Though it might seem as if the artistic aspect of fashion is missing in the bustle of commercial marketing and constantly changing trends, it actually is not the case if you look at the work of some of the most accomplished designers today.
Just like painting, sculpture or dance, there is an inspiration, that compels the designer to create, thus giving them a reason to create, a purpose. This compulsion can be due to numerous factors which could be emotional or inspired by internal or external circumstances. Regardless, the compulsion to create can be boiled down as a need to express,
Fashion creates a gate way for the human mind to express an inner truth, a belief or an idea, about oneself or the external world though the canvas of clothing. An emotion one can wear, which reflects themselves or the world around them.
Every aspect of a garment can tell a story, from the colors, texture, cut, drape to even minute subliminal details such as buttons which can signify strong ideals such as aspiration or innocence.
If you are wondering, is talent alone enough?, you need to look at industry legends like Coco Chanel, who learnt the art of sewing while being raised in an orphanage or Georgio Armani, who started his career from a garments shop, where he assisted a photographer in arranging the window, or let’s take the example of Calvin Klein, who started his career as a complete loner, with no connections nor money, except for what he made helping his father at his grocery store.
The simple truth is, in addition to being exceptional fashion designers, these greats were also exceptional business men and women, scouting the market like a hawk, searching for opportunity, flaws, chinks in the armor where they could step in and offer their solutions.
For instance, Rene’ Lacoste designed a game changing shirt with a buttoned neckline and short sleeves in a time when tennis players were accustomed to rolling up their sleeves to get a little relief. Lacoste saw opportunity, stepped in and offered his solution. A simple formula.
These extraordinary people loved their art enough to learn and develop a new line of business. Now, we have made the barriers much lower for an enterprising designer to get started on their own.
Choose from our wide range of product silhouettes across customer segments – Tees, Tops, Dresses, Backpacks, Messenger bags and Raglans across Kids, Men, Women and Extended Sizes in Synthetic, Cotton, Polyester, Silk or Blends. Just design on our 3D tool and publish to your store and the product is ready for purchase! No inventory, no pre-orders, no minimums – we will custom make and drop ship every single order, under your label, within 2 weeks.
Need your own custom product or special fabric? We will design, pattern-make and set up manufacturing just for you, for a small fee.
Promote your products on Facebook, sell on Facebook in-app store, promote on Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest with a single click from our social dashboard. When your customers order on any of your channels, we will manufacture and drop ship it!
We have simplified supply chains, built design tools and brought on-demand
manufacturing so any budding designer with talent and entrepreneurial skills can get started. We have made sure tools, technology or cost are no longer a barrier. You just need to add your talent and creativity to the mix!
In celebration of the release of our new silk tie, we thought we’d pay homage to the 400-year-old accessory!
From crazy to classic prints, our 100% silk neck ties are the perfect canvas for your works of art. We went the extra mile during development, ensuring our ties’ images align on the front & tail when worn.
Choose “Auto fit” to wrap and align your art around, or choose “apply to” front/back to create a reversible tie with a pop of color or different pattern on the back!
There is no wrong way to wear a tie! Look to these celebrities for some more lessons in dapper dressing:
Now that you’ve familiarized yourself with the MyWear platform and designed your first item, you might be wondering if there’s any hacks or tools for even more control during the design process. Lucky for you, there is! Here we’ll walk you through some of the lesser known tools to utilize while designing with MyWear!
Apply Image To
If you only want to apply art to specific sections of your design, use the “Apply Image To” dropdown to add art to desired panels, or uncheck components where you don’t want your art to be applied.
Additional Artwork Tabs
If you’re planning on using more than one artwork on your piece, you can use the additional artwork tabs to do so. When combined with “apply image to” you can create pieces that feature multiple works of art on different sections, or it can be used as a tool for even more control over the placement of your art and how it will look on your garment.
Use the clone tool to clone your art to a second (or third!) artwork tab.
Center Arrow Button
As you’ve probably figured out, the four arrows located in the artwork tab will align your art further to the left or right, or higher or lower. But, there’s also a small center button which will make your arrows move in smaller increments.
Use the layer up/down buttons located to the left of your art thumbnail to change layer order.
To set a logo, use a .png file (without a background) and overlay it on top of the other layers.
To apply solid color, go to the color tab and uncheck “art” in the component you’d like to apply color to. Click the color box and use the dropper to choose a color or enter a color hex code.
Mirror & Copy Functions
You can also find the “mirror” and “copy” functions located in the color tab. Use these to copy or mirror the art from one side onto the other. For example, for symmetrical sleeves, use the color tab’s dropdown menu under “Mirror” and select “Mirror” to make the left component match with the right. Select “Copy” to apply an identical copy of the art onto the other sleeve.
Once you get the hang of these tools, you’ll find many inventive ways to use them to create truly unique items that your customers can’t find anywhere else. Want a quick visual refresher course? Look no further than our video tutorial!
Normally, when we think of the color red, words that might come to mind are along the lines of “passion”, “action”, or “anger”. Color psychology associated with red represents “our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy.”
But, let us introduce you to the softer side of red. This look has been spotted multiples over the last week, especially at Cannes. Florals, naval stripes, and hints of nude and blush have been keeping things romantic, feminine, and, dare we say, soft?
