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Toiling Poncho

For my outerwear garment, I decided to design a Spring/Summer rain poncho. I started draping off the stand with paper to develop a basic shape. As I mentioned on my previous post, I was inspired by the tropical rainforest and its environment. After creating a basic shape, I further developed the shape and created a leaf type silhouette. The best way for me to do that was to take the paper poncho…

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Research and Sketchbook Pages

Research and Sketchbook Pages

For my current outerwear project, I’ve been doing research on the theme, color story, print designs,market research, consumers, retail, competitors, silhouette, fabrication and finishings. The given idea we have received from the design brief was to explore the collision of constructed lifestyles with inherited culture for modern living.

I started off by doing some market research, researching…

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Designer Q&A

So yesterday we were supposed to receive a visit from the designer we are working for as freelance designers. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to see us in person and had to resort contacting him via Skype. We had a brief Q&A session where we asked questions about the design brief he had given us and what his expectations are for us to successfully complete the requirements. The session gave us…

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Its All About Detail

Its All About Detail

The finishing of a garment is just as important as the actual design. Say for example the shirt you designed has a really cool silhouette/style/color ideas etc. However if the finishing is terrible, the shirt will be terrible. Sleeves and collars are the most complex features in outerwear.

One of the things we did on our first day back last Thursday was to design a collar. Rather than creating a…

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Its All About Detail

Its All About Detail

The finishing of a garment is just as important as the actual design. Say for example the shirt you designed has a really cool silhouette/style/color ideas etc. However if the finishing is terrible, the shirt will be terrible. Sleeves and collars are the most complex features in outerwear.

One of the things we did on our first day back last Thursday was to design a collar. Rather than creating a…

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