Curiosity is defined as a need, thirst, or desire for knowledge. The maintenance of an open-mind is central to motivation, exploration, and creativity - a fact that was confirmed repeatedly throughout my own design process. Resultantly, my thesis combines the act of exploration with the most open-minded level of curiosity - that of a child. In this womenswear collection I pulled visual elements from the novels 'Around The World In 80 Days' (Jules Vernes), 'The Little Prince' (Antoine de Saint-Exupery), and Jean-Michele Basquiat's work. The garments are visually supported by the form and shape of hot-air balloons. A vehicle for exploration and a motif central to Vernes' novel. For the structural pieces I examined the balloon's panels and how tension with string contributed to the overall form in order to achieve the desired fabric stiffness. I combined silk organdy, stitch witchery, and silk organza. Moreover, with the jersey garments I strive to use curvilinear seams that mimicked the shape of a hot-air balloon. Functioning as blank canvases these forms were then layered with Basquiat's works; influenced by the drawings of four and five year old infants. Basquiat is able to access his inner child in his work, in the same vein, 'The Little Prince' - a character renowned for his youthful open-mindedness - served as my character inspiration.