I am exploring new versions of my aesthetics. Prints? Plaids? Whoa! Wait the minute here. Are we talking of Don Protasio here?
I did this piece for a fashion magazine. They asked for something with prints or something with plaids. Still inspired by the idea of propaganda I deduced that people (like the print you see in the belt) like a flock of bird can have a mob mentality through the use of propaganda.
Thus the bird prints. Birds can be pests, too.
Now I've also explored plaid materials for my fall/winter 2008 collection. It evokes a very 'ethnic' vibe to me. Growing up I've never worn much of the fabric. I couldn't remember liking it. I was indifferent to plaid. Thought it was very 'skaters, grunge, Seattle' look. Early on I was very much into the dark, monotone colors. Hey, Helmut Lang was my hero and although he did use plaid but it was during his later collections.
I really don't know where I'm taking all these experiments. I did some prints with colored fabrics and was suppose to use it for the capsule collection I just showed but 2 days before the runway show I decided to chuck the pinks and blues. It wasn't feeling right for me until almost all was white and black. I did have red and blue shoes.
Anyway, I just want to rumble here just to clear my head. :)