Good bye, Winter!
Weather plays a role in the way we dress. Not just for the functionality of armoring against the day's elements. It is also based on a feeling.
The other day was unseasonably warm in Iowa, 80 degrees + humid. I could smell grills, saw people in the gardens, heard different birds + witnessed thunderstorms rolling in. This connected me to a Spring state of mind. I call this the "honeymoon stage" to dressing. It is our first feeling of the season with the memories of the past.
I began to uncover my spring dress from the darkness of dormant spaces. A whole season has passed since I last acknowledged them.
These two looks were from last Spring + first issue of LADYFITS. The idea behind the red garment: personal folk + elements gathered from my Czech Heritage. It's not an exact replica of Czech folk dress, but a feeling. The striped (gray + off-white) skirt is an element to my folk dress. I created this look from a feeling of a nomad around Cedar Rapids: taking the bus, walking with my oversized leather backpack, discovering spaces/materials/people in my community.
I will post the day(s) I wear these forms of LADYFITS. I won't alter the surface of the red garment, only adorn or armor it differently. The stripped skirt will become something else - a hybrid of various stripe patterns.