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Fairy Tales and Folklore by kittyvane Fairy Tales and Folklore by kittyvane
It is done!
Well, actually... it's not completely done, as I still have one more design in the works, but I know I don't have the time to get it done today so I'm leaving it out.

My inspiration for this collection was -obviously- fairy tales and folklore. I wanted a scandinavian & slavic feel to the designs and my inspiration relied heavily on the look of traditioinal clothes from both cultures. To keep with the somewhat woodsy & folksy theme, I kept the materials natural with wool, linen, cotton and felt being the main fabrics used.

The main colours are:
Cranberry (red)
Snow (white)
Moss (green)
Chocolate (brown)
Stone (grey)
The colour scheme came out much more limited than I first set out to use, and were I to do this over again, I'd add a few more colours into the mix.

This collection is simple and functional, meant for someone who doesn't want to have to fuss over their clothes and who appreciates comfort and practicality. The F&F girl is very close to her family and roots, she enjoys nature in every form and she doesn't take life too seriously. She's whimsical and quirky and she enjoys her life to the full. She might even believe in fairies!

This is the order (left to right) the models would take to the runway. The music should be something with a scandinavian/slavic feel to it, possibly something folksy sounding like Värttinä. The runway would be decorated with pine and birch trees so it'd look like the models were walking through a forest. :)

Here's a little "work in progress" shot of the collection: [link] :)
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Given 2007-03-31
Fashion Week 2: Today's selection is simply cute and nicely executed. Fairy Tales and Folklore by =kittyvane really brings that 'fairy tale' feel to the forefront and reminds me of a lot of the classics like hansel and gretel for instance? Whatever you feel or like about this, you most certainly must agree that it's a great piece. ( Suggested by catzilla and Featured by depthskins )
13stepping Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
i think its cute
OrganicFantasy Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
I wanna wear those :3
Disneylyric Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice. I recognize Ella, Red, and Bianca, who else is there?
lyraleperformer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
5 and 7 are my favourites :)
CanChaN525 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Me wants the 4th or d 6th one:noes:
StephHolmes Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I stumbled across this oh so many years ago, and I'm still in love with you. :heart: This is beyond charming. :love:
manu666tb Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
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opheylovesbicycles Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
These are really adorable! I wish I had some for the winter~
nananine Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
simple but beautiful
azyuratrix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
unique man!
xXchocolat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
lovely, and is second your music choice :aww:
raffaellac Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
That's beautiful. I love the red tone.
omgcordelia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student
I adore your style. and i love the effort and thought you put into these designs. they feel so warm and friendly, and i immediately thought of scandinavian food, landscape, etc.

princefighter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Really Cute
smattyc010ur Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Everything about this is wonderful; I don't even know where to begin! I was instantly charmed by the sweet faces and the little hands and feet. Then, of course, I fell in love with the clothing designs! Well done all around!
unconventionalAnet Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
A work of the genius:)))

Its perfect
ilfie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! they are really pretty! I like the last one alot with the shoe!
HistoryFashionLovers Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
WOW! Amazing work!
EverSoUseless Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Student Photographer
This is so beautiful!
The models are very very cute too.
well done =) ox
apathiogram Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
I LOVE THEM! i am not into fashion very much, but this is just neat! Would it be ok if i used or borrowed some of these designs for my personal drawing? i am terrible with clothing designs and i am soon going to need some easy hearty refrences... the first thing i thought when i saw the full view was "oh my god! they are perfect!"
WanderingKotka Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, you really made something cute and wearable out of these traditional designs! I love the outfits and the feel to them.
Enpu2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2007
o: Awesome, I love the colours. :D
midnightfox21 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
they're so cute!!^_^ wish they were in stores:)
Lyesmith Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
So simple, innocent, but sassy at the same time. They are all too wonderful!
You know what? I would love to see clothes like those in the stores.
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
You know what, I'd love to see these in the stores too! :)
tzeqi Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
i want these clothes!!
this is really inspiring stuff! :D
microinequity Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
i would DEFINATLY wear all of these. :3
zebee Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
beautifully executed fabrics !~ lovely design as well : )
RubyTuesdayMorrison Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Student
Are you a professional designer or student? Either way, freakin' amazing & you executed the theme of your collection amazingly!:love:
Spring/Summer collection I assume?
The only thing I would have to say as a FORMER fashion student [now textiles major] is that maybe more bottom & more of a variety w/the length of the skirts? Cuz the 1st & 2nd dress are identical just different colors.
But either way, I want EVERYTHING in this amazing collection :P
I wish you the most success:D
kittyvane Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)

I'm a costume designer by training, currently working freelance/in the process of setting up my own business.

I know that the collection as a whole is a bit... homogeneous. If I were to do it over again, I'd go a little wilder with it. I just played it a bit too safe with this, seeing as I've never really designed a fashion collection before and I wanted to make sure it'd all be cohesive.
The two first dresses are meant to be alike, as they're really just one piece (the design is based on "Rose Red & Snow White"). :)
RubyTuesdayMorrison Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Student
Right on I wanted to do costume as well but my school doesn't offer it:boo: [Academy of Art University in San Francisco], and I couldn't stand fashion design and their high standard rules & lack of freedom they gives us, so I went where I was provided full on freedom onto textiles haha...
But yeah I must say, you did EXTREMELY well cuz usually if you're a costume person your stuff turns out very costume-ie, but yours not at all:clap:
I am impressed, and though u feel it's "safe" it's very lovely!;)
chrislea Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
The X-pattern (cross stitching?) patterns on their dresses make me feel happy. ^^ If that sort of thing came into high fashion, I would be such a trendy girl! This kind of collection is one I'd really love to see in the real world. <3
kittyvane Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is cross stitching.
And thank you so much for your kind words. :)
chrislea Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
You're welcome. (I forgot to mention that I recognise a few favorites there - Snow White and Rose Red expecially! <3)
juazz-girl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Student General Artist
Excellent work!, your style is really preety :heart:~
Love all the collection, every single design is lovely and really professional.

i admire you hahaha :hug:
downhill Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007   Photographer
The girl with the long black hair is adorableeee. (:
missy-star Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
What a beautiful creation. :+favlove:
Zintoman Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
Ohohoho. I like it! :'DDD
KateKaz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
A very nice collection indeed, I think you've succeeded in the goals that you've mentioned and done a fantastic job along the way. Well done and congrats on the DD :D
TrapDoorLover Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Student General Artist
Cute, but I don't think its very good fashion-wise. I can't see these in books, real life or on the runway. :( sorry.
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
How so? I'm interested in hearing a contrasting opinion after all this praise.
allyfox Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
Can I please have every single one of these outfits?! I love it!

Very nice job!
cyborg-gurl Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
Love it! What font is that?
kittyvane Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's called "Dollhouse".
No idea where it's from though, I just found it on the font list in Photoshop. :shrug:
cyborg-gurl Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
Thank you Kittyvane!!
puppet-soul Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
congrats dd
Liadene Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
aww :D That's totally scandinacianish :3! Love the pattern and colours. great work!

kittyvane Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
"Scandinacianish" is a good word to describe this. :D
Thank you. :)
Liadene Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
woops... typo xD "Scandinavianish" is the word xD I live in Norway myself, and, before I read the description, I tought about norwegian and swedish clothing when I saw the pic. :3 The pattern is so norwegian knitted sweater like xD It's so great to see your own culture in pictures :) Great work!

Love your style btw ^^

HikariJade Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
They're all so cute and simple! Congrats on the daily deviation! =3
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