By Ilse Hagen
Fashion designing is not all fun and glamor, but a little bit of technology can make it so much easier. A good fashion design software can help every type of designer -- even amateurs -- execute professional-looking designs. Thinking of using one? Here’s a starter kit.
What exactly can a fashion design software can do for you?
Although a computer program will not necessarily make you the next Chloe Dao, or the next Santino Rice, it can help you expand your fashion creativity and help you design faster, so you can get more work done.
Fashion design software allows you to play around with a range of colors, fabrics, and cuts, without necessarily having to buy the entire material—this allows you to save a lot of time and money, and allow you the freedom to experiment with different combinations without having to spend too much.
What should you look for in fashion design software?
Good fashion design software allows you to create 2d or 3d renders of your design, for editing or experimenting. It also allows you to print, upload, and share the designs via email. Some software allows you to replicate real 3-D fabrics on the screen so that you can visualize them as close to reality as possible—and see your design in different colors and cuts. This type of software usually has a database of different fabrics, textures, and prints. Most of them also have update options that let you add new fabrics and patterns to your database.