hummel Old School SS07 part 5 > specification and colors

Concurrently with the pattern development, colorway options and material specification is worked out.

To develop narrow down the colorway and final spec, first, a wide range of color options are quickly explored. Using the outline drawings of the style in illustrator, a number of different directions can be discussed and looked at.

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Normally, the footwear designer will first create many options, then later reduce the options and further develop the stronger ideas, to present to Sales and Marketing for consultation and final selection.

Once the colorways for each style have been explored, and an overall line plan direction identified (at hummel, because we have such small collections, with few styles, I try to create a strong collection theme or plan in colors/materials), material and color specification is determined.

This process involves picking the Pantone colors for each part and the corresponding material. At this stage, for simple shoes like these, an jpeg file is created from Illustrator with material callouts for the factory to follow.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice looking shoes.

Will these make it to the USA?

4:21 PM  
Blogger The Directive Collective said...

Sorry, but as far as I know there will be no distribution in the US for this collection.

Maybe sometime in the future.


2:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice collection - and interesting tutorial - i am an architect but an amateur footwear designer as well - i ve been looking for a 3d software to model my shoes - something other than 3d max studio - is there any specific software u can advise me to use?
one more thing - am dying to attend the bread an butter in july this year 2007 in barcelona do u think u can be of any help for that?
i can send some of my designs or sketches if u want- i just need an invitation to go out to the real world of footwear design - apreciate ur time
keep up the good work

rabi -architect-25 yrs old

5:35 PM  
Blogger The Directive Collective said...


thanks for your comments.

1. cant suggest anything for 3D software. Not much 3d software is normally used for footwear design, to my knowledge. I have heard of some using alias, but generally its sketches, and 2D illustrator artwork as shown here. 3D just isnt worth the time and doesnt help much.

2. As for BBB, I cant really help much. I am pretty sure that it may be possible to get tickets as student designer perhaps... not sure.



2:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

where can i get some hummel shoe in the states?

3:57 PM  

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