Fashion Design A Collection 8 – Spring 2020 – 3D Print Bag Sketching + Yarn Sourcing

Fashion Design A Collection 8 – Spring 2020 – 3D Print Bag Sketching + Yarn Sourcing

October 31, 2019 2 By Bernardo Ryan


I did some sketching lately. Not garment
sketching but handbag sketching. So you guys remember I did a video a few weeks
ago on this canister. It’s 3D printed. My dad made this for me. It’s a really cool
concept and I thought it would be cool to turn this into like little canister
handbag things. Also I had these lids my dad made these lids that have my logo on
the inside of them. So I thought that that was pretty cool. This is what has
kind of inspired me to sketch. Also the garments that I last sketched were these
armor-inspired garments. I was working with this structured fabric that was the
bamboo viscose plaited with one end of elastic. So that fabric was this. This one
side that was super structured and kind of stands up on its own and that’s
bamboo viscose with one end of lycra. And this side is just the bamboo viscose. You can see it’s very soft and drapey and it just kind of lays no
matter how you hold it. It kind of flops over on itself and this side is very
structured. That’s what the lycra. So I was kind of leaning towards the side with
the lycra cause it creates this really nice structure of garments. It kind of
made me think of armor. So I was a little bit inspired by armor when I did
these last sketches. So I thought okay let me kind of continue with that
concept of armor and sketch some handbag shapes that might be interesting. I
sketched some shapes that are reminiscent of, what are they called,
shields. Like when you hold up a shield to protect yourself. So I kind of did
basic shapes of the shields where they’re sort of, sometimes
they come up to a point at the top and then they’re kind of straight on the
sides and then they also kind of come down to a point at the bottom. That rough
shape I did that in these handbag designs. Also the concept of the shield
where it kind of curves around your body. Shields are not always like straight
across. I guess they can be but I thought it was really nice that shields sort of
curve around your body a little bit. They’re a little bit curved. So the purse
shapes I kind of did so that they’re kind of flat but then also they they
kind of curved a little bit. So when they sit on your hip they kind of curve
around your body. They’re not completely flat and straight. So if you have it on
your side same thing it will kind of curve around your hip a little bit. So
these are the first shapes that I did that are kind of inspired by the shape
of a shield. The second page that I did, I just sort of kept developing that
concept of kind of a shield shape and I also did some other simple shapes that I
was just kind of, how is this gonna work if we do a square or a circle or a
sphere or I think this is called a rhombus. It’s kind of like a tilted
square. So I did those shapes and then just kind of curving them around the
body. That was really hard for me to sketch. These kinds of sketches feel a
little bit more architectural than clothing. So this was a little bit
difficult for me to sketch and the concept of curving it around the body
was a little bit hard for me to get but these would just be for my dad so
obviously I could just talk to him and tell him. I don’t feel like the sketches
have to be super accurate which is kind of nice for me. So I’m working on that
and maybe I’ll get a few samples made out of those shapes and we can see how
those kind of look. The other thing that I’m not sure about though is, I’m not even
sure if we’re gonna keep going with the armor concept inspiration just because
I’m having a lot of trouble finding the Lycra yarn needed to make this really
structured fabric. I’m having trouble finding Lycra in the United States that
comes in really small quantities. It’s just it’s just been really tough which
Lycra, the company Lycra, is in the United States so you wouldn’t think it would be
that hard but for some reason it is that hard and they don’t sell small
quantities. So there’s a few options, number one, I do want to continue like
one or two more days looking for Lycra yarn that’s in the United States
and they can take small quantities and its stock yarn and all that good stuff. I
am being realistic and that really might not happen. So the next option would be
if we can’t find it in the States, option one would be to use my supplier
that I used in China and have it shipped here which I’m not looking forward to. I
think that can be really really expensive. The shipping charges can
easily cost more than the actual yarn does. That’s one option. The second option
would then be to just not use Lycra yarn. We just move in a different
direction. So one thing I’m thinking about is just using just the bamboo
viscose yarn. Just one fiber. We could do a whole collection that’s just one
fiber I mean I was gonna do a whole collection that was just two fibers. So
we could do a whole collection that’s just one fiber and that would be totally
fine. I do have some garments here that I made
a long time ago which are the bamboo viscose and
were actually made on this machine and you can see this is just like a tank top.
It’s hard to see cuz it’s white. It’s like a racerback tank top but you can
just see when I when I move it around and fold it around it’s super drapey.
This is just the bamboo viscose by itself. It’s really drapey. It’s really
soft it has a ton of movement to it. It’s really nice but it just doesn’t go
with the concept of armor and structure and volume and shape. This would be a
very different concept that’s all. We could go in this direction. We might go
in that direction. And this is another tank top I made that’s also made of them
out of the bamboo viscose. It just has some extra design details on it. I did
some playing around with short rowing. That’s why you see these kind of weird
shapes happening. They’re kind of like weird shapes and there’s
also beading on it and beading and different other fibers striped in. Kind
of an interesting tank top. Has an asymmetrical neckline. Yeah and same
thing. This is also very drapey. It’s the same bamboo viscose. It’s also knitted on
this machine. It is a little bit tighter tension than the other tank tops so the
fabric feels a little bit more tight just kind of together. When you look just
visually look at it. It kind of appears to have the same amount of drape as the
looser tension tank top. I’m thinking we might go with just the bamboo viscose if
the Lycra concept does not pan out. I’m also thinking about there’s other things
you know we could just do cotton. Cotton naturally is already a little bit more
structured than bamboo viscose is and cotton might be a little more durable.
Cotton’s just more common and well known so we could do a whole collection that’s
just cotton. There is also a really nice linen yarn which we could also do a
whole collection that’s just linen. This yarn is really great because it comes in
a lot of different colors in the bamboo viscose so I’m kind of excited about
choosing really kind of unique colors because another thing I wanted to play
with in this collection was colors just kind of, hopefully an
interesting color palette and I know that that should be quite possible with
this yarn because there are a lot of choices in this yarn.
I think the linen yarn also has a decent amount of color choices. The cotton,
I’m not sure I’d have to find a cotton that has a lot of color choices. That’s
kind of where I am with the collection. Kind of in this annoying, frustrating
place where it’s like I just can’t find the yarn that I want to use which is
kind of the most annoying place. Once we get over this sort of hump it’ll be a
lot more smooth sailing hopefully we have the yarn that we were able to order
easily hopefully some yarn somewhere and we can move on to like more development
doing proto samples and doing more fun development and designing. Thanks for
watching. I hope you enjoyed this video share it with all of your fashion design
friends or people that like watching a collection being designed. Like this
video. Comment below. Let me know what you think of my development I guess or let
me know what you’re working on. Actually let me know what kind of yarn you like.
Let me know if you like the bamboo viscose with the Lycra or if you like
the bamboo viscose without the Lycra. If you like it more structured or if you
like it more drapey and soft. I’m curious to see what you guys like in your
knitwear. Let me know also if you like cotton better or if you like linen
better. What kind of fiber are you guys normally drawn to, to wear? That could potentially help me out with just
kind of knowing what direction might be best to go in. Don’t forget to subscribe
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if you want to keep adding your input. I hope you do. It honestly kind of helps me
out to have some other opinions out there just hearing what other people are
interested in and if I have a few options like help me choose one. Help me
choose one please. Thanks, bye πŸ™‚