This was a Fashion Design project I did while I was in school...I was asked to design a small collection for a client of my choosing. Since I've never sewn, some of the tasks were difficult (especially knowing how much fabric I would need, what tools, i.e., buttons, zippers, etc.). But, I was excited at the prospect of this challenge and here are the results.
I was influenced by the bright colors and theatricality used in the traditional garb of the Baille Folklorico (the national representation for Mexican folkloric dance). The women wear a ranchero designed dress with brightly colored ruffled skirts trimmed with contrasting colored ribbons. I was also guided by my "client" and her growth from child to adolescent; and how her artistic aesthetics drew her from colors she perceived as too immature, and frilly to more vivid and striking colors and shapes. Because of her, I was more adventurous with my color palette and fabric selections. I also kept into consideration that September in Phoenix is still warm and tried to use fabrics that complemented the desert clime and my client's desire for them to be sturdy enough for everyday.