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Portfolio: Hanami – Haute Couture Fashion for Spring 2014

I finally submitted my portfolio — a month after my last class of Basic Fashion Design at Fashion Institute of the Philippines (Ortigas). I was supposed to submit it two weeks ago but… I had a hard time trying to consolidate all materials needed for each garment. I collected more swatches so I would know the right fabric. I even bought several embellishments (beads and sequins) so I could present my portfolio with more details — not just sketches and descriptions. So whoever views my portfolio will have a more concrete idea how I plan to construct that certain garment (I won’t be able to make those sketches into reality anytime soon because I haven’t even taken up Haute Couture yet. And I don’t know how to sew complicated designs… But once I do, I will post them here). I did not add any other things in my project — it might be distracting. I just put all my sketches in a clearbook so people would focus on my designs instead of my portfolio’s design. And I want to be a minimalist once in a while :)

So anyway, let me start with my moodboard for this collection:

moodboard moodboard

Flowers, butterflies, anything colorful. Ah, the color of spring :)

Why I called my collection “Hanami”

Hanami (花見) is a Japanese term which means “flower viewing” but is more popular as “cherry blossom viewing”, the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the beauty of sakura sometime between winter and spring seasons.

I love sakura. I love flowers. I love anything Japanese. And most of all, I love spring. The second time I went to Japan was during Spring of 2010 – not too cold, not too warm, and everything was vibrant and beautiful. Spring has become my favourite season since then.

I would love to experience the spring season again, but who knows when I can travel. Inspired by this desire, I named my collection “Hanami” to relive the moment I first experienced spring in Japan.

Rendered Sketches

I was not satisfied with all of them. But you know, someone might appreciate them. So I still included them in my portfolio.

I used different mediums: Copic Sketch Markers, Copic Markers (the regular ones), Faber Castell watercolor pencils, a silver pen, Prang Watercolor, Prang Metallic Watercolor, Uchida Pen, Mechanical Pencil (B).

fashion drawing

fashion drawing

fashion drawing

fashion drawing

fashion drawing

fashion drawing

fashion drawing

fashion drawing

fashion drawing

fashion drawing

Materials

I will include those pages from my portfolio once I get it back. Maybe I’ll update this post next week :D Hopefully, my teacher will leave some positive notes.


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