CHAPTER 5

GARMENT DESIGN AND LINE PLANNING

The work you have done so far may have helped you to develop an idea of what your collection could look like. Guided by your concept, and using all the puzzle pieces you have gathered so far, from your target market to your mood board, you are now ready to give a definite shape to this vision.

You now need to plan your line, design your garments, and produce them. Line planning identifies the types of garments your collection needs to include. If at this stage you have designed a series of well-defined silhouettes, garment design is mainly concerned with finding ways to construct and realize them; sometimes, however, garment design is an opportunity to build a collection around a few strong design ideas. ...

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