As the year draws to a close and all of you aspiring designers are looking toward your 2018/19 lines, lets review the top trends reported for this past year.
Oddly enough when it comes to brands we have complete opposites of the spectrum ranking .On the top of the spectrum we have Gucci with shoppers searching for loud floras, clashing prints,snakes and green and red stripes. Logos popular as always but with the addition of “message” tees focusing feminist and political messages.
Other top designer brands making a mark in sales and searches in 2017 were St Laurent and Balenciaga . Retro looks seemed to make a mark across the board with these vintage fashion houses as well as other well known retailers( retail blog to follow) Taking a cue from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s with crop tops, chain mail, spaghetti straps or flares in mustard tones, pussy blow blouses and cord. Disco glitter boots were popular in the Autumn party scene and of course lots of sequins
well, it’s been a short time since I have started MIA FASHI studios and Miami sewing classes but it has been an eyeopening experience! I must say that there is a dire need for my services here in southwest Miami Dade county! Many people from all walks of life are looking to pick up sewing skills and that leads to wanted to experience more! In many cases it has led to exploring pattern making for clothes and accessories!
I have found that many persons already own sewing machines but don’t know how to use them so I will teach the student on their machine, in some cases they don’t know what to buy so they work on my machines. Brother is the brand I currently am endorsing for a home sewer. I have had moms, teens, adolescents, young men and couples all come to learn
It has been said that to be a teach is also to be the student! That is so true! I have been blessed to have some fabulous students that share their lives and experiences with me. Our journey together gives us both the opportunity to learn new trick and skills and to make new friends. I am always amazed by the creativity and multi talents of those I meet and teach.
Many students ask me what sewing machine should I buy. I want to learn to sew swimsuits or knit fabrics. Do I need an expensive sewing Machine? Ask yourself what do you want to sew and how serious of a sewer do you want to be?