so, i’ve been thinking – which obviously worries me right off the bat. since finishing and wearing my first official SWAP garment, the entire idea of my “collection” has sort of taken shape and evolved, almost without me even having to think about it.
which is, you know, awesome, because again, thinking = scary.
and, even more awesome, it feels like the appropriate direction for my ideas to take. it feels right, it combines a lot of things i have been wanting to try with a color palette i am thrilled about and some garments that i think are cohesive as a collection AND WEARABLE.
and yet, i pause. i worry. and i also sort of feel awesome, because it turns out my brilliant idea to instill my collection with a little hand-made derring-do is TOTALLY TRENDY.
that’s right…it’s patchwork. and quilting. and screenprinting, and fabric dyeing. AND EVEN ALEXANDER MACQUEEN DID IT.
not to mention…did you see what chanel sent down the runway for s/s2013?
seriously. i don’t know whether to be in awe at its awesomeness or terrified.
i should mention that my real source of inspiration on this is going to be more jay mccarroll than karl lagerfeld. i was re-watching his first runway show a few weeks ago and the genius of his infusion of color and traditional patchwork (and other handmade, crafty techniques) into his fashion just bowled me over. so i went straight back to my alabama chanin books and tie-dyed fabric and started mixing them with my new collection of knits.
or a clean white t-shirt (or a tie-dyed one!) done alabama corset-style?
or a PATCHWORK SKIRT?!?!?!
….what do you think?
crafty, or crazy?