What is a mood board and why a designer needs it

If you like to sew clothes or you dream to create fashion design, today we will tell you how collections in the most known fashion houses are created.

Any collection of clothes begins not with the searching of fabrics, but with the development of the mood boards. Our teacher of the course “Fashion designer” will tell you about what it is and how to create your mood board.

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Any fashion collection starts from creating of a mood board.

What is a mood board?

It may be pictures that inspire you on creation of the future collection:
  • Clothes details
  • Architecture
  • Nature
  • Color combinations
  • Accessories
  • Photos of clothes
  • Fonts
  • Pictures of artists
  • Prints
  • Covers and packings
This a collage that reflects the main idea and atmosphere of clothes collection. At first, you collect what you like and thus visualise the thoughts, and it develops then in your collection!
It is a very important stage in creation of a collection – such mood board are made by Prada, Chanel, Gucci and all others.
Your moodboard will help you at all stages. It won’t allow to turn aside and will structure your thoughts (I am sure, you have lots of them)!
You can be guided by it at window dressing, shooting of a lookbook.Mood board may be created with the help of online programs – have a look at  pinterest.com. There are lots of photos that you my use in creation of collages.

My recommendation – print all the photos you need and hang it over your desktop to have this inspiration behind you. This is how the famous all the design houses.

And one more thing – searching the pictures for a mood board will help you to be aware of all novelties.


To stay always on top it is necessary to watch constantly as much as possible information, accounts and the fashionable websites.