Textile show anyone?

3.22.2011 | |

Textile show in Downtown begins tomorrow MARCH 28-30TH

I think its a great opportunity for everyone if you are lucky and able to get in. Its always a great way to network get to know the players in the field and know how to source for textiles in the area that you will be going into. Also it gives you a glimpse of what are the textiles, and colors, textures and patterns to look out for in next seasons or next year... I do believe you do need a wholesaler ID or a vendor id to get in, but i think the last day is open to the public as long as you are a student... for more information heres the website link

McQueen Maybe?

3.15.2011 | |

So we are stil awaiting to see who will be designing Kate's wedding gown, and of course as we know the designer has to be British due to tradition.. Its been speculated that it might be this awesome lady in the above picture a 36 year old Sarah Burton who designs for the McQueen house... and does all of the wedding gowns... I am super super excited about this wedding... i was a tiny little girl when Princess Diane got married and i didnt see the wedding on TV, so for this weeding to be happening, and in todays technology its really exciting because for us as designers doing a wedding gown or even being chosen by a royal to create something so magical and important and so thats super super awesome .. even though the McQueen house is denying all speculations.. so im sure we are all gonna have to wait and see.... ive taken the day off so im soo ready.!!

Tranquillité Revival! 2.0

3.08.2011 | |

Okay so my secret is that i love making flats, and i love making mood boards and presentation boards.. Well it might not be a secret to all..

I am very thrilled about the opportunity to work on an existing project clean it up and taking it from a digital project to a real presentable project.. and being able to submit it to the symposium in april and of course if it wins... hopefully I get voted in.. secretly I want to win, but im sure we all do..

So my existing project that i am reviving and polishing up is my TRENQUILLITE RESORT collection that I made last semester for 111B. What I am changing about it is, I am concentrating on my target customer, I am really focusing on the fabric selection I am making, ensuring myself that the fabrics compliment the tone, the environment & climate that my "TARGET CUSTOMER" - "CHARLOTTE" will be taking my pieces to..

Here is my moodboard..

My selection of swatches..

(btw Bought these at ISW and 6 fabrics cut into 1/4 yrd each cost me a grand total of $67)

My selection of color chips for the dye-able Linen & or Silk/Rayon Jersey Blend...

Here as well you can find my Target customer Bio.. (Click to enlarge)

The feeling of the garments will be flowy, and lightweight, and clothing that can travel well, wrinkle free, and you can just throw on and not need alot of preparation to get it out of the luggage and go and enjoy your day while traveling. It will compliment all figure types and skin tones, and above all will keep you looking chic, and at the same time cool. Flats and board picture to follow

We're Back!

2.28.2011 | |

So we are back in school and I am super excited because I have been siting at home doing nothing, and at least now we can get our thoughts and Ideas going for this the lets call it " LAST SEMESTER" in the PASADENA FASHION PROGRAM!! [=

This semester we are going to be starting an inspirational sketchbook, which im totally excited about ... Because as designers this is what our whole job is about , being inspired and translating that into beautiful garments people can wear and feel as if they are wearing a little piece of what the inspiration is.

So our first inspiration is Vintage Sewing patterns...So i picked 3 and from these we sketch what we feel can be a great adaption for today's trends, and target customer.. so here are my 3 picks...

1940's and 1950's inspired Blouses, and dresses, i really really love these i will soon be soon editing this post as soon as i get good inspirational sketches in my sketchbook.