In the fashion industry, the most successful entrepreneurs are those who channel their creativity and talent to make pieces that are unique and not monotonous. As a fashion designer especially, you need to be able to infuse new concepts, styles and trends in your brand to make it stand out.
This column focuses on a range of concepts and styles that fashion entrepreneurs all over the world can take advantage of. So, how can you use the Queen Anne neckline, houndstooth, as well as accents in your brand in order to appeal to your target audience?
Queen Anne Neckline
This type of neckline, which was named after Queen Anne, is a regal cut that features a high collar at the back and a dipped neckline in the front.
The neckline is fashioned in two parts – that is, the sweetheart neckline in the front which is upheld by sleeves or straps at the side to keep it in place. And just like Catherine Umahi, a physiotherapist in training shared,
“I don’t think the Queen Anne neckline can ever go out of style, because it gives a very chic look.”
In case you didn’t know, houndstooth is a routine textile pattern which is characterised by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes, often in black and white. This fabric is mostly used by ready-to-wear designers to achieve simple and classy looks.
“I definitely love the simplicity and the uniqueness of the Houndstooth fabric. I think it’s a fabric that can be worn to a range of occasions, including birthdays, dinners and so on.” – Anu Adebowale, a graphic designer and video editor.
In fashion, an accent is a piece of clothing or an accessory which you can use to improve your attire without taking attention away from what you’re wearing.
They are included after the foundation of the entire outfit to add more sizzle and spice to the look.
How They Are Used
The Queen Anne neckline is mostly used for wedding dresses, however they can also be used in plain dresses just like in Imad Eduso design above. This neckline is also suitable for tops and jumpsuits as well.
The houndstooth fabric is quite versatile, and can thus be used for a range of outfits. Whether used to design a pant suit, jumpsuit, top, dress, or even jacket, this fabric would definitely bring a dose of sophistication to the outfit.
Large necklaces, pumps, slim belts, earrings and many more are some of the accents fashion designers can employ when creating an ensemble. For a minimalist fashionista, an accent can be any colourful accessory that blends with the entire outfit.
Like we mentioned earlier, adding a whole range of styles and concepts in your brand would definitely make more customers patronize you because they would always wonder what creative design you have to showcase next. So, ready to create unique houndstooth outfits? We are definitely rooting for you!