Michela DuPasquier

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Lotus Dreams

January 21st

I’ve been living in Vietnam since a while now, but I’m still so excited when the lotus season hits, in June. Strangely enough, I’ve never tried to put together a pattern of those beautiful flowers. Nor did I a pattern with their interweaving steams or fascinating seed pods. Time to catch up has come! 

Here is my moodboard:

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January 25th

Sketches and digitized elements:

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February 1st

Ok guys, in terms of diversity, I’ve probably ended up with the most boring collection ever, but the true is that I quite like it. Or, at least, I can envision a set of cushions for my couch with it… ;)

I actually struggled a lot during the process. For some reasons, I have to constantly remember myself that what I most LOVE in design in general (and what I tend to BUY as a customer) is a very simple, bidimensional style. For sure, nothing to do with the direction I was first taking here...

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So, although I had lot of sketches and motifs to choose from, I ended using the most simple and stylized one...  Tada! 

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One thing I've tried to stick with the original moodboard is the color palette though, almost unchanged:

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My favorite pattern within the collection? This one! As the color palette is very limited, I'll certainly try to do some screen-printing and bring this mock-up to life. I'll keep you posted! ;)

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Again, many thanks Elizabeth for this wonderful class! I missed the AMA last week (it was 1am in Hanoi), but spent a great hour catching up with it today. 

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A note to myself for further developments: look more carefully at this part of the moodboard. The hexagonal pattern on the surface of the seed pod is certainly something to play with.

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Oh, and if you were wondering why I didn't use my papercuts at all (some of you seemed to really like them), the raison is because I decided to place them into a totally different project. Actually an assignment from Lilla Roger's class Make Art That Sells (MATS) Home Décor -, for those who are familiar with.

Last week was all about metal items, but this week is dedicated to the fabric market, so I believe they will find a good fit there... 

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