The Red Silk Skirt


I love designing clothes when I’m on long train journeys. There is something special about the momentum of the train and looking out across landscapes whizzing past that works for me. I often find myself putting my headphones in and suddenly a dancer will appear in my head moving to the music. I can then adorn this imaginary moving figure with clothes and wham bam a new design is born. I find it much easier to become inspired by fabric, cut, shape, fit and form when I imagine clothes being danced in. I suppose its sort of like my antidote to designing on a static mannequin. 

This skirt came to life for me in Carriage D of a First Great Western from London to Bristol. I was listening to the Amelie soundtrack at the time. Time to go for a dance i think...

The Red Silk Skirt by Made My Wardrobe