Daily Awesomeness October 19, 2010Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources , trackback
I just recently came across the Nowness blog published by LVMH. It is a great source for daily inspiration. I’m still catching up on previous posts, but one of my favorite articles published so far was a review of the book recently compiled by Hywel Davies. His book Fashion Designers’ Sketchbooks offers a chance to witness the design process behind the end product, through interviews with designers, mood boards, sketches, photographs and other inspirational material.”
I’ve ordered a copy for the SCAD-Atlanta library. In the interim, be sure to check out the full article which appeared on Saturday, September 4, 2010 on Nowness.com. Here are some excerpts from the book along with a few photographs featured in the publication.
[My design process is] fast-paced with lots of thought. It’s a challenge to make things modern, and I am always trying to simplify things. The formula is: concept in head, fabric, sketch, pronto, fit, show. [My ideas] come from everywhere. Anything can inspire or trigger the concept.
I’m completely 3D. My first attempt is 3D as I drape immediately on the mannequin. For me, 2D doesn’t give a sense of the item as it appears on the body, whereas in 3D the piece is present in front of you and you can work on it directly to make it fit.
[My sources of inspiration] are very English. They are a combination of moods, muses and moments. It is high-tech romance with a twist. It could be literature, art or music. I love street culture, uniforms, Savile Row. I love it all. Men or women. Dead or alive.
Dries Van Noten
One of a multitude of different ways I begin a collection is to take something I do not find immediately alluring and transform it into something beautiful or challenging. Mauve has never been my favorite colour, yet my disdain for the tone forced me to create a collection mainly in mauve.
More Designer Sketchbooks:
- Tiffany Horton