A designer’s space should be a mess. My space has reference materials, prints, textures, and samples spread out over large working surfaces. I look for accidents and try to connect unexpected dots between unrelated subjects.
Many of greatest solutions the world has ever seen are the result of cross-pollination. The world may not have ever known penicillin or microwave ovens without what we call “happy accidents.”
These innovations would never have happened had creative people not been working toward discovery in a “hands on” physical medium." by David Morelock
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Many Swarovski products, such as Snap Fasteners, Rivets, and Rose Pins can be applied manually or mechanically onto different fabrics and other materials, using either semi- or fully-automated machines. This simple application technique is used primarily in the textile and accessories fields.
Mechanical application enables designers in the fashion, jewelry and interior sectors the flexibility and efficiency required to ensure their designs can be reproduced easily, reach a wide audience and provide customers with a durable product.
How would you decorate your new shoe designs using this simple application?
Do you know that Blahnik has never studied in making shoes in school. He learned the skills of shoe making by visiting shoe factories and talking to pattern cutters, technicians and machine operators. At first, he was designing men’s footwear, but he immediately found that men’s shoes design limited his imagination and lacked the element of fashion. When the mainstream shoe styling was still dominated by clunky platforms in the 1970s, he revived the sleek stiletto heel, which has since become a classic. Also, he hates wedges and believes in the power of heels and the sex appeal they convey.
Blahnik has worked wholeheartedly on his shoes. He not only draws the design of a pair of shoes, but also hand-crafts the shoes himself. He carves the wood last, which he then hand sculpts the shoe onto. When the time comes for mass production, he oversees every step to ensure each shoe is an exact copy of his original creation. He always keeps every one of his designs: 25,000 shoes are arranged in date order in paneled cupboards that fill up two adjoining houses in a Georgian terrace in Bath. And now, he still keeps designing
For the love of all shoes and the dedication of shoe design artists, there is a way to take your ideas and watch them come to life on paper. While the ideas are the focus of your dreams, the Shoe Design Drawing course offers you tips, techniques and professional inspiration in learning the finesse in shoe design. Dedicated solely to the shoe fanatic and artistic soul, I Design Shoes is the place for your dreams to come to life and dazzle the industry.
The purpose of a dream is to drive you in a direction to where you want to be and doing what you want to do. By tapping into your dreams, you will be taught to use those ideas to find outer inspirational sources to further enhance your capabilities. By harnessing your simple dream, you are a step in the right direction. With the assistance of an industry professional, you can learn the history of shoes and famous designers. While learning the products, you will see your imagination come to life.
Through your imagination and professional guidance, you will watch your abilities soar to new heights. As you refine and learn design skills, accessorizing, measuring and shoe materials, you will watch the look and quality of those dreams reach and exceed your expectations. Through a combination of your fashion preferences to the perfected look, you can count on I Design Shoes to walk alongside you and guide you in every direction. You will never go it alone, guidance; training and personalized service is part of the whole package. Grab onto something and keep yourself grounded, you are about to enter one of the most fascinating courses that will take you to the places you have always imagined.
As you proceed through the professionally driven course, you will continue to build upon each level with ease and comfort. Once your ideas are firmly drawn and designed on paper, you will focus on real sample sketches, proportions and measurements, designing collections and more. Each section will focus on your ultimate destination. Not to leave you hanging in the dust with a pocket full of designs, you will focus on your manufacturing and marketing skills. To be in touch with every aspect of your career, it will serve you well to know and understand the business start to finish.
Your manufacturing and marketing skills will focus on getting your product made to your specification and in the quantities that you need. If you know your market, you will know your need. You will learn how to combine both worlds into one step as well as the factors that will make your dream a reality.
Take your time and take the step with I Design Shoes. They are industry professionals ready to take you into a world that was once only a dream. See your progress and experience the realities as you showcase your true fashion sense. Publish your designs and build a great reputation through the powerful world of social media. This is all included in a one price completed course package. One foot in and you will see the lines come together in a complete collection. Start Designing Shoes Today!
By Alexandra Manea
How would it be to find some sketches created by you in a magazine or a popular newspaper? As a fashion illustrator you have to know to design quality images, to be taken over by designers or apparel companies. Also, the content created by illustrators may be incorporated into television, print or online advertisement. Wouldn’t be great to see your entire work into an ad?
To reach these results, your drawings must represent the clothing very well and to be marketable and visually appealing at the same time. Knowing that you need some advice from professionals in order to improve your abilities in drawing, Olena Luggassi has prepared these courses that will help you in becoming a successful fashion illustrator and designer!
If you want to learn everything about design development and to know how to make a presentation of a fashion range based o a theme or storyline, The Professional Fashion Illustration Drawing course and Design A Fashion collection course will teach you to draw and design your own fashion illustrations, designs and collections!
The design course will also teach you how to select the proper colours and fabrics and to prepare your worksheets with manufacturing specifications and pattern pieces.
Also, you will find everything that you need regarding the research of fashion trends. You will learn how to create an amazing Portfolio which will be presented to your clients, containing your best sketches and drawings.
You will learn how to select and mix colours in making a fashion collection. You will have information about what pattern pieces are and how to develop a design sheet with manufacturing specifications.
Being aware that inspiration is hard to find sometimes, The Professional Fashion Illustration Drawing course, Design A Fashion collection course, and Shoe design Drawing Course will offer you many tips that will increase your creativity and make your ideas emerge faster.
An entire lesson of Design A Fashion collection course will be about the manufacturing process and how much it might cost you.
Knowing that you deserve a prize finishing this course you will receive a Certificate that will attest your skills and a Free Online Support regarding your work.
