Monday, 19 October 2009
Fashion and Textile designer Joanna Vanderpuije came in to talk about her design philosophy and body of work.Vanderpuije graduated from Central Saint Martins- Foundation, BA Fashion and finally MA Fashion, gaining work placements for the likes of Alexander McQueen, Jonathan Saunders, Eley Kishimoto, and Diane von Furstenberg. Since graduating Joanna has presented her current Spring/Summer 2010 collection at London Fashion Week; under ON/OFF Presents. I am drawn to the fusion of hand drawn screen prints, worked into with embelishment, as i feel this gives her work a new dimension, aswell as a unique and individual visual language. Her use of perspex and buttons offers a tactile element to her work. Vanderpuije's prints always work back into garment shapes, cut impeccably to flatter the female form.Vanderpuije is not afraid to step outside of the box, and does not limit herself to one particular style of working.