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TDL News 12-11-19

Chelsea’s Challenge: The Twenties

It’s no surprise with the decade nearing an end and the start of the ’20s on the horizon that signs of a 1920s style renaissance abound–velvet, feathers, fringe, sequins and intricate beading are all over the Pre-Fall 2020 runways! Mary Katrantzou, Valentino, Giorgio Armani and many other recent runway shows are a great starting point for some high-fashion inspiration and showcase some playful examples of giving this trend a fresh, modern spin–these aren’t your grandma’s flappers!

As you design you might look to classic Art Deco design icons like chevrons, diamonds and fan shapes, or simple, graphic, two-color florals. The V&A Museum is a great resource to search for authentic designs from the 1920’s, and then to give your own spin on them to bring them into 2020. You can also read more about Art Deco in this Pattern Observer post.

Feel free to incorporate New Year’s themes into your collection as well if that direction feels inspiring to you–think fireworks, sparklers, champagne, confetti, etc. Have fun and don’t be afraid to make this a glitzy, glamorous and festive collection!

Take a closer look at this design challenge here.


Pattern Planning and Goal Setting Group-Study

Sign up TODAY! Our Pattern Planning and Goal Setting Group-Study started on Monday, Dec. 9th, but there is still plenty of time to catch up.

In this Group-Study you’ll clarify what you hope to achieve in 2020 and create an action plan that is broken down into quarterly tasks to get you there. At the end of this course, you will feel focused and in control—ready for this upcoming year!

You’ll know exactly what steps to take and how you can use The Textile Design Lab to achieve the goals you’ve laid out before you.

We also have a live Goals Chat scheduled for this Friday, December 13th at 10am Eastern. You can find the link here.



Launching a Fashion Line with Vicki Wallis

Vicki Wallis worked within the apparel industry for 12 years before branching out on her own and creating The Fashion Business Coach (formally named 29andSeptember Studio). Vicki helps small and startup fashion labels to succeed in their business and we are so excited to bring her wealth of experience to the Textile Design Lab guest expert role.

On Monday we welcomed Vicki to the Textile Design Lab and she shared a process for launching a new brand.

You can find the link here.



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.

December 11, 2019

2 Responses on TDL News 12-11-19"

  1. Nancy Carr says:

    Hi Michelle,
    How exactly do I sign up for the group study? The links that have been provided have just taken me to an email sign up for TDL.
    Nancy 🌸

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