...a crazy underwear interlude. It's all about the chuckles and grins today.
Customization of plain white bra and panties [donated by not to be named lingerie company] using limited number of craft supplies [donated by a not to be named but well known craft store in Lyon] by second year fashion students. We had the weekend to do it.
make something THEATRICAL and DIFFERENT; not your typical lingerie customization. Basically, something craaa-zay. All customized lingerie - mine included - will be placed on exhibition in a salon. They are not going to be worn or modeled, obviously.
So now it's time for another Guessing Game, just to keep us entertained: I usually have a source of inspiration that is NOT "fashion" related when I create designs. What do you think my inspiration for this one was?
And here's a clue: I tend to garner inspiration from objects, art, pop culture, period pieces, portraits, and food (among other things).
Tomorrow I will update this particular paragraph with a photo of my source of inspiration, so keep an eye out here for it if you're curious. Have fun guessing. (And don't get too serious. Remember, we're having fun here.)
: My inspiration was, in effect, a piņata
. But! As I mentioned before, I was inspired by
- I did not make
- a piņata. I am fascinated by the bright colors and handcrafted paper look of piņatas, and *that* is what inspired me. So all that "hitting with a stick" and "filling up with candy" aside, piņatas - or at least the ones I've seen in all the years I spent living in Mexico City (and over there they're traditionally filled with jicama, sugar cane, nuts and fruit) - are colorful and interesting works of art, and their decorative paper is what I had in mind when I sketched out my initial design.
As for volume, I tried to create the same fulled and layered effect as the bathing suit worn by the retro chick used in one of my site designs
. (Elizabeth was the first to notice it
, but others mentioned it as well. Woo hoo!)
And as for the final effect I wanted to achieve, I was trying to go for a slight Brazilian carnivalesque type costume. While I didn't have Carmen Miranda in mind, the people who mentioned her and Brazilian dancers weren't far from the mark so bravo to you! And I think it's safe to say that I achieved the effect I wanted for purposes of the exhibition because when I showed my lingerie set to my fellow students some of them started singing "Braaaaazil! La la la la la la la laaaaaaaaaaaaaa!". Tee hee. Success :-)
P.S. My knitting blab will resume in next entry.
But for now I must rush off to do some research for another school project we're starting tomorrow. In the meantime, have a good one!