For the innovator project, we were allowed to choose whatever we wanted to create. I have a strong intrest in fashion design, so I decided to create a seven piece fashion collection and create illustration of each of the garments. My inspiration for the clothing was springtime, flowers and Disney fairytales. I say Disney fairytales because they are lot more sugarcoated and happier than the original versions, and I wanted my garments to be very happy and dreamy. I origionally created the illustrations on paper, but I then decided that my project needed a digital element, so I recreted them in Illustrator.
Unfortunately, during the production process, I got very sick and was hopitalized and bedridden, and had to cut the number of outfits down to five. Getting sick was very devestating as I essentially got "kicked out" of my own life. There was even a small period of time were I considered dropping out of Freestyle because I didn't think I could complete the innovator project to the standard that I wanted it to be. This project has taught me a lot about perseverence and resilience, as well as how to design clothing for different body types.
The 21st century skills that I used the most for this project are creativity, high productivity, and self-direction. For creativity, I took inspiration from things that empower me and created beautiful outfits from that inspiration. I was very productive when I was working on this project because I created one outit a week, and I improved my self-direction when I had to reassert myself to finish the project.