For a fashion designer, a fashion sketch is an expression of mind.
Fashion illustration is the earliest stage of designing. Before anything else, a dress is sketched and then designed and drafted.
Here are some points to understand the importance of fashion illustration for a fashion designer:
Visualization of ideas
Fashion illustrations help in visualizing the ideas of a designer to understand what exactly a designer wants to create. As the definition of visualization itself says that it is a technique for creating images or diagrams to communicate a message. So, it is very important to portray the bodies to understand the important parts to focus on. It helps a designer to showcase the creativity. It plays a crucial role in the fashion industry. It helps a designer to preview and plan. Without a sketch it is difficult for a designer to explain the idea.
Helps in starting a new trend
A designer can design what they wish. They are free to create anything they want. It is a designer who starts a new trend in the marketplace. Putting the idea of minds in drawing helps the designer to choose the type of material for the particular style of dress. Fashion illustration also helps a designer in twisting the current trend and bringing out something new. It helps the designer in redesigning the garment. An illustration gives an overview of the design and helps in making the necessary changes. The circle of garment is like that, It is first designed then implemented and then redesigned and implemented again and so on.
Illustration is the first Face
Everything begins with the fashion illustrations in the fashion industry. Without illustration, nothing can be created. The first face is the illustration and every designer has her/his own unique style.
Attracts new customers
Fashion illustration helps in driving more customers and sales. Because, it offers something fresh to customers in different ways. Fashion drawings are usually the first things that buyers will look at in order to make decisions. It increases the sales and marketing.
It helps in showcasing the creativity of designer
Fashion illustration is the best way to showcase the creativity of a designer. It shows the uniqueness of the designer. It shows how different are the designs from the other designers. It also helps in market the skills. Putting the ideas onto paper helps a lot in the production process. It helps in selecting a specific design to manufacture.
Fashion illustration is one of the most classic job of the fashion designer.
If you ask me what it is like to be fashion illustrator, I would say it is just my own self.
~ Mumtaz Bano ~