For my final project in Fashion Design Research, I decided to expand on my African Nail Fetish project that I completed previously. I was inspired by my muse Brett: a 26 year old art-loving, music producer who is enjoying the single life in South Philadelphia. When Brett is not working out or meeting with high profile clients, he is hitting the night life at a club or at a savvy restaurant with one of his many women. His style is casual, but he appreciates unique items such an aged leather bag or a detailed suit coat that he finds at flea market or thift stores.
After I defined my customer, I manipulated picutres of African Nail Fetishes to place on male croquois to play with styles, shapes and colors. I finally decided on washed out Cyan blue twill pants, which is reflective of the texture on the fetishes. I liked the graphic images of the nails and represented this with a light, woven henley with a deep pocket on the stomach captivty on the print. Lastly, I chose to represent the rope woven in between the nails on the fetishes with an embroidered woven vest that makes his look professional enough to meet clients, but casual enough to go to the bar after a long day.