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    • What prints and colors do you see becoming more popular in the fashion future? Gingham, camo, something we might not expect?

    • This boils down to 2 things, technology and attitude.

      Flaunting the amazing innovative technology something was made with is always cool. People make things in certain ways - simply because they can! When digital printing became possible, so did photoreal floral designs that really show off that full range of color and incredible detail. When laser-cutting fabric became possible, mesh workout shirts with geometric designs cut out became all the rage. And the made-to-order industry opened up so many doors, you can order custom sneakers to be made in your fave colors, with your name embroidered on them. Or you can upload a photo you took on your phone and turn it into coffee mugs, no problem.
      Sustainability is also a huge frontier where companies are exploring super-inventive materials and fibers for making clothing and gear.

      Attitude is the other area where people are pushing the limits - not of what's possible, but of what's acceptable. To be really weird and challenge the status quo. Like hey I'm gonna wear this color because it's a really gross color except now it's cool, and I'm going to wear this post office uniform with pink fur slippers, and a string of pearls - because, fashion. It's embracing the high-brow / low-brow combo, and being so unapologetic that it's pure defiance.

    • Embrace the ugly. If you're trying to control the outcome and avoid making something that doesn't look good, you're creating a huge block for yourself. It's hard to be open to letting
      anything happen but that's the only way to access "playing!" I think the creative process is over-glamorized, I personally don't really identify with it, so don't feel like there needs to be this special magical way that everything happens. You can just create stuff because you want to.

    • Animations!!!! I love dance and music, so animation is such a cool way to make designs dance and come to life. You can see my first animation here:

      And I have a stop-motion one in the works. I'd love to create trippy motion graphics for on-stage screens at concerts. I also want my designs to be vinyl-wrapped on cars, and I've always wanted to design wallpaper but haven't yet! And there's more - I want to design crazy
      immersive-experience installations at music festivals.

    • Very clear tasks ahead!!! That's the best way I've found to stay productive so I don't spend so much time deciding what to do. Or worrying about how much I have to do. Motivation is similar, I like to review what I'm going for in my life - OFTEN. This helps break things down into priorities and clear steps. As for creativity, music or being around other people are good ways to help break the robotic stuck vibes.