Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Fashion Illustration: The Final

I presented my final line in my fashion illustration class. The line was based on this mood board. A collection of warm colors, mixed textures, and fall feelings.
Our teacher gave us about 10 minutes to put together this mood board and i forgot to bring magazines that day so I was scrounging images from my classmates. All in all I'm happy with what I got. I drew inspiration from the books and book shelves. Books are usually lots of different colors and together they look lovely. I also pulled from the angles and mixtures of soft and hard textures. 
Here's what I came up with:
A lot of these looks were inspired by riding around Sacramento in the fall/winter. It's cold, but I still want to look cute. This season I'm relying on a lot of layering to increase cuteness and provide versatility for biking. When I get over heated I open my coat or shed the top layer. The woman I designed this line for is in a similar boat. Going to a board meetings in the morning, a haunted mansion in the afternoon and a carnival at night (as a journalist I had many of those days). For a stylist woman on the go being able to shad a layer and change your look is crucial. 

Outfit 1: A red wool and fur cuffed bomber coat, floral print silk blouse with a lace ruffle collar, heavy duty linen trouser shorts with silk ribbing and leather boots.
Outfit 2: Heavy wool knit shrug, with embroidered detail, long sleeved asymmetrical sheer tunic (sleeves rolled up), under the tunic is a green knit long sleeved shirt, wool skirt with silk ribbing, bamboo fiber tights and brown leather pirate ankle boots.
Outfit 3: Heavy wool cape with red lining, the dress features a corset style sweet-heart neck bust and a sheer skirt with a leaf print on the bottom. Under the skirt is an a-line skirt, perfect for business wear. The shoes are also leaf inspired sandals.
Outfit 4: This girl on the go is wearing a mustard-ballet neck tank-top under an over-sized heavy Mongolian cashmere sweater with a vintage broach. Her pants are wool and silk lined with brown silk ribbing. She's wearing a silk scarf and gray leather mid-calf boots.
Outfit 5: Green skinny trousers peek out of this little travel ensemble. A white and blue linen jumper inspired by the Victorian era, a la Alice in Wonderland goes on a train ride. The blouse features dramatic puffed sleeves and a flattering fitted bodice. She's ready to go with her vintage suitcase and knee high leather boots.

Here are the flats which accompany the garments.

So what do you think? 
Which piece would you love to wear? Which piece do you hate/just don't get?
What would you have done differently? 


Brigette Black said...

I think my favorite is the third outfit. The shoes kind of remind me of the "anatomically incorrect fashions" post by The Man Repeller ( but not in a bad way. I'm just saying!

I hope you Aced your final :)

Katie W said...

Outfits 2, 3, and 5 are my favorites! You're really talented!

I don't get the pants in Outfit 1. They remind me of the Victorian undergarment shorts women used to wear. Not sure if you know what I'm talking about, but the reality of the fabrics could alter that.

I'm no Project Runway judge, but I think these are all incredible!

Forevermelody said...

thanks. I appreciate the feedback. Yeah, the high waist-ed capris in outfit 1 are Victorian inspired. It's fashion forward. I think with a think linen fabric the heavily structured garments will look less like underwear.
I didn't draw the lace trim on the flats, which means it's not necessary part of the garment but that is a styling option. Like a belt. :)

Forevermelody said...

oh and yes, I did Ace my final. Thanks so much.


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