This collection is the final project for Textile Printing for Product, a class I am taking at the Academy of Art University. The textile patterns are inspired by my recent travels to Amsterdam and New York City. I used colorful rows of tulips to represent Amsterdam and greyish steel/glass skyscrapers to represent New York City.
I have already shared with you details about working on a custom hand-painted collection of t-shirts. This collection is now done! So, let's take a look at it.
The combination of this imagery led to a modern and crisp-looking mini collection of three t-shirts! The t-shirts are 100% cotton and I had tons of fun modeling them for the final presentation of my 5-week long project.
I am a strong believer in documenting my design process as I learn about myself and at the same time can easily tell the story of my inspiration and creativity. The three pages below show how I worked in my sketchbook, got on my kitchen floor to do test t-shirts, and finally transfered my favorite designs onto actual t-shirts.
While the best part of my collection is its custom and hand-painted aspect, it is also really useful for me to play around with color schemes on the computer. I used PhotoShop to take each of my three designs and to change the colorways to see what would happen. Endless possibilities!
As the Fall 2015 semester is nearing its end, I realize how much I have learned about textile design and how much confidence I have gained in my work. I have enjoyed all of the parts of the creative process and am looking forward to my next projects. But now ... I am off to wear one of my t-shirt designs!
You can see other projects of mine on Pinterest.
Welcome! My textile/fashion design brand RADOST™ (Czech) is all about JOY (English).
In the blogs, I bring you thoughts on textile and fashion design, art, and travel.
Check back often, as creativity never sleeps (well, almost never) and surround yourself with joy!