The Inspiration: Where Fashion Design Begins

Daniel Vosovic, Fashion Designer, CFDA Member

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8 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:53
    • 2. Finding Inspiration Part 1

      6:01
    • 3. Finding Inspiration Part 2

      6:05
    • 4. Constructing the Mood Board

      9:39
    • 5. Defining Your Consumer - Part 1

      6:45
    • 6. Defining Your Customer - Part 2

      4:35
    • 7. Translating Ideas into Design

      6:50
    • 8. More Design Classes on Skillshare

      0:37
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About This Class

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

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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. 

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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. 

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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.