Sketchbook - SS15 trends

When people look at my sketch book and lingerie drawings, I think they are subsequently disappointed. There is no grandeur, no immaculate drawings, instead you are greeted with black biro scribbles and magazines tears for colours.  

I treat the sketch book as a place to jot down shapes that I want to use for the next season. So far removed is my sketchbook form the final finished product, that it never sees the light of day to prying eyes. Presentations are given with polished boards and ideas. But the idea is to show you the process into what goes into making a collection including everything that is hidden, and to demonstrate that even after 13 years of designing the sketchbook should be used as a reference to come back to. I like to design from seeing the fabric first, so those first shape ideas that are jotted down, are just that: ideas.

INFLUENCE: The collection is inspired by adventure, being fearless and bright colours.

ACCEPTANCE  - the collection is inspired by simplicity. Again in showing you the starting point of a collection you will see that a sketchbook can be rough and not finished. As after all it's only a starting point. Next we move on to looking at fabrics and finalising the collection.

Acceptance mood board - SS'15 trend

The 'Acceptance' Trend differs from the 'Influence' trend in that it's much simpler. The mood boards have been styled that way also. Again three mood boards, representing colour and feeling, type of fabrics I may use and a board on shapes and detailing.  

The next stage from this would be sourcing fabrics and designing from a starting point. 

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Influence mood board - SS'15 trend

Having sourced some images for a trend I'm calling 'Influence'  the next stage was to put them into a mood board, this means that I have a reference when looking for fabrics or designing the lingerie.

The mood board should evoke some feeling when you look at it, remember there is no wrong or right when it comes to designing a mood board. For this theme my mood boards represent: colour, detailing and shapes.

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Spring/Summer '15 Trends - INFLUENCE & ACCEPTANCE

For SS/15 I'll be looking at the two trends that I think are strong and want to design from. I've called my two SS/15 collections are called  "Influence" and "Acceptance".

"Influence"  - the power to affect or sway, with the capacity to have an effect on your character. The collection is inspired by adventure, being fearless, bright colours with kitsch patterns such as deck chairs. It's inspired by the sea, being free, with traditional things being updated to modern life. Colour plays a big part.

 


"Acceptance"   - the action of consenting to an action, a belief in something. The collection is about beauty, about letting go, with simplicity being beautiful, striped back to the bare minimums, re-telling stories through stories already told, looking at the untouched.

Trend boards to follow...