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Enter our Print Competition

October 19, 2018

Enter our Print Competition

Are you a budding print or graphic designer? We want you! We've got an exciting opportunity for you to be an exclusive part of our SS'19 collection.

We're looking for an up-and-coming, talented artist to showcase in our new collection, to have their print featured in catsuit form! Read more below about how to get involved, what you’re in with a chance of winning, and find our inspo board to start you off on your way!

The Brief

We’re looking for a print fit for a retro queen with a neon heart! We’re thinking bold, we want prints you get lost wandering through, down rainbow roads and through starry skies. In vibrant colours, trippy shapes and surrealist styles. The Burnt Soul customer is strong, confident and loves to wear their diamond studded multicoloured soul on the outside too - they aren’t shy, and they love to be the life and spirit.

Click here to view our Pinterest board for visual inspiration.

Guidelines

  • Entries must be submitted by midnight on 23.11.18
  • Entrants must be 16 or over
  • All prints submitted must be the entrants original artwork 
  • Your print must be in a repeatable shape, ready for printing
  • Must be available as an AI or Photoshop file but submitted as a JPG
  • The print needs to be small enough scale that even in small panels, you can see a fair amount of pattern

Hints and Tips

  • We've found from past collections that prints are most successful when the background colour is something other than white
  • Ideally, we're looking for a print that works in two directions, rather than a one-directional print. This reduces waste when cutting out pattern pieces, and is the most environmentally friendly option. See below for examples*
  • We are able to use UV ink when printing, so if you wanted to include this in your print - please include a key of the colours that you would like to glow

Prize

  • The winner will see their print put into production, initially for a limited run, for our spring launch in 2019
  • A catsuit or pair of leggings in the print
  • Licence to use any images generated by Burnt Soul for marketing of the collection
  • £100 cash
  • Social media coverage on our Instagram and Facebook accounts, with a combined reach of 50,000+ (and growing fast)
  • A blog post on you as an artist, linking to your portfolio, that will remain on our website

Enter

To submit your finished design, email joinus@burntsoul.com. Make sure you put your name in the subject line and attach the file as JPG image.

The competition winner will be announced 30/11/2018. Good luck!

Print collaboration from Summer 2018 with Dazzle and Jolt

Every year we like to collaborate with an artist on a new print. Last summer we worked with Jess, designer from Dazzle and Jolt to create our 70's inspired psychedelic print. It was one of our best collaborations to date with 3 separate runs of the fabric being produced.

Just like the winning print from this competition, it was printed on to the new Life Lycra, made from re-generated ghost fishing nets collected from the sea. You can read more about the Life Lycra we use here

Dazzle and jolt print collaboration
Jolt Catsuit

Examples of some of our best selling prints

 Best selling prints from Burnt Soul past collections

One-way prints can be turned only one way, otherwise they look upside down or sideways. These kinds of fabrics present a real challenge when cutting out panels before sewing garments, as it means we can't maximise the amount of fabric used (pattern pieces can be odd shapes, so if you can slot them together efficiently, this saves on fabric wastage). Two-way prints look the same on the right and on the wrong side so they don't limit fabric usage as much as one-way fabrics. Stripes are considered a two-way print but they can be oriented in 4 or more directions and look good. 

Print direction

 




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Sizing

Below is a size chart to guide you to your best Burnt Soul size along with some information of the different types of fabrics we use.

Fabrics - The amount of stretch you have in different styles will depend on the fabric it's made from.

Foils - We use a few different types of foils in our designs and they all act slightly differently. The black snake print we use for the Siren Catsuits is the most stretchy fabric we use but the rest of the foils tend to have less stretch due to the glue and foil coating.

Prints - The lycra we have recently started using for all our prints is a recycled Life Lycra. This is less stretchy compared to the Lycra we have used previously so if you're a repeat customer, you may feel the difference when buying the same sizes.

Sequins - The sequin fabric we use is embellished onto stretchy mesh so it has less stretch and acts differently compared to the Lycra catsuit. Whilst we have tried to allow for this in the sizing, if you're in between sizing then we suggest going for the larger size.

Leg length - All of the legs are cut more on the longer side and are comfortably suitable for an inside seam of 28"-35". Rebecca pictured here is 5'5" and we did roll these under by a few inches. If you want these tailored to your length click here to add an alteration along with the purchase of your catsuit. This will make the piece non-returnable.

Long torso - Due to the cut, the backless catsuits offer a lot more give so these are recommended for a longer body. We will also be offering torso alterations very soon!

Please contact us for more information or advice on sizing.

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