ART | FASHION
The first dress was inspired by zentangle art, where she adopted this style for the leaf patterns. She used a painterly effect to create a background before drawing the zentangle leaves using a fabric marker. She also added a caterpillar, which playfully peeks out from the side pocket, adding an element of fun and surprise to this dress. Prior to drawing/painting on this dress, Soo did sketches and experimented on fabric scraps to test the effect.
Soo explored with a stylized floral pattern for roses a while back before this collaboration happened. The transformation of the colours for this dress is inspired by the book “The Big Blue Spot” (written by Peter Holwitz), which is a story about a blue spot meeting a yellow spot, and becoming green together. The colours of the roses start from purple and gradually to aqua. The roses were first sponge-stamped onto the fabric using acrylic paint. When the paint was dry, the outline of the flowers were drawn over them to give definition.
For the third dress, Soo wanted a more commercialized floral design, and something which depicts Spring, the beginning of a new year. The outline of the flowers were drawn using a fabric marker. She then painted the petals just outside the lines to create an ‘out-of-alignment’ effect.