Updating Historical Patterns

(pt 2 of Viscom for Wearables)

As part of the Viscom for Wearables class each, we researched period patterns and updated and redesigned them taking inspiration and colors from the Free Style

This class is an intro sketching different types of materials and clothing styles on live models utilizing both analog sketching and digital sketching with photoshop and Wacom tablet. Drawing sessions covered body proportion, drawing action, and detail studies of heads, hands, and feet. The class introduced illustrating clothing and accessories of all types and decorative embellishments. Projects explored manual and digital fashion illustration methods with emphasis on illustrating fabric patterns, textures, and drape.

Trend Forecasting

For the class, we choose one style forecast from the trending forecasting company WGSN. I choose Freestyle, a forecast for men and young men in Autumn/Winter of 2019/2020. It had the most interesting palette of colors to me. Below is a short description of the trend and it’s color pallets taken directly from WSGN

Background on topic/what problem is

Background on topic/what problem is

Updated Historical Textiles

Each week the students collected six patterns that were typical of a different century starting with Baroque in the 17th century. We then chose one of the patterns to digitally redraw by hand and then update with the forecasted color palette

Historic Research - 17th C. Baroque Textile Design

17th century, Ciselé voided silk velvet, Made in Italy, Europe. 12 5/16 x 16 1/8 inches (31.2 x 41 cm) Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with the Membership Fund, 1924

Victoria and Albert Museum, Sheet of wallpaper, late 17th century. Museum no. E.1003-1976

Baroque dress fragment, Italy, late 17th century, silk lampas with damask effect - Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, Royal Ontario Museum

Cover (detail), Istanbul, late 17th century. Linen, silk, 256 x 160 cm. The Textile Museum 1.42. Acquired by George Hewitt Myers in April 1927

Velvet with barrettes and rhomboids, Italy, Baroque, early 17th century, silk cisele velvet - Royal Ontario Museum

Textile (Italy), early 17th century; silk; H x W- 246.5 x 200.5 cm (8 ft. 1 1/16 in. x 6 ft. 6 15/16 in.); Gift of Anonymous Donor; 1952-166-42-a/c

Inspired Baroque Pattern

Historic Research - 18th C. Rococo Textile Design

Embroidered Wall Hanging, 18th century, France, 135” x 69”, Chrysler Museum in Virginia, Sarajo

Portion of wallpaper with rococo floral design in flock on a diapered ground, about 1760. Victoria and Albert Museum  no. E.1961-1934

Victoria and Albert Museum Brocaded silk with silver thread, ca. 1735-1740, Lyon France, Victoria and Albert Museum, Europe 1600-1815, Room 3, case CA2

Court dress ca. 1750, British, silk & metallic thread, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: C.I.65.13.1a–c

Brocade-woven Silk with Metallic Thread, ca, 1750, France, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Portion of flock wallpaper from Clandon Park, Surrey, about 1735. Victoria and Albert Museum no. E.31-1971

Inspired Rococo Pattern

Historic Research - 19th C. Victorian Textile Design

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Image No. 2006BF4753

Bird, designed 1878, British, Merton Abbey, Surrey, Designed by William Morris (British, Walthamstow, London 1834–1896 Hammersmith, London), Wool, L. 88 1/4 x W. 49 7/8 inches, Textiles-Woven, Morris & Company, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History, Accession Number: 23.163.15

Victoria and Albert Museum Brocaded silk with silver thread, ca. 1735-1740, Lyon France, Victoria and Albert Museum, Europe 1600-1815, Room 3, case CA2

Court dress ca. 1750, British, silk & metallic thread, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: C.I.65.13.1a–c

Brocade-woven Silk with Metallic Thread, ca, 1750, France, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Portion of flock wallpaper from Clandon Park, Surrey, about 1735. Victoria and Albert Museum no. E.31-1971

Inspired Victorian Pattern

Historic Research - 1910s Art Nouveau Textile Design

Embroidered Wall Hanging, 18th century, France, 135” x 69”, Chrysler Museum in VirginArt Nouveauia, Sarajo

Kimberley, ca. 1902 (made), England (made), Napper, Harry, Jacquard woven cotton, dimensions, classification, The Silver Studio, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum number CIRC.250-1966

Furnishing fabric, 1903 (designed), Lancashire (made), printed cotton, dimensions, classification, Steiner & Co., Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum number T.171-1957

Art Nouveau wallpaper design with white and pink roses c. 1900, pencil and gouache on papaer, 26 1/2 x 50 3/8 in, the Drawing Room, Emily Goldstein and Victoria Munroe

Curtain, ca. 1900 (made), Lyon (made), Colonna, Edouard, Woven silk, Cornille Frères, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum number T.357-1990

Portion of a design for a wallpaper, 1905 (made), England (made), Butterfield, Lindsay Phillip, Painting, watercolour a paper, Arthur Sanderson & Sons Ltd., Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum number E.3058-1934

