I did it. I made a concentrated effort to finish my mood boards and I have. Hopefully! its not been easy. in fact I’ve been sat at this laptop since I got home, which was about 7/7.30pm I believe. So that’s a long time to spend on mood boards but I just couldn’t seem to get the placement right first time around. Thankfully however, I’ve managed to make a complete set of boards that I’m actually really happy with. wanna see?
Next week, Tuesday to be precise. Tuesday at 11.10am to be precisely precise.
It’s the fabric recon mission! In London. Oh yeah. But not only that, it’s the super cultural day of inspiration. Ok so I made that up but I do plan to visit loads of places and gather loads of ideas and inspiration so it’s not that far out.
Amazingly, super fashion tech dem Beth has offered to make a list of the best fabrics places to visit for my collection. I also plan to google any streetwear brands that are in and around London because it’s so much nicer to see things in person than looking online.
I’m hoping that this trip will be a really great idea gathering trip which will really help to propel my collection to the next level.
I won’t lie, I thought it was crazy that we needed to have the silhouettes of our garments ready before knowing what they were going to look like, or even any inkling of colour or design. I’ve created three so far, maybe closer to two (I feel a cull coming on), and I’m just thinking about what other shapes I could want.
The garments I’m designing are all streetwear. They will all be baggy and oversized with really simple shapes because the focus is what they’ll be made of, and what will be on them.
I’ve been looking at other streetwear brands such as Huf, Thrasher, Represent, C2H4 and I even took myself into route one (really not a chore since I came away with a new jumper!), in order to look at shapes and lengths, and to just generally gather inspiration of what shapes I want to create myself.
Thankfully, at todays tutorial I finally got an idea, well not of the shapes but of the fabrics and how I’m going to go about making the fabrics and samples, as well as what techniques I want to use. So that has really energised me, making me want to go and find those other shapes! I plan to spend some time tomorrow and after work on Saturday coming up with more shapes ready for pattern development! •excited jig*
I’m excited. I don’t feel daunted in the least and I’m actually really happy and excited with where my collection is so far. I never thought of myself as a fashion person. Considering I don’t usually like wearing what’s on trend and I’d much rather be wearing a baggy jumper that I bought like 5 years ago, but then again, I was only thinking about women’s fashion. Now I’m thinking about men’s and its just so much more exciting.
More than that though, I like to think of surface pattern, and then applying that to a product. Once you start thinking like that then you’re not suck in little boxes labelled ‘interiors’ or ‘fashion’ but you can think about textiles and products. Now that’s what I want to be thinking about.