Would you like to be a fashion designer?
Creation of clothes is not only about ideas. If you want to create successful fashion collection you should follow a step-by-step plan. I would like to tell you how I create clothes for different brands.
1 step – discuss with the brand’s owners the details
If you work as a fashion designer for a company this step is very important. You should understand very clear what is the target audience and who’s their ideal client. On this information the final result depends on.
2 step – create a mood board of a collection
Here we may visually demonstrate the spirit of the future clothes, the ideas that will be used.
For this purpose I collect different photos for a quite long time, filter them if the they don’t reflect the main idea.
3 step – make fashion sketches to present the final result
Below on a picture you can see fashion sketch and fashion flat of the padded coat which i created for a collection.
Before I made such sketches manually, but now I use Photoshop app.
To present your idea to a brand owner you should create such sketches. They can be artistic or not – important that the client understands your ideas.
4 step – draw fashion flats
Fashion flats are needed to show your idea to a fabric or to a garment designer. According to it garment designer creates the patterns and sartoria sews clothes. I perform this with Adobe Illustrator but you can do it manually.
Usually i create a passport for the germane designer with this fashion flat sketch.
It reflects all design lines and proportions.
5 step – make a look book shooting of the collection
You organize with the client a photo-shooting of a cookbook or the samples of his collection. On this photo you can see how my fashion sketch transformed into a real coat.
I told you a very simplified plan of clothes creation steps, but if you are interested in finding out everything at a more professional level and with all details you need to get the proper education.