Santorini

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2016-11-11
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Zhu, Sirui
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This look was inspired by the city of Santorini in Greece. The buildings in this city are very close together, almost like overlapping, have rectangular shapes and are painted in happy and bright colors. Also, the ocean proximity next to these buildings, the blue color of the water, fading from darker to lighter, inspired me to choose the color blocking technique. The challenge was to create a structured over garment inspired by such a destination, rather than a casual look. I decided to use color blocking with square shapes, so the added challenge was to sew perfect interior corners on all the pieces. Moreover, the innovative 3-D pocket on the front of the jacket was created based on inseam concealed pocket construction and it required a few tries on a muslin. Working with white satin squares required extra interfacing to hide the pressed open seam allowances from the neighboring colored squares. This project benefited my construction skills and can be a viable ready to wear product design.

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