Hi beautiful creative people, in this post I will talk about the 3rd stage of creating a designer collection. In previous two posts I have talked about the process of mind mapping and making a Themeboard. Now it’s time to make a Look Board and a Colour Palette.
We need a Look Board because in the process of creating a collection we must be clear about certain things :
1) Who are the target customers?
2) Price range
3) Casual wear or Pret/ evening wear / bridal wear etc . We should be clear about what we are going to make. Afterall fashion is a business.
So to get a clear idea of the range of clothes we are going to creat, we will refer to the look board .
Creating a look board is easy. Get few magazines and cut out those pictures of garments that you feel will go with the look of your collection. Now make a collage with those pictures.
For example : My theme is Books and I want to create a collection which will be a little vintage and feminine and full of day dresses. So I collected pictures accordingly. You can download pictures from internet as well.
After creating a Look Board we have to think what kind of colours will go with the Look as well as the Theme and also with the season. I’m going to create a collection for Spring Summer 2017. For that I hade to do a little research. There are many sites which forecast colours, go to any of them to get some ideas on what colours will be trending on 2017 summer. I did that and came up with these colours.
1) colours must have Pantone numbers.
2) in a Colour Palette there should be more or less 3 warm tones , 3 cool tones and 3 nutrals.
That’s all for today’s post. On the next post I will discuss the process of fleshing out the designs. Till then enjoy making a look board and selecting colours. 😊❤
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