I wanted this collection to be a bit oversized, standing off the body. And just believe me, I really tried! The overall has wide legs and the upper part is really comfy too. I lowered the arm line in the coat and added two huge pockets and a large collar. All those trick to make it look bigger, more voluminous. And unfortunately it's still not what I was aiming for. It looks good, I cannot deny. But I feel I should try to pump it a little bit more, to reach the effect I've drawn.
All photo shoots that I already did were based on the TFP principles. This time as well. The whole conception of the session was discussed together and prepared together creating a new value. And without Kamila and Klaudia the final result wouldn't be the same :)
We played a little bit with accessories to make the look more hippie and more 70's, to match Klaudia's style. Her style is definitely boho and I think that loose hair, bare feet and a basket suit her much more than a briefcase and heels. And this is about her personality, not about my project. Hope you like both looks! Tell me in comments witch one is your favourite?
I've already shown you my x-shaped projects promising that there will be a photo shoot soon. And this is how the photo session I arranged looked like. Obviously there is always something to correct with the fitting, cause everybody has a different posture. And I really like those moments! (Honestly, I also had to admit that I simply love fitting prototypes to the particular body - it's just magic! how changing the angle a little bit and adding/removing a few centimeters, sometimes even milimeters, can transform the form!) Later it's so funny to watch how glamourous the model looked and how goofy and awkwardly I appeared.
Please, be patient, I'll show you more photos of the project soon, yet without me crowding into the frame ;)
And if you wanna read about amazing travels and funny adventures of my model Klaudia just go to her blog Filozofia nitki.
Remember as I wrote about etno-inspired prêt-à-porter collection? I ended up drawing eight projects. The very first part links more with Ndebele, the second part is more Maasai, but they blend each other well making it hard to define the direct inspiration. I've chosen the color rang and graphic patterns after analyzing the sources. Thought the wide collar detailing, bracelets and ethereal forms are more Maasai-like.
It's been a while since I've shown you my sketches for the last time. lately I did some doodles with the backlight to explore the line between the sun and the shadow which is extra bold in this case. Each one was drawn with 4B pencil and a random drawing paper in about 10 minutes. I had to admit once again that I simply love this kind of speed drawing, based on catching main proportions, directions and the light, where is only what's necessary shown.
For the first time in my life I had the chance to face the problem of designing of a theatrical costume. It was made for the monodrama of Katarzyna Gronowska "towards the great sea?" played by Anna Fatyga. It's about an ordinary woman and her life with all her misconceptions, dramas and failures which are like scars on her body and the hump on her back. And this is how I see it. A bit run-out, a bit rusty... dolorous and tired.
Lately I'm all into augmented x-shaped silhouettes. Not too much about enlarging the upper part of my body because my proportions aren't perfect and I would look like 20 pounds heavier. Rather about bottoms standing proudly of the body to cover what should be covered. And I felt in love with mixing all possible textures. Kept in one coherent color range with some (not too garish) accents.
I'm currently sewing the first project with the blue jeans quilted coat and thick jersey jampsuit with the neckline down to the navel. I wont wear this with any top underneath because I alredy shaped the pattern and it fits really well that I don't need to worry about my boobs slipping put uncontrollably (which is the question the most frequently asked by my female friends). But I felt like, for the reason of composing the whole collection, I needed to put some net lace top down there. I think I shouId change the pattern for the coat but it's still not fixed and considered. I already booked the studio to do the shooting so I'll show you the result in 3 weeks ;)
And here you have a close up to my favourite silhouettes (excludiong the first one which will be posted in details with the editorial).
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