desk floor this week: designing in progress. One of the most fun parts of making a collection is the beginning when anything is possible. I put the tunes on, clear the desk and just let my imagination go wild.
I’m currently inspired by sea life and coastline scenery from the delicate colours and textures of the seashells to the transparent fish gills and flowy underwater coral.
I like to collage my inspiration imagery onto model templates for shape ideas. The collages are quite abstract so I sketch them into more realistic dress shapes. I draw multiple versions of each collage until I have a solid idea.
The next step is to go back to the mannequin and drape these dress ideas to see how they work in fabric.