4.19.2011

THAT COLOR

A week ago I was stuck working in the studio very late several days in a row to finish a five piece look for class.  I had an extraordinarily small amount of time to make everything so I focused most of my attention on the jacket I was making.  It's actually the third motorcycle jacket I've made this year - one of the others was shorter, slimmer and in black leather (I'll get photos of it eventually) and then there was the dress I made in crepe (see it HERE).

This time around I wanted to switch things up a bit.  Nothing radical, just a curved zipper that has a cutaway effect when worn open.  The fabric was also extremely important.  I intended on making the jacket in army green canvas or twill, but then I found this double face twill when I was shopping and the faded wasabi/chartreuse color proved irresistible.

The first four photos are from the third night working on it when I was finishing up; the photos after are of the jacket finished with the snaps put in on the collar and lapel.  Annnnd I also took photos of the vest I was wearing the night I finished it.




6 comments:

  1. Wow, that is a gorgeous jacket. I can definitely see it in a dyed lambskin with rhodium hardware (fuck student budges). Sick shit!

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  2. Thanks! I would *love* a shearling moto, but leather and fur is so impossible to work with that I've almost entirely given up trying. It takes a very skilled person to make a professional looking jacket in leather or fur (depending on the complexity, of course).

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  3. I really want to go to design school, may I ask where you go?

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  4. I go to Pratt. It's not easy or fun and the stress involved has made me into a completely different person. I can't imagine doing anything else.. but I definitely wish I had gone to FIT instead because the tuition is so so so much more reasonable.

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  5. amazing work!!!

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