Fashion collaging is a way to express ourselves and it can be used as a therapeutic, healing, tool. They are inspiring, and they inspire the individual. The fashion collage types I am currently creating are a little bit abstract, meaning, you may not think it is about fashion. They represent fashion aesthetics.
The fashion collages I am making are more of whats the inspiration behind a fashion collection would be, too. The theme is Magical. We need more magical-themed fashion collections.
Fashion collage-making as a part of fashion journaling:
I started making fashion collages when I was 15. I would cut out clippings from fashion magazines, and I would have different themes for the boards based on the fashion magazine clipping I found and liked. This is one form of fashion collage and the most popular fashion collage type to make.
For every fashion professional, and for those who make fashion a serious hobby-- fashion collage-making is an important tool. They promote new fashion ideas. As a healing tool, the process of making collages is a healthy activity. It is a creative tool. It supports people’s ideas and creates new ideas for the maker and others.
The collage-making process is therapeutic because they help us clarify who we are, by the types of collages we create. They also express how we feel, and what our interests are.
Fashion collages include:
Moodboards > photos, images, color swatches, clippings, sketches, text, and graphic design. These design elements create the overall theme of the collage. Moodboards support people both professionally, and personally.
Presentation boards > A fashion collage can also be designed and created more technically. This is for the purposes of using collage professionally as a way to sell something or inspire people. For example, trend forecasters and fashion designers use fashion collages as presentation boards.
Why make a fashion collage?
They are easy and fun to make
They support soul/spirit retrieval when one is feeling ‘lost’ or emotionally negative
They support confidence and self-esteem, we often can forget who we are, and when we make fashion collages we visually see part of ourselves indirectly, and this makes us feel better about ourselves.
By combining words and pictures, we become storytellers, as these design elements can help us tell a story.
Check out my gallery of magical-themed aesthetic fashion collages below:
New Age Space