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…