31 December 2009

those 70's - menswear

Last post of the year. Since I won't be having time during the day to write, I'll do it now before I go to sleep.
So... this it the men's line, inspired by the 70's, I can't say this was easy nor very complicated so I think I'll draw some more fashion compositions with men in the future. Maybe next time in colour. Despite my need for colour in everything, I kind of like the monochrome touch in these sketches, they are definitely more graphic than my usual style.



markers and pencils on paper 21 x 29.7 cm

30 December 2009

those 70's - kids

Finally I'm getting closer to the collections I still enjoy looking at. The story behind these papers is ruined by the title so no mystery here. It's all about the 70's and That 70's fashion (if you know the movie, you'll get the allusion, if not here's a link That 70's Show). I was inspired by the atmosphere and the title of the show, it doesn't necessarily have to be the exact same clothing (wink).
It was interesting to design for children however I feel the freedom of shapes and "coutureness" is obstructed because there are a lot of things you have to keep in mind when creating clothes for this particular public.
I did not colour them, just gave a small palette of possible colours for the outfits. The designs are inspired from the menswear and womenswear you'll get to see later on.



markers on paper 21 x 29.7 cm

28 December 2009


I really like making up words... Anyway, here are two other projects from college. The first one is a reinterpretation of a bustle dress worn in the late 1800s. For these compositions I thought I could use a new technique, I've heard a lot about it but never got the chance to use it. So, I used coffee as a base and it is really great to paint with. It's almost like watercolours. For highlights I used normal coloured crayons.

coffee and crayons on paper 29.7 x 42 cm

This second project was about designing a specific type of dress, it looks like a pot, and decorate it with elements from my hometown, Timi┼čoara's, gates from castles and old buildings. And the predominant architectural style here is mostly Baroque, therefore the name of the project. Here you have some details about the Baroque architecture and Timi┼čoara's gates.


tempera and crayons on cardboard 50 x 70 cm

26 December 2009

manga doll

This is an outfit I put together based on my previous collection A midsummer's night dream, specifically the last one and this dress would be Titania's dress. The fabrics I used are very light, fit for the warm seasons, fabrics like: linen (plain black and with silver stripes) and tulle, for the bottom of the dress and the collar.

...and here's the sketch it was based on and the final product.

Photographer: Ina Muntean
Makeup & Hair: myself
Design and styling: myself

You can find more photographs with this dress HERE.


25 December 2009

a midsummer's night dream

First of all, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you! I hope you're happy next to the people you love.

Story told short, this is another project of mine, based on some theatre costumes for Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. I chose to create three collections, each inspired by a specific era.
Now the first collection is inspired by the play itself, the time in which the story is placed being Ancient Greece. So I took that base and created some designs but from a modern point of view. And since the designs were for theatre costumes, I had the freedom to play with big shapes and unusual cuts, so I have to say I quite enjoyed this.

watercolours, crayons on paper 21 x 29.7 cm

The second collection is inspired by the Renaissance period, that being the time in which the play was written. So I took this from a very romantic point of view, and also from the outfit designs from that period. Therefore I used big collars, puffy dresses, royal fur and delicate fabrics.

watercolours, crayons on white and yellow textured paper 21 x 29.7 cm

The last point of view, was a personal one, a very modern one in which I pictured the play in an Asian theme combined with a dark Gothic ballerina feeling. Red, black and white, as main tones, tutus and tunics. I was inspired by this amazing video Blue Orchid from The White Stripes and Fighter from Christina Aguilera, amazing videos, amazing costumes.

watercolours, crayons on brown and white paper 21 x 29.7 cm

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