Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sketchy Work

For many designers, the pre-game work of creating a design sketch is just as important as the construction of the garment, itself.

In fact, the short bridge between an initial drawing and a constructed look is one of the aspects of the fashion world that first captured my beauty-loving heart.

In my eyes, it's almost as if the sketches, themselves, stand as an unspoken testament for all the naysayers out there who don't believe that fashion is a true form of art...

Because if they were able to speak? I'm sure they'd say something along the lines of:

"Okay, bitch. Check out these lines and then try to tell me that this isn't some display-worthy artwork... Picture frame or glass showcase: choose a house."

... Now, for this particular post, I've decided to feature Atelier Versace's Spring 2009 colection, and Giorgio Armani for Lady Gaga's Monster's Ball tour.

(Both cheek-slappingly beautiful, with sketches to match.)

Atelier Versace goes first, for obvious reasons:

Giorgio Armani's Lady Gaga:

For anyone who complains about human models being too skinny, just try and imagine the necessary eating habit of these poor sketch-models:

A rubber eraser nub and pencil shavings, with a glass of nothing on the side.

In the words of Canadian band, "Of Montreal":

"I know we suffer for fashion, or whatever."

To which, I must reply:

"... Boy, you don't know the half of it."

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