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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fashion Design Apps

What are fashion design apps?  They are apps that help with the design of fashion.  No kidding…

Fashion design is essentially the art behind the application of design and aesthetics to clothing, footwear, and accessories.  Fashion design is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and changes over time and by geographical location.  Even within one country, fashion influence and ones taste in regard to what is in or out of style may vary by region.   For example, in the United State there are several different geographic fashion regions and some of which have different style trends than the others.

Fashion designers work in a number of ways to design clothing, shoes, and fashion accessories.  Some merchandisers and designers utilze fashion design software and others use good old fashion pencil and paper to create trend worthy illustrations.  Because of the time required to bring a garments into the market, designers must manage projects quickly in addition to the task of anticipate changes to consumer tastes.  They often rely on technology to get the design process done quickly.  Using CAD software is often an essential part of the garment design process.  Using the proper fashion design tools is important for any artist interested in developing a clothing collection.

In today’s mobile world, fashion designers cannot always wait to be in front of their desktop when the creative juices start to flow.  They need to be prepared and able to work on the go.  Thanks to fashion design apps, it is now possible to work almost anywhere.  Let your creativity flow thru our phones, tablets, and other mobile devices.

Fashion Design Apps of Interest

Prêt à Template - App for drawing fashion sketches (Apple App): Ideas come up all the time, register them instantly with this inseparable mobile devices has become habitual and who works/study in fashion knows that design ideas are not written, are Sketched.  Their Templates has both internal/external guidelines presented in 3 way views (side, front back) providing the scale and proportions to facilitate the development and thereby leaving mind free for create. Finalizing the design you can turn off the guidelines and remain only with the information drawn.

MoodBoard (Apple) : Moodboard is the perfect app for creating mood and inspiration boards on your iPad. This latest version features support for the incredible new Retina Display.  Collect, organize, and share the things that inspire you!Most designers have one common problem – they can easily lose their focus once distracted. Fortunately, the Moodboard app is helpful for this problem. The app is designed to create an inspiration board on your iPad so you can keep your visual focus in place. All you have to do is browse the internet using the in-app extension and click the crop icon to keep the image in your board.

Style Studio: Fashion Designer (Apple): Don't just watch the trends, make them! Create, customize, and share your own fashions. Tops, jackets, dresses, skirts and pants with an endless array of material and accessories. Now with both male & female models and fashions. Personalize designs with your own graphics and even use photos right from your device.  Created by By XMG Studio Inc.

ColorSnap (for Android) The one thing which is very important for any fashion designers is to find new colours and colour schemes for their designs. ColorSnap is thus the perfect and most useful app for fashion designers as it comes with many colors for inspiration. It helps in choosing matching colors and gives recommendations as well. It can be downloaded from the Google play store.

Fashion star boutique (for Android): This is an apt app for love the fashion enthusiasts and designers. It comes with a medium which lets ones express his/her creativity and fashion sense. This app lets you shop for many fashion products and create your own line of fashion wear and accessories.

DrawAndWear (for Microsoft) : Are you a fashion designer? Do you like designing clothes for fun? Then this app is for you.  DrawAndWear is you modern sketchbook! With DrawAndWear you can create your own fashion collection, one item at a time! Create tops, bottoms, dresses and accessories, and mix an match these items to create styles and form a fashion show on the home screen. Plus, you can create your own mannequins, if you want to try one of your designs on a friend, or create a design just for them.

Although there are numerous fashion apps on the market, we are still in the early stages of what can be accomplished.  In addition, many of the design apps are sort of games rather than high caliber artwork tools for professionals.  The future has much more instore.

We hope that you have found the fashion design tools listed above to be helpful.  If you know of any additional fashion design apps that should be added to this page, you are welcome to list your suggestions in the comments section of this post.  We would be happy to learn about your favorite mobile fashion design apps.

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When working on your mobile device, don’t forget to save your creations to the fashion cloud so you do not risk losing those amazing projects you are working on developing.

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