My love for art and travel feed into my fashion design and I want to take this opportunity to reminisce about three major lessons I learned from my design work during this year. These lessons will play a prominent role in my future work.
1. Draw inspiration from what matters to me - I believe in looking at the world around me with intent and appreciation. For instance, when it comes to travel, I created garments and textiles inspired by China and Amsterdam and New York City. I find that designs that come out of my interests are the strongest ones.
2. Work hard and dig deep - I like a good challenge. I sketch a dress every day and have consistently improved my fashion illustration skills. I take classes and push myself to learn as much as possible about the creative process. I have completed many fun projects this year. Digging deep pays off!
3. Stay true to myself - Sharing ideas with the world is a matter of vulnerability. Although it is scary to present a new dress or a sketch, what is the other option? The biggest lesson for me is to believe in my ideas and be proud of everything into which I have delved! I believe there is no other way but a "just do it" attitude.
I have had so much fun sharing ideas on fashion, art, and travel with you. A huge thank you for your ongoing support! Here's to 2016 being full of beauty and creativity! New horizons are calling!