Fashion Design

Do you think fashion designers are so cool? Have you ever dreamed that you will be a fashion designer one day? However, it is not easy to become a fashion designer. Because fashion relates to the aesthetics, psychology, material science, engineering, marketing and so on, so it is a focus of technology and art and it is a complex learning.

What fashion designer design directly is clothing while design indirectly is society and culture. With the development of technology and culture, design methods of human being develop continuously. In the information age, there are greater changes in the way which broadcast culture than before, so the limits of each industry are fading. The imagination of fashion designer had broken the chain and had released freely.

How to see the art of fashion and how to feel and appreciate the language of fashion had been focuses in nowadays. Fashion design should have strong aesthetics standard and value. It asks for not only beautiful and fashionable but also low-key and elegant. So when design clothing, fashion designers should forget who they are and show what they think in their works.

The practicability and the aesthetic function of clothing require designers identify the purpose of design. They should pursue the harmony of human being, clothing and environment according to each element. That is to say we have to think about the three main preconditions. What are they? Let me tell you one by one.

The first precondition is time. In short, different climatic conditions require different design. The forms of clothing, the choices of garment materials, the ways of decoration and even the atmosphere of art are all affected by the time. At the same time, special moments ask for special designs. For instance, graduation ceremonies and wedding ceremonies need specific clothing.

The second precondition is place. We are all in different environments and occasions that we need proper clothing to fit into these places. Fashion design should think about the demand of dressing in each place. What is more, it should think about the demand of etiquette and custom. An evening dress is different from a sport dress. Evening dress is suitable for evening party while sport dress is suitable for sport.

The last precondition is object. People are the center of fashion design so we have to analyze each elements of people before we design.

We have to dress clothes everyday. Now we pay more attention to the beauty and comfort of clothing, so fashion design develops faster and faster.

Fashion and Style

Early Western travelers, traveling whether to Persia, Turkey, India, or China, would frequently remark on the absence of change in fashion in the respective places. The Japanese Shogun’s secretary bragged (not completely accurately) to a Spanish visitor in 1609 that Japanese clothing had not changed in over a thousand years.However, there is considerable evidence in Ming China of rapidly changing fashions in Chinese clothing. Changes in costume often took place at times of economic or social change, as occurred in ancient Rome and the medieval Caliphate, followed by a long period without major changes. In 8th-century Moorish Spain, the musician Ziryab introduced to Córdoba sophisticated clothing-styles based on seasonal and daily fashions from his native Baghdad, modified by his own inspiration.

Similar changes in fashion occurred in the 11th century in the Middle East following the arrival of the Turks, who introduced clothing styles from Central Asia and the Far East. The beginning in Europe of continual and increasingly rapid change in clothing styles can be fairly reliably dated. Historians, including James Laver and Fernand Braudel, date the start of Western fashion in clothing to the middle of the 14th century, though it should be noted that they tend to rely heavily on contemporary imagery and illuminated manuscripts were not common before the fourteenth century. The most dramatic early change in fashion was a sudden drastic shortening and tightening of the male over-garment from calf-length to barely covering the buttocks, sometimes accompanied with stuffing in the chest to make it look bigger. This created the distinctive Western outline of a tailored top worn over leggings or trousers. The pace of change accelerated considerably in the following century, and women and men’s fashion, especially in the dressing and adorning of the hair, became equally complex.

Art historians are therefore able to use fashion with confidence and precision to date images, often to within five years, particularly in the case of images from the 15th century. Initially, changes in fashion led to a fragmentation across the upper classes of Europe of what had previously been a very similar style of dressing and the subsequent development of distinctive national styles. These national styles remained very different until a counter-movement in the 17th to 18th centuries imposed similar styles once again, mostly originating from Ancien Régime France. Though the rich usually led fashion, the increasing affluence of early modern Europe led to the bourgeoisie and even peasants following trends at a distance, but still uncomfortably close for the elites – a factor that Fernand Braudel regards as one of the main motors of changing fashion.

Indian Fashion Designer Satya Paul’s Printed Sarees

 Printed silk sarees are a popular garment in India favoured by the rich and poor alike. Printed silk sarees that have fewer embellishments and rely more on the pattern and quality of material are favoured by working women because they are light in weight and easy to wear. These are daily use garments that are worn by women at home and in the office. More extravagantly detailed Sarees in terms of embroidery and embellishments are usually occasion wear.

Silk sarees vary in quality, depending on the origin and quality of the silk in question. Chinese silks are popular amongst the cheaper varieties of silk and for mass produced products. Indian silk is usually considered premium and more expensive than mass produced silks. Indian sarees made using Indian Silks are usually more expensive than the ones made using normal silk material.

The quality of silk used is a factor that affects weight of the saree and the potential printing techniques that can be used on the Saree. Silks heavier than 50 gsm are preferred for Digital printing because the fabric can withstand the printing process and does not fray after the printing is complete. Screen-printing and block printing are popular technique for lower weight of silk (less than 50 gsm).

Sarees used by people in a humid climate tend to be lighter in weight because they breathe well. In colder and less humid climates, silk sarees that are heavier in weight are preferred because they permit the heat to be retained close to the body.

The heavier silks give a good finish to the prints in terms of the colour rendition and the final finish of the fabric. Printed silks are popular for Sarees, but these are also popular for other products like Silk Scarves.

Patterns and designs used for printing are determined by the end customer for the products. Prints for the Indian customer usually feature floral inspired patterns, animal forms, geometric forms and abstract patterns. The colours used in silk sarees are vibrant and bright, reflecting the local seasons and culture. Silk sarees for an international market are usually contemporary in pattern and neutral in colour tones. Silk sarees can also feature patterns that have a historical significance like the epic hindu tales of the mahabharata.

Sarees are created by many different Indian designers, but few of them are as recognised as those created by Indian Designer Satya Paul. The Sarees created by Satya Paul are the right balance of material, print and embellishments. This Indian fashion designer has a particular style of creating prints and patterns that he has developed over many years.

Printed silk Sarees are one of the staple Indian clothes that this Indian designer produces. He has made his name over the years by creating styles that are easy to wear for any occasion and styles that flatter most age groups.

Satya Paul silk sarees are also coveted for their innovative use and combination of vibrant colours. Buy the latest collection of Satya Paul silk Sarees from Strand of Silk – http://strandofsilk.com