I think that the placement of oneself into alternate realities, pass-times and the general desire to get away and or experience more than what is handed or presented to us provides a profusion of opinions and inspiration.
So this is my thesis collection from 2012 at RISD. I look back on this and i'm all like 'ew' because to me it looks very 'Tumblr' or seapunk or something but in reality it was a substantial body of work and the basic concept still resonates with me strongly. As far as craft and innovation this collection was definitely a challenge. I personally digitally printed all of the prints using the textiles facilities. Ultimately this collection was based on imagination and the translation of that into our physical surroundings. I wanted to create a collection that brought 'joy' to the viewer and wearer. More inspirations were/are Barbies, The Sims, the internet and LARP.