Fashion Design: Start to Finish - Wrap Up


Fashion Design: Start to Finish


Lesson Info

Fashion Design: Start to Finish - Wrap Up

It's just been incredible. Thank you, it's been fun. It has been and many a marathon. But I know right tonight I want to say thank you to everybody there at home as well as who has been participating in our studio audience and really have represented all the people who are watching at home and the different places. Everybody is coming to this class really at different points in their careers or what they want in their lives. And I just wanted teo chit chat a little bit about some of the biggest takeaway is that I had you as we go back and review sort of what this whole class works is really this really comprehensive start to finish, right? Eso first, we started talking about fashion design and where to begin, right inspiration on guy actually wrote down this quote that you said start working before the muse shows up. Yes, that you really have to know what's even out there before you even know what to dio you and you need to be immersed in it. It's actually, based on a chuck. Close the ...

artist quote you know where you can't wait around for it and you know you need to be in the process and when you're physically doing things or paying attention something researching that's where the ideas start to spark it's almost like thinking you know you can't light a fire I mean create a fire without that little spark so I think that's why you have to be physically in the moment doing it before your word before you're worried about inspiration I think you have to allow yourself not to worry about the inspiration and start to test your ideas say ok what I want to try today and eventually things they're going to come and you've given us so many different tools of the things to start trying to try on for size and see if they are something that resonates with us you know or go and find the next thing so that was really awesome the next section we talked about making and so the drawing drafting sewing for me that my favorite part was giving over the fear of drawing and as was a huge reaction from people who are watching at home just about how you simplified and broke down the ability to draw a face but really that way of it okay if you've got what looks like a robot then that's your close because a robot is supposed to look like a human but really you could see just this transformation of going from intimidated to draw to how I can do that and even in just that one segment but that was really the whole class so I loved that on dh we started we spent a lot of time talking about marketing and branding and you of course have a lot of insights not just for yourself but what you've worked with so many students and people over the years and coaching them but the biggest thing I took away was you talked about it's important to remember that everything has been done before but it hasn't been done by you and every student that I work with has heard that quote because I say that every class at least once during of course because I just think that is the key to it all that is the permission that is really your permission to say I'm not worried that it's been done before because now I'm making the choices and I'm interpreting it and I'm having fun with it and hopefully you know it'll be something that I can share with others we get so caught up in the fear of well it's been done you know this person's done that comparing ourselves and so I just I just love that and your take on it within this industry and then of course my goodness producing a fashion show e I I learned is it's probably not for me but the the the breath and knowledge of what you have brought to us and all of the things to consider and things p I would never think of thank you for sharing all yeah, all of that and with aaron and with the fashion show it's like with everything else you may not like it if it's not for you, right? The big scale of producing a fashion show you actually will probably find some step along the way where that is your niece and you go you know what? I am really great backstage working with hair and makeup people or addressing the models or whatever it is or I'm a real people person I want to be out front greeting people s o even though it seems huge, you know their ways to participate and to really contribute to the process well that's the thing you broken down in those in all of your mere list for us the different steps that it takes and then you know, I definitely I could identify with the different things that I would want to be involved in whether that's of being the photographer or the emcee your you know what happened but your point being there is something for everyone to to get involved in on dh you just brought you know, all that the ideas of the creativity is what was really exciting for me tio here

Class Description

Interested in the world of fashion? Even if you're not an aspiring fashion designer, you’ll enjoy this class. Jay Calderin is the Director of Creative Marketing and an instructor at the School of Fashion Design. He is the author of three top-selling books on Fashion Design, and the founder and executive director of Boston Fashion Week. 

In Fashion Design: Start to Finish, Jay Calderin will get you started through hands-on demonstrations and step-by-step guidelines. 
Learn to navigate through the design process, from conceiving a garment to marketing it.

The various phases of fashion design will be covered, including:
  • research and mood boards, collections and trends
  • sketching, draping, pattern making, construction 
  • branding, marketing, and industry positioning
Fashion doesn’t have to be intimidating. This class is a beginners guide to the world of fashion design, led by an industry professional.


1Intro to Fashion Design Inspiration: Where to Begin 2Why Create a Moodboard? 3Student Mood Boards 4Fashion Inspiration Resources 5Learn from the Masters of Fashion 6Explore New Fashion Frontiers 7Why Narrow Your Focus? 8Find a Fashion Specialty 9Craft a Collection 10Learn to Edit 1Intro to Making Fashion: Draw, Draft and Sew 2Why Start with a Sketch? 3Drawing: Draw Your Muse 4Drawing: Sketch a Figure and Define a Silhouette 5Drawing: Render Color 6Drawing: Add Texture, Patterns, and Details 7Pattern Draping: Working with Muslin 8Pattern Draping: Drape a Basic Form 9Pattern Draping: Drape Folds 10Pattern Draping: Experiment with Style Lines 11Pattern Flat: Create and True a Pattern 12Draping and Patterning Recap 13Constructing Clothes: Put it Together 14Constructing Clothes: Make it Special and Finish Well 1Intro to Fashion Marketing and Branding 2Explore Your Audience 3Display, Data and Design 4Share Your Work 5Find Your Following 6Inform Your Brand 7Build Your Business Model 8Why Tell Your Fashion Story? 9Establish Relationships 10Be Ready for Change 1Intro to Produce a Fashion Show 2The Fashion Show: Why? When? How? 3Pre-Show: Develop a Fashion Show Concept 4Pre-Show: Build a Team 5Pre-Show: Create a Timeline and Checklist 6Day of Show: Backstage Strategy 7Show: Working with Front of House 8Show: Scheduling Run of Show 9Show: Breaking Down the Event 10Post-Show: Increasing Your Audience 11Post-Show: PR for Fashion Shows 12Post-Show: Dealing with Downtime 13Fashion Design: Start to Finish - Wrap Up