Part of my motivation and inspiration for my prysm.break collection was to create a microcollection where I, personally, want to wear all of the pieces on a regular basis. While this is ends up being true for all of the collections that I create, I usually don’t set out with that in mind. Of course I like all the things I make and want to wear them! I’ve never sat down and designed with myself in mind as the customer and I found myself making different design decisions that I normally would. I liked experiencing this new design process. It felt very real. Designing felt less like dreaming and more like creating something that would be worn and loved, because I knew at least I’d be wearing and loving all of these items.
prysm.break is a microcollection so I had to really edit my ideas to keep the numbers down. (Most of my past collections have about 60+ one-of-a-kind garments and accessories in them!) prsym.break has six items. I wanted to keep it between five and ten really focused pieces that I could reproduce in several sizes, so I REALLY had to keep my brainstorming sessions in check. One of the accessories that always made it into the edited lists of prysm.break accessories was a fringed scarf. Since I was considering myself as the customer to design for, this was a no-brainer. I love scarves and I love fringe and I knew I wanted to wear this one before I even finished making it.