I don't usually sketch the designs that I am actually going to create. They stay on my head or in the corner of my diary page where I doodled the idea. One of my friend asked me if it was a security thing, if I am afraid someone might see it and copy it, which happens in surprising frequency (of course it is not 'copying' for the people who do but 'benchmarking' or 'inspired by'), and the answer is no. Once I have a design in mind, I cannot be bother to do anything but to see it realised. I guess I am just like Madeleine Vionette and Coco Chanel who didn't believe in sketches. I tried to do the sketches after the designs are finished but once you have wrestled through a design (and wrestling is exactly what you will do if you decide to make a garment), you are so over it and you want nothing more to do with it. All you would want to do is to bask in the design's glory and quickly put it into your closet before you start seeing tiny errors you have made so that you have no chance to think about spending more time on the design.
This being my first full collection and because I may need to pitch my ideas to some people, I wanted to document every step of the way in my visual diary and do proper sketches but I found it extremely difficult because of my spontaneity. Now that I have sometime before my fabrics arrive from Korea, I have perfect opportunity to bring my visual diary up to date and do sketches of my garments.
One of the sketches I've done for this collection. The jacket is likely to be made with different fabrics; I'm thinking baby blue wool with gold satin as the collar, pockets and cuffs. I would really like someone to make that shoes for the collection.