For this collection, Lai focused upon draping and textile development. The silhouettes are inspired by packaging design and advanced 3-D techniques, rather than the human body. Lai also incorporated the full freedom of personal design and creativity by using her own hand-drawn images transferred into digital format, transferred onto the fabrics with silk screening techniques. Inspired by the works of graphic illustrator, Olimpia Zagnoli, Lai created a playful collection with bold ‘pop art’ colors, textured applique, irregular geometric shapes and improvised, hand-drawn plaid.  The primary fabrics used in her collection are organic cotton and organic wool.

Jessica Lai