A Portrait Of

United Kingdom
University / School:
university for the creative arts (rochester)
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Production Location:
united kingdom
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Collection – Baby cradles

Inspired by portraits of strong and independent women. An image of a French old lady dressing in an apron smoking out of a pipe; Portraits of women carrying their children when they are working outdoors. these portraits embody the strength of a working woman. The working woman's role is significant as they have to carry their children even when they work. Also looking at girls nightgown in the Regency period; the different ways women manipulating cloth to carry their child; Aprons in paintings, colours and details in paintings and vintage furnitures.

Fabrics: Inspired by the cloth that carries children, the fabrics in the collection includes soft velour finished cotton, pin corduroy, velvet , lace and gingham etc. The fabrication is a mix of casual and luxurious.
Most of the fabrics composition is 100%cotton, including the cotton corduroy, Japanese printed cotton, chambray and the denims. The lining used is 100% silk.

A Portrait Of is a contemporary label designed in North London by Livia Tang. Born and raised in Macau, she graduated from the University for the Creative Arts with a BA Fashion Design in 2014. With the valuable experience gained at the Simone Rocha and Sarah Baadarani studio, A Portrait Of is created in 2017. Designed with a modern individual in mind, A Portrait Of aims to celebrate the free-spirit folklore by introducing influences from the past romantic movements, like the Art Nouveau or the Impressionism movement. Working exclusively with specialist technicians and developing each garment in house, each piece is made with fine quality fabrics and trimmings which are sourced in the UK, Spain and Japan, while utilizing the highest quality finishing. Made in England. a-portrait-of.com