The beginning of my Tshirt Renaissance collection... now I think back... it was in 2017 Summer...
I was asked to co-host a Clothes remaking workshop by Bunny Yan from the Squirrelz in the east village on Manhattan..., I instructed people and gave some guidance on remaking clothes... and the feedbacks I received were really satisfying and touching... on the soul level...
"Empowering" "Inspiring" "Motivating"
I loved to hear those positive words and it was almost an awakening moment... in my life... It was so touching to see just a bit of instructions I gave made some people in that positive way...
I started remaking a lot of things after that... I remade giveaway bags from the Summer Solstice Times square event into a yoga mat bag...,(I needed two bags... sorry my friend lost a bag. lol)
I remade promotional T-shirts into unique tops,
I also bought fun Tshirts from a NYC souvenier shop, and from the HDLV USA!! and made these as below pictures.
These are my first two bought T-shirts renaissance projects!!! lol. ("bought" means I actually paid money for them.) OMG it was so scary and kinda sad to cut up perfectly brand new BOUGHT T-shirts!!! Especially the one from HDLV! because I loved the T-shirt as is.. lol...But now I end up wearing it even more because I customized it to my fashion. :)
I wear it in my first youtube video! Did you watch it already? what did you think??
Anyway I used to change up second hand clothes or defectives... It felt really funny and wrong to cut up perfectly new garments.... but I love the constant results from the expected templates, and I came to learn to save most of the fabrics now!!
Back then I never thought I will be cutting my original designed T-shirts...lol. OMG
but... I love it... Now I get to be creative and also get to deliver my personal message to the world through graphics!!
I am looking forward to seeing what I will be cutting up in the future...!!