This week for Project Project Runway our task was to "Collaborate on a work of art with a student. That artwork will be an inspiration for an avant garde design. The garment should be inspired by the artwork, but not a literal interpretation. This is not a red carpet challenge this is an avant garde challenge." (courtesy of Just Crafty Enough).
Since we didn't have the privilege of visiting an art school to work on a piece with a child, we did the next best thing - I have a 4 year old son who is an awesome artist. We got out the Tadoodles and he got to work.
Lane helped. This is the piece of artwork they came up with:
Pretty isn't it?
So I thought about this for a long time and finally came up with a design.
Basically, I loved all the roundness of the work with the splashes. So I went with a round design in the skirt and sleeves with little fringe-y splashes. Then I used some of those long wavy strokes as inspiration for the top. Two long wavy pieces to a vest type top. Ambitious? Definitely.
Here's what I came up with:
I decided to use primary colours instead of the green in my original design. I think the colours make the outfit more bold. Not really avant garde, but whatever. It's the best I could think of.
The top is cute. It swirls like the strokes in the artwork.
Note: to make a skirt poof out like this in doll-size use Plastic Slurpee cup lids and hot glue. I usually don't go for the outfits that use a lot of glue instead of sewing, but I gotta say, for this challenge I used glue for the skirt poof, the fringe and the hair accessory. Bleh. I was running out of time.
Overall I know it's not the best. But I'll defend it. At least the skirt doesn't poof out so much that it's ridiculous likes Bert's pants. Although I'm sure Micheal would say something about every woman not wanting a designer to call attention to her butt. Oh well. At least it didn't turn out like this:
Which is where is was seriously heading every time I took a look at my sketch. Ouch!
I'm sure one of the judges would point out that Aurora looks like some strange Japanese air hostess or possibly a genie right out of the lamp hehehe. Yup - that could be avant garde right?
Take a look at last week's Off The Track runways here and here
And follow along with this week's challenge in the Project Project Runway Flickr Group.
(PS: I'm so not avant garde that I didn't even know how to spell the words, which is why there is a serious typo in my ending collage - ooops)