Thats a question we all struggle with. By ‘we’ I mean design students/ design or art professionals/ free lancers/ etc. I am a final year fashion design student and almost every assignment I do is based on a certain inspiration. So this article is for all of those who struggle with this basic topic. Its based on what I have learnt and what I know … Continue reading How to choose an Inspiration?
Hey guys! So today I’m sharing the first video of my collection that I made while I was in UK. This collection was custom designed for HRH Duchess of Sussex, for a hypothetical royal visit to India. The collection combines the ethereal saree from India and the traditional art of suit from the west. I took 100% British made merino wool and combined it with … Continue reading The Royal Visit
Surprised to see me back eh? Ahaa! Well its been a year since my blog was on a hiatus, but now I’m bringing it back to life. This past year has been nothing but full of roller coaster rides and surprises along the way. I got the chance to spend 4 months in England, visit entire UK and Italy. Also got the chance to visit … Continue reading Are you a luxury brand consumer?
Now once you have your corset, neckline, and lining in place, its time to start closing them all to create a nice beautiful seamless inside out corset. Let’s start with the hemline. Remember we took 3 cms seam allowance in the beginning, mark that 3 cms all the way from one end to another and fold in towards the inside. Make sure as you are … Continue reading Corset making – Hems and Eyelets
Now once you have your corset in place and are done with your boning channels, its time to start working on the finishes. Lets start with the neckline. The neckline will be finished by, of course, facing. In order to make the pattern for facing, place your patterns right next to one another, aligning the neckline, so it is continuous. The pattern will be on … Continue reading Corset Stitching – Facing, Lining, and Hem
Boning is a piece of plastic/ metal/ wood, that is inserted into the corset to give it a rigid look and help in the contouring. The boning I will be using is a plastic one, 0.6 cms wide. (I don’t recommend plastic boning if you are making one, this is dummy piece and for college submission which is why we’re asked to use plastic boning. … Continue reading Corset Stitching – Boning
So starting off with the corset you need to get all your panels right. A basic corset has four panels – two front and two back. There are corsets which have a center front seam or have a continuous front center panel. I opted for the one with a seam because it gives a more fitted appearance that other one. Well, it’s totally up to … Continue reading Basic Corset Stitching
Hey everyone! So after 2 weeks of hard work, I finally have completed a fully functional corset. I documented my process all the way because I decided to post a tutorial on my blog. I tried a lot to find a good tutorial on corset making but couldn’t find any good ones. It’s insane. Anyhoo so here’s my documentation of Corset making. I won’t be … Continue reading Making a Corset
My third year begins with a bang and we are introduced into Haute Couture, starting off with the magnificent art of Corsetry. So firstly what are corsets? More importantly what is the purpose of a corset? Corset has been a very crucial part of clothing in the early European culture. Often worn as an undergarment, to give shape to the body. It was worn by … Continue reading The art of Haute Couture – Corsets
Here’s a preview to my first ever design collection. Menswear Spring/Summer ‘19. Continue reading Menswear Spring Summer ’19
Back in my previous semester of college we had a subject Related fabrics to Fashion. We were to work with different types of fabrics and study their composition and fall. Here’s my first, using denim. Now denim is a pretty sturdy fabric. Its a cotton warp faced textile in which weft passes under two or three warp threads creating a diagonal effect commonly called twill … Continue reading Silhouettes using Denim
India has a long history of fashion. It dates back to ancient times. Interestingly Indian fashion always involved draping, there were no tailor made garments. Tailors were brought in India by the Mughals. It was after then that stitched garments were started. 70’s was considered the Most fashionable decade in India. Why? lets have a look. Mumtaz gave wearing of a saree a very different … Continue reading Indian Fashion in 1970’s
We were asked two questions at the beginning of the class. Being an Indian, what is design for you? How to design for India? After this we were shown a video in the class. The video featured each of the 29 states of India and showcased the most famous crafts of that place. A surprising number of crafts we saw have disappeared from today’s India. … Continue reading How to design for India?