HAPPY WITH THE MEMORY
In my designs I like to capture a moment. If possible, tell a story.
StrayVanity has been a dream come true. We did what we wanted to do and others began to enjoy it as well. We all share the same ideas of being different, "straying" away from the norm. We don't care how others view us, we enjoy one another, we show our love regardless. I want this design to stand for that.
As seen on the back of the hoodie, "Even if you aren't there anymore, I will be happy with the memory", I often use this quote to reflect on my life. No matter where we go and what we do in the future, I know I will look back at this time in my life and smile. So, even if you (friends, family, fans, haters) aren't there anymore, I know I will still be happy with what we made together. Branching off from that theme, I wanted to also reflect on the "now". While this one is a bit obscure to most, I slipped in a few "HENLOBEAR" references onto the design. The most notable being the "HENLOBEAR CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC" flag with a waving panda bear.
This hoodie represents StrayVanity as a brand. It features the StrayVanity Logo front and center. The California and US Flags (although the California flag is altered). StrayVanity in Japanese running down the sleeve. And lastly the design on the back featuring both characters, Stray and Vanity with the quote,"Even if you aren't there anymore, I will be happy with the memory. I truly hope all of you enjoy this new design.