The Process of creating my Womans Clothing

“The poet is an artist in words, the musician in sounds, the painter in light and shade, or colour in relation to form, or a designer, modeller or artist on canvas; the sculptor deals with form, and is a designer, modeller, and artist in stone. The tailor besides having to deal with form and colour in their relationship to each other, and being a designer, modeller and artist in cloth, has also to deal with the mind, and the eternal fitness of things in relation to matter, or man himself, who is the fountain-head or foundation of all science and art”

The tailors classical and infallible textbook of cutting 
all garments worn by men, women and children

London J.F.Davies

I recently found this old English book, there is no date on it but for the garments that are illustrated it appears to be from the second part of the 19th century. The author provides a meticulous analysis of the fundamentals of tailoring and sustain that it is Art. I believe that fashion can be art

Like any art, inspiration is the foundation of the creating process. You can find inspiration in anything. For me, I draw it from culture, art, architecture, feelings… but mostly nature and this always reflects in my creations. Nature provides infinitive textures, combinations of colours and shapes from where to get ideas.

After performing my research on a chosen theme, I identify specific elements that will truly capture the theme and will form the base of the collection. They will be developed through sketching, making samples of fabric manipulation and making sample garments. These elements will fuse into the garments and will make a connection between them.

Collections do not always finish with the season, they can evolve, new designs can be added to them or ideas that you had, can develop and merge into something totally new.

To emphasise the importance of the creative process I have outlined below the stories behind each collection.

Like any art, inspiration is the foundation of the creating process. You can find inspiration in anything. For me, I draw it from culture, art, architecture, feelings… but mostly nature and this always reflects in my creations. Nature provides infinitive textures, combinations of colours and shapes from where to get ideas.

After performing my research on a chosen theme, I identify specific elements that will truly capture the theme and will form the base of the collection. They will be developed through sketching, making samples of fabric manipulation and making sample garments. These elements will fuse into the garments and will make a connection between them.

Collections do not always finish with the season, they can evolve, new designs can be added to them or ideas that you had, then can develop and merge into something totally new.

To emphasise the importance of the creative process I have outlined below the stories behind each collection.