How to Create a Collection : Part 3

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.


Note:

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. 😊❤

Ps : I love you guys 😊

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Help me Select a Theme for my Collection !!

This is how the floor of my room is looking right now. As you can see there are two theme boards and Look boards side by side. On the right side bottom row is my theme board on “Books” and above it is the look board for “books”. I want a vintage look for this theme.

On the left side bottom row is the theme board of “Classic Hollywood” and above it is the look board. I’m going with a vintage / glamorous evening wear for its look.

Now the problem is i have to choose only one theme to develop designs from , and eventually to create a collection!! I am soo confused right now! Floral day dresses are my strong points, so i can make a lot of variations from it. On the other hand I’m also fascinated by the glamorous drapes of evening gowns. I haven’t tried doing it yet and want to learn more.

What should I do guys? Should I stick to what I’m already good at or should I try something new?!