Makers Inspiration #4

Published Categorized as Project Inspiration

I saw Holly Fowler’s work featured in a recent Style Bubble post and was immediately captivated by her hand-painted designs. She graduated with a BA from Central Saint Martins in 2011 and has since designed exclusive collections for both Browns and Bergdorf Goodman. She paints directly onto her clothing, creating these slightly whimsy but sophisticated prints. I think this is such a great idea to try at home, especially on leather handbags or shoes.

German photographer Michael Wolf has lived in Hong Kong for the past 20 year, where his series ‘Architecture of Density’ was shot. Aside from being a visually overwhelming depiction of urban expansion, I think the photos offer great pattern inspiration. The colours and lines could inspire an intriguing textile design. Take a look at more of the series on his website or the Ignant blog post I discovered him through.

The Cutting Class never fails to inspire and educate, it’s one of my favourite blogs that anyone interested in garment construction should follow. They recently dissected Prada’s non-traditional use of tucks and gathers to create shaping (as shown with Menswear SS14, Milan.) I love that they used tucks along the bust instead of darts to create shape. Head over to the Cutting Class post to learn more and see how to incorporate these details into your next pattern.

Give You Up (Darius Remix) by Crayon feat KLP 


  1. Beautiful inspiration. As an architect I am especially fascinated by Michael Wolfs pictures, but as a seamstress, I find the cutting class most exciting to follow!

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