Step Four: Fabrics, Fabrics, and More Fabrics

Hello lovelies, Fabrics are very important when creating your portfolio. Why, you ask? Well, that is because that is the medium that the final garment would be made in. Fashion design is quite like sculpting except the materials being used is fabric and thus, whenever you’re creating a collection, it is vital for you to…

Read More

Step Three: Drafting the First Sketches

Hey Lovelies, While most designers may swear by selecting your fabrics before even doing a rough sketch, I tend to swear by the very opposite. As a matter of fact, sometimes, doing the quick sketch comes first, but most times, when working in school or even in the industry, a theme is often always given…

Read More

Step Two: Thinking of a Theme

Hello Lovelies, Now that you’ve gotten your tools together to get your first proper portfolio going, you need to think of a theme. It’s not as hard as you’d imagine, you can be inspired by anything and everything.

Read More

Building your Portfolio with Twelve Steps

Hey Lovelies, For the duration of the month, I’ll be focusing on building a strong portfolio (for school) in twelve steps. Of course, this only means that this particular post will start off with step one and what each aspiring designer (like myself) should focus on when building the best functioning portfolio for school (and…

Read More

Monday in Manhattan: Da Vinci Artist Supply

It’s officially spring break and I took the time to scale Chelsea during the day. Where did I go? Da Vinci, of course. That’s where you get the great deals on art supplies. Here are a few images of what inside looks like (just in case you haven’t been there yourself).

Read More

Coming up with a Color Story

Weird as it may seem, the truth behind every single fashion collection is the color schemes used to represent it. No two runway show is alike because no two designers would ever use color the same way. They would never interpret color the same way and that goes for all things design-wise. So, how do…

Read More

Shopping in Manhattan: Best Art Supplies Deal

It’s time for art supplies! Yay!!! If you’re an artist, you’d understand how much I take pride in watching my art collection grow (hopefully not too big as I still live in a dorm).

Read More

The Fabric Swatchbook

What is a swatch book, you ask? Well, it’s a collage of swatches of fabrics often attached to a cardstock backing Fabric swatches can be as small as a 2″ by 2″ swatch and as large as a 8″ by 8″ sample piece. Here are five reasons why every aspiring fashion designer should have a swatch…

Read More

Portable Case for Your Art Utensils

It’s Wednesday, so I decided to start the day off with something bright. One designer essential that I found is very important for any designer and illustrator to invest in is a portable kit for all their artistic mediums.

Read More