Hello hello hello Everybody! 😀 Gosh it’s been a while since I posted any new designs so I have a bunch right here and more in the works!
Firstly though, some news in regards to a new competition on Chicstar.com.
It’s a new design comp and rather than designing clothes, the purpose is to design fabric prints… uh huh, cool right? Now we’re not so limited with the visual fabric choice and can experiment; prints add a vibrancy to fashion design which is great to have.
The print contest section can be viewed HERE.
We can’t currently comment or vote on them but Chicstar have mentioned that it is a good idea and may be looking into allowing votes and comments. Also, I’m not sure whether that will mean more colours available for production though, it could mean that the prints chosen will utilize the colours commonly used already. That’s one of the reasons I haven’t added an info guide for this contest just yet as I haven’t seen the whole process in action. What I gather, both from the info on site and by contacting them, is basically: anyone can submit a print of their own independent design in one of the stated formats (AI – Adobe Illustrator, PSD – Adobe Photoshop or JPG) on the templates provided HERE. They will be displayed in their own section on site and people can submit designs using those prints. Any clothing designer can use any of the prints no matter who submitted them. Those clothing designs go into Competition 1 and are voted on as usual. If Chicstar Accepts one of those clothing designs to make as a prototype, the clothing designer will get the usual choice between $50 credit or a prototype copy. If the design then goes on to Win (to be made for production and sold in store) the print designer will get $100 and the clothing designer will get $1000. That’s all I know for now but I haven’t seen it with my own eyes yet.
Ok, so on to the designs!
Presented below is the first of 3 new designs – submitted in a number of variations, many utilizing the beautiful prints submitted in the aforementioned new contest. These clothing designs are currently being voted on in Competition 1 – submitting original designs. If you like them or want to see what other people are saying click the pics and maybe vote. You can also view my past designs by clicking my name on any of the ChicStar pages.