Inspired Art Nouveau Pattern

Historic Research - 1930s Art Deco Textile Design

Seagulls, 1936, Dundee, Dean, E., Screen printed linen, Donald Bros. Ltd, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum number CIRC.407-1954

Rug, 1930, Salisbury, Chermayeff, Serge, Hand-knotted woollen pile on a jute warp, Wilton Royal Carpet Factory Ltd, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum number T.157-1978

Matelot, 1934, Manchester, Roller-printed cotton, Dress fabric, Calico Printers’ Association, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum number T.244-1987

Aeroplane, early 1930s, Raymond McGrath

Historic recreation of the San Francisco Fox Theater carpet from the 1930s

Furnishing fabric, 1931, London, Brown, F. Gregory, Roller-printed linen, William Foxton Ltd, Victoria and Albert Museum, Museum number CIRC.524-1966

Inspired Art Deco Pattern

Historic Research - 1940’s United States, NYC, Wartime Textile Design

1944 Rayon sheer fabrics (L) and Jersey rayon (R)

1944 Flocked net for Bridal or Party Gowns

1944 Shantung textures in cotton and rayon blend prints

1944 Shantung textures in cotton and rayon blend prints

1944 Wool plaids made in jersey or twill texture.

1940s Rayons in floral prints and plaids. Crepe and poplinette. New colors- Gold, grey, Lilac, Lime, Coral and Black

Inspired New York City Wartime Pattern

Historic Research - 1950’s French, New Look, Textile Design

Designed by Robert Stewart, 1950’s

Designed by Lana MacKinnon, 1950’s

Designed by Robert Stewart, 1950’s

Designed by Robert Stewart, 1950’s

01 Designed by Marian Mahler, 1950’s.

Designed by Robert Stewart, 1950’s

Inspired French New Look Pattern

Historic Research - 1960’s Atomic Sputnik Textile Design

1950s, cotton printed atomic starburst in aqua tablecloth

ATOMIC cotton Gold LUREX Geometric Mid Century Modern Joanna Fabric Barkcloth Meringue

Bird and Bowl, 1950, Marian Mahler

Sputnik Atomic Age 1950s Vintage Barkcloth Panel

Curtain, Printed Cotton, Great Britain, 1950, Marian Mahler, David Whitehead & Sons Ltd., Victoria and Albert Museum, T.504-2-1996

Atomic Mid Century Modern Pillow Cover - Vintage Barkcloth

Inspired Atomic Sputnik Pattern

Historic Textile Inspiration: 1970’s Floral & Psychedelic Textile Design

Marjatta Metsovaara, textile design, 1966. Via Goldstein Design Museum, © University of Minnesota

Vintage Fabric Remnant Bright Neon Floral Flowers 1960s 1970s Poly Crepe Blue Orange Pink Hippie Psychedelic Retro Mod 42" x 44"

Vintage 60s 70s Fabric Psychedelic Mod Retro Floral Bright Neon Pink Orange Mid Weight Decorative Cotton 2 yards 44" wide 1

Fantastic Vintage 60's-70's Cotton Fabric Stylized Paisley Psychedelic Pop-Art 1 yd.

1970s VIntage Fabric - Hawaiian Floral Print Pink Lime Orange - Bright Psychedelic Yardage

Peter Max Bedspread Vintage Twin Bed Psychedelic Textile Cosmic Flower Power Fabric Hippie Fabric 1960's 1970s Pop Art Artist Surreal

Inspired Floral & Psychedelic Pattern

Historic Textile Inspiration: 1978’s Memphis and Hip Hop Textile Design

Marjatta Metsovaara, textile design, 1966. Via Goldstein Design Museum, © University of Minnesota

Vintage Fabric Remnant Bright Neon Floral Flowers 1960s 1970s Poly Crepe Blue Orange Pink Hippie Psychedelic Retro Mod 42" x 44"

Vintage 60s 70s Fabric Psychedelic Mod Retro Floral Bright Neon Pink Orange Mid Weight Decorative Cotton 2 yards 44" wide 1

Fantastic Vintage 60's-70's Cotton Fabric Stylized Paisley Psychedelic Pop-Art 1 yd.

1970s VIntage Fabric - Hawaiian Floral Print Pink Lime Orange - Bright Psychedelic Yardage

Peter Max Bedspread Vintage Twin Bed Psychedelic Textile Cosmic Flower Power Fabric Hippie Fabric 1960's 1970s Pop Art Artist Surreal

Inspired Memphis and Hip Hop Pattern

Final Original Pattern

For the final, we designed our own pattern that is inspired by and uses the colors from the FreeStyle trend forecast.

Mood board made from the FreeStyle forecast

From the mood board, I found these three images the most interesting. I like their bold colors and overlapping geometric shapes. That idea inspired my final pattern.

Final Pattern

Color Optons