Theme: Emotion . SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

ALIVE IN DARKNESS

Do the phrases sound familiar? The months of darkness during winter along with rain and the chill no doubt cast darkness on a lot of us. In fact, It is a fact that the weather, an external force, does have a say in our mood. 

THE BRIGHT AND VIBRANT PATTERN IS REVEALED ONCE CONTACTED RAIN

IT TURNS BACK INTO THE  FROSTED WHITE LOOK ONCE DRY

PATTERN

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), also known as winter blues is more common amongst those around 20-30, the working population. Therefore, the themes on pattern exploration are based around rainy days in busy cities. 

RAIN PATTERNS 

These are created by photoshopping the paint into a seamless piece.

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CITY PATTERNS

Density is created on purpose to symbolize the busy city life.

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THE FINAL CHOICE​

The bright color mixture is effective in uplifting the mood and alleviating depressing feeling. It also shifts the abhorred perception of rain many have into something fun and positive. Such bright tone would stand out amongst many of the dully-dressed workers in a gloomy day. Not only does this bring happiness to the wearer, but it is a spark the city, bringing light to those around. 

THE FINAL CHOICE​

The bright color mixture is effective in uplifting the mood and alleviating depressing feeling. It also shifts the abhorred perception of rain many have into something fun and positive. Such bright tone would stand out amongst many of the dully-dressed workers in a gloomy day. Not only does this bring happiness to the wearer, but it is a spark the city, bringing light to those around. 

GARMENT DESIGN

For Work

The garment needs to have a sense of formality.

Winter Wear

The garment has to be warm to withstand the cold weather. 

Water Proof

Since the color changing effect is targeted to work through contact with water, the outer layer must be waterproof.

Hydrochromic Ink

The ink doesn't work well on some fabric creating poor coverage.  Design should allow a gradual change rather than a complete reveal once in contact with water.

COAT

LONG IN LENGTH

FAUX FUR MATERIAL

WATERPROOF POLYESTER

(suitable for sublimation) 

PLEAT STRUCTURES

DESIGN SKETCHES

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COAT MAKING

base structure

Pleats structure

BEfoRE INK SPRAYING

INK SPRAYING

after ink spraying