Sunday, January 3, 2010

What is a "Fashion Collection"?

It is the process that I undergo to establish a cohesive grouping. Inspiration to begin designing comes from many things or sources. The outcome or objects such as a season, color, design element are kept together to be seen or worn.

For instance, if I designed a summer beach collection I could use the color blue from the ocean water and sky, white from the wave caps, light browns from the sand or even yellow from the sun. Each garment would have one or more of those colors that could stand alone and or coordinate back to the other.

Maybe I would be inspired by the seashells? I could design a fabric print that could be used for a dress, skirt or even shirt.

How about ribbons with seashells on it? The ribbon could be used as a design element on a collar, pocket edge, or hat brim.

How about pockets in the shape of clam shells? Everybody needs pockets on their pants, skirts, sweatshirts, jackets, backpacks and so much more.

Each garment in a collection shares a common theme.

Let us relate this to something non-fashion.
What if I had a collection of erasers? I would collect erasers of all kinds. I would collect erasers caps on the ends of pencils of all colors. Erasers that an artist or architect might use. Their are lots of erasers made for all the Holidays. Let's not forget all the themed erasers from brand name manufacturers.

New Vocabulary:
Websters Dictionary

cohesion = (noun) the act or state of sticking together tightly
cohesive = (adjective) exhibiting or producing cohesion or coherence

= (noun) an article of clothing