pieces personal to me yet individual.” Can’t wait to see her next collection which she is now creating ready for the spring/summer!!

To buy any of these pieces or order specially commissioned pieces, contact Lisa through her website:

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