Posts tagged Workbook Concepts
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.

22 Tees

New designs going into our WorkBook Shop.


Lingerie, the slip and the robe.
Catch the trends, CHIARIstyle.

WorkBooks: Created as send-outs for storyboard design have moved into our shop. Based on what is trending in the market-place each collection or key item is pattern-ready and illustrated for production and inspiration.  Lately, with more and more sketches stacked in the corner untouched, the office studio is making it easier to structure the work on new projects begging for attention. 22 Tees have been in the works based on a request for  T-shirt design.  Velvet has been a strong influencer going into 2019/2020 trends. The Spring 2019 Ready-to-Wear shows inspired additional confidence that T-shirts are the perfect balance for basics moving into 2020. Anyone looking for salable T-shirts, camisoles & tops where the focus is on velvets, stretch fabrications and style stay tuned to the next few weeks of hints and innuendos. Look for more information in your STYLENOTES or catch the trend end September 2018.
Design Notes: WorkBooks are limited editions.  

Product Developmemt Designs Trends for 2018/19

By Request: Product Development Notes

Welcome to September 2017

Workbooks & Fashion Notes

Adding new ways to find trend this month. More workbooks are going to be in store along with trend analysis for lingerie, sleepwear, and loungewear. By request Limited Edition workbooks will also be added with a focus on intimates and underpinnings. If you are a manufacturer, buyer, designer, student looking for trends to enhance your preview for new design development stay tuned. Sending out our STYLENOTES middle of the month with news on product development discounts for all workbook styles so sign up! Going back to where it all started swimwear & denim, so look for the addition of these style lines to our pages in the coming weeks. As a prolific designer breaking down concepts with a clear vision where the trend is illustrated with design, fabric, details, findings and options for creative changes has always been a strong point. With purchased workbooks you will be able to put silhouettes directly into pattern mode, buyer preview, sales meeting. Let's get this conversation started. Fashion is...change. Are you ready?

Find your trend!

Lingerie Concepts

Sleepwear Design

In the Lounge

a single concept.

When creating a new collection it is not necessary to have all the elements when showcasing

new ideas. Create new product development concepts with workbook flash cards. A single concept can define the mood it takes to get your collections started. With workbook flash notes you can showcase your ideas to sales, buyers, creative directors. Are you looking for ways to save on concepts gone wild. CHIARIstyle, where experience counts.