Illustrations on bleed-proof paper colored with Prismacolor markers; flats drawn with Micron markers.
Mounted on 14" x 18" Museum board.
For this fall/winter collection, we looked at the designs of Bonnie Cashin and Claire McCardell and discussed how they melded functionality with fashion for the working woman. For my take on the assignment, I created a collection that could be taken from day to night, by changing how a piece of clothing was worn, whether it was changing the styling or, via the convertible pieces that served as the anchors of the collection, actually changing the clothes themselves.
Wintersession 2008: "Travel to Anywhere" Client Project
Mounted on 14" x 18" museum board.
For this assignment, we picked partners to work with to design collections for them; each person would select a location that they were travelling to, their activities, career, etc. In turn, the designers would create collections suiting their needs and tastes. My partner was Yoshi, and she descided to be a 23-year-old pop-rock star going on a 3-month tour of Europe.
My inspiration was one of a princess who ran away from her home, and ventured to the vibrant nightlife of her home country. Throughout the night, she has gone to concerts, clubs, bars, and raves--so I wanted the collection to be very young and spontaneous. Elements that I incorporated into the collection were shredding, splattering, layering, and juxtaposition to reflect what happened throughout a long night of partying: your clothes get a little torn, stuff has been spilled on them, you lose a few items, and you pick up a few items too.
Yoshi was very open in terms of what she wanted, but she did say she like mostly neutrals with pops of color thrown in. So I stuck with neutral colors like black, white, denim blue, brown, and grey; I used blue, red, and pink as pop colors.