Chelsea’s Challenge: Summer Menswear
We are kicking off our first Chelsea’s Challenge of the new year with a few fun, summery trends for the menswear market. Inspired by a recent WGSN report, Michelle put together these three boards that showcase a laid-back surfer style with retro influences.
The trends include: 1950s Hawaiian, Nomadic Blockprint and Sun-Bleached Checks & Stripes
To help keep you motivated and on-track we developed these deadlines. If you need help along the way please post to our Chelsea’s Challenge forum.
The deadlines for this challenge are:
- Monday January 13th – backbeats due on the forum (more info about backbeats can be found in Lesson Four of The Sellable Sketch.)
- Monday February 3rd – finished collections due on the forum! Collections should consist of 3-5 prints–one main print and 2-4 coordinates. (More about main prints can be found in Lesson Six of The Sellable Sketch, and more about coordinates in Lesson Seven.)
Upcoming Event: Branding Group-Study
The response from our 2019 Summer of Creativity was so positive that we have turned much of the content into a new branding course!
In this Group-Study you’ll explore your brand identity and create pattern collections that tell your unique story. This is done through a thoughtful, pro-growth itinerary and series of high-value tutorials.
The Group-Study starts on January 13, 2020 and is free for Textile Design Lab members.
Recording: Using Image Trace with Laura Coyle
The recording of this month’s live training with Laura Coyle is now posted!
In this training Laura covered:
* How to work with files that were started in Procreate or Adobe Fresco
* How to Image Trace photos and keep your file sizes small
This training is important for those of you working with iPad apps and photographs. Thanks to Laura for this informative monthly presentations!
Recording: Adobe Textile Designer with Sherry London
As part of our Photoshop for Designers I & II group-studies, Sherry London graciously offered to host two live Q&A events for our Textile Design Lab members.
In this second session Sherry covered Adobe Textile Designer and showed us how this powerful tool can be used to turn a group of motifs into a repeating pattern.
Weekly Art Critiques. Please join the TDL community on THURSDAY at 1 PM Eastern for a live art critique. Our art critiques are fun events where Lab members come together to review artwork and ask questions about pattern design, marketing and sales. A registration link will be emailed the morning of the critique and will also be posted in our Weekly Art Critique forum. Textile Design Lab members can watch past critiques here.