To help distract from what’s happening around the world, I find creating to be a great activity; to immerse myself into a different world. Of course, I find it very upsetting that this deadly virus is taking so many lives and how it is affecting every one of us. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the peak will be passed very soon and that the trends for deaths and infection rates will start to drop to a level where we will be able to go out and feel safe once again.
So, to the distraction part. I enjoy working on personal projects, which I do every so often, whenever I manage to find some time. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve created an Indian inspired fashion collection.
I love India and in particular, the amazing, ancient architecture (the temples are exquisite), markets, animals and cuisines. I’d love to visit one day, although haven’t decided which parts to see as yet.
For this Indian inspired fashion collection, I concentrated mainly on the animals, mud huts found on the western side of India and on the foliage. You can see a range of animal drawings, pattern ideas, including an illustrated map (a section of India). There are still more animals I’d love to draw, so this collection could get even bigger!
Indian inspired fashion collection
I love to see how designs look on mockups and I could see these on childrenswear for sure.
By the way, I have an exciting collaboration I’d like to share. It’s my biggest project to date and it launches on the 23rd April! I created a range of patterns and illustrations for H&M kids and can’t wait to show you! Stay tuned to find out 🙂
Stay safe, Emma Jayne x