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!”
Photographing Your Garments May 14, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Industry News, Inspiration, Professional Portfolios, Trends , comments closed
- As the year draws to a close, it’s time for many of you to arrange for photographs to be taken of your work. If you need ideas for how to photograph your looks, turn to this great blog: Fashion Gone Rogue
- Great for styling ideas and inspiration for photo shoots, this blog features the latest and the best covers, advertising campaigns, and magazine spreads from around the world.
- Tiffany Teague
Thinking Outside the Book May 12, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Design Resources, Inspiration, Professional Portfolios, Trends , comments closed
- This link comes to us a great resource for inspiration called the Very Short List:
“In this charming four-minute video, a Dutch art student named Evelien Lohbeck transforms an ordinary notebook into a notebook computer.
Lohbeck draws an animated facsimile of YouTube’s home page — which then plays a series of mixed-media clips. The alternating layers of live-action footage and line drawings are beautiful, and beautifully conceived, and the clip itself is sure to draw you in for repeated viewings.”
- 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.
24 Seven’s Fashion Career Guide January 15, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Illustration, Organizations and Associations, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
The document in the link above is a great resource created by 24 Seven Talent, one of the leading recruiting agencies in the fashion industry. It is a career guide for people entering the industry. Contains descriptions of various types of fashion (including salary ranges) and provides you with clear ideas about what to include on your resume and how to organize and develop your portfolio.
- Tiffany Teague
Illustration Inspiration January 8, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Inspiration, Professional Portfolios , comments closed
- The Illustration Room – This Australian agency represents some fantastic illustrators. Be sure to check out the work of Sarah Carter-Jenkins, Samantha Penman, and Chantel de Sousa.
- Bloc Note – Here are samples of some interesting sportswear CAD illustrations from the trend agency Bloc Note which specializes in men’s and women’s active-wear.
- Art Department – Link to portfolios of working professional illustrators. Great inspiration for hand illustration, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator techniques.
- Illustrations on Flickr – Cluster of images of fashion illustrations on Flickr. Good place to see what students and designers are doing from other schools.
- (NEW!!) Connie Lim – Los Angeles-based fashion illustrator and designer who has worked with Alexander McQueen. Her fashion playing cards showcase her haunting gothic illustrations.
- Philippe Arnaud – This website has images from a number of professional illustrators represented by this agency in Paris. Be sure to check out the portfolios of Carlotta and Marie Perron.
- Alexandra Compain-Tissier – Those of you who like to do your illustrations in watercolor or gouache will particularly enjoy the work of this French fashion illustrator. Her work was recently featured in a huge catalogue spread for Saks Fifth Avenue.
- Jean-Philippe Delhomme – This illustrator’s quirky figures have been featured in numerous ads for Barneys New York. Those of you who think you can’t draw well will feel much better after looking at his work. ; )
- Stephane Manel – Yet another French illustrator. This guy is incredible. While he does plenty of illustrations for French Elle, he’s done some fantastic artwork for album covers and music videos as well.
- Monsieur Z – You’ve seen this guy’s work everywhere. He’s developed an entire brand and range of products featuring his illustrations. Be sure to check out the Sketch Gallery (under Menu on the home page) to see his rough sketches and get a sneak peak into his illustration process.
- Cedric Rivrain – Those of you who prefer to work in pencil should take a look at the work of this illustrator.
- Maren Esdar – This German illustrator makes collages by hand and in the computer. If you’re lacking inspiration or just want make your croquis in a new way, try collaging as she does – you might find yourself surprised by the results.
- Stina Persson – This artist works in a number of mediums and illustrates in many different styles. Great inspiring site divided into sections highlighting her various techniques – Watercolor, Cut Paper, Edgy, Photo Incorporated, Acrylic and Inc.
- Bil Donovan – This illustrator is also on the faculty at FIT. His quick, lively, watercolor illustrations have appeared in Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Italian Elle, and InStyle Magazine.
- Garance Doré – Just stumbled across this blog by a super-talented French fashion illustrator, photographer, and writer. It’s full of great illustrations, fantastic photos of people on the street in Paris, New York, etc (much like a female version of The Sartorialist) and really funny stories about life as a fashion-obsessed girl about town
- Chesley McLaren – After a less-than-illustrious start as a fashion designer, this New Yorker was encouraged to try selling her illustrations instead of her clothes. Now her work has been seen in everything from Town and Country to Elle Decor. Known as the “The French Illustrator in New York” her quirky, American-take-on-Parisian-style illustrations have a sweet, charming quality to them.
- Paula Sanz Caballero - This Spanish illustrator does much of her work using fabric swatches and hand embroidery. Her figurative, detail-oriented work has been seen in advertising and print campaign across the globe and regularly appears in Vogue, Elle, WWD, and Marie Claire.