For my project, I have chosen to do Organised Chaos. I chose to do this because I believe it would be a nice contrast to the Water themed project I had chosen to do in my previous sketchbook. Water is a calm scenic element, whereas this project is all about messy environments, busy patterns and contradicting elements such as colour and texture. When I saw the topic ‘Organised Chaos’, I immediately thought of my heritages, India, and its culture such as, the busy streets, colours, food, clothes, and in particular, my dad’s side of my family. As a result, I am very much in touch with my heritage and culture and would see ‘Organised Chaos’ to celebrate just that.
Indian fashion also reflects our lifestyle. Fashion is often made of loud bold colours with various moods, marrying contrasting colours that are often daring in Western fashion e.g. purple and green. The saree and salwar (pronounced “shalvar”)-kameez are well known styles of India. These clothing often consist of bold colours and shades with complex prints as a repeat pattern. They sometimes sew small mirrors onto the clothing as an embellishment as well as to catch light from the sun, allowing the clothes to shine.