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Carnival & Cardin

Today I'll be working on patterns mostly, so nothing exciting for at least a week or so (I'm assuming anyway).... so I have something from the vault!

This mini collection was sketched out in 2009. Nothing was ever made from this, it was just an exercise in putting a collection down.  This is a good almost 3 years before Manic Pop came into being, but you can still see elements of Manic Pop in these sketches.

I rarely color my flats with color pencil,  but this it what happened with these! They look pretty nice.

Inspiration board. I did tons of collage work in high school so I'm a pro at grouping things together in fun ways. This is all done in Photoshop with many found images.

Flat sketches.

Also, while surfing images of "Pierre Cardin 60s" last night, I accidentally found my new fall coat! I must make this. 

Soooooooooo amazing! Not sure if I'll do the belt, but I might make a tie version. I'll be putting in the welt pockets too. When I actually do pay attention to fashion designers, most often I get excited over Pierre Cardin designs from the 60s.

Not really knowing fashion designers is where I got a lot of flack in fashion design school as many people in that program were obsessed with designers and not the actual art of designing. I come from a more DIY standpoint and took many of my fashion cues from the actual punk kids in my high school who either edited their clothing or bought it from thrift stores.

But that's all in the past now. Can't wait to wear this coat come October! I eventually may take custom orders for it, but the first one is all mine. This one won't be up on Etsy.


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