Our first visual communication project involved making a simplistic pencil skirt for our partner. My partner Jaewon Kim was my main inspiration and client for designing with my skirt further. Elaborating this skirt more, our Shingo Sato technique was incorporated. Not only inspired by local architecture, this skirt takes strong reference to Kim’s preferred subway line.
While constructing this skirt, I had difficulty with learning how to draft for the first time, however my sewing skills were fully capable. The new elevated technique threw a curve ball in technique with eliminating the darts and changing the design due to hemlines, but challenged my design process in a positive way. Throughout this piece, I am reminded of myself to stay true to my design aesthetic, while pleasing Kim as a client. Therefore I added inseam pockets, and incorporated Kim’s opinion for fabric decisions. Yet this project really pushed me with new techniques of both elementary and complex including pattern making and seam line techniques.