Fashion collection inspired by architecture, sculpture and painting

Fashion collection inspired by architecture, sculpture and painting

Hi again!
Thank you for leaving me comments on my videos. I am so happy when I receive messages and likes from you guys because this means I am on the right path and I should continue filming my videos. I am so happy that you find them useful and that I see so much interactivity in my channel:)

I am almost done with all your comment requests and here we are today, making a special collection for all of you who asked to see an architecture, sculpture and painting inspired collection.I decided to play a little game with you, if you are willing to try it. At the end of each of my videos I will present you up to 10 inspirational pictures on the same topic. For example, this time I will post some architecture, sculptures and modern paintings for you to get inspired.

What you will have to do is to make 3 to 5 sketches and send them to me on my email: and I will give you a personal feed-back to each of you and then present it on my next video.So, the challenge starts today, and you will have to create 3-5 garments inspired by the pictures at the end of this video. All this, until next Thursday. Waiting for your emails:)

And now, let’s enjoy the video:)
As always, I started by sketching in pencil my fashion sketches. First I searched on Pinterest and Google and I was inspired by some modern buildings and interior decorations. I always search for interesting forms because otherwise, if the form is too simple, the costume will look poor and not attractive, nor interesting.

It is nice to create minimalist outfits but for that, I will do another video when finishing these series.
So, as I said, try to decompose what you see in small pieces. Is it the structure that inspires you? Or a glass surface of a building? The fact that if you turn upside down the image you will see other things that could inspire? Try them all and play with the source of inspiration.

Also, there is no need to explore all these parts in all your drawings. Only one element could be enough but don;t worry, even if you overcrowded a dress, you could always sketch it again and simplify it. I am not interested in the color now because structure is construction is all i need. The color and textures, you can add them later.

Going to the next theme, the modern sculpture helped me to imagine big and asymmetric volumes. The holes can be replaced by patterns or folding or they can be left as holes if you want.

For the second drawing I was in love with the wrinkles and dynamic forms of the sculpture. I immediately thought of a nice ivory dress exploring the foldings. For the upper part i imagined tridimensional volumes but for the lower part i thought of just using lines to create graphic flat and fake folding. I considered adding volume everywhere could be too much, so I reduce it and left it only in the upper part of my outfit.

For the third costume, I said i could use Pierre Soulages abstract paintings. Soulages is a French painter, engraver, and sculptor who was called “the painter of black”- the reasons are obvious, i guess.The stripes inspired me to create a costume by overlapping stripes in multiple directions: diagonals, verticals or horizontals.

Going to my next 3 sketches, once again I used an Pierre Soulages painting. I had to add the beautiful blue because this is in fact what a sketch does. If you will look at it in a few years, you should remember even the source of inspiration. I had to capture the blue, so I choose to add colors on this sketch. If you will decide later what colors should have your outfit, there is no need to add it right now.

The second outfit was inspired by and abstract sculpture that reminded me of a Romanian sculpture, Ovidiu Maitec. The holes and the organic shapes were something that I had to explore and use.

As about the last one, the stretched fibers and draping and also the color inspired me to create a vibrant dress in a fine transparent material. Hope you enjoyed my video and now, see the images for my challenge for next week.

Also, if you did not subscribed yet, please do. Thank you and take care:)

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  1. magda stachurka
    June 5, 2015

    Thank you for your videos, you have no idea how inspiring and helpful they are. Maybe you could show us how to turn your creative sketches into actual garments?

  2. HI I
    June 5, 2015

    U r soooo talented

  3. Kuma Bang
    June 5, 2015

    Thank you very much! I'll accept your challenge and try to do my best πŸ™‚

  4. alqia mirzan
    June 5, 2015

    thats so good!

  5. Marc Oliver
    June 5, 2015

    Hi Ioana! I wanna ask you something: are you a fashion designer or youtuber? I think I'm gonna be youtuber instead FD (after college, of course)! Is that a good idea? Thanks! πŸ™‚

  6. CyART β„’
    June 6, 2015

    You should put a link from where we can download the photos πŸ™‚

  7. o0Emskalie0o
    June 6, 2015

    I like the idea of the challenge, I think I will send some sketches! πŸ™‚

  8. Joshua McNulty
    June 8, 2015

    Please could you do an ALEXANDER McQueen style fashion drawing video please! πŸ™‚ thank you very much.

  9. Michelle
    June 16, 2015

    I don't know if you still want suggestions for inspiration but ink in water looks very nice

  10. Mohamed Saat
    July 7, 2015

    So useful and modern designs like it 😘

  11. kishi S
    July 9, 2015

    Hi, are these designs for haute couture? or can ready-to-wear clothes be made with these designs? I have been following you for a long time but I am just confused about how you would put this out as a real garment. Please advice…much appreciated! πŸ™‚

  12. Poop Hello
    August 15, 2015

    Can you please show us all of your fashion illustrations please

  13. NOREEN
    October 7, 2015

    I just found your channel. I love your creations! Keep doing videos ! πŸ™‚

  14. TheKay830
    October 22, 2015

    how do you decide silhouette, when you create a collection? how to organize the design details or silhouette make them look they are one cohesive collection?

  15. Jhamilee Rose
    December 2, 2015

    Learning alot from you! Thank you!

  16. Farzaneh J
    December 2, 2015

    Just amazing. I Love your art and your creations.

  17. Kartikey Krishna
    December 18, 2015

    i never thought we can design cloth by looking around…..u r a
    creative one

  18. Alex Huang
    February 14, 2016

    you are amazing! can you make a series about garments inspired my music? thx πŸ™‚

  19. Knock Knock Karo
    March 9, 2016

    ur amazing.can u make illustration on army theme.(camoflage)

  20. μ€ν•œ
    June 14, 2016

    Thank you for uploading videos that is about fashion design.
    It is really big help for me. I'll keep watching it! Thanks a lot for uploading this videos for freeΓ·)

  21. Rodrigo Landaveri
    October 7, 2016

    Great video! Really helped me in my class of abstract fashion. Hope to see your designs in the catwalk soon!! Greetings from Peru πŸ™‚

  22. Angel Bracero
    December 5, 2016

    Really nice video. You are a great teacher. The way you explain and show how to use inspiration to create a new design is very clear and leaves nothing to ambiguity. Thank you.

  23. Amna Bashary
    December 13, 2016

    <3 <3 <3

  24. Brielle Abich
    July 11, 2017

    can you do ones based on birds

  25. Slavica Vukanic
    November 14, 2017

    Famous French Artist / Picture framed / 1840 / Free Shipping By Titulus

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