I designed the sockliner based on colorful contemporary sarapes (Mexican blankets). My director did color and materials for the Cinco De Mayo inspired Ventilator Supreme. It was appropriately...
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Top view of the Ventilator Supreme showing off the serape sockliner I designed.
Color and pattern reference for the sockliner.
The initial attempt at the serape look was a bit dull.
For the second iteration, the saturation was pumped up but the pattern and overall contrast of the piece wasn't quite there.
I created various texture options to make the striped pattern appear woven like a serape. Without the texture it wasn't convincing. This texture was a bit too dark.
Another texture option to emphasize the woven look. This ended up being to messy and less uniform.
The final repeat pattern was a perfect combination of warm and cool colors featuring a vibrant palette. We wanted to go bright with the sockliner to pop in comparison to the white uppers. A series of highlights were used in a slightly irregular pattern to highlight the raised portions of the blanket.
My director did color and materials for the Cinco De Mayo inspired Ventilator Supreme.