The Inspiration: Where Fashion Design Begins

, Fashion Designer, CFDA Member

Class Project

Create your fashion design mood board

About the Class

In this class you'll learn the very first step of fashion design: finding inspiration.

Often, this can be the most challenging step but I'll take you through the process I use for my brand to source inspiration and synthesize it into something meaningful and beautiful that you can actually translate into a working fashion design.

I'll teach how you to go beyond the literal repurposing of the inspiration itself and how to connect your inspiration to a design that's right for your consumer. Packaging all of this together you'll leave this class with a defined personal point of view for your collection. 

What You'll Learn

  • Finding Inspiration. We'll discuss how to be a sponge, how to compile your imagery and come up with a backstory for your collection. 
  • Constructing the Mood Board. We'll walk through how to define your palette, lay out your board and most challenging of all... edit it. 
  • Defining Your Customer. We'll cover how to create a profile of who you're designing for - what can she afford, what does the competing market look like and how do you maintain your point of view. 
  • Translating Inspiration to Ideas. Finally, we'll learn how to put pencil to paper - how to move beyond literal translations from your inspiration into beautiful designs of your own. 

What You'll Do

Whether you're actually designing a collection or just looking to get a grasp on the process, in this class you'll have the opportunity to create your own fashion design mood board with images, a color palette and a narrative. 

More Information

Level: Beginner

School: Fashion

Related Subjects: Fashion Design, Product Design, Fashion Branding, Inspiration Boards, Customer Research

At a Glance

  • 6 Video Lessons (34m)
  • 325 Students
  • 90% Positive Reviews (10)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

About the Teacher

Daniel Vosovic

Daniel Vosovic

Fashion Designer, CFDA Member

Michigan native and FIT graduate, I have been on the fashion main stage for nearly a decade. My various endeavors have achieved a level of success that generally takes an entire career...

90% Positive Reviews

Linell J.

Linell J.

Daniel, this class was awesome. The way you fluidly moved through each phase was inspiration in and of itself. It really helped put a tangible process around all of the inspiration and...

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