Author Archives: Samantha Beth Rounding

About Samantha Beth Rounding

I am a fashion designer, pattern cutter and garment manufacturer.

Final Collection Outfit Design Boards

Here are the design boards for my final collection ‘The Light Within Darkness’ with full colour illustration, working drawings, written detail and fabric swatches, all of which I created purely on the computor using Photoshop and Illustrator….

All of these designs are copyright to me, Samantha Beth Rounding, and should not be used or copied without my permission.


Final Collection Inspirational Mood Board.

This was the mood board I created to help inspire me when designing my final collection, it contains all the key images from my sketchbook work that I found most inspirational and summed up my theme/style for this collection….

Key Inspirational Sketchbook Pages.

Here are some sketchbook pages from my Final Major Collection sketchbook which I used to inspire me during the design part of my final collection…


Digital Patterns and Designs for Laser-cutting

I created these patterns using Illustrator and had them Laser-Cut into different types of fabrics for samples in my Final Major Project, they are all inspired from the shapes found in different butterly wings and that was a main point of inspiration (along with Brian Froud’s Faeries) throughout my final collection. Heres a selection from my development;

All of these designs/patterns are copyright to me, Samantha Beth Rounding, and should not be used or copied without my permission.

Final Collection Designs.

Here’s my final collection design board, done entirely digitally using illustrator and photoshop. These are the illustrations for my final 5 outfits I have designed and will be manufacturing for my Final Major Poject and end of year fashion show, my collection consists of 12 seperate garments and accessories. I have done proper design boards with technical flats and written detailing, however I decided to just upload the illustrations just to give an idea of my final collection. Hope you like them and will soon be posting working drawing images to show each garment in more detail and also photographs of my toiles to show how the realisation of these garments is going.

Zine Moodboard

Short post; here’s a mood board I had to create for my personal page in our year’s zine/programme that will be given out at our end of year fashion show, it’s meant to represent inspirations for me as a fashion designer/manufacturer and my final collection.

Brian Froud

 It was clear to me from the start of my final major project that I wanted a whimsical theme, my style is always quite feminine with a slight eerie feel and im always inspried by thing in nature. I have always loved the film Labyrinth and the look of the creatures, sets and ambience, so I decided to look into Brian Frouds artwork, specifically his faeries and I looked at a few of his books and my favourite was the Good Faeries and Bad Faeries book.





 I love the contrast in his work of the innocent, beautiful faeries with the evil, uglier creatures. I was also really inspired by the contrast of the light, glowing almost angelic looking faeries again the dark, gothic background of the forest and it’s mythical creatures. All this has inspired the concept and theme for my final collection, which I have titled ‘The Light Within Darkness’, hopefully you will see in-direct evidence of this throughout my project as I upload more of my work on here.