inspiration

Selection of inspirations and design processes from some of the academic and personal projects throughout recent years.

 

Includes: moodboards, color & material cards (digital and analog), design methods, color swatches and collections.

This 3-piece collection was a part of my (successful) application portfolio for admission to The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, Sweden. Below is my color, pattern and material inspiration for the three final designs. 

MOODBOARD

I got inspired by geometric shapes and patterns, bright colors in combination with three textile techniques: ikat weave, shibori resist stitch dyeing, contemporary embroidery and mirror work.

COLOR CARD

I've chosen bold neon colors for my collection: bright orange, fuchsia, indigo, sky blue and white - to create a contrast between traditional textile techniques and contemporary design.

neon geometry

DESIGN PROCESS

I started with choosing the colors and sketching some ideas, geometric shapes, patterns and ikat inspired weavings with watercolors: zig-zag, polka dot, batik.

TEXTILE SAMPLES

From left to right:

- ikat zig-zag weaving (watercolor)

- indigo shibori stitch resist print

- contemporary embroidery with mirror work on the indigo dyed

    cotton

COLLECTION

I aimed to create casual looks inspired by traditional textile techniques, natural dyes, handmade work combined with bold colors, all set into a contemporary context.

Crop top

- 'V' neck crop top with short sleeves

- ikat inspired zig-zag neon colored pattern

Dress

- 3/4 sleeves & knee length dress

- shibori stitch resist print dyed in indigo

Midi skirt

- mirror work inspired contemporary embroidery with beads

- dyed in indigo

rustic

Rustic was my first collection for AW17 consisting of 12 pieces in 4 materials. I have created two moodboards and a color and material card to visualise my inspiration. The goal was to learn how to work with different fabrics, trimmings and accessories and their combinations when sourcing the materials and creating a coherency within the collection.

MOODBOARD: overall

MOODBOARD: details & trimmings

COLORS

MATERIALS

Devī

Devī is a single item collection of five tops for SS18. Part of the assignment was to create a fictional company with a conceptual collection and visualise it with four specific moodboards. My company Devī ('goddess', from sanskrit), designs for pregnant women in all stages of pregnancy and after it. It's designed to fit the ever changing woman's body during pregnancy and can be worn even after it, as the garments are made to be versatile, adjustable and comfortable. I believe every woman is beautiful just the way she is in every shape, color and age, and this collection celebrates this unity and diversity. I drew my inspiration from Indian hand block prints, feminine silhouettes of regency era, comfortable materials and timeless colors of the natural world.

MOODBOARD: overall

MOODBOARD: shape

COLOR CARD

Pantone

15-1906 TCX

Rusty Zephyr

Pantone

16-0952 TCX

Golden Honey

Pantone

18-1048 TCX

Pine Cone

Pantone

19-1250 TCX

Hot Cinnamon

Pantone

14-4112 TCX

Agate Sky

Pantone

12-4302 TCX

Dawn Grey

MOODBOARD: colors & materials

MOODBOARD: print

FINAL PRINT

Animaná

Animaná is an Argentinian sustainable fashion and lifestyle brand. By collaborating with local artisans from Andes and Patagonia they support and preserve their traditional skills of knitting, weaving and plant dyeing. KEA collaborated with Animaná on a sustainable case and our team made a small collection for them inspired by beautiful nature and cultural heritage of South America. Our new sustainable proposal includes multifunctionality of the garments, geometric pattern shapes and zerowaste.

MOODBOARD: overall

MOODBOARD: colors & materials

GARMENTS

MOODBOARD: details

COLOR CARD

COLLECTION OVERVIEW

H&M's Conscious collection

This project was a group collaboration with H&M who were looking to refresh and widen their sustainable line 'Conscious collection' and bring new ideas and ways to incorporate more sustainable practices for the brand and promote them to their customers. Here are some ideas from our design process for colors, branding and new visual identity.

MOODBOARD: overall

MOODBOARD: colors & materials

MATERIAL CARD

COLOR CARD: watercolor swatches

light/white

Personal experiment on how to create 'colorless' design. The only color for intented use was white and its natural shades: nude, beige, grey, light pink. The theme is visualised as a moodboard, color story watercolor study and material swatches.

MOODBOARD: overall

COLOR STORY

MATERIAL CARD

COLOR CARD: watercolor swatches

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