Posts tagged Storyboards
Finding trend in all the fun places.

The hand towel creates a cover-up.

Elements for new product can be taken out of context. The floral vintage hand-towel designed by the great amazing textile artist Vera Neumann was the inspiration for this print. This story line is all about the rosebud and a summer morning, cleaning and ironing linens. Freshen up the brand with cotton, linen inspired prints for your 2021 concept themes. A storyboard can create a conversation, inspire a trend, produce a collection.

Looking for trends in all the fun places.

Trend Workbook

Rosebuds in the Garden

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Mini story & concept boards perfect for lingerie, sleepwear, urbanlounge inspiration moving into the 2020/21 market.

Created for designers, sales, manufactures, trend notes.

Original Illustrative fashion, CAD, design trends with a focus on the bud, the rosebud.

Trending Storyboards


Storyboard the skin print with fun panty packs, mix it up with lace influences, tone it down with applique or embroidery, the skin print should be in the game for 2019/2020 trend. This fabrication is perfect for basics & a new silhouette can gain influence with the inspiration of the print. So storyboard it out with your sales teams, buyers and bosses. Get in the game, CAD up a few panty lines & loungewear sets or click contact and let us do it for you.


When my sister died last year the only thing that kept me sane that night was the walk back to the hotel at 3 AM in the morning. It had rained that day so the ground was wet and it was very cold outside. The streets were empty; the red blinking lights directed my way from the hospital where my sister's spirit lingered. The moon, sitting low in the sky, was huge and a welcomed relief. Once in my room I noticed a repeat number on my cell phone, it was the eye bank, in my total exhaustion and a longing for a stiff, strong drink life came back into the conversation.
Life & Death, keeping company.

Sleepwear trends are moving into 2020.

Sleepwear Cottons: The heels have it!

On the Lawn

Cotton Jersey Sleepwear Storyboard

Design Room Notes

Domestic Sleepwear: Print the Cotton


January, companies will start showing 2020 trend for fall market,  giving domestic companies that produce in the good old USA an opportunity to get into trend with fun whimsical prints for 2018/19 markets.  Cotton is the perfect vehicle for sleepwear. It prints beautifully and loves color. Minimums are easier to achieve with sleepwear where lingerie has no advantage when it comes to minimums due to the low yields. I once had a textile owner fight with me over missing yardage shipped. When I explained to him how many thongs and briefs we could cut with that missing yardage, apology & replacement accepted. Every yard counts when cutting panty programs.

Bringing basic lingerie bra and pantie styles into the mix will also allow more departments into the theme.  This is also the perfect opportunity to get buyers involved with concept boards for exclusive print story-lines that showcase the print with silhouettes that sell in store.

Taking it into street to sleep styling offer a double bonus for more silhouettes that trend the mainstream market.  Think yoga, active looks.

As a creative director/designer working with a reliable printer on new print ideas has always been a mainstream concept that has worked. Minimums are more accessible and deliveries can be closer to the time-line.  Move into the conversation for 2018/19 trend and capture a little bit of the opportunities manufacturing in the USA can bring.