Friday, 29 April 2011
Last month I travelled to Hamk University, Finland, to run a three day workshop called 'Your Colour, Your Print' using digital design techniques. I asked the students to firstly anaylse and photograph their current and most favourite garments, document their colour palette as well as looking at S/S11 looks that they inspire them. Using their colour identity they create small collages which we then scanned in and using Photoshop created a series of pattern repeats which they finally mapped backed onto a photo of themselves. The project let the students develop a design system to create ones own print that fits in their current wardrobe and try it back on themselves. At the end of the project we made a group shared swatch book that included everyones designs. It was a fun week and I was also lucky to catch the wonderful Marimekko exhibition in Helsinki.
'I only want to bring people together so they can get to know each other and gain something from one another' Armi Ratia.