Well today & tomorrow I plan to make a few tweaks to the blog to make it a little more appealing to the eye as well as develop a selection of blog posts for you all to view for later this week.
I have been trying to organise my design files on the computer hard drive so they are a little easier to find & came across some design pages I developed earlier in the year. I never ended up showing these at my workplace at the time due to other customer workload taking priority & it looks like my design thoughts are actually on trend at the moment !
For instance :
Back in Febuary I made a point of researching some of the very influencial retail stores including : ASOS / Topshop & River Island ! Now these guys turn products around so quickly & take key injection trends & get it instore well before other high street chains have even got a sample back from their overseas factories ! & that's why they do so well & sell so much stock !
The design teams for these stores also take inspiration from the Catwalk collections for Autumn / Winter (AW) & Spring / Summer (SS) and then a few months later have their own inspired versions in store for us fashion conscious victims to buy ! The turn around is F.A.S.T !
So I do find it important to always research high street stores as well as designer of course & see if I notice anything in particular that is going to be in big demand for the following season !
& Firstly we have FUR TRIMS !!
Now the wording I have used on these boards wont make sense to some of you as I had orginally developed these for my outerwear freelance role but then never go round to presenting them ! Too busy as usual, silly me!
But as you can see FUR TRIMS where showing back in Feb of this year. Go to the stores today & you will notice FUR elements everywhere, not just in Outerwear garments !
So are you looking for your next outerwear piece for this Winter ? Then the Quilted styles are very on trend & while these were visible in store at the beginning of the year they are EVERYWHERE now with lots of fun variations to the stylings & details used. So take your pick !
Also see below for one of my design development boards ! Now from this I have sketched up a selection of designs but of course I can't be showing you these as I would be giving all of my design thoughts away ! he he x
As a designer I get inspiration from all that surrounds me ! I do take inspiration from other garments , Taking elements from certain styles & altering to make my own design !