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My design is inspired by Giant Pandas. When I think Pandas I think winter and soft and fluffy, so this is a slightly winter design, but geared more towards the area between the end of autumn and early winter and utilizes soft, exotic materials.
I kept the design simplistic, with the primary focus on the sweater. There's really not a whole lot to a Panda other than black and white coloring, fluffy hair and bamboo so I didn't design any accessories or go crazy with this design for that reason.
I also tried to stay away from traditional Asian/Oriental influences when picking the Panda because I thought they were over-played. Instead I opted to go for a more Western design that was feminine but offset with bold masculine detailing such as heavy collars and hems. I think I might have pulled it off, but I don't feel the masculinity of the accents translated very well in the end. However, I'm still quite impressed with what I managed to pull off.
2 hours total: 15 minutes for sketch, 1 hour and 45 minutes in photoshop.
The design consists of a tight knight, loose fit cashmere sweater in a cream or off-white with loose sleeves. The sweater is detailed around the cuff, collar and hem in a loose knit, heavy wool in dark grey [almost black]. These two symbolize the traditional black and white of the panda's fur and the cashmere and heavy wool are for the fur itself.
The sweater's contrast accent is a medium-dark green silk ribbon weaved through the bottom wool hem and tied in a large bow. Matching ribbon accents the collar, but has no bow. This is to symbolize bamboo, the primary diet of the Great Panda and acts as a solidifying contrast to the heavy black and white, and adds a flair of playfulness and youthfulness to the design.
To finish off the design, the sweater is paired with heavy black denim skinny jeans and cream and green pumps.
- Cashmere, Heavy wool, Silk, Denim
- Great Panda, Bamboo