As the debate rages on about the expense of fashion week, especially given the fact that the Internet delivers the designer’s message real time to the world, one thing is for certain, the clothes do excite and inspire! We will be covering the key trends during this fashion season, beginning with the lace and sheer trend.
Designers such as Just Calavi, Balenciaga, and BCBG Max Azria have featured lace in their collections. Designers have used an assortment of lace qualities, ranging from Alencon, to Chantilly to Guipure.
How can you create these looks?
First take our tour of the Lacis Museum with curator Erin Algeo to learn more about all the different types of lace. Erin walks you though the history of lace as well as demonstrates how lace is made.
Then watch our Lace Rendering Lesson to learn how to hand render a lace pattern on your fashion illustration. Using a combination of pens and markers, our expert fashion illustrator will show you the tricks of the trade so that your lace will look “real”.
Designers’ such as Helmut Lang, Jason Wu, and Phillip Lim and have used sheer fabric to create translucent cutouts to feminine silhouettes.
Browse through the Sheer Seam Finishes Compilation to get started with working with sheer fabric.
Learn how to hand render a sheer pattern, and combine this technique with rendering lace, and get your design ideas on paper.
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