July 2017

Miu Miu

Introducing my first “drawadot” submission. I have to confess, I must have been living under a rock as I hadn’t heard about these open calls until quite recently and I am very pleased to finally join in, and what could be a better inspiration to start with, than Miu Miu’s SS17 collection.

I had some initial ideas of how I would like to portray the feel of the collection, but seeing Grace Kelly on the beach in “How to catch a thief” definitely influenced the overall design. I was also inspired by Miss Frida Aasen, who walked in the show and was thinking of her likeness when illustrating the face.

Look 45/ Miu Miu SS17

Grace Kelly in “How to catch a thief” /1955

The gouache blending in the costume and the hat was definitely the most time consuming and challenging for me. Bright flat colour blends are not something I do on a day to day basis and I can’t lie and say it was all roses but I think it was the best medium to represent that bright vibrancy which was heavily featured in this collection.

Anyway, I hope you liked this brief little snippet into the BTS of my debut with “drawadot” and I look forward to the next one. X

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