Both inspiration and intimidation visit me regularly. Sometimes in the space of five minutes, like when I read about the World of Wearable Art. If you don’t know about them, stop everything and go look at their site now. It is a renowned international design competition that attracts entries from costume designers all over the world. Designs are brought to life in a spectacular stage show held in New Zealand every September. Definitely on the bucket list!
The designs that make it into the competition are so extreme and magnificent it blows my mind. And thus, I am simultaneously thrilled with inspiration, and running a non-stop monologue of harsh self criticism. “We could never make work good enough to compete with that…”