MAKING THE COLLECTION

Black Widow Jumpsuit
Manufacturing is very important and I make sure that I pay close attention to the details and fit. We had several meeting before we got the final look.

AtelierWe make several MUSLINS before we arrive at the final product.

Once I see the collection looks then I edit the collection down. Then we are ready for our model fitting.

 

 

 

My Inspiration board hangs in my office to inspire me and helps me to stay focused on my goal.

 

 

Coco Johnsen

 

Inspiration Board

 

Pattern Making

 

Britto Pants Work Space Morning Coat

Atelier

Atelier

Inspiration Page
Morning Coat - Inspiration

CASTING SESSION

CASTING SESSIONCASTING IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORATANT PARTS OF PREPARATION FOR FASHION WEEK

THE CASTING SESSION IS PRIVITAL TO THE LOOK OF THE ENTIRE SHOW BECAUSE I ALWAYS HAVE A VISION AND A STRONG IDEA OF THE TYPE OF CHARACTERS OR MODEL I WANT TO CAST.

CASTING SESSIONTHE CASTING OF THE WARRIOR COLLECTION WAS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT BACAUSE I WAS CASTING MODELS WHO NEEDED TO HAVE AN EDGY LOOK . I WAS ALSO CASTING MALE MODELS FOR THE FIRST TIME.

 

WE ARE STANDING OUTSIDE THE BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL BECAUSE THEY KICKED US OUT WHEN THEY REALIZED THAT WE WERE HOLDING A MODEL CASTING.

 

CASTING SESSION

INSTEAD OF GIVING UP AND RESCHEDULING THE WHOLE CASTING, I DECIDED TO CONTINUE AND HELD CASTING ON THE SIDEWALK IN BEVERLY HILLS.

 

 

 

WE HAD THE MODELS PARADE UP AND DOWN THE SIDE WALK AS IF THEY WALKING ON A CATWALK.

CASTING SESSION

 

 

 

 

WE HAD A GREAT SHOW.

 

 

 

 

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Creating pleats out of Chiffon fabrics

Contractors creating pleats out of Chiffon fabrics for the new Coco Johnsen Spring 2014 collection.

I am creating and cutting out patterns and learning new techniques in my pattern classes.

I create line drawings and then transfer to graphic sketches for my new collections.

India’s women are creating jobs for themselves by starting their own dry cleaners. We can all help create new awareness if we try.

Wolf Bane Coat

I am often asked in interviews how I come up with ideas and I only have a few answers to the question:

  • I let the fabric I source influence me on design inspiration. I found this fabric in a very popular fabric store while out shopping with Stylist Ty-Ron Mayes

How to Create a Gift Box Centerpiece

Wow your holiday dinner guests with an eye-catching, nature-inspired gift box centerpiece. Because it’s taller than it is wide, you’ll have plenty of room for a large, festive feast on the table around it.Decorate with a beautiful homemade gift box.

Materials Needed:

  • three packages of sheet moss (available at craft and hobby stores)
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1 1/2″ non-wired ribbon
  • brown Kraft paper, or any other type of gift wrap
  • one holiday floral pick (such as faux greenery with pinecones, available at craft or floral supply shops)
  • two half-sized floral foam bricks
  • seven regular-sized floral foam bricks
  • marker or pen
  • measuring tape


Color Ideas

I Create my own color ideas and sketch them like this for color trends or ideas to help me sometimes just to see how colors looks next to each other or even to see how I might like accessories like Head pieces for my show La Temptress.