Elisa Palomino’s Debut Collection February 9, 2010Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
I came across this illustration on WWD yesterday and found it just so gorgeous. Notice how the artist used layers of fabric flower petals, pleated paper, black thread, watercolor, and feathers to add dimension and texture all around a pen and ink illustration.
The illustration comes from the new apparel line being launched at NY Fashion Week by Elisa Palomino, John Galliano’s former Chief of Studio who eventually became Vice President of Design at Diane von Furstenberg. February 17 will mark the debut of her eponymous line and WWD has named her one of this season’s hottest newcomers. Here is an interview of her by one of her former interns. I especially looooove the photographs of her luscious inspiration boards:
- Tiffany Teague
Free Textures and Brushes For Your CAD Work. December 14, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Illustration, Inspiration, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
Just came across this excellent site. It’s got plenty of free brushes and interesting backgrounds to help you with your work in Photoshop and Illustrator. You’ll find great ways to quickly add interesting texture and dimension to your work. If you’re looking for more brushes, check out this site for other free resources.
- Tiffany Teague
Fabulous Fashion Jobs #3: The Illustrator December 4, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Illustration, Industry News, Professional Portfolios, Trends , comments closed
Blue Logan finds a way into everything. The best fashion shows, the best parties, and now the best art shows. The British-born fashion illustrator has traveled to fashion events around the world sketching the scene at rapid speed. This week, he’s been invited to Miami’s Art Basel Fair where he will be camped out in the lobby of the super-posh Standard Hotel in Miami Beach capturing the faces, attitude and mood of the crowd gathered there.
Click here to read the New York Times’ article about his trip to Miami and, what one curator calls, the recent “blossoming” of fashion illustration. To learn more about Blue Logan, you can visit his website or read another blogger’s interview with him here.
- Tiffany Teague
Buttons and Zippers and Toggles! Oh, my! October 16, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Illustration, Manufacturers, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
Professor Jason Bunin recently shared some of his Illustrator files with me that he used when he was designing in New York. Those of you taking CAD classes and working on technical flats for your designs will really benefit from these detail and trim files.
- Tiffany Teague
YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund September 29, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Organizations and Associations, Professional Portfolios, SCAD , comments closed
This scholarship is available for all full-time Sophomores and Juniors with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or above. It is a great opportunity for FASM students to present their ideas for a new business model for the Tommy Hilfiger brand. For consideration, all students must submit a personal essay on their aspirations, job experience, community service, and how the scholarship money would be spent – as well as a project based on the instructions laid out in the YMA FSF Case Study. Winning students will receive a YMA Scholarship as well as the opportunity to participate in an exclusive YMA Summer Internship Program. The SCAD-selected finalist will be eligible to also enter a second competition next year where the grand prize is a $25,000 scholarship. Atlanta students should submit the completed scholarship packet to Tiffany Teague (room 252) on November 2, 2009.
Pretty sweet fashion website September 8, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Inspiration, Professional Portfolios, Trends , comments closed
Banana Cafe, the Brazillian apparel company has chosen a super interesting way to present their F/W 09-10 collections. I love the way they’ve placed their designs so clearly within the inspiration. Everything is integrated beautifully and the theme of the collection flows throughout the presentation of the garments. As you explore this site – think of creative ways you can incorporate the inspiration of your collections seamlessly within your final presentations. (By the way, the site takes a few minutes to load because it’s so huge. It’s worth the wait.)
- Tiffany Teague
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.
Looking for a Job in Fashion? May 26, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Industry News, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
Don’t miss this helpful two day (FREE!) workshop:
Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28.
Event: Brave New World: Fashion Careers in Changing Times:
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Ivy Hall, 179 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga.
- The economic downturn, globalization and e-commerce have dramatically altered the fashion industry, and the landscape is changing daily. Old job opportunities have disappeared, creating room for new possibilities.
- This workshop will give SCAD students the “inside scoop” on how to identify the necessary skills and strengths needed to negotiate the current fashion marketplace and how to leverage these attributes in this brave new world. Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free to SCAD students.
- To register, contact Lee Todd, at 404-253-2334. email@example.com
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.