I want to understand how my mind works and functions— it’s VERY difficult to explain– what motivates oneself and why one acts the way one does… The answers are never clear– Zen is just as intangible and yet attainable. The stories within sometimes read like riddles with no apparent resolution and leave me pondering, revisiting, dissecting each sentence looking for some meaning— and isn’t that just what I do to everything that happens in my life? Always trying to find meaning where perhaps there is none.
I’ve been collecting a few books throughout the past few years in preparation for this moment when I know I can actually put them to use…
1. Fundamentals of Fashion Design + Basics Fashion Design Series
I love the books from AVA Academia– this series in particular for Fashion Design. The books contain clear explanations, contemporary layout and graphics, inspiring imagery, and quoted wisdom from up-and-coming and already established designers.
“It’s more like engineering than anything else. It’s finding the limits of what you can do when wrapping the body in fabric. Everything evolves. Nothing is strictly defined.”
Currently reading: Book 3 Construction
1. Pattern Magic 1, 2, and 3 (Stretch Fabrics)
2. Drape Drape 1, 2, and 3