Charlotte Louise Pullen

Contact:
charlottepullen@me.com
University/School:
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Location:
Cardiff
Specialism:
Award NomineeFashion DesignFashion ImageSocial MediaTextilesWomenswear
About Me

Hi, I'm Lottie and I'm a Fashion Design graduate from Cardiff Met uni.

Lottie Pullen is a creative who specialises in diverse pattern cutting and has an in-depth understanding of mathematics. This strengthened ability has allowed achievement thorough pattern cutting technicalities. With this, Lottie also has thorough knowledge of Adobe software, particularly with Photoshop and Illustrator. Lottie also has experience with Clo3D.

During Lottie's designer growth, the creative chose to document her development journey during construction of her final graduate fashion collection. This is seen through short glimpse videos found on her design Instagram account. These videos allowed for maturing experience, allowing the designer to better her work. Touching on this, Lottie learnt about self-promotion and social media handling. The creative is unafraid to experiment and learn knew techniques thanks to her hands on approach. Lottie is open to share both personal links to work as well as keep a high level of professionalism.

INSPIRATION

'Weighting for Perfection' Inspired by the appearance pressures within the fashion industry

'Weighting of Perfection' is Lottie graduate fashion collection inspired by the mental condition Body Dysmorphia. This is a condition of which distorts how an individual perceives their physical appearance. The exaggerated focus on ones appearance develops a warped self value and the condition is becoming increasingly common. Lottie's intent was to explore silhouettes and challenge the shape of garments in correlation to the body. This is reflected through revealing and concealing elements of the body.

The Body Dysmorphia element was reflected through contrasting images, through the idea to display differed self-mindsets. this was shown through casual everyday-wear such as Denim and professional, formalwear such as pinstriping. Lottie chose to have control and hand pinstripe her own textiles, Her work displays a traditional and distorted approach. Lottie was inspired to create awareness of this distorted subject by creating loud garments to create attention.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Recycled denim donations to create repurposed frill texture

Having used a large amount of material to create the masses of volume to distort silhouette within 'Weighting for Perfection', Lottie felt responsible to try and reduce material waste. To incorporate a more sustainable approach, through the use of donated denimwear, Lottie created 100's of denim frills by hand. Each frill was hand sewn onto leftover materials. Allowing for waste shrinkages, repurposing and stopping material going to landfill. These frills were left to fray overtime for an uncontrolled finish.

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Award NomineeFashion DesignFashion ImageSocial MediaTextilesWomenswear
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