Tag Archives: Fashion Design

Ifugao

Back in Design Studio 2 class last semester, we had to design casual outfits, cocktail dresses, and long gowns that would match the clay accessory we made inspired by the historical articles we saw at the Ayala Museum. Two for each type and they should be inspired from the Philippine national costumes as well.

Ifugao

Ifugao

Ifugao

Based on those designs, we had to choose one certain detail that we’d like to incorporate in another five designs that we were tasked to create and I opted for the Ifugao print.

Ifugao

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Pantones

Pantone markers had never been my medium. I was not even acquainted to it before. But in class, we were introduced to the brands like Promarker, Prismacolor, and Kurecolor. Our professor taught us the right technique as well. We were tasked to design outfits according to the kinds of fabric that she required us and we should be able to achieve how those fabrics actually look like. Eventually, I began to love using it because I could create better sketches. Here are some.

Pantones

Pantones

Pantones

Pantones

Pantones

Pantones

SALON Fashion

Being a fashion volunteer at the SALON show last April 28, 2014 at Fairmont Hotel -Makati was a fun experience. From backstage to the runway, I witnessed the happenings. I’m very honored to closely see those great designers involved who were Cesar Gaupo, Dennis Lustico, Lulu Tan-Gan, and Joey Samson. Their pieces make exciting assemblages. Each of them was asked by Smart to create a collection inspired by the Live More logo. Also seeing the models especially the supermodels Jo Ann Bitagcol and Ria Bolivar in person  was a nice feeling. They were so effortless yet the way they strut makes an impact.

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

My Instagram photos. You could also check out #SalonFashionPH.

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

SALON Fashion

As fashion volunteers, we had to wear black and be stylish.

MESHTALLIC

As our final project last semester, we had to illustrate an outfit collection and prepare a presentation for it. But like any other design process, before starting to sketch the pieces, a moodboard should be done first and this was what I did. What follows is the brand profile I created as well as the collection.

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Asymmetry is an International fashion label founded by the Filipino fashion designer, Tiffany Anne Firmeza, in 2013. The design aesthetics and timeless elegance has made it an unprecedented brand. Ready-to-wear and custom-made fashion accessories, casual wears, and formal apparel complete the scope and guarantee high quality production. With the use of luxurious fabrics and sophisticated details, items conforming to certain occasions ensure evolution of style in a way that the clients would look and feel great.

The rapid expansion of Asymmetry in over 10 countries with 150 directly managed stores has enthused people to become more flexible and stylish. Moreover, a quarterly fashion show that features the brand’s latest designs is held in the presence of renowned individuals in the industry. Collaborations with top models Candice Swanepoel, Bette Franke, and Toni Garrn present the essence of Assymetry which prevails to influence the world in terms of fashion.

On March 2014, Asymmetry will be launching “Meshtallic”, a fashion show which will showcase outfits with mesh and metallic elements. Still, the designs have the signature unbalanced cuts that will forever remain in the aesthetic of the brand.

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Ascent to Garments

Enough with croquis wearing just underwear for it’s time to dress them up!

Ascent to Garments

Ascent to Garments

Ascent to Garments

Ascent to Garments

Ascent to Garments

Ascent to Garments

Ascent to Garments

Ascent to Garments

We had to do 8 sketches of models with garments and my basis for choosing what to draw were the fabric or material, the cut, and the style. I wanted them to be of different kinds so I could dynamically practice doing fashion illustrations.

Learning How to Shade

Learning How to Shade

Last semester, we did illustrations of these models during our Midterm exams then we were made to draw them again after corrections were given and taught by our teacher how to shade.

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So these are the output, the redrawn and shaded version.  I finally had been able to start using the blending stump which gives more volume and texture to my works.

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We also had to personally choose another two pieces to illustrate. This could lead us to mastery of the shading technique before proceeding to garment sketches.

In Movement

In MovementOwn Drawing

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In MovementOwn Drawing

In MovementHandout

In MovementOwn Drawing

In MovementHandout

In MovementOwn Drawing

In MovementHandout

Now, I could make my models move! Drawing a vertical straight line parallel with the height of the figure, diagonal lines on the shoulders, bust area, waist, and hips as well as other keen techniques of the imaginative mind are some points to consider in illustrating this way. It’s getting more exciting because those sketches are already on runway mode wherein the croquis  are doing the catwalk and showing off fashion poses. I feel like the only thing that’s missing is the outfit. Well, it’s another lesson to look forward to.