[What's Your Story?] Favorite Time Period for Fashion
This year I've started a new interactive illustration series called "What's Your Story?" I introduce a new topic each week, ask for you to share your stories within that topic, and pick three to illustrate before the week is out!
This week, the topic was:
Your Favorite Time Period for Fashion
I always find it fascinating to look at different time periods and see how different lines and silhouettes and colors show up. My favorite time period for fashion? I'll bet you saw this one coming...⠀
This piece was largely inspired by this amazing dress designed by Charles James in 1953, in a beautiful deep orange wool. Swoon. ☺️
This is the main image I used for reference creating this 1970s image. Isn't she lovely?⠀
I couldn't track down who took this picture, but most places on the internet seemed to agree it's from Woodstock in 1969. There were a million fun options for clothing from this era, but those eyes, am I right? I had to give it a try. I think the photograph is much better, but that's ok--just drawing something from this time period is a stretch out of the usual for me! Thank you, @heymorningva and @laura_loves_wine for the suggestion! I'll have to give it another go sometime.
Several people requested a flapper, so of course I had to do it!
This topic was just so much fun, I think I’d have spent all my time drawing gals from all your favorite time periods if I hadn’t had… you know… other work to do. This topic will absolutely be back for a reprise later on!⠀
For now though, one last piece.