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Explore New Fashion Frontiers

Lesson 6 from: Fashion Design: Start to Finish

Jay Calderin

Explore New Fashion Frontiers

Lesson 6 from: Fashion Design: Start to Finish

Jay Calderin

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6. Explore New Fashion Frontiers


Class Trailer

Fashion Design Inspiration: Where to Begin


Intro to Fashion Design Inspiration: Where to Begin


Why Create a Moodboard?


Student Mood Boards


Fashion Inspiration Resources


Learn from the Masters of Fashion


Explore New Fashion Frontiers


Why Narrow Your Focus?


Find a Fashion Specialty


Craft a Collection


Learn to Edit


Making Fashion: Draw, Draft and Sew


Intro to Making Fashion: Draw, Draft and Sew


Why Start with a Sketch?


Drawing: Draw Your Muse


Drawing: Sketch a Figure and Define a Silhouette


Drawing: Render Color


Drawing: Add Texture, Patterns, and Details


Pattern Draping: Working with Muslin


Pattern Draping: Drape a Basic Form


Pattern Draping: Drape Folds


Pattern Draping: Experiment with Style Lines


Pattern Flat: Create and True a Pattern


Draping and Patterning Recap


Constructing Clothes: Put it Together


Constructing Clothes: Make it Special and Finish Well


Fashion Marketing and Branding


Intro to Fashion Marketing and Branding


Explore Your Audience


Display, Data and Design


Share Your Work


Find Your Following


Inform Your Brand


Build Your Business Model


Why Tell Your Fashion Story?


Establish Relationships


Be Ready for Change


Produce a Fashion Show


Intro to Produce a Fashion Show


The Fashion Show: Why? When? How?


Pre-Show: Develop a Fashion Show Concept


Pre-Show: Build a Team


Pre-Show: Create a Timeline and Checklist


Day of Show: Backstage Strategy


Show: Working with Front of House


Show: Scheduling Run of Show


Show: Breaking Down the Event


Post-Show: Increasing Your Audience


Post-Show: PR for Fashion Shows


Post-Show: Dealing with Downtime


Fashion Design: Start to Finish - Wrap Up


Lesson Info

Explore New Fashion Frontiers

The final step of this is, as I mentioned earlier, going outside of fashion and here we have five different areas science um I think exploring the physical and emotional connections of fashion and we'll show you a couple examples of that technology integrating function and form that's one of the things that's actually kind of transforming fashion right now where they're trying to integrate the technology so that it becomes seamless, you know? And it doesn't become sort of this ad on or this clunky, geeky thing it just even though I love the kinky things too, but incorporating it into your into your fashion so that it becomes just an extension of it, the arts playing with different creative disciplines because you could get inspiration from fine art from sculpture from dance from theatre there's its endless, obviously resource culture looking at the origins of tradition sort of ethnicities as well and an education. I added this because so many of the things that we macy in different per...

