I often set a small challenge for myself to ensure that I keep my eyes open and that I keep changing as a fashion designer. So, I decided to use random objects (mostly things I found in magazines) as the driving force for my design work. Everyday, I would look for an item that would prompt me to do a quick sketch of a dress or other piece of clothing. It was a wonderful experience - within minutes of locating the image (such as a watch or a fancy pen), my brain would be firing ideas and my hand would be moving across the blank paper.
Take a look below at what I came up with - the objects affected the color scheme, the silhouette, and the type of garment. A vacuum cleaner, as it turns out, is a good inspiration for a dress. A make-up face stick can be inspiration for a coat sleeve.
I wish you all an inspiring 2015! I hope that you will find tons of joy in your lives and that your creativity will reflect the wonderful and colorful world of ours.