The Autumn-Winter 2015 collection at Proenza Schouler featured experimentation with fabrics and trims to create layers of texture within the garments. Two main experiments with volume were also at play from a pattern cutting perspective; at times the fabric was spliced and slit open, while at other times the fabric was extended out in sections to create panels that peeled back or could be tied together.
An outfit design I came up with when I couldn’t sleep one night. Once the headphones are out and delivered, I might get a sowing machine and try my hand at making clothes :)
In other news, I’ll be at the Cherry Blossom Festival again this weekend in the same location inside the Japan Center mall, near the Kinokuniya book store. I’ll also be at Kraken Con the weekend after in the dealer’s hall. Convention season is picking up again and it’s so great to see all my con friends everywhere.
(Also, to the girl who gave me some delicious crepe at the festival last weekend, I wanted to thank you with some free prints but I had to pack up early due to headphones related business and didn’t get a chance to give them to you. Sorry about that but please come by my table again this weekend to pick up your free prints!)
Finally got a chance to take pictures of a passion project of mine, which was bringing one of my favorite (and ready to wear!) reimagined Wishing designs.
It’s shown here with a crinoline underskirt I made because I did envision it as having a very tapered waist and volume in the skirt, as inspired by the popular silhouette of cocktail dresses in the 50s and 60s. It can also easily be worn without it for a more casual look because I anticipated needing the dress to be versatile in when/where it can be worn.