iods like we went through our dying out the techniques for making them and I think that schools are a great place to kind of keep that alive. So I had to throw that in there because we forget about that that, you know, we may want to create these beautiful things, but if we don't know how, then we're not able to so just a couple of examples this is a great dress by phillips which actually responds to your emotions which is just really cool and here even though it's doing this in a very dramatic theatrical way this khun b sort of woven into a design where it's a little bit you know more wearable and then uh fabrics performance fabrics are really important you know the thing the fabrics that can actually do more than just cover you you know they can week away or week away sweat or be water repellent and this was just for fun these air sort of texting while the one on the left is just for fun because I thought it was a cool image but but the one on the right is actually a fabric that with a tiny little battery pack kind of will light up it's almost like fiber optics and then a designer who's using actual artwork as an inspiration beautiful there each one is a painting in of itself and then here we have um two very sort of culturally driven images and we want to figure out how do we do this how do we adopt things from cultures without appropriating them inappropriately so we want to ask ourselves we don't wantto sort of fetishize ah culture but we want to ask ourselves what are things that we could do to celebrate aspects of it and where the boundaries are way simply working on uh uh on a research on a native american fashion design and we all know that there are a lot of issues when it comes to appropriation and we want to figure out those things we would need to have an open dialogue and talk about those things and obviously here we have so japanese on dh latin and here we have actually a designer africa combined from from boston actually she was one of our lunch designers for boston fashion week and one of the keys to her collection was the cloth the textile from africa that she used and it was very specific to her region and yet it wasn't the traditional clothing you might associate with sort of a tradition I mean with the historical culture but she incorporated a really modern flair for it and then finally one of our teachers at the school of fashion you know, the importance again of going teo ah lot of times we have people come in for a specific course to kind of learn a skill and that can transform a collection and give you a whole menu of things that you didn't expect to influence your work. All right? So jay um as we as we kind of round out this first set lesson of the class can you talk to us a little bit about what's so interesting and so exciting to go back through the history? Can you tell us again how history of fashion can help us with our mood boards today which is what we started off the lesson with and and again sources of inspiration kind of wrap that back up and then if you guys have any questions a cz well we have a few minutes for that too well I think I mean I I chose to kind of focus on the historical aspect of it because it is our history you know, for the work that we want to do so I think that's a really important important place to start but as we talked about in the beginning you know there's so many influences so many places to go but I just think that history we have to give credit to what designers throughout history have interpreted you know for us you know they've already gone through these reasons for dressing the body in a certain way and the truth of the matter is that you know when it comes to clothing there were dressing the same unit you know two arms two legs and a torso so it's the same challenge but history has just this wealth of how that was approached so you had a question about trend boards could you talk a little bit about what is there a difference between a mood board and a trend board and then the question is I often seem to have a problem creating a trend board what would be the ideal solution and I know you have a feeling about the word trends and as well, I think from a business standpoint, trends are really important. I think in fashion you want to figure out what that means to you. I mean, from a fashion creative process from business that point, when you come up with a trend board, you're trying to figure out what's influencing fashion for the next season. So good example is, several years ago, madonna was performed in the movie version of evita, and that was a look that was not associated with her. But she was a very popular icon in popular culture, and all of a sudden that whole sort of fifties floral, feminine look started to really create trends and trend. Forecasters will do that they'll come up with the board, and that reflects, you know, what's happening. So next season, this movie's coming out. This book is coming out so that it can kind of predict what's, goingto come together.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials

Mood Board Checklist
Styling and Fashion Show Gear Guide

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Body Measurements Chart
Care and Feeding of a Garment
Change Agents
Copy Rights and Copy Culture
Dissemination - FashionArt
Fashion Equations.pdf
Fashion Show Checklists
Question Charts
Specializations - The Players
Starter Questions Chart
Pattern Making Gear Guide
Sketching Gear Guide
Sewing Gear Guide

Ratings and Reviews


Jay is a rare gem in the world of instructors. He has the perfect balance of information, examples, and hands on visuals. He included his students in the teaching process. They were not just the audience. Even the viewers were encouraged to participate! I loved his teaching style and enthusiasm as well as the content of information he shared with us. He covered a vast amount of information and led us at a pace that was very easy to follow. It reaffirmed my love of fashion as well as designing new ideas. This class was inspiring and motivating. If you are even the slightest bit curious about Fashion Design, constructing patterns, or even drawing models, this class is for you. It was all encompassing for an overview of Fashion Design from start to finish. Jay has an easygoing manner that you will want to watch him again and again. A great resource for your library. I can't wait to see him again in the Creative Live classroom!. Good luck to Jay and all his endeavors! Thank you Creative Live for providing yet another great learning opportunity for an international audience.

Michelle B

This is day one of Jays class and I am already hooked and purchased this class. Jay is an awesome instructor. He explains everything in easy to understand terms. He explained things that I have bought books to learn and didn't in one easy lesson. I recommend this class for anyone that has a interest in Fashion design or even learning to draw models for anything you need to sketch out. I hope Creative Live will bring Jay back for more classes. Jay is a instructor also worth having in your tool box of CL classes to refer back to for learning and inspiration! Thank You Jay for sharing your knowledge with us!!


I agree with everything that michelle-b said in her review of this class, and will add that I can tell that he is an instructor who not only knows his subject matter, but has excellent teaching skills. He is very engaged with his students, and focused on making sure that they get what he is telling/showing them. He also has the rare gift of distilling a complex subject down to its essence and teaching it in a simplified form that gives the student a good overview of the basics, and somehow also gives the student insight into more of the subject’s depth than he actually says in words. This broader understanding of the subject empowers the student to proceed on a much higher level than would be possible after taking any other course overview. Even more amazing is that the lessons covered in this way could be (and are) full courses in themselves elsewhere, but were merely segments of this two-day CL class. For this reason, if I ever got a chance to take one of Jay’s classes at the School of Fashion Design, I would take it in an instant. I too bought this class by the end of Day 1. For me, the segments on sketching and drafting alone were worth the $69, and the rest is bonus.

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