I am scheduled to present to a committee of teachers to show my progress and to get approval for my thesis project. In preparation for this end-of-June review, I reviewed all of my work to date. As my fashion point of view evolves, I find great joy in researching the different inspiration that goes into each collection.
Here are three examples of collections I completed in the last four semesters.
A trip to Kenya, in particular to a local elementary school, inspired a collection that focused on a limited color scheme (since the uniforms worn by the children are primarily blue/grey/white). I reviewed what a typical uniform is composed of what its elements are (collar shirt, jacket, pants, skirt). Having to consider my target customer, I arrived at a collection of minimalist 'modern' uniforms for a professional woman in her late 20s to early 30s.
Fashion design is involves extensive research and I realize that my understanding of inspiration is essential to creating innovative and intriguing garments. A variety of interests feeds into design and I am excited about the new topics and inspirations for my work.