Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sketching Class: Alison Esther Spring 2013 RTW Collection

Posed Croquis
 So for my Fashion Sketching class I had to design a collection of clothing. We had to make a mood board, draw technical flats of all the individual pieces, draw technical flats of the pieces layered on top of each other, and draw posed croquis.  (I don't know if the plural of "croquis" is "croquis," but I'm just going with it.)

My mood board

We didn't use color for this assignment, but my collection was heavily influenced by color and print.  (Turquoise, light pink, and florals if you couldn't tell.)  I was also inspired by 1940s and 1950s fashion, the whole shabby chic thing, and bows.  

The technical flats

I wanted to play with the idea of bows being part of the garment instead of just being stuck on as an afterthought.  Besides being really into bows, I'm into scallops and ruffles in a big way.

Look #1
Cardigan with bow pockets, bow tank top, and a circle skirt with a scalloped waistband.

Look #2
Cropped bomber jacket with a rib knit collar, halter top with a bow back, and a high-low skirt.

Look #3
Low-back dress with cap sleeves and a circle skirt.

Look #4
Peter Pan collared tank top with rick rack trim and a pencil skirt with a scalloped hem.

Look #5
Peter Pan collared blouse with gathered sleeves, a back pleat, and a bow pocket and a pencil skirt with a bow waistband.

Look #6
Romper with a ruffle, a bow, cuffed shorts, and tie straps.

This was my first time designing anything and I had a lot of fun doing it.  I'm very happy with my collection.  Sox is pretty stoked on it too.  I wanted to design fanny packs so you can carry your cat around with you, but my mother nixed the idea. Someday I'll design a line of clothes around cat fanny packs.  The world just isn't ready for it yet.


  1. Alison, Love it, love it, love it. Check out some of Elsa Schiaparelli's knitwear. I seem to remember a bow being knit into a top. Really sharp.

  2. Really awesome work. I especially like looks #2 and #6.