Ametrine Resort 2015 - Graduate Collection
Ametrine is a resort wear collection inspired by precious gemstones, in particular my own gemstone collection. Combining my gemstone
inspiration with various drape techniques as another source of inspiration, I have produced a resort wear collection for the 2015 season. The
luxurious shine, and naturally formed lines, shapes and textures of gemstones work beautifully with lightweight, soft and glamorous drape
techniques to portray the feeling of effortless glamour, which works perfectly into a resort wear collection.
Amethyst, Ametrine, and Fluorite are the three gemstones I chose to base my resort wear collection on, as they all have a similar colour
palette of purples, blues, and greens, and mesh nicely together. As well as working together colour wise, the three gemstones each have
meanings that reflect back to the ideas behind a resort collection. Amethyst facilitates meditation, calming and tranquility; Ametrine is the manifestation of one's vision, and brings our deepest dreams to reality; and Fluorite brings peace and calmness. All three gemstones have calming properties which are associated with why some people travel to resort environments.
My collection consists of 8 garments, all with classic and draped silhouettes, and printed with my own statement gemstone prints, to give a
relaxed, effortless and fun vibe. Each garment has a name that is associated with the relaxing and calming aspects of resort environments,
as well as the words associated with the meanings of my chosen gemstones. The garments are pieces that are easy to wear, easy to care for,
and can act as transitional pieces from day to night. Each garment has quite full silhouettes, with curved elements throughout, in order to
incorporate the kaleidoscope aspects, and give movement to the garments.