As I work on our Spring 2015 Collection I wanted to share some behind the scenes snapshots so you can get a closer look at our design process. Here's a sneak peek at my newest bag design from sketch to product.
A few weeks ago I took a walk with my sketchbook and started to doodle. I often sneak away from the studio for doodle-time as a change of scenery often gets the creative juices flowing. Below is one of my drawings from that day.
I pulled my favorite elements from this drawing and visualized them on several handbag styles. I kept returning to a messenger styled crossbody bag. I sketched out a few rough bag designs and put this design on the back burner as I finished out holiday orders.
Welcoming 2015 and feeling refreshed after a nice, relaxing holiday in New England it was time to turn my sketches into a physical product. I fell in love with the hand rendered feel of my sketchbook and wanted to translate this into my crossbody bag. I sketched my motifs out onto paper and then transferred them with an opaque black marker onto vellum paper to prepare them for screen printing.
From there, I transferred the hand rendered pattern onto a screen using photo emulsion.
Once ready, I printed my pattern design onto white fabric using black ink.
I am absolutely in love with the raw imperfections hand rendering the pattern provided. With freshly printed and dried fabric I began to sew our newest handbag for our Spring 2015 Collection!!
Just a taste for now!!
'til next time,