Original design inspired by islamic architecture's infinite pattern, observed in a trip to the Alhambra Palace in Spain, and how the surrounding flora and plant forms within the design gave a feminine nature to the cold stone. This contrast between the patterns complexity and the simplicity of using only three geometrical forms is what inspired Hábito's F/W 2014 pieces. Hand sketched and redrawn in Illustrator. Flowers added using Photoshop.
We wanted to achieve a plaid out of a photographic image that set the mood for Hábito's S/S 2015 collection that has an airy, lightweight feeling; A faded memory of something that was but is, like a deja vu, and makes you look twice. Image and repeat using adobe Photoshop.
Hemdhose Jumpsuit: engineered to so you don't have to take it off to go to the bathroom.
To be sharp, practical and effortless is a daily practice that Nicole incorporates into her daily life. In Nicole's point of view, the jumpsuit embodies that idea but was missing the effortless part. In the quest to design the jumpsuit that would become anyone's must have daily uniform, a piece that could take you from your morning meeting to your evening out, Nicole started the design concept and development taking cues from the quintessential union suit, created in New York in the 19th century, and bringing it to modern times. The aim was to make this piece as essential and timeless as the classic two piece suit. In the midst of development an opportunity arised to put to the test the design through a design competition held by Elle Magazine (US) and Byco. The Hemdhose Jumpsuit won first prize and went to be produced and sold at Byco.com.
The jumpsuit design is patent pending. Developed into Hábito's signature jumpsuit, its is engineered to so you don't have to take it off to go to the bathroom.
Nicole continues to push the original design without loosing sight of the concept she intended to create.