Musing Neptune is an afro-fantasy inspired illustrated fantasy world presented as a couture collection. The main character Lua is exploring the three realms in Musing Neptune escaping from her reality. The three realms are Kunzite, Angelite, and Celestite, Which is printed on fabric and made into parts of garments for each outfit. As for the couture aspects, there are three outfits made in resemblance to what is worn in the three realms, and they also contain the visual illustrated narratives.
This project was an opportunity to merge my illustrations and sewing into a body of work. This allowed me to research and learn more about the motifs in afro- fantasy and also present the importance of black escapism.
About Talor Williams
Talor Williams is a Portland-based illustrator and textile artist from Georgia. She has a BFA in Illustration with a Fashion minor.
Her work consists of a combination of space and fantasy elements that contains interesting angles and poses of figures with beautiful clothing. She uses strong color palettes that pull on nostalgic themes and thematic tones to add context to the artwork. She takes inspiration from escapism, pop culture, Afro-fantasy, and futurism. Talor is interested in clothing designing, character design, and fashion editorial.
Talor’s textile work takes inspiration from past clothing eras and childhood. At the same time, she incorporates touches of her signature space and fantasy themes into each piece. In addition, she is fond of learning new textile techniques to improve and add to her skills.