Monday, December 22, 2014

New garment sneak peek!

Hello everyone. 
Right now many of you will be getting ready for Christmas, it's less than a week away!

Things have been crazy-busy with Christmas/New Years and working with my work hours (which proved to be the BEST time to start running two blogs... am I right?)

I have had the time to work on a new garment though. It is still in progress and has a lot more work to be done, but I would like to give you some sneak peeks regardless; enjoy!

(Yay for messy workrooms!)

The main reason for why it might be a while until it's done is because there is a lot of detailing work. The last time I did this amount of detailing was back with the Peacock Garment, which took about three weeks to finish the detailing alone. It shouldn't be that long for this garment, but it gives a good indication for how long it may be until the final product is shown.

I will be showing more sneak peeks as I progress so you shouldn't be missing much ;)

It's a little hard recording the progress right now because of what's happening right now but when the new year arrives and things begin to quieten down I hope to have a better way of showing you all what I am doing.

So, what do you think it will be? :)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Light Show + Inspired Designs

Hello everyone 

Right now I've been surprisingly busy with things other than fashion over the past few days.
Luckily there was some time yesterday to do a little fashion work. This isn't part of my next garment/project, but more so to practice designing.

Every year my family visit a place where Christmas lights are set up and timed to music. It's completely mesmerizing and really gets into the festive mood :) The buildings throughout the place are filled with Christmas themed arrangements and toys from all over the world.

I took this as a little opportunity to be inspired and do some designing. Just doing these little things really helps develop drawing skills and how we interpret inspiration into designs into our own.

This is a quick video I recorded and edited of the place to use as inspiration:

Here are the final designs I ended up sketching out. The original intention was to make a quick and easy ready-to-wear collection but I became fascinated with the use of lights in a garment that it kind of turned into avant garde or something similar c:

The garments themselves hug the body and are made in black leather - referencing the night backdrop.
The bright skirts and cape are strung lights and change color according to the music.

It's not very Christmas-themed, but is versatile to suit anytime of the year... you know, if this is your style of course ;)

What do you think? Are you designing (or wearing) any garment inspired by Christmas or anything similar?

Monday, December 8, 2014


Hello all! Welcome to METALLIC WING!

I'm Brittany. I am currently a student studying fashion in New Zealand. I am 17 years old and love fashion.

This is where we begin, and I hope that you can join me on this journey :)

For those new to my work, here are some of my recent Garments: