“Not By the Book: Fashioning Design by Tippi Ocampo” is a little book packed with big ideas. It started as a 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