Fashion Design Drawing – Working Drawingsmaja
In fashion it is quite usual to produce a series of rough sketches or working drawings in order to arrive at a design or collection proposal. This allows the designer to develop variations on an idea, before making a final decision about a design, whilst at the same time forming part of a critical process of elimination and refinement. The process of reviewing and refining a design involves collating ideas in line-up sheets. These represent drawings of outfits (not individual garments), which are visually presented on the human figure as a coherent statement for a collection proposal. Line-up sheets are more practical than inspiration sketches or rough sketches and are generally clearer to understand on the page. Their primary purpose is to assist with visual range planning and the commercial requirements of formulating ready-to-wear clothing ranges. Consequently, they have no real basis in haute couture or bridal wear, which is more about representing the individual.