Friday, 23 December 2011

David Riches

A few months back, I featured some sketches my mum did while she was on a 'Girl's Gardening Trip' to Morocco.

I hope I don't appear too self-absorbed... but  I don't really use this blog to feature any other people's work but my own! Saying that, I think family can defy this rule, because my parents are my definitely biggest inspiration!

What you see above is the website, Vintage Archive created by my Dad, David Riches and his work-partner, Harry Villiers. Their new online shop contains hand-picked beautiful vintage pieces, uncovered from the depths of India.

My Dad (David) like my Mum (Helen) is formally trained in Graphic Design, and has since founded his own design consultancy, Visible Edge which he has run for over 20 years.

Also like my Mum, my Dad has a knack for multi-tasking, and an impulse for adventure, leading him to dive into other complimentary creative fields. He currently working in property development, and pouring his passion and energy into Vintage Archive.

I probably don't tell him enough, but he really is a great role-model, and a massive help when it comes to my own work!

For these reasons I thought I would feature his new project on my blog... as well as the fact I truly love the stuff him and Harry are selling!

So take a look and uncover some vintage treasures yourself! 

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Nicole Farhi X Vic Riches Design Project

This is the final result of the collection I designed for Nicole Farhi, as part of the British Fashion Council Competition Kingston University has taken part in.

It was great to be able to work with the label's identity in mind, but also contribute my personal take on design in creating the collection!

As I tried to articulate in my concept video, the inspiration behind this project came from visual forms found in Kinetic Energy: Ned Kahn's Environmental Art, and various kite structures both fed into texture, colour, detailing, and silhouette development.

For the last week, I toiled one of the jacket designs in calico (pictured in the design development spread) which made the project even more enjoyable, and most importantly, REAL!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Red Magazine Photoshoot Collaboration!

I'm very happy to reveal part of the photoshoot for Red Magazine I collaborated on, with Stylist and Fashion Editor, Laura Fantacci! I was fortunate enough to meet Laura at a Press Day, which later lead to illustrating her wedding in Florence. It was a beautiful occasion, full of wonderful people, and I'm super happy it lead me to work on this project with Laura over the summer. The January Red Magazine issue is out now!
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