Week 9: Oops

Very much skipped this week.  Life decided to be more important than self-imposed internet challenges.  It wasn’t, frankly, a theme I cared for this week either.  New York’s various neighbourhoods do nothing for me. Only a handful of episodes left!  I’ve decided that for the Bryant Park final show equivalent I’ll just make one look and nicely illustrate the rest, ten looks in all.  I’m very much looking forward to being done. Next week the designers get to design a fabric that gets printed for them, I guess I’ll break…

Week 8: Done!

Yes, this is quite overdue, see Week 9’s post for semi-explanation. Due to fabric limitations I wasn’t able to totally abide by my original sketch, but I am nonetheless happy with the outcome.  It’s faintly deco-y with all the angles, which was unexpected. So, not like, totally “air” I guess.  But in my opinion the winning look wasn’t either.  I decided to go barefoot, ’cause that is my personal view of Mercury (never been a big fan of the wing’d sandals), who was some of the primary inspiration.  Fleet of…

Week 8: Setup/Sketch

Pretty simple theme this week, design a look around one of the elements—wind, water, air or fire.  I was totally going to do heart, as suggested, but realised that it would probs end up too much like Dsquared2.  So I decided to go with air. I’m kind of thinking about like, Mercury/Hermes and the wing shoe things and swift messenger. Reffing lightly the silhouettes of ladies in the ’40s who worked on planes, sort of.  Maybe it’s too superhero-y, but shit—that’s what I like! Eat it convention! (now I just…

Week 7: Finished!

No pattern was needed for this, all pleating “math”.  This is the shortest time I’ve taken so far and one of my favourite looks.  What I think this tells me is that I really just like making stuff, more than clothes. For materials I went with fiberglass screening, garbage bags, astroturf and a Velcro closure (you can totally buy hook & loop closures at hardware stores).  Also, I am highly considering making an endless amount of bell shaped crins and little skirts and always having skirts this poufy, it is…

Week 7: Setup/Sketch

Oh man! Kind of stoked about this week’s challenge: making something with materials sourced from a hardware store. Plus! An accessory.  Shoot, I have pretty much tonnes of that sort of thing lying about already.  Rock. Probs using primarily the beautiful stuff known as fiberglass window screen, which I do have a small roll of (sourced from a screen door I found on the side of the road years ago), though I totally bought another roll when I saw they were only five bucks.  Fun! Also! Splurged (all of another…