In every collection there is always an inspiration, which is the first step in a design process and for my collection it is the "little black dress", the most essential thing to complete every woman's wardrobe.
I wanted to make a filipino version of the little black, so I gathered clippings and made a mood board.
Tip: Constant research is a must! Keep clippings and pegs for future use.
After conceptualising and gathering some pegs, the next step is to make a rough sketch. Don't finalise your work yet! There is always room for improvement, just keep on conceptualising and developing your work until you're satisfied.
After seeing my first sketch, I figured that I could still add something more to enhance my little black dress so I came up with another design. Sketch here, render that and viola! My filipino version of the LBD.
The final step in making a collection is constructing the actual garments, which is the hardest part of the process.
We were asked to do 5 garments in a collection, but for this post, I'll only be showing three of my favourite designs.
Garment 1: laser cut bustier with see through skirt and a black tanga inside
Garment 2: See through bustier with laser cut on its center and a black soft tull layered skirt.
Garment 3: Laser cut top with mesh on the center and black skirt
My collection wouldn't be complete without these babies: modern terno sleeves paired with ankle strap shoes and black headband with a humongous flower.