Red is a classic color that never goes out of style, but with its current popularity, now is the perfect time to design something of your own in the timeless shade.
Here are just a few examples of how you can achieve this style with MyWear®:
As we’ve reported a few times now, stripes have been quietly elevating their status from classic wardrobe staple to one of 2016’s biggest trends. We saw this budding as early as last year, gaining traction through early 2016, and now; they’ve officially hit their trending tipping point:
Stripes are easy to create, compliment other prints (think polka dots or floral pattern mixing), and go well with multiple colors and styles. Simply put, they’re perfect for incorporating into your MyWear® designs this summer!
To design your own in Photoshop, use the rectangular marquee tool to select the size stripe you want. Then, use the paint bucket tool to fill in the selected area with a desired color. Repeat! Copy and paste your stripe design for an ongoing pattern.
Want to switch it up with a new color scheme, you chameleon, you? No problem! Use the Hue/Saturation dial located in adjustments to give a quick color change!
As mentioned above, pattern mixing is a cinch with stripes, just remember to use at least one matching or complimentary color!
Most importantly, have fun and infuse your own personality into this classic!
Yuppies, minimalists, and safari-enthusiasts rejoice: Khaki is backi! This season’s neutral has a little something for everyone and makes the perfect accompaniment to slip dresses, athleisure, and flares… No matter your personal style, khaki has your back!
But, don’t just take our word for it, check out all these celebrities and street style stars working the trend recently:
This is the perfect time to try out your own unique version of this trend. With MyWear®, you can create your own one-of-a-kind piece that you won’t find anywhere (or on anyone) else!
Check out this MyWear® dress in a funky neon khaki design, for instance:
Day glow not your thing? These MyWear® designs make neutral look anything but boring:
And here are some other pieces currently available in the MyWearStore:
As you can see, making trends work for you and your own personal style is easy with MyWear®!
MyWear®‘s team of independent artists is growing quickly, and with it so is our lineup of products. Here’s a look at what’s new in the MyWearStore!
Spring forward with ultra-soft tanks in poppy colors and designs!
Dress up for spring in an array of silhouettes and artist-designed prints.
Far out prints in comfy cotton!
Unique, bright backpacks that are stylish, comfortable to carry, and perfect for everyday use.
Carry all your necessities in a one-of-a-kind, artist-designed tote.
This only skims the surface of MyWearStore’s vast product lineup, so head on over to see what’s new in travel bags, baseball tees, scarves, and much more! Feeling extra creative? Try designing your own clothing or accessories!
Custom clothing has long been associated with celebrities and the wealthy. And for good reason! The cost to create clothing in custom designs, fabrics, and sizes is incredibly expensive. At the very least, it would involve purchasing the perfect fabric and hiring a seamstress that could pattern the piece of clothing and tailor it to your body. Not surprisingly, this sort of thing is out of the ordinary, if not out of the question for most of us. At least it was, until now…
Thanks to our new custom fashion marketplace, MyWearStore, customers are able to order custom clothing for themselves at department store prices. Using a combination of patent-pending technology, automation, and specialized mass manufacturing techniques, MyWear® is the only platform that delivers high-quality apparel and accessories, custom made with your pattern of choice, and personalized to your size and choice of fabric.
For those not interested in jumping straight into creating your own patterns, don’t feel left out! MyWearStore also offers a line of customizable clothing designed by our talented community of independent LaunchMyWear artists and designers. Our marketplace lets you to discover new, emerging designers and trends while getting your pieces custom made to your size and fabric specifications– all at affordable prices!
Custom bridesmaids dresses continue to gain popularity, but they’re missing something in my opinion… true customizability! There are many brands that offer a few different silhouettes in limited choices of fabric or color, but, aside from that, there’s only so far you can go. Trying to find a style that all of your bridesmaids will agree on is exhausting. And trying to find the exact shade to match your accent color, or print to coordinate with the groomsmen’s ties, is down right overwhelming. Add in the staggering task of finding something that’s offered in a variety of sizes and you have a huge headache and are quickly charting Bridezilla anxiety levels.
I too experienced this during my wedding. One of my Bridesmaids didn’t really agree on a dress and when they all finally did agree, it wasn’t available in the right sizes. This is after months of trying to find a shade of “peach” that wasn’t actually orange or hot pink (apparently, the color peach is surprisingly subjective). Ultimately, I chose to have my bridesmaids wear different tones of peach and coral in different styles and fabric, although my preference at the time would have been different shades in the same dress style and fabric. Ultimately, it just wasn’t an option at the time.
I regret nothing, but for brides facing the daunting task of finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses, might I point you in the direction of MyWear®!
In just a few minutes I made four bridesmaid dresses, same silhouette and fabric, different shades of peach and coral, all available in custom sizing for every body type. Wow, this would have saved me time during wedding planning!
Or, for those of you who want to match the dresses to the exact color of your bouquet, or just really love a specific shade, we got you covered too! MyWear can make dresses in a variety of silhouettes and fabrics in any color of the rainbow you desire.
It also doesn’t hurt that these dresses are half the price of a standard bridesmaid gown. MyWear® is a great solution for all you brides trying to find the right dress for each person in your bridal party. Breath easy and get to the fun stuff (cake tasting!) with MyWear®.