Fashion design is a wonderfully creative pursuit but it doesn’t mean you have to be a professional fashion designer to see your dreams come true. Fashion design brings together colours, fabrics, textures, stitching, silhouettes – it truly is an art form. However, this mélange of artistic traits can seem like a hurdle to many budding fashion brands. While you may be able to envision what your garments look like inside your mind’s eye, the thought of putting pencil to paper and sketching out your fashion designs can be overwhelming.
Fashion design is a wonderfully creative pursuit. Fashion design brings together colours, fabrics, textures, stitching, silhouettes – it truly is an art form. However, this mélange of artistic traits can seem like a hurdle to many budding fashion brands. While you may be able to envision what your garments look like inside your mind’s eye, the thought of putting pencil to paper and sketching out your fashion designs can be overwhelming.
What are my fashion design options if I’m not a professional fashion designer?
1. Take a fashion design course
If you are interested in being a hands-on part of the fashion design process, then you can seek out some fashion design courses that will help improve your knowledge and your skills. In this digital age, you don’t have to be adept with sketch pad and pencil to create beautiful designs. You can take a fashion design course centred around using fashion design software to create your designs. You can read about the Top 10 Fashion Designing Courses in Australia to get an idea of the fashion design courses available.
2. Use fashion design software
As mentioned above, you don’t need to be able to draw to bring your fashion design ideas to life. If you feel comfortable using software, you might be able to teach yourself the ins and out of some of the fashion design software programmes on the market. This still requires a bit of knowledge, skill and time invested to learn the software but it is an option if you have some inherent graphic design skills already. Here is a list of different fashion design software, suitable for beginners.
3. Work with a professional fashion designer
The real art to bringing your clothing brand to life is not in your ability to draw. If you choose to work with a professional fashion designer, all you need to be able to do is clearly communicate your fashion design ideas, so they can understand your vision. It can be incredibly fun and rewarding to partner with a professional fashion designer, so the process is not so isolating and scary. Professional fashion designers can take your vision, sketch it out and even get the designs into digital format, for submission to clothing manufacturers.
If you choose to work with a professional fashion designer, Visionise has a team of passionate, professional and skilled fashion designers who can help you. We can take your ideas and help you bring to life your concept fashion design. You can Book a 10 Minute Chat with one of our fashion designers to learn more about this process. Our aim is to help you bring your fashion design to life in the most fun, creative and relaxed way possible – we become part of your team and can be as involved as you like. Some of the other fashion design services we can help with include Tech Packs, Print & Trim Design, as well your Branding Design. You can learn more about our Design Services, or if you’re ready to make your idea a reality, you can Book in a Design Consult.