24 Dec 2010 No Comments
17 Dec 2010 No Comments
Black is clearly the most popular colour for my designs. It out-sells every other colour by 5 to one. With this in mind, I sometimes wonder why I offer other colours. Black is basic, classic, always in style. Black is slimming, our go-to girlfriend. Black is a neutral we can wear over and over without worrying people will remember what we wore… But is that how we want to (not) be remembered? More
by Diane Kennedy in Fashion
14 Dec 2010 No Comments
Now that our jacket design has been decided upon, a ‘spec’ must be created. Essentially a blueprint or the DNA of the garment, a ‘specification sheet’ provides patternmakers with the measurements necessary to bring the design to life. The designer will often provide the pattern maker with another important reference, a ‘body’ to follow. No, the designer is not suggesting the patternmakers stalk some poor unsuspecting soul; rather, a body refers to a silhouette or fit from a pre-established basic pattern called a block (aptly named perhaps because it is an important building block to the style’s pattern development…). More
09 Dec 2010 No Comments
A baby takes approximately 9 months from the time of conception before it is ready to meet the world. A jacket takes longer—3 to 4 months longer!
While some very big or very small companies have the ability to release a new style to shoppers in a matter of weeks, the majority of companies must begin their design process at least a year ahead of the desired season. To clarify, when most of the world is shopping for their Fall 2011 wardrobes, designers are starting their collections for Fall 2012. At the same time, their Spring 2012 Collections are being shown at tradeshows by the companies’ sales agents and orders are being placed by retailers. Add smaller collections like Summer, Holiday, and Resort into the mix and you’ve got yourself a spider’s web of seasons to keep track of. More
08 Dec 2010 No Comments
With the holidays around the corner, we bet your inbox has been flooded with invitations to a myriad of Christmas celebrations. From the office shindig to a dinner party with your in-laws, what’s a girl to wear?
With the right accessories, a great classic dress can transform to fit any occasion. Why not give your credit card a break and maximize on the potential of one or two figure flattering frocks. More