Friday, February 24, 2006
Last night I was having some fun with fashion illustration to keep my hand in it. Where I teach, we have both a fashion design program and a fashion merchandising program. There is some overlap in a few classes and its really easy to spot which students are in which program. The merchandising majors are dressed to the teeth: nails, hair, makeup and the latest clothing off the rack. The design majors arrive looking a bit quirky: wild dyed hair, piercing, unusual clothing in a very outlandish and creative bent, usually no fancy nails owing the fact that they use their hands so much and an ardent desire to put most of their creative energy into their work.
For years, people who do not know me well are shocked to know I worked in the fashion business. I don't really get into the whole up to the minute fashion thing. My creative energy goes mostly into my work/play and what ever is left over gets put into dress. It's sort of like playing dress up once in awhile but not every day.