Are you passionate about shoes and making a career of it is your dream for ages? Then you should consider taking the Shoe Design and Drawing Course, which will teach you how to use your imagination and create diverse, artistic and inspired varieties of shoes. All you need is just a piece of paper, inventive colours and creativity!
This course represent a way to connect with your inner self and discover your style and preferences, printed materials and a lot of templates to increase your skills and help you become a great designer!
Do you know how the first pair of shoes was created? You will find out in the History of Shoes lesson. High heels is a must at different occasions, so you will find their history too for improving your knowledge about fashion. You will learn about the diverse shoe styles from various eras and how to develop a shoe range in unique and interactive lessons that will keep you engaged in the information.
Do you want to start a business in fashion? Containing 20 years of knowledge and resources in building a successful business, Professional Fashion Business Course will teach you how to register, how to find the right employees or which should be your short and long term goals. It will also help you in creating a business plan offering the best templates and examples. You will gain knowledge in creating and launching your own web store and you will learn about marketing strategies that will help you in increasing your visibility on Social Media pages.
Beside the knowledge that you will gain after finishing this courses, you will learn how to make your first steps into becoming an amazing fashion illustrator. Also, you will receive practical knowledge, read case studies, get worldwide directory of suppliers, manufacturers and companies that want to work with you!
Susie Sawaya is one of my very talented past students, a founder of an exclusive self-named Shoe brand, designed these beautiful shoes inspired by Queens and other Royal figures. Susie had completed Shoe Design Drawing Course. She has successfully launched her Shoe Line and now sells her unique shoe designs around the world.
Every Pair of Susie Sawaya's Heels has a story to tell, and you can find more on her website: http://www.susiesawaya.com.au/shop/
Also, you can create your personal style and make an entire collection of clothing. Wouldn’t be great to wear an entirely collection of clothes at different occasions with your signature on it? Though, if you want to get in this industry as an illustrator to make a portfolio is a good way to increase your visibility and to share your wonderful ideas.
If you want to start learning how to draw fashion illustration take a look at this courses:http://www.olfda.com/sample-of-fashion-illustration-drawing-online-course.html.
It is created by professionals and it will improve your skills offering you some tips and tricks that can be used to make your creative ideas work effectively for you. Olena Luggassi customers come from all over the world, United States, Monaco, Hawaii, Spain, Italy, Australia and other countries.
You will learn how to prepare your Fashion portfolio and will help you to elevate your designing talents to unprecedented heights.
What do you waiting for? Make the first step in becoming a fashion illustrator!
By Alexandra Manea, Bucharest
The art of fashion drawing will always be very important even if technology gets more advanced every day. Illustrating gives you the opportunity to put your ideas on paper, making them look real, representing a skill that every designer should have in the contemporary world. Did you know that when the Internet and great cameras didn’t exist, fashion illustrators had an essential role in showing a designer’s creations?
Can you imagine how it would be to describe in words a piece of clothing and expect that someone will be able to do it? Even if you put in front of that person the material you want to be used for your clothes it will be very hard to express your ideas. Having a sketch prepared will be more efficient because it will show exactly what’s in your mind and misunderstandings will be avoided. Remember that drawing transcends the language, being the perfect visual representation of your design.
The great thing about learning how to draw fashion illustration is that you can make a brilliant career in this field. Textile industry represents the larger industry in the world! One walk through the mall can make you realise what power the clothes have in the retail. Think about how frequently styles change. Further, clothes can’t last forever and the wardrobe should be renewed once in a while. These are just some reasons why the careers in fashion design are so abundant.
Do you even know what means to be a fashion illustrator? You should know how to draw clothing, either on or off the figure, using your creativity and every idea that cross to your mind.
If you are afraid that intelligent computers, Internet or latest generation camera will represent an obstacle for your future career as a Fashion Illustrator, let me give you an insight about how things are really going on. Readers always want to see organic art, sketch and drawings even if some magazines prefer to use photos to capture the latest trends. Customers are interested in creativity, in real transformations and a drawing will always have a bigger impact. The need for hand design will never disappear completely because a sketch can be quickly modified and makes visible all the smaller details of clothing. Also some factories and clients will understand better the concept of a designer if his ideas are transposed in visual results. Even artist who are working exclusively on the computer need the ability to draw! Imagination and ideas come easily on the paper even if technology provides a lot of features to help fashion designers.
Drawing so much can motivate you to make your own clothes and not spending money in the stores from the mall. You can follow the trends and make your own design, using beautiful material. Of course, the recipe will be completed after you put some time and a part of your soul into the skirt or blouse that you want to make for yourself. A big advantage is that you will wear something unique and you won’t be surprised seeing that somebody is dressed like you on the street.
At the ELLE Style Awards 2015
BY EMMA SELLS POSTED 24 TUE FEBRUARY
Manolo Blahnik has won the Lifetime Achievement award at the ELLE Style Awards 2015.
Naomi Campbell presented him the award.Born in the Canary Islands, Blahnik was an aspiring theatre designer before magazine editor Diana Vreeland saw his sketches and persuaded him to design shoes. He opened his first store in London’s Chelsea in 1973 and has been designing his signature colourful and creative, sophisticated and sexy shoes ever since. His pieces have been worn by everyone who’s anyone, from Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow, to the Duchess of Cambridge and Beyoncé – not to mention their starring role in Sex And The City.
He’s a favourite among designers too and, over the course of his career, has created show shoes for Ossie Clarke, Calvin Klein, Dior Couture, Zac Posen, Oscar de la Renta and Victoria Beckham.
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