Creation of a portfolio is one of the most important factors for designers to make his presence felt and to carve a niche for themselves. Museums are a way for designers to express their ideas and concepts about fashion to the people. The portfolio determines the sale quotient of individual designs. It is an introduction to the range of skills of the designer and his knowledge in this field.
The process of making a portfolio is thought provoking as lot many factors go into making it perfect. The designer needs to consider the design sketch and focus on your audience. For example, it should be known whether the portfolio is to wear a men's, women's and children's wear. Similarly, it should be clearly defined whether the portfolio caters to modern or traditional fashion form. Portfolios are based on certain themes and have to be made keeping in mind the target product. Model collections not only requires a knack for fashion, but also an understanding of the human form.
The successful designers are experimental when it comes to using technology to create and present collections. They use a variety of techniques such as watercolor, felt tip marker, cut-and-paste techniques, or computer aided programs for museum presentation. A portfolio provides a visual indication of the technical skills of the designer. It indicates whether the designer has knowledge of sewing, draping and making patterns. It also gives an idea of the ability of designers to make fashion drawings and also highlights his awareness of past, present and future fashion trends. The portfolio has to be articulate and not redundant, development and not stagnation. It will be up to date and true form of artistic and creative skills of the designer.