1. Finding Inspiration
Christian Fashion is more than just the clothing you wear, but the way it is worn and the visual Christian story it tells. Whether designing for a fellowship group or making a collection for individual Christians, our designers look for inspiration in the Bible and their daily Christian life. They’ll pull inspiration from resources like Bible verse, Gospel, Christian music, Christian art, Christian history, Christian architecture, and fashion trends. Designers try to discern current churches' and Christian groups' wants and needs to inform their designs.
2. Sketching Ideas
Our designer will sketch to mentally visualize designs. Sketches present an idea in a tangible form, giving the image another viewpoint. Sketches are the foundation of design. Eventually, these sketches will become a blueprint for the pattern maker to create the first muslin or prototype.
3. Choosing Fabrics
We don't use cheap readymade blanks, our designers select the right type of fabric to express their Christian design ideas adequately. Sometime, the fabric will dictate the type of garment the designer makes; other times, the type of silhouette will inform the fabric selection. We research the weight, thickness, and construction of our fabric selection to better understand how they fit, move, and drape on the human body.
4. Picking Colors
Color is a powerful tool for transmitting a mood. It's often the first thing people notice when they look at any garment of clothing. Our fashion designers will choose the right color palettes to ensure they depict the appropriate mood and story for our garments.
5. Considering Sihouettes
Basically, Silhouette in Fashion Design means that outline of clothing or garment and refers to the line of dress. Our designers will consider the target Christians' body type and the fabric they plan to use to create the right look. They will be mindful of proportions, balance, and how certain pieces drape or move.
6. Sampling and Prototyping
Eventually, our designer will finalize their sketches and send them to patternmakers for prototyping. Patternmakers create the first clothing sample with materials like muslin, a loosely-woven cotton fabric often used to test garment patterns before cutting and stitching the final product. Prototypes aim to capture the spirit of the final garment through their shape, draping, and fabric choice. This product sample marks the first time our designer will see their garment in a three-dimensional form, which they can revise and edit as needed.
7. Assembling the Garment
Construction brings a design to life. Our designer will determine the best techniques to use to formally construct their garment, like stitching, buttons, rubberized label, or zipper choice. Meanwhile, they also have to determine the best techniques to use to express the Christian story, like screen print, embroidery, HD silicone applique, rhinestones, sequins, heat transfer, etc. These design choices will work within the context of their Christian story.
8. Testing the Garment
Our designers often use fashion models to visualize and conceptualize their Christian designs. Models allow them to see how their clothing fits and lays on a real, three-dimensional person. If wearability is a concern for a design, some models will offer feedback on a garment's design functionality, like how it feels in terms of size, texture, or mobility, which can further inform any changes designers need to make when creating the final, polished product.