The Council of Fashion Designers of America, or CFDA, has a few scholarship competitions that certain fashion schools are invited to take part in. There is the CFDA general scholarship, the Liz Claiborne, and the Geoffrey Beene. I chose Geoffrey Beene because he was quirky, believed in independent business, art, and loved black and white patterns.
Above is all of my brainstorming. I found inspiration in the Jonathan Adler pillows and Pedro Friedeberg gold hand chair. From there I sketched 50+ looks to choose 10 from, collected fabric swatches, made mock-up samples, and finished re-doing my croquis that I started here.
After doing all of my planning I did a LOT of full renderings to continue developing my illustration style. In the end this one was my favorite and decided to go from there. I had to get my mom's approval first though!
Now I'm here. My flat sketches are all finished, I'm working on my bag to contain all of the finished project, I need to finish my full color illustrations (above), and my black and white full 360 sketches. It's a lot of work, but I'm having a blast!! I feel like this is the most true to myself that my designs have ever been!
p.s. Thanks for all of the birthday wishes! A special thanks to my super sweet boyfriend for his post :)