Posts tagged Concept Design
Lingerie Concept 2020: Planting seed beads

Finding treasures in the studio

Moving the studio from downtown has been a daunting task. First, I have way to much stuff, and second, the thought of moving from a space I loved was indeed a difficult decision, but it’s done, the room is empty, and my new studio is filled with treasures. Donating balance of stock from past endeavors has been a wonderful way to go through my history. Finding samples of fabrics, trims, artwork and beading techniques that will inspire new concepts for the Spring/Summer 20/21 season.

Planting Seed Beads on Silk

This concept is all about luxury silks and the basic silhouette. The exclusive camisole, storyboard will be going into the SHOP today, along with a working storyboard for style. The original beadwork for this concept was purchased so long ago that unfortunately, I do not have the resource that created it or even know where it came from, it has been sitting on the bulletin board waiting all these years to be transformed into something beautiful.  Finding treasures this past month has inspired so many new creations for the shop, so stay tuned. It’s going to be a fun, creative season. Looking for trends in all the fun places, CHIARIstyle.

Shop Notes and other things

Digital Workbook

Digital Workbooks are creative storyboard concepts created by a designer for designer, sales teams, manufactures product development. Every concept is PDF downloadable with an exclusive focus on a single impression. Due to exclusivity a limit is place on the concept sale and it is removed from the shop to avoid over saturation, keeping new concept moving in and out of the shop. Sometimes a digital workbook theme will move into the website once the trend has been confirmed but with every illustration the hope is the concept will be transformed to a brands design strategy. Past story lines. Sweet Dreams a great storyboard concept that still translates trend.


Concept Storyboard: Lace Influences is in the shop. This board does not preview with CADS due to the ease of design. The storyboard focus is trending on the retro-thrift shop experience. Brand basics can be incorporated into the theme without creating new silhouettes. Lace Influences is a single 17x11 printable PDF downloadable storyboard with black background, perfect for design room discussion, working with buyers on new concepts, sales teams, product development.

Things to think about going into FW20/21 Concept Design

Finding trend in all the fun places. Vintage hand napkins found at the Ventura Swap Meet.

Jump into jersey: Concept design, CHIARIstyle

We love Jersey, cotton jersey that is!

Slip into a little bit of jersey with a berry component. The grape zone is trending and jersey is the perfect vehicle for the jumpsuit. Great for yoga, athletic concepts, urban lounge looks. Jersey takes to the body and fabric weights can change a look from frumpy to cool. Pop in cut-outs, add appliques and most of all do not skimp on the fit.



Applique looks with decorative stitch finishes, place on denim, corduroy fabrications. Work the concept with plaid and patchwork style-lines.

Design Room Re-Cap 2015/16

Taking a look back at 2015/16 details.


Showcasing our best of show with a new layout. Sheer Layers are still an important part of lingerie going into the next season. Banding can be re-worked with sheer layer backgrounds. Keep the bands simple and unreconstructed for basic looks that define the floor space and offer more sales. Color up some red with a heart motif for Valentine story-lines.