Fashion Customer Profiles

Fashion Design Roughs Templates

Look through some of your fashion magazines and find an image of an interesting person. Try to go for someone for whom you would not normally consider designing a person from a different gender or age group, for example. Advertisements are good to work with because they usually suggest a lifestyle associated with the people featured. Start by jotting down words that describe your chosen customer. How old is he or she Where does he or she live, work, and go on vacation How wealthy is this person...

Creating a cohesive collection

Garment Sketch

Fashion designers develop a whole range of related ideas to produce groups of garments that work not only as stand-alone outfits but also as a collection. A consistent approach to important factors such as color, shape, pattern, and proportion helps to create this cohesion. It is this systematic development of ideas that enables the designer to think laterally and to get the most out of each concept. With practice and experience, you will learn not to settle for the first idea that comes along...

How To Display Fabric Swatches

Fabric Swatch Fashion Design

include items that contribute to the impact of your designs. Create a professional presentation. Present designs in a way that makes them look like part of a cohesive collection. Select a few designs to present from the same project. Before mounting, you may want to crop them to remove tattered edges or make the composition more focused. Use a scalpel and ruler or a guillotine. Clean up any smudge marks with a soft eraser. Reproducing illustrations in a different medium may give a more...

Starting with embroidery

Klimt Inspired Embroidery Designs

The previous unit demonstrates that fashion design can be driven by fabric development. In the same way, embroidery can be used as the starting point for a garment idea. You can draw on paintings for patterns and shapes to develop into embroidery designs. The artist Gustav Klimt, for example, used intricate and ornate patterns, and his work would be an ideal starting point for this exercise. You may have your own preference, but be sure to choose a source that contains sufficient decorative...

Small details big ideas

Small Boutique Design Ideas

Some man-made objects are extremely beautiful when seen up close. This circuit board might inspire ideas for beading or textured knitwear. One simple way to see something in a fresh light is to experiment with its scale. If a small part of a commonplace object Is blown up to a much larger scale, it will appear new and Instead of being boring and familiar might become the source of creative ideas, It is this sort of in-depth consideration of a source that puts an individual stamp on your work....