Monday, June 4, 2012

Geek Chic

For our final fashion project this quarter, our challenge was to take a menswear detail, and interpret it into a collection for women, with a design house in mind. I have already talked a little bit about this in previous posts; for this project, I chose more of a theme than a single detail:

Nerds, geeks, dorks, dweebs, lockerlunches, bookworms, brainiacs, four-eyes, brainy-boxes, and the intellectually badass. 
 Roll that up burrito style with the sexy luxury of fashion house Louis Vuitton, and you've got a delicious Geek Chic collection!

For this collection, there were a lot of different elements to keep in mind:

I chose to focus on the classic neutral browns of LV, paired with some pantone colour forecasts from FW2013: sage green and peachy pink. LV often uses lots of pattern-as-texture, so I tried to incorporate that as well. 

LV is most well-known for its amazing armcandy, so I also designed some lovely Geek Chic bags and clutches for the girls. Additionally, they all have feminine-styled brogue shoes ;)

 Turning to some graphic-designy layout to show my pieces (there were 12 in all), I illustrated some fun, nerdy accessories to go with my girls.

All of the images were sketched with graphite, scanned in, and coloured digitally in Photoshop.

Finally, the frames of all the girls' glasses were left blank intentionally, to suggest the invisibility that this demographic often feels among peers, a lack of identity or voice.

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  1. great! felt in love with yours shoe designs and big bow bag. also those shorts and red/pinkish skirt. wish geek chic would be real collection :)

    1. Hahaha, yea those bow bags were a lot of fun to draw :)

      I wish it was a real collection too! Man, I'm really gonna hafta learn how to sew, hahah...

  2. This turned out great! I think LV was a good fashion house to choose for your theme, since a lot of it feels so unisex to me. Also, those shoes in the last picture are SO cute. I would buy those right now.

    1. Yea, definitely. We were given a list of choices, and I did a bit of prelim. research, and I kept coming back to LV. It just felt right ;) And thanks! I would buy all the shoes too!

  3. These are awesome, great job!

  4. Great illustrations!! Love the drawing of the shoes!

  5. You are so talented! New fan and follower here. Found you through Etsy Blog Team. I just started my blog and would love you to stop by and visit!

    1. Kim, thanks so much for following! Definitely will come over and check out your blog :) Thanks for the compliments!

  6. Great designs! You are very talented!
    I love you blog and I am a follower.

    Thank you,



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