When looking back at my samples from projects 1 and 2, I noticed how I had used multi media to show texture and contrast. This included using a range of different weighted yarns, plying yearns to create new ones, using gold and silver to highlight and stitch to embellish or join pieces together. Below, I have included some images of my samples, zooming in on specific elements that catch the ye because of the techniques used or connotations that they have to contrast.
Sample 1 – From project 1
Natural, Organic, Undulating
Sample 2 – From project 1
Knotted, Looped, Dynamic
Sample 3 – From project 1
Multi-media, Rough, Textured, Blended
Sample 4 – From project 1
Highlight, Delicate, Interactive
How do these samples inspire my drawings?
I noticed how I I am drawn to using earthy tones and textures when designing and sampling, which is clearly shown in my past project colour palettes. This is something that I chose to continue with when developing my drawings and colour palette for Project 3. I was inspired by rock formations, geodes and cocoons – these ideas developed from my research on trend predictions and forecasting. Comforting and protective clothing marked 2021/2022 trend predictions – more can be read about this in my article notes here .
In my drawings I worked on creating a mix of colours that swirled and interacted with each-other, adding highlighting gold or silver. Then I contrasted this with harsh black marks that added detailing and structure to the drawings, again showing an element of contrast.
A small portion of my drawings show some rough fashion illustrations based on the idea of covering and providing comfort for the wearer as well as expressing an individual style.
Following COVID 19, how can garments incorporate more considered design into a personalised and unique garment? In what ways can garments become functional pieces that tackle the elements? Hoods, scarves, snoods, face mask…