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How to Create Your Final Collection by Mark Atkinson

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CHAPTER 4

DEVELOPMENT AND SAMPLING

To answer the demands of their brief, fashion designers must take into account a number of parameters, ranging from marketing to technical issues. Creating a fashion collection is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, each piece fitting with the next and together forming a picture.

Development and sampling (D&S) is a key part of the creative process, during which the material you gathered as a result of your creative research will inspire design ideas for your collection. Your primary aim is not to design full garments but to investigate ideas that may contribute to their design later. These design ideas may be seen as further pieces of the jigsaw puzzle; they must work together and contribute to answer the ...

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