First and foremost, Happy New Year everyone! This is my first post for 2012 and I thought I should celebrate it in a fashionable manner.

Therefore this is an illustrated collection I made for a local competition. The concept revolved around the idea of travelling, mixing cultures and styles. So I got my inspiration from the African culture, just because of their geometric patterns, fibres and textures and maneuvering those materials, which all resemble to traditional customs used in my country. It's a slow-fashion concept, I've put a lot of my attention to the shape of the clothes (reminding of African sculptures), the fabrics and their manipulation, the dyeing of the fabrics and so on. The name is actually the word "travel" in Afrikaans, it sounds so mystical and magical in my opinion.

In a way, I'm happy of how it turned out, I'm glad I finally got myself drawing again, and I hope it was not just an isolated event (although I haven't drawn since). Please someone give me a kick in the back. But until then, you can tell me what you think about the drawings.

Reis fashion illustrations - pencil & marker on paper | 29.7cm x 21cm

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