Louise Leighton Continued... World of Inspiration Published on Friday, 25 May 2012 10:32
The Fashion Rider Blog has previously featured Manchester Metropolitan University Textile student Louise Leighton, whose international background has provided her with quite literally a world of inspiration for her collections. Fashion Rider will be tracking the progress of Louise’s imminent graduate collection through her crucial last four weeks at University.
A keen photographer, Louise has personally snapped hundreds of candid shots from her travels around the globe. This wondrous collection of worldly treasures provided the multicultural vibe that went on to inspire Louise’s final university collection.
Louise’s inspirational hotspots include Barcelona, Vancouver and Geneva where her photographs captured the heat and passion for life, crisp, assertive architecture and detoxifying serenity. Words that Louise hopes her final collection will embody.
After selecting the photographs she believed best expressed her vision for the collection, Louise went on to digitally manipulate each image creating an intense array of bespoke prints to be used on the fabric of her graduate collection pieces.
These unique prints capture an abstract view of the world we live in by means of colour, structure and movement which Louise hopes will give her final collection an internationally integrated personality.