Yesterday, I found myself saying that I wish I’d had the vision of simple rectangular garments in mind when I was a student at Parsons School of Design. I feel that my work might have fulfilled my vision better had I figured this out early on. But, we were under constant bombardment to design what the fashion industry expected of us, and to demonstrate all the seams, darts and shaping that was taught in the syllabus.
It’s different now. I am designing clothing for me, and I like boxy, baggy clothing.
The garments I design are meant to complement fabric that has a great deal to say. Handwoven or patched fabric has a big voice, and it doesn’t benefit from being nipped and trimmed into overly complex constructions.
No pictures today. I leave you to see what simple garment shapes are in your mind’s eye.