Shay Corney

Contact:
shay.corney@gmail.com
University/School:
University of Central Lancashire
Location:
Central Lancashire
Specialism:
Award NomineeChildrenswearFashion DesignFashion TechnologyMenswearSustainabilty
About Me

Hi, I’m Shay Corney and I study commercial menswear at UCLan

I’m Shay and I am a menswear and childrenswear designer from UCLan. I got into fashion during high school because I was passionate about art and wanted to make a career doing creative work which is why I decided to study fashion design. Since then, I have developed an interest in digital fashion and 3D design which I have implemented into my final collection

My collection inspiration comes from the popularity of social media amongst the youth and the subcultures that have emerged. A key feature of the collection is commercial androgyny and with a focus on sustainability in fast fashion with the implementation of 3D sampling to reduce the number of garments ending up in landfills. Since environmentally conscious young people are the majority consumers for fast fashion, these brands need to start being more sustainably conscious and I believe 3D design is a realistic step for them the include in their design process

INSPIRATION

My concept came from the amount of time I spent on TikTok during lockdown

I spent a lot of time on TikTok where I saw a lot of guys branding themselves with the name E-Boys. I liked the combination of streetwear and tailoring they were wearing, with some wearing skirts and dresses. With this in mind, I wanted to create a collection that they could wear on their social media while also translating them for a commercial market. Fashion brands are bringing out unisex and androgynous collections and I believe that is the way fashion is heading especially amongst younger consumers

Since I was designing with a fast fashion market in mind, I wanted sustainability to be a focus. Over the course of the pandemic, more companies are introducing 3D design into their workflow since attaining physical samples has been a challenge. This reduces the need for sampling as it can all be done using software such as CLO. I learned CLO over the course of a few weeks and created my whole collection using the software as well as creating fabricated photoshoot images to show off my collection

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

I used CLO 3D to create my whole collection digitally

CLO is a 3D design software and I used it to create my collection. I learned CLO using YouTube tutorials and forums which gave me enough information to confidently create my garments. Designing on the software involves skills such as pattern cutting, digital design, and rendering. For the process of transforming my 2D designs into 3D, I first created an avatar to match my customer using Daz3D, imported it into CLO, then drafted my patterns using both flat pattern cutting and draping techniques. I then used appropriate fabrics for each garment and added my print designs. From there, I imported poses from Daz3D so I could create more photoshoot like images that would display my garments in an interesting and vibrant way

Focusing on digital presentation in my final year has helped with the changing processes in industry and future proofed my career
Award NomineeChildrenswearFashion DesignFashion TechnologyMenswearSustainabilty
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