Are you an aspiring fashion designer looking for ideas for a fashion show theme? If you have designed your very own clothing line, and you want people to see it, but you, you don’t have enough networking connections to put on a professional-level fashion show, it is up to you to come up with some creative and thrifty way to showcase your designs.
Hosting your own amateur fashion show is a great way for a new designer to gain exposure. Firstly, you have to draw up a budget for your show. Even if you not have a lot of money to spend, you still have to figure out how to wisely spend the little money that you have for achieving optimal results.
An excellent first step is to try a few sponsors. If you’re a fashion design student and your parents graciously helping you with your tuition, they might be in a good position to sponsor your fashion show as well. Sponsors can donate things like a venue in lieu of money. It all ends up helping the project.
Before the fashion show theme can be decided upon, the designer has to decide on the kind of collection he wants and then create an initial portfolio. Designers get inspired by anything and most of them weave the designs and patterns in their clothes around a single theme; for example, symmetric patterns with earth colors for an autumn collection.
Whether the collection featured is going to be ready to Wear or Haute Couture also needs to be finalized. Once the collection is ready, the next decision to make is the where to feature the collection and when.
Location is of utmost importance, halls or stadiums which offer the latest in lighting and other facilities give creators the freedom to plan a great theme. For instance, chandeliers and other fancy lighting can help spice up a room immensely.
The theme often sets the tone for the collection and for the evening as well. What’s a fashion show without music? The genre of music played can help bring out the best in the collection. Those who can afford it, even hire live singers or DJ’s. Needless to say, the music changes with the mood of the collection and also for the intended clientele.
Deciding on the models is next. Of late, a lot of designers venture to create fashion with “real women” in mind, and so, models that aren’t a size zero are quite common. Make-up artists and hairstylists work tirelessly to create a new look or hairstyle to match the clothes and style quotient.
The guest list is important as well. After all, no designer wants to miss out inviting his best clients to his show. That’s where the media comes in too. The more media coverage, the better the exposure will be to the designer and the collection. The front row is where you are most likely to see fashion editors and other style experts.