Name: Sarah Jayne Johnstone
Nationality: Scottish, British
University: (GRADUATED) Heriot-Watt University
Course: BA(Hons) Fashion Design for Industry
I’ve always been creative and knew I wanted to do some sort oif design- either graphic, interior or fashion and fashion design just appealed to me more. I enjoy the process from the research all thr way to the final garment on the model or something like thay.
I find it more interesting than womens wear, more of a challenge to create somethign new that men are open to. I think menswear is movig forward though and men are becoming more fashion conscious and able to try new things without being judged. Ifeel there’s a market for fashion forward menswear.
Probably a healthy mixture of Rick Owens and Tom Ford.
‘The Wasp Factory’ by Iain Banks- my collection was designed around the character Eric and his emotions.
I quilted it all myself! one layer of fabric, one layer of wadding and another layer of fabric, sewn in 3cm squares.
I wanted to shoot it in an abandoned hospital to emphasise the asylum theme, and I went to check this place out, Rosslynlee Mental Hospital and it was perfect mix of surreal beauth and mythical horror.
Not yet- I take life as it comes
Work vey hard, don’t follow the crowds. Always remember to make your work your own and keep your own personality in it.