JBJart (Justyna Jaszke, Krakow, Poland). Information broker graduate, artist, graphic designer, photographer, poet. Her clothes are really diverse. JBJart designs patterns with watercolour animals, original fractals, textures, skylines and world maps.
BOOM-Wear: How to become a Full-Print Fashion designer? Which tools are necessary to do what you do best?
JBJart (Justyna Jaszke): Well, you gonna need a camera, even the mobile phone one, or just a pen and a sheet of paper. The most important is your idea for the project that later becomes a photography, graphic or drawing. Graphic programs might be useful but aren’t essential. For creation of my fashion, I use photos, graphics, drawings and graphic programs as well so the end result is the best possible :).
If a mobile phone camera is enough, an idea is really all you need. Tell me what camera and graphic programs do you use?
I currently use just a Fuji compact camera. The photo quality is good enough, and the camera itself is light and handy :). I also use free graphic software, such as Inkscape, Gimp, Apophysis and RAW Therapee.
When and why did you start designing full-print clothes?
I started designing full-print clothes just this year. Before, I never thought about founding my own fashion brand. For many years I was creating graphics and photographs. Once, it came to me that it would be cool if people wore my art :). Then I found out about all-over print t-shirts and voila! It’s amazing that people from UK, USA, South Africa, Morocco, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Poland or Hungary wear my clothes on the streets of their cities!
Which of your collections is your favourite one?
I like best my fractal collection. They are unique and one of a kind. I’ve never seen other fashion designers doing something similar.
They are truly awesome! Where do you seek inspiration to create those?
My whole life is an inspiration. Everything I’ve seen, felt, read, thought about and processed creates the artistic vision of my world. Fractals is the part of it.
Ok, and which collection is praised most?
Red fox collection certainly draws most attention.
I’d also mention watercolour Athens work. It is based on a photo I took from the 7th floor of my hotel. It’s also one of my favourites!
Do we still need more designers?
Sure! Fashion will never end. There is always a need for new patterns.
And what about the full-print clothing fashion itself?
In my opinion the whole idea of full-print clothing is wonderful! It’s my favourite type of printing on fabric.
So if you were to spread just one message to the ones that want to become fashion designers, what would it be?
Be brave, especially while expressing your artistic thoughts. Let the people wear your genuine ideas.
Question? Opinion? Feedback? Feel free to post any comment! JBJ would be more than happy to answer!