A bridal dress collection always needs a great deal of creativity, a quality generally considered to be innate, and a gift that flowers on its own. Yet, the creative processes that lead to success are the result of the ability to come up with original solutions to concrete problems and situations beyond talent and individual gifts. Good ideas, important contributions, and new solutions are the consequences of specific procedures in which analysis, observation, reflection, and proposals form part of the same mechanism that encompasses distinct mental processes.
In the development of a wedding dress collection, there is several must have steps:
1) Before the creation of a bridal dress line or collection, the bridal designer must immerse them-self in a process of investigation that permits finding and detecting inspirational things, ones that potentially can be transformed into a new sketch on paper. It is not easy to guess what the public will want the next season-especially when one is working a year before it even begins.
2) The sketchbook is used to record the creative process of the designer. It is a means of expression where ideas are collected and proposals are developed freely, with the aim of presenting the conceptual character of the collection, the making of the garments, the search for materials and fabrics, and the suggestions of possible looks.
3) There are various kinds of lines like the A-line, which refers to a garment that is narrow in the upper part with a low waist that widens toward the lower extreme; To preserve coherency and order in a collection, it is important to maintain common lines or details that recur throughout the pieces.
4) Color is the most important element in one bridal collection. It is one of the factors that first draws the attention of consumers, conveying the spirit and emotions that the collection wishes to express: sensuality, mystery, innocence, maturity, madness, etc.the degree of intensity of a color, the brightness or paleness that it emits depending on its level of purity; when it is pure, and neither black nor white or any other color has been added to it, the color Is at its maximum level of saturation. Playing with colors and their dimensions in various ways produces different harmonic ranges.
5) Lace, satins, sculptural silk faille and mikados, crisp taffetas, flowing chiffons, floating organzas and ethereal tulle (Introduction of Tulle) illusions each have their distinct characteristics and their unique beauty is brought to life in the collection.
6) Once the references have been selected and the lines and themes to be explored in the future collection analyzed, the next step is to develop the gathered material in the form of a thematic panel or concept book.
7) Test garment once the pattern has been developed. For instance, if the fabric to be used for the garment is elastic, a knit fabric must be used for the test garment. Normally, the fabric is white or natural, given that these colors make the cuts and tailoring of the pattern easier to see.
8) The final step in the creative process is to make a prototype, that is, a version of the garment as it will later appear at retail respecting fabrics, colors, finishes, etc. Once the prototype is completed, the developmental process of a collection is over and the time has come to present it, to offer it to possible buyers, to begin production, and follow the necessary steps so that the garments actually will be able to be worn.