8 months ago I quit my job at a fashion Startup with an idea to create a series of eLearning workshops, based on my book, and focusing on the product development process.
After 20+ years in the fashion industry I felt it my duty (oh, how noble of me) to […]
Some fashion brands deliver new collections twice a year, some every three months and some monthly, and whilst it’s often one designer who heads up a brand, behind every jacket, purse or shoe, there is a large team, working hard to develop and produce the goods in the right colour […]
Whether you are delivering, once, twice or three times a season, the way you plan and execute the development and production of your collection needs to be both documented and shared internally, ideally from the start.
I recently worked with an accessory company who had grown quickly and organically over […]
Originally published a year ago, the concept for any fashion collection is the creative starting point. Here’s a reminder on my top tips:
What is a concept?
A concept is the design direction for the colour, shape, mood and fabric for any fashion collection, and is created at the beginning of the […]
What do you mean by Information flow?
The creation, design, development and production of a collection involve the generation, sharing and distribution of a huge amount of information. The information flow from the start of the development process to the end of production is a crucial element for the successful internal […]
I have travelled a lot for my job over the past 20 years: Hong Kong, China, Italy, France, Spain, and the US. But the trip that stands out most in my mind, and the one which, I will use for this particular lesson, is my trip to India eight years […]
Staying small as a fashion label is not a bad thing, sometimes it has its advantages. Maria Cornejo has been in business since the 80’s and her business, now, based in the US is a small label which is happy being small and independent.
“It’s important for me, for my own […]
Am unable to withhold my excitement at the release of the docu-film. Watch Mr Smith in all his glory talk you through how a collection is formed, what his inspiration is and why he still rummages around in vintage shops. It’s a joyous experience.