These sketchbook pages are the unequivocal result of effort, passion and enthusiasm. Although 'decoration' is usually unnecessary within a textile or fashion design sketchbook, in this case, the background patterning demonstrates a complete understanding of the aesthetic; a strong personal response to the colours, shapes, textures, lines and forms of the work studied.
These sketchbook pages include observational drawings, dresses and fabric experiments (including distressed materials) that are inspired by insects. Designs are developed from original first-hand experience, with clear links between initial observational work and subsequent explorations with fabrics and garment forms.
Textiles and Fashion Design Sketchbooks - 20 Inspirational Examples
These sketchbook pages have a formal, organised, uncluttered presentation style, with a minimal use of colour. Items are positioned carefully, allowing each piece of the design process to be appreciated fully. The project contains a thorough investigation of detail and pattern, with first-hand observation of moths and butterflies informing subsequent designs.