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Fabrics for Fashion Design: Essential Learning for Designers

Fabrics for Fashion Design: Essential Learning for Designers

Learn Fundamental Categories, Characteristics, Properties of Fabric: Developing a Fashion Collection: Fabric Inspiration Bestseller

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This Course defines the different types of Fabrics and how to use them in developing a design, a group, or a collection. In this Course you learn fabric's Characteristics and Properties and Categories such as Knits, Woven and Non-Woven; analyzing fibers: Natural and Man-Made Fibers; Plant-based and Animal-based Fibers; and different types of Weaves. 

This Course will not only educate you, but also inspire you to approach Fashion Designing from a different perspective: using fabrics as a source of inspiration to create your designs and develop a group or collection.

I will show you (by draping fabrics on a dress form), how different fabrics "react/behave".

This Course includes topics such as:

  • Fiber Content
  • Natura vs Man-made Fibers
  • Woven vs Knits
  • Different types of weaves: Oxford, Twill, Herringbone, Flannel, Popeline
  • Grainlines: Warp and Weft
  • Fabric Nap as in fabrics such as: Velvet, Corduroy, Velour, Velveteen
  • "Life" and Process of fabric: Greige Goods. Finishing Mills. Converters. Vertical Mills. Distributors. Jobbers.
  • Properties of Fabric: Weight, Drape, Construction, etc.
  • Sustainable and Organic fabrics for an eco-friendly environment.
  • How different Fabrics "behave": Chiffon, Canvas/Taffeta, Organza, Felt, Jersey.
  • Color and its importance in the context of fabric selection
  • Using Fabric as a Source of Inspiration in Designing
  • Choosing a Theme for your Collection: What is a Theme?
  • How to distress Denim (jeans); as well as creating a Tie-dye look

Fabric is one of the most important element in fashion designing and learning the different types of fabric is essential in creating a successful collection.

You will learn how to distress fabric (denim) to create a unique and individual fabric surface design. And you'll learn how to Tie-dye jeans.

You will see how designers use several layers of fabric to create a "new" fabric/look.

I will also include a great website regarding sustainable eco-friendly fabrics, where you can learn in-depth the environment and how the fashion industry effects its health;

I will include the name of a terrific Textbook that has swatches in it, so that you can actually "touch/feel" the fabric.

Choosing a Theme when starting a Fashion Collection is important in focusing on a design direction and establishing a cohesive group.

You will learn the importance of color when choosing fabric in designing a collection; the different "shades" of a color, known as "value", is something that every fashion designer must be familiar with and train the eye to recognize all the subtle difference in color hues.

If you have taken any of my other Fashion Design Courses, such as Sketching, Draping, Pattern Making, etc. this Fabric Course will add a new and important element to your proficiency in Fashion Designing.

Most professional fashion designers start with fabric: selecting and choosing the right fabric(s) for their collection. In most cases, fabric is the first step in designing a fashion collection.

Fabric and Textile: …2 words that are interchangeable, meaning I will be using them in place of each other (they have similar meaning).

You will see that the textile industry works way ahead of everybody else…. they know what you will be wearing 2-3 years from now….….they have to create new colors… new fibers, etc…

You will learn about FIBER Content … (what is) Fiber: is a filament, a thread, a thread-like piece, … and we’ll start by dividing Fibers into 2 categories: Natural Fibers… and… Man-Made Fibers

Starting with Natural Fibers… they also can be broken down into 2 categories: Plant based … and… Animal based Fibers.

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