DESIGN: Design Your Own Digital Fabrics

digital prints fashion illustration

Digital prints on fabric can be created with your own  illustrations, photography and design.

Digital textile printing has been around since the 1990’s but recently it has become a strong force in fashion.  FFS is enamored with what fashion designers have been doing with photographs and textures.  Below are Antoni + Alison creating trompe l’oeil by photographing fabrics and then digitally printing them onto silk.  We also like that they have photographed other interesting materials like cardboard to make a skirt.


A great place to start with your designs is Spoonflower – a site that allows for printing on many different surfaces including fabric and wallpaper.  Have you ever done digital printing?

For inspiration head on over to Eszther Chen’s designs in our gallery as she has taken her ideas to fabrics in very successful ways.

For more information and guidance on drawing please refer to 9 Heads 4th edition, Colors For Fashion and Face Fashion.  Remember to  practice, practice, practice with a 9 Heads Women Notebook. And don’t forget that you can personally ask Nancy Riegelman and her staff of fashion illustrators your questions!  SHOP