Fabric Art, using prints in high fashion

Updated: Feb 6, 2020

Inspiration at the Art Museum

The other day I went to a stunning fashion exhibit at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. I was really amazed to see such creative designs made from vibrant printed cottons.

One of my students mentioned this exhibit to me when I had suggested she look at the batik prints at Joann fabrics for her sewing project. She had just seen the exhibit and was really inspired.

And wow… I see why! I finally got down to Charlotte to see this exhibit and wish I had more time. It is just amazing what you can do with prints. The details in the designs were just amazing. So worth it to see, especially for aspiring fashion designers.

If you get a chance to go, I suggest that after you take it all in and just enjoy the designs and fabrics, then go back around and take photos of the details and revisit your photos often to get inspiration for your designs. I was thinking of making an inspiration board from the photos I took to keep them in my eye line for when I am having a creative block.