Riding in Style June 3, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
FIT fashion students were recently commissioned to design outfits for New York city cyclists to wear while they are biking through the city. Their ideas are innovative and their presentation style is very professional and the winning designs will be made into prototypes by DKNY. This will give you a good idea about the level of work you will be competing against as you go out and look for a job and, hopefully, new ideas about how to present your work.
You owe me $5 May 26, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Illustration, Inspiration, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
Just in time for your finals, I bring you templates for industry-standard flats in Illustrator format. Now, wait one second. Before you get all copy crazy – keep in mind that these are TEMPLATES. They are meant only as a base upon which to build your designs. But they will save you time. Lots and lots of time. For that, you owe me big bucks. Maybe I should have asked for $500??
- Tiffany Teague
Portfolios, portfolios, portfolios. May 25, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Inspiration, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
As the end of the academic year arrives, and a break in your schedule comes, it’s time for each of you to get to work on your portfolios. It may not be fun or glamorous, but if you can get in the habit of updating your portfolio at the end of each year, or (better yet!) each quarter, you’ll be thanking yourself and sooooo thrilled with yourself when internships and jobs come around and you don’t have to scramble to get your work together at the last minute.
- So!! Here are a few links to help you out. The first is a career guide with portfolio advice from 24Seven Talent. To inspire you, I’ve included links below to a few designer portfolios that I found recently that I think might inspire you. If you’d like to see more, have a look at these designers.
First up is Matthew Bowman – This guy does some really nice colored flats. His graphically strong looks focus on the urban, modern, contemporary market.
Reachele Batuyong – Seems like all the best portfolios belong to people who are also great graphic designers. Reachele is no exception.
Elmaz Hüseyin – This graduate of Central St. Martins has focused on streetwear inspired lines, designing for Tommy Hilfiger, ENYCE, and Fubu.
Elizabeth Castelo - Those of you interested in more high-end ready to wear should check out her work. She designs both womenswear and accessories.
The Mother of all Fashion Websites May 21, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Art Supplies, Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Local Sources, Manufacturers, Museums and Exhibitions, Organizations and Associations, Professional Portfolios, Sewing and Workroom Supplies, Textile Resources, Trade Shows, Trends , comments closed
- This link comes to us from Professor Bruno Lima. It is like a warehouse of great links for all things fashion. It has well edited lists of links for everything from super-hip stores to inspiring artists to modeling agencies to cutting edge magazines. If you need to find a fashion resource, this is definitely the place to go.
- One excellent aspect of this site is the search feature – which will search across all of their recommended websites for your keyword. So, for instance, if you type in the word “Givenchy” Fashion.net will bring you links to articles on Style.com, Elle, ShowStudio, HintMag, Wallpaper, etc. THAT is really, really helpful.
- As Professor Lima says “This is one my favorites fashion web sites. Please check it out!”
Hi-Res Image Bank May 18, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Illustration, Inspiration, Textile Resources , comments closed
- Finding good high resolution images on the internet can be a real challenge – but there is one site that has a huge library of good photographs that you can download in high quality and use royalty-free. It’s called the MorgueFile and is a great resource for photographs of all sorts of things.
- While you can use the search feature to look for just about anything, I find it particularly useful as a source for photographs of various textures (over 9,000 related images) and fabric (over 900 related images) that you can use in your CAD work to add realistic rendering to your illustrations.
- Tiffany Teague
Fashion Exhibition in Atlanta May 15, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Local Sources, Museums and Exhibitions , comments closed
- The work of William Travilla, the costume designer best known for his costumes for Marilyn Monroe, will be on display here in Atlanta for ONE day only: Saturday, May 30. The organizer of this event has extended a special invitation to SCAD students – CLICK HERE FOR EVENT TIMES AND TICKET INFORMATION.
- Note: Tickets MUST be purchased in advance – no tickets will be sold at the door.
- After fifty or so years in hiding, this tour has been organized by Andrew Hansford with the aim of celebrating the lifetime work of the late William Travilla and highlights original sketches, dresses, artwork, and other memorabilia which have not been on public display until now.
- Travilla’s claim to fame was dressing one of the world’s leading icons, Marilyn Monroe. This exhibition will showcase five prototypes worn by Marilyn Monroe, along with two actual dresses made for her personal appearances. “The White Dress” from the 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch is likely to be one of the most famous dresses ever made.
- With a career spanning over 40 years and more than 100 film credits to his name, William Travilla is one of Hollywood’s most prolific designers to date. Travilla designed wardrobes for more than one hundred movies including Silver River and The Adventures of Don Juan and television sitcoms, such as Dallas. Travilla also dressed approximately 270 celebrities including Jane Russell, Joan Crawford and Marlene Dietrich and won an Oscar for dressing Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Don Juan.
Vera Wang: “Basically I’m Having a Nervous Breakdown” February 16, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Illustration, Industry News, Textile Resources , comments closed
- It’s Fashion Week in New York. Yeehaw! For a fun perspective on life as a designer/buyer/editor/model during the mayhem, watch the new videos posted in the Virtual Front Row at Style.com . . . Click to Page 2 to hear Vera Wang talk about how many things are going wrong as she puts together her show. All of you should feel much better after listening to her because, apparently, this stuff happens to everyone. But, really, who knew she talked like that?!!
- Tiffany Teague
Pro Portfolios February 4, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Inspiration, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
Here are some examples of professional designer portfolios for you to consider as you put together your own work for interviews.
- Sara Louise Petty – This childrenswear designer demonstrates some interesting ways to incorporate your mood with your illustrations.
- Melissa McElrath – Runs her own design studio in LA. Be sure to have a look at her trend boards and the “Spring 09 In Work” group for other mood board ideas.
- Clare Cassar – Those of you interested in working with brands like Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch, or Old Navy should look at the work of this designer who has worked for all of these labels.
- Carlin Felder – This accessories designer’s portfolio is full of excellent CAD illustrations and technical designs. He has also posted a couple of nice mood board samples.
- Tamara Pogosian – Great flats done in Illustrator and clear examples of how to demonstrate print placement on a technical flat.
Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report SS09 January 28, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Organizations and Associations, Textile Resources, Trends , comments closed
In keeping with our series of trend reports, here are the Pantone colors that dominated the New York runways in the designer shows for Spring Summer 2009. Inside this guide you can also see designer illustrations and read about their inspiration for their Spring collections. Includes illustrations by Carmen Marc Volvo, Peter Som, Yigal Azrouel, David Rodriguez, Miss Sixty, and Baby Phat.
- Tiffany Teague
Croquis for Intro-Level Students January 21, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Illustration , comments closed
For those of you taking introductory level fashion classes, here are some basic figure templates that you can use to sketch your designs. These are particularly good because they have markings for the waistline, bust and hips – which will make your designs much easier to translate into technical flats.
[Note - These figures should only be used by students in the Intro to Fashion Design classes who are not yet comfortable drawing fashion figures. Once you have studied illustration and fashion sketching, you will create your own templates.]
These illustrations are brought to you by DesignersNexus.
- Tiffany Teague