Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Apparel and Pattern Design - Pastries

After my floral experiment I decided to try my hand at rendering a more complex pattern for my vector fashion flats to create something new. I started by rendering some French inspired pastries with a soft yet vibrant palette;

Next I arranged them into a pattern, as it was my first time making a proper pattern it took awhile measuring out spacing to create something that could be repeated seamlessly;

With the feminine flavor of the pattern, I started by placing it on a nightgown/dress flat and it turned out quite successful;
Next I decided to see what it would look like on pajamas, using the vector flats I previously used for my floral designs. I put some fun type on the back of the shirts that say "La Patissiere" or the Pastry Chef (in its feminine form);

Apparel and Pattern Design - Florals

I recently have expanded my interests in concept art into fashion illustration and now apparel and pattern design. When Abercrombie & Fitch visited my college campus (Ringling College of Art and Design) I began working on floral designs for feminine shirts and pajama pants for their branch brand, Gilly Hicks. 

I began by painting some hybrid-esque roses in 4 different colors.

Once that was finished, I saved each flower as a png. and brought them over into illustrator and starting having some fun with designs and patterns. But to place them on clothing I vectored some fashion flats to show the style of clothing I was going for. For example here are two sets of pajamas I designed front and back;

Following are front and back models of the feminine shirts I designed;

And finally a couple of pajama pants that go with some of the shirts;