Fabric is key. Sketches are always drawn with fabric in mind, though fabric choices may be adjusted as the design process furthers. For dresses that need structure, we employ thicker materials like scuba. To maintain a soft appeal while creating the structured fit, techno crepe combines shape-holding materials with an outer layer of crepe.
Key design details like the structure of the bodice, the way the fabric is trimmed and how the sleeves fall are important technical notes that will bring an idea to life. For an added touch, we look to our catalog of trims that can be used as straps and extra adornments. Sometimes these elements inspire a whole look, other times they give us an idea for the right kind of finishing touch that will complete a sketch.
Each dress has its own unique footprint. We play with structure, fabric and detailed elements until we find the perfect combination. Once our idea is on paper, our skilled pattern makers can begin the creation.