Well, I’ve gone and done it this time. I swore up and down (and left and right) that after the last fashion challenge at school, I was going to pass on the next one. And I would have if it weren’t the… Unconventional Materials Challenge. ~sigh. I was done for with those three words. It…… Continue reading The Unconventional Materials Challenge, part 1.
You may or may not know that for the last 20 years, I have worked as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Art Director, designing brands and collateral for large and small corporations, artists, non-profits, and educational institutions. Last spring, I decided I needed a change and decided to split my time between freelance work and…… Continue reading Design Principles—the art of branding your own fashion line, part 1.
I’m super happy to announce that I was awarded second place in the design challenge! First place: Jen Lang, Moai Statues of Easter Island, Second place: Erinn Larsen, Tree of Life, Third place: Benjamin Possolo, Untitled Art. Below are the winners and the entries. Special thanks to Mannequin Madness for helping me find the right size…… Continue reading The results are in!
I’m done, finally done. Looking forward to turning this in tomorrow!
Well, it’s been a while. I wasn’t going to do this spring’s school fashion challenge, but my daughter convinced me. I took my daughter and her younger brother to see the Klimt & Rodin exhibit at the Legion of Honor. As it turns out, my daughter was simultaneously studying Klimt’s work in art class. So,…… Continue reading Another year, another challenge.
No one ever likes to say they didn’t win something. I didn’t win. But I’m really glad I participated. It was a good opportunity for me to get a bit more experience and try some new things without as many limitations as I usually have. Congrats to my fellow students, these were really beautiful entries!!!
Finally finished my entry. I brought it over to school today and was really happy to see how many gorgeous pieces there are. Let the voting commence.
So the dress is done, photos to come. I’m very happy with it, though it definitely looks better on me than on my cheap dress form. Now I’m working on the corset belt. I decided to go with the green brocade as it is a seriously close match to Gucci’s signature green color. I’m using…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, part 3, nearly there!
If you’ve been following, I’ve been working on a garment for the fashion challenge at school—creating a street style garment inspired by Gucci’s fall 2017 ready to wear line. I’ve gathered my fabrics, some from my stash, some from Britex, and even one, the green silk brocade, from the local Salvation Army store ($3 for…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, part 2
Twice a year my school, Apparel Arts, sponsors a fashion challenge. This fall, they have challenged students to create a street style look inspired by Gucci’s fall 2017 ready to wear line. Now, at first I wasn’t a fan of this particular mash-up of fashion elements. The colors are bright, complex, and at times nearing…… Continue reading The Gucci Challenge, Part 1