Dissecting fashion is proving to be a bit of a headache.
Who knew that peeling back the many layers a designer has to consider when creating a line would end with more questions than answers?
On top of that I had no idea how expensive it actually is getting a collection together.
On average, a graduate spends £1000 to fund a handful of outfits, with many of them racking up much more than that.
A frightening figure considering there is no guarantee of commercial payback at the end of it.
I couldn’t quite understand how that was possible from the outside looking in.
Now my eyes are open.
Scoping around to see how much it would be to digitally print a pattern on a piece of fabric nearly had me falling over.
The jump off figure is £50 per metre of fabric. When you compare this with the cost of material in a high street haberdashery sitting around the £15 mark, it makes your eyes water.
So it is time to get savvy.
If I want to pop a bespoke pattern on to material then I’m going to have to get old school and do it myself.
Armed with a silk painting kit, one embroidery hoop and outliner pen, I’m praying that my higher art qualification will kick in.
Now that’s one outfit done, another 22 to go.
We have a new store opening in the city which I know you are all going to love. A bit of a cross between Urban Outfitters and Anthropology, Oliver Bonas will be at the corner of Hanover Street and George Street by the middle of the month. Be sure to pop in.