You will need
  • - art albums;
  • - history textbooks;
  • books on the history of art;
  • - the camera;
  • - pencils, paints, markers;
  • fabric;
  • - fittings;
  • - sewing machine;
  • - overlock.
Find an idea that will inspire you to create a collection. This should be the theme uniting all the outfits in one. Thanks to the idea of a collection differs from a simple set of well made things. You can use for inspiration, historical clothing or costumes. A great success may have a collection created based on the different trends in art. Come up with a title for the collection.
Make the first outline silhouette forms. Determine the color scheme. Again, compare the preliminary sketches with initial ideas, select the best. Leading designers recognized, in order to create a collection of 10-12 garments, have to handle up to five hundred sketches.
Defining color and shape, do not forget about common rules to create the collection. All the design schools accept the need for unity of the nuance of similarity and contrast.Contrast is a sharp contrast. It can be expressed in color, shape, texture of material, in volume. For example, hard, angular on top and soft curved bottom.Similarity – the repetition of the same item in different variations. Caveat – the element that makes picturesque and interesting relationships between different elements of the outfit.
Starting from the General idea of the collection, determine the color scheme. Try to avoid as monochrome and excessive colours. Illiterate color balance dramatically catches the eye and lowers your rating a designer. Many fashion designers have achieved fame only due to the ability to work outside the box with color. The base color should occupy slightly more than half of colors of your collection. Additional color is given to about one third. The remaining percentage is intended for accent shades.
On the basis of the selected sketches and colors to create a layout of models. At this stage the decision about the finish. A single sketch can serve as a basis for multiple models. Then choose the better one. This option will be included in the collection.
Go to the store and enjoy a selection of fabrics and accessories. Be sure to proceed from the ideas of the collection, and not from any fabric. It happens that in the store, it's hard to make a choice between several fabrics close in color or pattern. You should buy all the favorite fabrics in small pieces 10-15 cm They will be useful for you to make "cracks". This term artists call the process of selection of colors. All means of paint are applied to white background. After drying, the paints are determined that best match the intent of the artist. You have to glue the selected scraps to cardboard and determine tissue, ideally combined with each other and suitable for further work. Choosing fabric, pick them accessories.
It's time to sew. If you have friends with standard shapes, ready to work for you models, determine in advance what kind of model will demonstrate. And sew the finished product is for a given person. Pay attention to the thoroughness of joints, precision cut, cut. It is no secret that the little things can completely spoil the impression of the entire collection.
Pick up accessories with which to display your work. Often designers make accessories themselves that they are fully consistent with the spirit of the collection.
Create portfolio. The best solution would be a contract with a professional photographer and photo shoot in a good Studio. But if you do not have the financial ability, you can use a regular household photography. Try to provide your collection any background. For example, models created based on Russian folk costume, will look great among birches or in the interior of a village house.
Try to create in your portfolio the mood corresponding to the declared theme.
Lay out your photos on sites devoted to modeling clothing, make a mailing list in the known firms engaged in manufacturing garments. School of design is also not round. Do not be ashamed in the worst case you just won't answer. So take courage and patience, and fight.