Thursday, January 29, 2009


Seems ages ago I was standing in the airport in New Delhi after my holiday. A bit blue to leave India but excited to get back to work.

The airport there is always a feast for the eyes, particularly for people-watchers. Right in front of me a group of lovely looking nuns, maybe returing from missionary work. The pleating of their habits reminded me of one of the shirts in our DENHAM GARMENT LIBRARY archive. Also in the cue were maybe a dozen men from Rajasthan. Super cool faces, clothes, colors, textures.

The men's turbans were amazing. The "tray-table in front of me" on the flight home is where I began sketching up a top combining plisse and heavy twisting techniques.