Originally I had wanted to share all of my sketches on this blog, but then when I looked at them I realized they might be a little too personal. Showing my sketchbook to others is always somewhat embarrassing to me. I don't know why. Maybe for the same reason that reading through my high school and college journals makes me cringe. The poems and sketches seem silly to me now. Sheesh, when did I become a grown up, all unimaginative and critical? I could never write a poem now. I would feel really stupid.
Anyways, this fall collection was the first one where I really had to get sketches together to show other people because I was collaborating with Elly. I made a page for each design and wrote notes (sometimes silly) to Elly to communicate my design and styling ideas. And then we talked on the phone for hours about it. So here's one of those pages, pictured above. As you can see, my designs often turn into something completely different. Sometimes they take on a life of their own. This dress ended up becoming the Hemställe Top.
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