I don’t follow trends unless I truly like them. I don’t think I have the right to tell a person what to wear and what size they should be. I don’t like designing the same as everybody else designs just to get assured money. I don’t complain about the things I don’t like about my life 24/7. I don’t take things for granted. I don’t think that dreams are unattainable.
Hello! My (nick)name is Sora, a senior Fashion Design student in her 20’s who has decided to take the road less travelled. I live in a beautiful house in Buenos Aires, Argentina (that in my opinion gathers way too much dust!), with my amazing parents, grandmother and maltese dogs, Pina and Juka. I’m currently in the process of building a breathtaking portfolio and, little by little, my own brand which goes by the name of this same blog, Dangerous Imagination.
I’m passionate about fashion and illustration, feminism and the art of living life at the fullest. Besides that, I also enjoy the rest of the arts, specially photography and music.
This humble blog, which I once started as a portfolio where I’d document all my fashion and illustration works to share, challenges you to take the road less travelled, be yourself and stand for what you believe. Unlike popular opinion, I think there isn’t a specific and only way to do things; just as you are a unique human being, you have only your own unique way to get through life. I’m on my process of discovering that way myself, shall we try and help discover each other’s together? ^^.
I can’t recall a time when I decided I was going to study Fashion Design at college. It felt just natural to me, the only option I had since the first time I grabbed a pencil and was put in front of a white sheet of paper when I was a child.I used to keep these big sketchbooks full of designs for years until I became a teenager (they unfortunately got lost between the numerous times I moved houses).
Probably one of my biggest influences in fashion when I was a little kid, was my grandmother. She is an exceptionally talented woman with the ability of sewing without any prior knowledge of pattern making, and she made most of my wardrobe when I was a kid: knee-length and long plaid, floral, checked dresses with lots of ruffles and lace, Peter Pan collars and big hats with flowers and ribbons, lace socks and jackets. As I grew, my love for frills, lace andribbons got intensified as I discovered the Japanese Fashion ”Gothic Lolita” which motivated me to learn how to sew, since back in 2005 it was very hard to get similar clothes in my country, not to speak get a dress directly from Japan.
In 2007 I made my first skirt with the help of an old friend, and a month later I made one entirely by myself; nowadays it’s still the favorite skirt of my friends and family.
My first experience making dresses was only a year later, with the help of a basic blouse pattern taken out of a magazine.
At the same time, I took a 3 years course on drawing, which later would help me out a lot at college.
I entered college right after finishing high school in 2010. And all I can say after 3 years of studying there, is that the meaning I had of fashion and the purpose I had with it back then have changed a lot since the first time I stepped into that building.
Fashion is to me the definition of fun. Fashion is the way you and I express our inner selves to the outside world. Fashion is the most effective way I have of approaching people and see what I can offer to them. It’s 50% service, 50% art. 50% you, 50% me.My purpose with fashion is to inspire people to start looking for their own style rather than follow trends by inertia. It is to encourage them to recognize their individuality as an important and positive value that they need in order to be happy and successful in their lives. Understanding individuality as a synonym of self-respect, love, and acceptance for who you truly are, regardless of the stereotypes.
That’s also the reason why I label my designs under the name “Dangerous Imagination”. Everything starts off with your mind, with the kind of things you dream of, think of, imagine of. And each one of my ideas, of my designs, encourages you to make those your present reality, your every day routine, even if it’s just a simple piece of cloth.