Some time ago I informed you about the Fashion Designers Challenge and showed you a little teaser of my FDC outfit —> here.
The time has come to show you the unveiled version. Sioxie Legend challenged me to “Make an outfit from Van Gough’s Starry Night or Sunflowers – do not use his paintings directly but rather use them as an inspiration…”.
As you can see on the picture the outfit was inspired by “Sunflowers” from Van Gogh. The sunflowers on the dress are hand-painted by myself to create the “Van Gogh look”. My first attempts of the dress were fully painted but I was absolutely unhappy with them because they looked kind of like freebies (you have to know that I’m a very bad painter) and overloaded with my non-existing painting skills. So after a lot of struggling with brush and paint I decided to just put some painterly accents on the dress and create the rest of it in contradistinction to that painted effect. Therefore I chose a deep blue silky satin texture. So I could combine the typical INDI Design’s style with -for me- new elements. I think the most exciting thing was that I got to know new techniques I otherwise would never have learned. It was a completely new experience, a time full of learning processes and worries, excitement and a lot of fun.
If you are curious about the challenge I defined for Neferia Abel (Ivalde) continue reading here.
All FDC outfits are available at this 2 locations (only):
Yours, Jamie Holmer