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06-09-2008
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I'm wondering...
I see all of these sketches and they're so like spontaneous and colourful and... creatively messy!
And yet people always say that the designs "Have to show how the garment is made ! ! !"
But like Lagerfeld for Chanel and those Donna Karan sketches, you can barely make out the shape of the garment at all, never mind how they are made.
Can someone explain?


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i guess it depends on what the illustration will be used for..
is it for inspiration
or for just describing mood of the collection
for fun
or to show how it will actually look (should be more technical)

i was just at the bookstore and saw that illustration in a book ^
there is also a good explanation of fashion illust in the intro
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my fave must be Isaac Mizrahi's .. I'm amazed he is such a good sketcher
and so is Giles

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wow love this thread!^ that book is incredible, i flipped through it in a bookstore and it has amazing sketches.

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I see all of these sketches and they're so like spontaneous and colourful and... creatively messy!
And yet people always say that the designs "Have to show how the garment is made ! ! !"
But like Lagerfeld for Chanel and those Donna Karan sketches, you can barely make out the shape of the garment at all, never mind how they are made.
Can someone explain?
Generally, a designer sketch is simply jotting down an idea...a look. It doesn't have to describe every seam and button and dart, etc.

Once it's time to begin constructing the garment, the designer and his/ her team will take the sketch, and make a flat. A flat is a nonobjective look at the garment...basically it shows the garment as if it were laying flat on a table...hence the name...flats. Flats are meant to show every last stitch, seam, piece, dart, etc, front, back and side so that pattern makers can then begin to construct it. Flats are like maps for them.

So, the sketches basically convey the idea, describe each look in the collection, but they usually aren't very technical at all.

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Has anyone got Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga sketches?

All I've seen is his lookbook sketches for Fall 2008 on a bad quality video on youtube!

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crying diamonds those sketches are beautiful.

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Bruno Pieters


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Molly Grad


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Some Nina Ricci not posted from the seminar Spike posted about earlier:





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the post before this last one --that is The book that i wrote about in my post closer to the top of the thread thanks marvystone& long time no see''

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Original sketches with swatches. Evening Gowns and Ensembles. Fall - Winter 1976. Foundation Pierre Bergť Ė Yves Saint Laurent.
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^ Beautiful!

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i saw this book, and riccardo tisci for givenchy are my fav!!

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nice sketches with the samples ! keep it up

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Some sketches of proposed looks for Michelle Obama to wear on Inauguration day.

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Ralph Rucci


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