Far Right Column 2nd Picture Down, The Artist Elvira 't Hart;
Underneath, Lady Gaga wearing a bra designed by the artist
All my work is based on drawing. The patterns are quite literally sketched or drawings are used as a pattern, by making them digitally and cutting them out by laser all the drawn lines and characteristics of the sketch are visible in the final garment.
My inspiration comes from years of reading comics and being fascinated by the specific characteristics of drawings. A drawing reduces an image to the essential lines and adds the artists signature and imagination. I find it fascinating that even though sometimes a drawing can exist out of a few lines and is not at all a finished picture, we know what is depicted and subconsciously finish the image.
I wanted to go further than making prints with my drawings instead I wanted them to influence the shape of the garments. So I made my drawings my patterns.
To be honest I also don’t like technical pattern drawing that much.., which was also a motivation to find another way to draw and construct them!