The Language of Flowers
AP Design Concentration 2015
These designs do not exist in real fabric...yet.
The inspiration for my concentration came from the Victorian Era's 'language of flowers', and when people would communicate through the meanings of specific flowers. When illustrating and designing the apparel, I kept in mind the color, petal shape, texture, and connotation of each flower.
I began the concentration with more traditional techniques, strictly using traditional mediums. However, towards the third piece I transitioned to relying on a digital technique to create each piece. This technique meant every garment was first drawn in ink, then hand-painted, and scanned. Then these scans were digitally manipulated using Photoshop onto original studio photographs to give the illusion that the pieces exist physically and are being worn.
watercolor, prisma, acrylic, line drawing