when trying to decide what theme to go for i went through various different stages and ideas, I knew I wanted a fun, bright colour palette, oranges, pinks, purples, dark blues, so I wanted to choose something that fit the palette. The palette I choose from WGSN is forecast for S/S 17 and is called Encounter Culture, I am going to remove and add a few colours to create my own original palette. My initial idea was to some sort of fashion sub genre, I looked at alternative fashion and was interested in the shapes and colours of the clothing, getting ideas to lino print some crazy shaped clothes.
I then went to other cultures and fashion styles, looking particularly at Harajuku, I really liked the use of colour, but decided they were more pastel than I’d like to use.
After researching more i then looked into eras instead, browsing over the 90s, but I do tend to get inspiration straight from the 90s so tried to look for something a bit different. I browsed the 80s and was tempted, but then I stumbles upon some pictures from Woodstock 1969…. wow! I knew i was onto something, even though the pictures were mainly black and white, I loves the shapes, prints and patterns of the clothes, even the vans!
I am absolutely blown away with the late 60s early 70s flower power scene, but really wanted to get more colour in there, so I then started to research psychedelic 70s….
After this what im left with is a floral, psychedelic, 60/70s theme, name TBC
Okay, so I’m no Photoshop wizard really, but I have been giving it a go. Part of my digital brief is to create a series of floral designs, here is a little sneak at what I’ve been doing…. Designs to follow ❤
So this term is the dreaded digital brief…. i say dreaded because personally i struggle with technology, im very much a dirty hands kind of gal, id much rather have my face in a tub of paint than a computer screen, but i cant deny that designs done using Photoshop and illustrator can be outstanding! I further understand that if i want to progress in the textiles world then digital is just something im going to have to learn. Now i dont mean to sound negative towards this term, i am looking forward to furthering my knowledge and getting my hand digitally dirty!
Here are some of the designs i have been researching, looking at 60’s prints, tattoo designs and embroidery motifs. i think they could all contribute to interesting designs once i learn how to use them!