Here we are, on the last day of the year, and my 12-collections-in-2016-project is coming to its end. We are taking a sunny (and windy!) break from winter in Northern Germany on the Canary island of Lanzarote over the Christmas and New Year season. I am rounding up my design-project with my third Patternmash-live-brief-inspired-collection in a row called Wavelength.
Science, technology, X-rays, brain scans and its imagery translated into textile design were the main focus of this AW 17/18 brief. Layering, translucency and textures were means of achieving these effects. I started out with watercolour and pen sketches, as usual, as I find them a great way of warming-up and I never achieve the same effect or feel in my designs when I start out digitally right away. I think, the human touch is always showing through.
I called my collection ‘The Lab Files’ and designed my way through a bleak November with it. Can you see the naked trees in this pattern?
I like using given colour palettes, like in this project, because I would hardly come up with these myself and I think these pops of orange in an otherwise rather neutral colour palette are just cool.
My 12-collections-project is just a small part of my textile design output of 2016 and I am very happy about all the doors that opened for me this year – finding a textile agent, designing a loooooooot, selling and licensing my patterns. I am excited to share my ongoing design journey (and the travels) on these pages in 2017 with you. I worked at some really cool (and summer-y!) projects behind the scenes of social media recently and can’t wait to share them soon. Thank you very much for your support, interest and time. See you then!