Find the perfect skirt for your body type | SKIRT GUIDE – SPRING FASHION | Justine Leconte

What are the different types of skirts: mini, midi, maxi, pencil skirts, etc? Which skirt fits which body type? This video shows the 3 parameters when choosing a skirt: waist, hemline and fullness. I refer to the main body types: pear, apple, inverted triangle, rectangle & hourglass. Petite and tall women are also mentioned, but … Continue reading “Find the perfect skirt for your body type | SKIRT GUIDE – SPRING FASHION | Justine Leconte”

COLOR THEORY basics FOR FASHION | Justine Leconte

Understanding color theory (1st part) and how to apply color theory in fashion (2nd part). This advice applies when you design a collection, but also when you simply pick an outfit in the morning. Terms used: Primary, secondary, tertiary colors Hue + white = tint Hue + black = shade Hue + grey = tone … Continue reading “COLOR THEORY basics FOR FASHION | Justine Leconte”

6 modern fashion trends that are in fact very old | Justine Leconte

Fashion trends come, go… and come back. Not just in the 20th century. This video shows 6 examples of fashion trends that are actually much older than you would think: – Platform shoes = chopines shoes in 16th century Venice, in Spain (first picture) and in Europe in general. – Rolled hair = macaroni men … Continue reading “6 modern fashion trends that are in fact very old | Justine Leconte”

The right coat for your body type | Winter fashion | Justine Leconte

How to choose a coat for your body type (shape)? This video helps you work with proportions and find types of outerwear that work for you. I am talking about the main body types: pear, apple, rectangle, inverted triangle, hourglass – with a few extra tips if you are also curvy, petite or tall 😉 … Continue reading “The right coat for your body type | Winter fashion | Justine Leconte”

Which brands are “fast fashion”? How to tell (in 4 points) ǀ Justine Leconte

Fast fashion means that the brands produce in countries where labor is very cheap because the laws don’t protect the garment workers. The clothes produced are of poor quality and execution, and they get sold at incredibly cheap prices in “rich countries”. Since they are trendy in design, they will get out of fashion quite … Continue reading “Which brands are “fast fashion”? How to tell (in 4 points) ǀ Justine Leconte”

French fashion: 6 clothing classics by French designers | “Parisian chic” | Justine Leconte

Some of the classic pieces of clothing we wear all around the world have been created by French designers. Those pieces were the result of the time and social circles they lived in. Gabrielle Chanel, René Lacoste, Christian Dior or Louis Réard are just a few of those designers that created timeless style. How many … Continue reading “French fashion: 6 clothing classics by French designers | “Parisian chic” | Justine Leconte”

How to review / critique a fashion show? | Justine Leconte

How to do a good critique of a fashion show? What to look at when attending and reviewing fashion shows? This video is a tutorial to help you do that. I hope you’ll find it useful. Further reading: Alexander McQueen’s VOSS show: http://bit.ly/2k3lDOX Interview of Cathy Horyn, fashion critics for the New York Times: http://bit.ly/2kA4SxQ … Continue reading “How to review / critique a fashion show? | Justine Leconte”

How to start a fashion line | Justine Leconte

Sourcing, designing, marketing a collection or creating sales materials: today, I share with you the steps needed to start your fashion line from the business perspective as well as my learnings on the way. Names & links: To get my newsletter: www.justineleconte.com/newsletter Software to build a webshop: Shopify, Squarespace, WordPress (…) Web-based service to send … Continue reading “How to start a fashion line | Justine Leconte”

Live sketching session! ǀ Fashion drawing for beginners: drawing models ǀ Justine Leconte

Today’s video is a live sketching demo! I have 90 seconds to catch each pose. *** Skillshare offers a 2-month free trial for the first 500 people who sign up to the platform: https://skl.sh/JustineNovember My selection of classes to learn & practice fashion drawing (explained step-by-step, good tutorials for beginners): – How to draw a … Continue reading “Live sketching session! ǀ Fashion drawing for beginners: drawing models ǀ Justine Leconte”

New fashion collection – episode 2 ǀ #ProjectRacine ǀ Justine Leconte

The creative process of Project Racine continues! My next collection is now going into the pattern-making phase, I am choosing fabrics and colors, the timing is getting tighter. I hope you will enjoy seeing more of what happens behind the scenes of the fashion industry, when developing a fashion collection. One thing I have learnt … Continue reading “New fashion collection – episode 2 ǀ #ProjectRacine ǀ Justine Leconte”