'I love to design to compliment a woman's body' says designer Lindsey Kerslake

Published: 04 January 2015 | by Janine Dube
'I love to design to compliment a woman's body' says designer Lindsey Kerslake
Lindsey Kerslake with her final collection - Photo supplied
Lindsey Kate Kerslake's timeless designs have an ethereal and timeless beauty and in an interview with OneVybe, she spoke about how she decided to study Apparel Design and Construction because she had an interest in fashion from a young age and has always been creative.

On what inspired her final collection at the the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David, Lindsey told OneVybe: "I was inspired by the 1920s style film, The Great Gatsby. I wanted to re-invent the 'classics' found in Daisy Buchanan’s wardrobe.


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"I mixed classic, iconic shapes from the twenties and transformed them in to a modern capsule collection. I extended my inspiration to looking closely at gems and crystal which had an impact on my own prints and colour palette.

"I wanted my collection to have a 1920s feel to it but with a contemporary twist.

"I enjoy working with luxurious fabrics which also compliment the overall look of the garment.

"My final collection was made from a variation of silks, particularly sand wash silk as I loved the lavish feel and look."  


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Lindsey Kerslake - Photo supplied


For Lindsey, inspiration comes from a wide range of places and these include everyday life, different fashion eras and architecture and she particularly likes Art Deco buildings.

"I also design differently depending on the muse, I love to design to compliment a woman's body, as different garments suit the vast variety of body shapes in our society," she said.

"I like to design garments which the customer will feel amazing in, my designs tend to be full of colour with quirky prints.


Design by Lindsey Kerslake - Photo supplied


"I adore creating prints in luxurious fabrics, I feel this is where I can showcase my creativity at its best.

"It is so exciting how free and elaborate prints can be and how they transform garments. I tend to design the majority of my prints digitally using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator."

Lindsey said when she designs, she has in mind a woman aged between 25-35 who enjoys standing out because of her bold prints.


Illustration by Lindsey Kerslake - Image supplied

Lindsey is now studying for her PGCE to teach Textiles and she said that she enjoys passing her skills to students and is still designing and making clothes in her spare time.

"I thoroughly enjoyed studying Textiles at GCSE and A Level and this is where my passion for designing and making kicked in," she said.  

"I decided to continue Fashion as a degree as this would allow me to express my passion further."

The fashion designer said: "I am in the process of creating garments for a fellow friend and graduate, Kai Stewart for her website 'JaXXon House'.


Illustration by Lindsey Kerslake - Image supplied


"Ideally, I would love to teach and alongside that carry on designing and making garments and set up a small business.
 
"I am grateful that I have studied this particular fashion degree as it opened my eyes to the world of the fashion industry. It was an intense three years but it prepared me and gave me an insight to how competitive the industry is. But with determination and unique ideas your dreams can come true."

For more information and enquiries:
https://www.facebook.com/lindseykatefashion
Instagram @lindseykate1993


- OneVybe

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