Thought to floor Part II- Brainstorm

To recap our five words for spring are…

1. Green

2. Temperate

3. Rebirth

4. Transition

5. Season

I used the words and my thesaurus to see a bigger picture.  For example the attitude of the line can be young and blooming or  possibly edgy. Comes in like a lion and end like a sheep.

The following is the template I used to research 4 variables to the collection

1. Mood/ Attitude

2. Color

3. Print/ Textiles

4. Style lines/ Silhouettes

I am keeping in mind all the words used in exercise one. I use Google images to find my data.

Mapping Ideas

The mood board is a mix of magic, new beginnings. Nature being both inventive and edgy, while still being soft.

After looking over this page I arrive at a very colorful, feminine, and abstract collection. I was also able to start pulling color selections from the mood board. This in many cases can save you lots of money. Color forecasts and swatches from Pantone are not cheap. Trend forecast services may or may not offer them based on your particular subscription. For example the SS 14 color planner from Pantone is $750.00. So if your budget is much smaller, I suggest using the mod board to help create your color story. Below is a selection of colors for the collection. I will narrow this down based on cost of material and what is available. Some colors are more expensive than others to dye or produce. Just something to keep in mind.

Some of you dealing with colors may notice I didn’t label my colors with the code for production. I wanted to keep Pantones codes confidential. These colors are from the Pantone library. Typically you will want to put the code with each one and have multiple copies.

Okay, okay, we see how five words grew into more. It is, in my opinion the first organized step to creativity. I want to stress the work “ORGANIZED“. In this process and all future processes your company will need all images filed pictures labeled correctly.  You will reuse these images through 50% of the product development phase. A few tips on labeling…

1. Year(date)

2. Artist and work

3. Theme

The last reason to be organized is for the future. You will need to revisit the past in many cases to find your future. As you will begin to see in the next exercise on figuring out textiles and print as well as silhouettes.


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