Sep 25, 2010

Fashion inspiration workshop..

I was so glad to take part in this workshop at Mood today. Our lecturer; Mr.Teerarit, is a graduate from Istituto Marangoni Milan majored in fashion styling. Back then I didn't even know that fashion forecast exists! Fashion is a business, a huge one. And there's more than meets the eyes about being fashion designers. To fully understand it you have to remove every glamorous tear sheets you see in the magazine (even movies). Fashion designers work really hard and rarely have time for family or friends. They spend about 5-10% of their time being creative with paper and pencil and most of the time being an entrepreneur. Speaking of which kinda reminds me of how I used to jumped the gun about design.

I was commented on how being a 'perfectionist' isn't productive. There's a process to everything; from finding inspiration, mapping ideas, making mood board and then there's commercial design analysis. I visualize the finished look but instead of being creative I was blocking potential windfall. Sketching shouldn't make you feel morose. Even if it's not a salient sketch but it does in term of seminal. Don't over-think it, just go banana!

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Vol.02 - Alien Abduction. Cover model: Kanyanat Bamrungphong. SANABRA: uprising fashion designers from Italy. EAST MEETS WEST: From Bangkok to Portland Fashion Week 2010.