“Not By the Book: Fashioning Design by Tippi Ocampo” is a little book packed with big ideas. It started as my personal journal of doodles and scraps of ideas that eventually evolved into this little fabric covered book that opens up like a corset (with my signature hook & eyes). Through its pages I share where I find my inspiration (spoiler alert: It’s everywhere!) and how to expand that initial idea and take it through the not-by-the-book creative process. “Not By the Book” was initially launched with a week-long fashion exhibit that brought the pages of the book, along with the fashion collections that it inspired, to life.

“NOT BY THE BOOK: Fashioning Design by Tippi Ocampo” fashion exhibit and book launch reception