How to Find Inspiration for Your Custom Designed Clothes

August 28, 2017 Venoma 1 Comments

As a designer, you have probably experienced the frustration of feeling like you have literally run out of ideas…

Similar to writer’s block, you hit a creative block and feel as though your career is over.

You simply cannot come up with anything else that you think will just “wow” the fashion gurus.

But, before you throw in your drawing book and colored pencils, consider where you are looking for inspiration…

Sometimes, all it takes to get past that creative block is to look for inspiration in some of the most unsuspecting places and let the ideas come to you.

So, grab those personalized labels from Wunderlabel and get back to the drawing board.

How do you find that inspiration, though?


Obviously, the major question is where do you go for inspiration…

With clothes everywhere, how do you still look around and create something that is your own?

Start by examining the current fashion industry.

Begin by taking a look at your surroundings and ask yourself a few questions…

Which way is the industry going?

What is it missing?

How could my designs make it better?

How could I improve what is already out there?

Like several other industries, the fashion industry is always changing. Therefore, it is vital to your designs that you stay on top of the current market and the future of the market. Clever media marketing campaigns and quirky designs generate a major buzz in the fashion industry.

Determine who you are designing for.


One of the biggest mistakes designers make is picturing their clothing is a necessity for the entire world…

It would be great if everyone in the world just adored your designs but that just is not plausible.

Narrow it down and determine the specific market that you are going to design for – kids, adults, babies, elderly.

Then, you can dedicate some time to considering exactly what will make that specific market happy. Try talking to people in that demographic and grab their ideas, too – you never know, something they say might trigger your great idea for “the next big thing.”

Gather images to put your vision on paper.

This step comes in to play nicely when you are looking at the current trends – it helps to see plenty of visuals of what is already out there.

This will help you answer those questions from earlier such as “What is missing?”.

Once you have gathered images that are of interest, make a mood board. You can separate the pictures based on mood, which can eventually help you develop the different aspects of your collection.

Final Thoughts

At this point, you have given yourself the perfect atmosphere to develop new and creative ideas. Now, it is time to pull out the sketch pad…

Just go with it. Just start drawing. If you have to start over a few times, it is okay – that is what an eraser is for.

Just remember to relax – creative juices don’t flow like the Nile River in the midst of stress.

Now, grab a cup of coffee – or whatever your comfort drink is – and let your creative juices flow.

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