Usually my Fashion Labs are all girls, so I show them runway shows of particular fashion designers depending on what we are making, Issey Miyake for folds in fabric or for patterns, Vivienne Westwood for combining different materials. Then we make skirts, and gowns. Sometimes making the textiles by doing different printing techniques.
For camp this past week we had both boys and girls so I had to think about a more conceptual method. Then I got an incredible donation from Lynn Keyes, Owner of Anthem of the Ants clothing line for girls. She donated beautiful stretchy fabrics, fake fur and leathers. From that the kids and I found inspiration. We created two outfits.
The first one inspired by animals. This is what they started with with. I had them make preliminary drawings so that they can articulate their ideas.
And here is what they created.
The second outfit was to be a warrior outfit. We talked about different types of warrior from different cultures but they were all interested in the warriors of northern Europe. Here is what they started with.
And here is what they created....
Complete with helmets made from Gallon milk cartons covered with fur, fabrics and duct tape.
I was completely blown away by what they created. I mean these are the cutest warriors I have ever seen.