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Introduction to Fashion Design

Fashion is the existing type of clothing that is prefered by a large segment of the public at one given time.


     Fashion Design, according to Wikipedia, is the art of the application of design and aesthetics to clothing and accessories. What this means in laymenís English is that fashion design is creatively putting together ideas for the creation of clothing and accessories. Fashion designers take inspiration from history, culture, and art to inform concepts for clothing collections.


     The basic process of fashion design begins with fashion illustration. First, the designer sketches ideas for the clothing. Elite designers, unless designing a specific commission piece for say, a celebrity going to the Oscars, do not usually make stand-alone garments. They come up with a concept for a cohesive collection that contains a of looks. These looks are supposed to be understood within context of one another.


     After the concept and sketches have are finished, fabric is then either made or bought to accommodate and create the looks. 

     Clothing can be made from either drafting patterns or a process called draping. Patterns are thin paper templates which are used to mark the different shapes of the pieces of fabric that will later be cut and put together to make a garment. A pattern has markings on it to show where and how the fabric being cut out will connect to the other pieces of fabric, as well as how that piece of fabric will be altered to create a three-dimensional garment. Information printed on a pattern can tell a seamstress how many pieces of the pattern should be cut, where darts are to be made, which area is to be gathered, where the fabric should be folded, where pockets will fall, and much more. 


     Draping, on the other hand, is a method of creating a garment without a pattern. Instead, a mannequin or live model is used and fabric is draped over. The designer then manipulates the fabric and shapes it as desired. Both techniques are very difficult and require an understanding of math, proportion, construction, and various sewing techniques. Not all designers make their own clothes. Oftentimes--and this is especially true with already established designers--designers create the initial concept or idea and other people work on the construction of the garment. However, designers do need to know a good deal about construction in order to create ideas that will work in three dimensional forms. 



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