How Fashion Designs are Manufactured
As you know, there are a number of essential steps between ideation and clothing production. Regardless of your expertise in the industry, understanding what goes on behind the scenes can help you get the most out of your relationship with your manufacturer.
As a designer, the relationship you have with clothing manufacturing companies will determine the overall quality of your line.
Indie Source has partnered with Totally LA to take you behind the scenes of the Fashion Industry to show you how a design makes it from the designer’s concept through each stage to the consumer.
Indie Source has collected all of the resources together under one roof to help fashion designers take their designs from concept through each step of the process to market.
In the below video you will see how a design moves from concept, to the planning meetings, to sourcing of materials, pattern making, cutting, sewing, fitting sessions and finally into production and marketing.
Indie Source believes in local for local meaning that local vendors are used to create designs for local designers. While this goes against trends to offshore fashion manufacturing to countries with cheaper labor like China, it’s one of the reasons Indie Source is able to provide concept to marketing production that is affordable for emerging fashion designers.
Dealing with local vendors eliminates much of the risk, avoids uncertainties with tariffs, eliminates shipping costs, allows clients to make smaller production runs and removes the possibility that their patterms will be stolen for knock offs.
Most of all it allows the designer and Indie Source to keep efficient control over the process through each step to completion.
While Paris, Milan and New York City are typically thought of as the fashion hubs of the world, Los Angeles is actually the largest fashion manufacturing hub in the world. Indie Source has capitalized on this wealth of resources for the benefit of the city and the designer.
Los Angeles is fortunate to have one of the most thriving fashion industries in the world where most everything needed to manufacture of fashion design is contained within the famous Los Angeles Fashion District.
Read the accompanying article on clothing manufacturing.
Mark Stout is an award winning fashion, fitness and celebrity portrait photographer based in LA.
Mark Stout is an award winning advertising, fashion photographer, celebrity portrait and fine art photographer with an international client base. He has been described as “an internationally acclaimed and sought after fashion and fitness photographer” by Asian Photography Magazine, as “one of the most brilliant photographers in the industry,” and is frequently referred to as “a world renowned photographer” in major media.
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