Fashion Design and Runway Production
Fashion is something that I'm very passionate about. That is the reason why I chose fashion design to be my major in college and my topic for this project. Since I am going to be studying fashion design in college I wanted to find out all I could about it and even expand it to runway production.
Fashion is a huge part of everyday life. We obviously wear clothing everyday and I think it’s important for people to understand where their clothes come from and how they are made.
Overview Components of fashion design
Components of runway production
Fashion design and runway production is a lot tougher than it seems. However, by taking the proper steps, being motivated and using creativity it can be accomplished successfully.
“ Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working” Pablo Picasso
Fashion Production http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss52/ElectroPopxSS/Photography/Fashion%20Sketches/fashionsketchesxw3.jpg
18 to 24 months to finish
Concept Marcarena, 9 Bureau of Labor Statistics <http://www.bls.gov//.htm>
Design Research Anna Sui, Spring 2009 Anna Sui, Fall 2009 Bureau of Labor Statistic <http://www.bls.gov//.htm> s
“ Maintaining all five senses alert-especially the visual sense-is one of the keys to creativity.” (Marcarena San Martin, 55)
Fashion Sketches Ireland, 15 Marcarena, 7
Fashion Figure A 2-D representation of a garment Gives a good idea as to how the piece will look on a human body Marcarena, 10 Ireland, 17
Have to be knowledgeable of the human body
“ A fashion figure doesn’t have to be a fashion illustration, it only needs to be clear about what it is you want to express.” (Marcarena San Martin, 72)
Trend Forecast What is going to be “in” in two years Marcarena, 11 Bureau of Labor Statistics <http://www.bls.gov//.htm> .
A continuous cycle- the same trend will show up every so often.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/magazine/09/fashion/img/fashion786.gif Marcarena, 26 .
Some of the most popular trends back then are making their way back into mainstream fashion.
Fabric Design Prints have to be created Marcarena, 30
Alternatives that can be used
Prototype The first time a piece comes to reality It’s a rough idea of what the final product will look like The piece is used to determine if everything is how it’s supposed to be Marcarena, 21 Bureau of Labor Statistics .. <http://www.bls.gov//.htm>.
The garments seen in runway shows are usually prototypes
Calendar Pret-a-porter- a structured calendar The calendar has changed from 2 collections to 6 Marcarena, 25
Main collections and pre-collections
Presentation Marcarena, 23
The Pattern Marcarena, 67
The Moulage Sue jones, 112
Textile Ennobling Marcarena, 131
Bleaching, dying, accessorizing, etc.
Textile Ennobling Cont. Suppliers work with manufacturers Marcarena, 34 Sue Jones, 189
Direct designer input not necessary
Pattern Grading Used to determine different sizes for a piece Fabric-ally done by rearranging internal stitches Marcarena, 172
Usually done by computer when making a pattern
Production of Clothing Sue Jones, 159
Branding Sue Jones, 109
Production Cost http://designsociety.net/social/pg/file/designsociety/read/118/cost-sheet-template Marcarena, 79
Runway Production Marcarena, 136 Sue Jones, 100
Theme The theme of this show fits directly with the indian-inspired collection. Picture found from google http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/167664/how_to_put_on_your_own_fashion_show.html?cat=30
Music and Lights Sue Jones, 43 Alexander McQueen, Spring/Summer 2010
Distribution Marcarena, 45
Budget Marcarena, 124 http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/167664/how_to_put_on_your_own_fashion_show.html?cat=30
Before having a show put together a budget
Promotion http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsalib/3215377774/ http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/167664/how_to_put_on_your_own_fashion_show.html?cat=30 Marcarena, 208
My application consisted of designing my very own line of clothing, producing them, and having a runway show to showcase them. I had my benefit, Fashion For Food, at the King of Prussia Firehouse. All of the proceeds went to the hunger relief organization Philabundance. Angelina Petraglia was my partner, in that she helped me set it up, and that it was the charity of her choice. We ended up raising over $300.
Fashion For Food Photo Cred: Chloe Steerman
Class Activity Pick a season to design for. Use a picture from Flickr.com to get an inspiration Click on Explore, or Interesting in the last seven days. Use the music playing also.
Use the colored pencils to design an outfit on the template.
I learned obviously that I am capable of making a line and producing a fashion show. I learned that it is a lot more work than it seemed, but that the satisfaction makes it worth it. I learned can do anything I put my mind to. If I believe I can do it, I can.
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