As the only Color-Materials-Finishes Designer on the JanSport team, I begin each season with finding inspiration whether it be at tradeshows, international/domestic trips to art galleries and everything in between.
Filtering all this information into the “JanSport filter” that helps ensure concepts are trend right and brand right for our consumer across all of the product categories.
Through the use of color, graphics, materials, finishes cohesive seasonal collections began to form eventually making their way into the product development cycle.
The following is a peak into some key trends for JanSport.
The following is a snapshot into the collaborative process of color forecasting within the JanSport - CGM team.
When we travel to different cities and countries for inspiration; we pull from art galleries, retail, people roaming about to the wacky fun and sometimes random situations we find ourselves in.
A glimpse into some of my most recent work along with Torrid's different brand divisions, wood block impressions to junior market prints and everything else in between.
Tt Collection, is a contemporary clothing line I was privileged to collaborate with for their Autumn 2014 capsule.
In my final year at the Academy of Art, I was chosen to collaborate with senior menswear designer, Ryan Morar in which we would present a collection at the annual senior spring fashion show.
The print inspiration is based on Robert Rauschenberg’s Combines mixed media artwork. The beginning research on Rauschenberg’s background+style was very inspiring yet daunting since I wasn’t sure how to translate the effortlessness that permeates his artwork.
I was screen-printing initially and found that to be very limiting to eventually carving with outside found objects and painting directly onto fabric.
That’s the moment I realized I could go mental and really capture the effortlessness that Rauschenberg had.
The following images help identify the different stages of this collaboration.
Finalized group of prints that would be used in the collaboration between menswear designer, Ryan Morar and I.
Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's "Combines" mixed media artwork.
Prints were hand painted directly onto fabric.
Inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s “Combines” mixed media artwork, elements of each garment were deconstructed to create different shapes, new silhouettes, and give a raw, free form aesthetic to the collection.
The San Francisco fashion show was presented at the Palace of Fine Arts on May 9th, 2013 along with gaining a covenant spot among master graduates at New York's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Credit runway photos to Randy Brooke/WireImage.
Inspired by the surrounding environment of visiting my grandmother during Summer months in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico.
Printed by hand/printing press through various monotype techniques and woodblock carving.
Denim is printed by hand & manipulated by bleach, deconstructed and sewn.
Denim is printed by hand + deconstructed, sewn and bleached.
Inspired by the freedom and organic process of monotype printmaking techniques.
Printed by hand on archival paper then executed through sublimation and discharge chemicals onto fabric.
Inspired by the stylistic approach of street art, swift and bold.
Hand Drawn + Hand Screen Printed.