As the weather is getting warmer, I am venturing out more often. I just took a lovely relaxing walk at the Seneca Creek State Park and took a photo of the sun setting. Photos such as these often drive my fashion design work. I am constantly amazed by the color combinations found in nature and the interaction of horizontal and vertical shapes.
I got home and while sipping tea, I sketched a new dress inspired by the picture. The sun's round shape informs the cut of the neckline. The line of the trees that breaks up the sky and the water is the waist line. The hazy look of the cloudy sky and the shimmer of the water are reflected in the gathers around the neckline, bottom of the top and the skirt. I also added lace insert around the armholes. And the color scheme? It is also inspired by the colors from the photo - I used black and dark blue.
One can never really escape creativity, right? I just love to be enjoying an activity, such as hiking, and at the same time to keep my creative mood top of mind.