One of my favourite fashion designers has got to be Fred Butler. Her work is so 'out the box' and innovative. Her construction is in a world of its own and is haute couture with a capital 'H". The thing I personally most love about her work is her use of colour which is so bold and she capitalises by combining colour with geometric design making it truly striking. In her AW12 collection she uses quilting and fabric manipulation to emphasise both shape and colour which makes the design really strong. Having previously used quilting in a more conservative way within my work I would like to take inspiration from this work and be much bolder in using this technique within this work and in particular with fashion accessories.