Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Car Print Brief

These are some of the designs that I have been working on for a brief based on vintage cars. It is for menswear so I have done some mock ups of how the prints might look on clothing. I am suprised at how much I am enjoying this style which isnt what I normally do.

All designs Copyright Jemima Rodwell 2012

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Car Brief

I have been given a brief to design some prints using old car engines as inspiration. Im finding it quite hard as I dont normally do shapes and more abstract styles, I prefer to do things but Im giving it a go. I wasnt very happy with them until I photographed the drawings and now I can see how they potentially could work as prints and in patterns. Will update the progress of this soon!

All drawings Copyright Jemima Rodwell 2012


 Have been really bad with drawing and design over the summer but am trying to get back into it! I've wanted to do a project on dinosaurs for ages now...think i have a bit of a penchant for deadly, human-eating animals and creatures!! These are only quick drawings and unfinished at the moment. Hopefully they will inspire me to keep going with drawing!!
Copyright Jemima Rodwell 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

Maarten Van Der Horst SS13

I love MVDHorst and have been excited for his new collection at Fashion East in LFW for a while now and it definately did not disappoint!! I know it is just coincidence but Im going to pretend that the fact he has used bats AND sharks covered in swarovski diamantes in his prints is fate that I am supposed to be working for him!! I looooove this collection its so beautiful and love how he has played with old classics and made them new and exciting like the trench coat. Also who else can make tesco bags cool on a shirt suit??? Way too much love for this!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Fashion & Textile Museum

I have been lucky enough to have one of my designs selected to go on display in the Fashion and Textile Museum in London all summer! Very exciting!! My Shark Attack design is being made into a wallpaper specifically for the exhibition I cant wait to go see it!!

This is the exhibition which is perfect for my pop-art inspired designs!! It opens on the 6th July GO SEE IT!!!

Monday, 18 June 2012


These are some examples of my designs on childrenswear, for a boy and a girl. I came to the realisation that I would like to design for menswear during this project which was a shock as I thought I was certain about being suited to womenswear. However I think it is still important for me to try out my designs on all kinds of fashion garments to show how it can be used diversely and commercially. I could see these fitting in with Mini Boden type clothes as they are also really fun and colourful.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Final Major Exhibition

So yesterday was the opening of the Leeds College of Art degree show. Here are some snap shots of my work, I didnt want to put them up until my family had seen the show so it would be a suprise. There is soo much amazing work to see, everyone's work is lush if you are in Leeds this week you should definately pop in! Its so scary now that Im finished Im not really sure what to do with myself!!

Monday, 21 May 2012

Shark Dresses

Today I have started creating my own garment shapes to drape my designs onto, and I have been really enjoying it. Here are some of my favourite Jaws inspired ones... 
All ©Jemima Rodwell 2012

Friday, 18 May 2012

Hawaii Dreaming

I have been wishing summer would arrive more and more lately, so to get myself in a sunshine mood I have draped some of my designs onto a very hawaiian outfit and I love the results! Let me know what you think..which one is your favourite?

Images courtesy of ChouChou SS12
Designs on clothes © Jemima Rodwell 2012

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Business Cards

My business cards came today and I am sooo happy with them!!
I ordered them off and I love the feel of the cards and the colours are exactly how I hoped they would be. I only printed 200 so I have to keep resisting the urge to give them to randoms on the street!!
I also LOVE my logo that I asked my friend Kat Barcenilla to design for me its perfect for me and I feel like it really reflects my work and personality. Have a look at her lush work at
 It is just over 2 weeks until deadline and it finally feels like it is all coming together! Website should be sorted this week so watch this space..and today I printed two of my final fabric lengths!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Horror Movies Visualisations

All Designs ©Jemima Rodwell 2012
(Original Photographs not my own: Internet Source)

I have started to put my designs together in a Mary Katrantzou-esque way and am really pleased with the results. All 3 images represent a different story from my final major project; jaws, vampires and witchcraft.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Horror Movies

All designs ©Jemima Rodwell 2012
This is a small selection of some of my designs for final major project. These designs represent four different stories; witchcraft, vampires, jaws, zombie prom. More to come soon..

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Tailored Covers Collaboration

Tailored Covers have asked Leeds College of Art Printed Textiles Students to design a tailored car cover with the possibility of it being put into production and available for commission. This is such an exciting project and one I would love to be chosen for. As my final major project is partly based on Jaws and horror movies, I thought that sharks would work well on a car cover as they are the primary fish/animal that embodies fast, dangerous, exciting and everything I imagine someone who has a beautiful, fast, exciting car to want! Here are some of my designs draped onto a car cover to show what I want my tailored cover to look like....

Hawaiian Shirts

I thought that some of my designs for Final Major Project might work well on men's shirts, which is an idea that hadn't really occurred to me before this point. I love Hawaiian shirts and they are particularly on trend at the moment with the summer trend of Miami. I am really happy with how they look as drapes.
 The shirt image is not my own.
All designs © Jemima Rodwell 2012

Friday, 2 March 2012

Jaws Initial Drawings

These are some of my watercolour drawings for FMP based on 'Horror Movies' one of the collections is going to be based on under the sea and sharks in particular, I will be making some patterns out of these drawings soon so watch this space....
All drawing © Jemima Rodwell 2012

Blackpool Sealife Photos

These are a selection of the photos taken from my visit to Blackpool Sea-life centre a couple of weeks ago. I love the colours, this is the colour palette I am going to use in my 'Jaws' collection for Final Major Project.
All photos © Jemima Rodwell 2012

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Ellen Von Unwerth for Lula Mag

Giffords Circus is the coolest circus around its like a colourful, magical, time-travelling circus combined with Ellen Von Unwerth's special touch this is the most beautiful video ever...almost makes me want to do my final major project on the circus.......