BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL
GARMENT CONSTRUCTION SEMINAR DAY
The seminar was an overview on the skills of making Designer Wears to Haute Couture. The making of a garment from pattern to final prototype, we were lead through the process by Industry Experts and Designers. It was an insight on Leather, Eveningwear and Couture Methods, Embroidery, Womens wear Tailoring, Mens wear Tailoring, Denim and Shirt-making, Lingerie and Bra Making
Basil Kardasis & Katarzyna Borowicz
Eveningwear and Couture Methods
David Sassoon, Lorcan Mullany & Desiree Koster (Specialist Machinist)
Karen Nicol & Debbie Stack (Assistant Technician)
Daniel Blake + Assistant & Sheila MacAllen
Charlie Allen & Mr Moto(Tailoring Technician)& Darren Beaman (Specialist Finisher)
Denim and Shirt-making
Sean Moore & Anette Fischer
Lingerie and Bra Making
Janice Mee & Krystyna Dean (Specialist Machinist /Technician)
Things majorly required for fashion management
2) Time management and planning
3) Need stay ahead of trend
4) The designs need to be quick at responding to trends
5) The entire process from pattern to final prototype involves a huge chain of tailors, stitchery, product maker, presser, etc. the coordination need to go hand in hand
6) Planning of all material resources well in advance
7) Prototype is an expensive process and one must take care of leaving scope for adjustments and final fits.
8) Prototype is an extensive process and may involve many steps and sets in a garment to come up as complete wearable piece. So any delays and misfits can add on to finances.
9) It is important to have maintained addition stock of materials, trims, laces, etc. of the identical Set to avoid delays or repeat sampling needs.
10) Need to maintain financial backup when taking up orders