Creative Inspiration: Where to be Inspired Online
One of my favourite parts of the design process is research. Looking for stories, things, art and design that inspire me to create. I’ve put together a list of my favourite places on the internet to find inspiration. Whether you are an artist, designer or just someone who wants to be creatively inspired, I hope you find something for you on this list!
Collect, curate and organise everything that inspires you on Pinterest. Whether you’re looking for home decor, design, food or travel inspiration, you’re sure to find something that sparks creativity on Pinterest. Find beautifully curated Pinterest accounts that inspire you to keep your home feed filled with inspiring images. Some of my favourite accounts to follow are The Jealous Curator, Kristabel Plummer, Jasmine Dowling, British Fashion Council & Dezeen to name a few.
I’m also over on Pinterest, follow me for Caribbean inspiration, tropical vibes and a window into my creative process!
See all the latest fashion shows and presentations from around the world. What’s great about Vogue Runway is that you can even look back at past seasons designer collections to be inspired. See images of each look, design details and show atmosphere to get a full understanding of each collection. An invaluabel resource for any fashion design students.
THE CUTTING CLASS
An amazing blog that analyses couture and ready-to-wear fashion collections in terms of construction and pattern cutting. Highlighting the craftmanship, talent and pure skill that goes into making designer garments. It's really useful resource to have a closer look at garments from innovative construction techniques, beautiful textiles and intriguing silhouettes. Be inspired by the sewing and construction techniques used to translate into your own work, or just appreciate the skill and effort that goes into making such beautiful garments.
V&A: SEARCH THE COLLECTIONS
Search through the V&A’s online collection with millions of records. Narrow your search by category, collection, material or place. I used the V&A as a resource when researching for my graduate collection, finding photographs of The Windrush Generation by photographers Neil Kenlock, Raphael Albert and more. If you can’t make it to the V&A in person, then this is a great place to start.
An online magazine that offers inspiration to the creative community through articles, interviews and art & culture features. Alongside this, they also useful tips for creatives and freelancers to help them suceed. Follow Creative Boom on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest too for even more inspiration straight to your social media feeds. Even if you wouldn’t describe yourself as a creative, this online magazine is a great place to find your new favourite artist or designer!
THE JEALOUS CURATOR
A blog featuring a curated selection of contemporary art. Filled with amazing art by talented artist, this blog is a great celebration of art. You can find so many amazing new artists to inspire your own creative work, or find a favourite artist to buy a piece from to hang up in your home! You can also find The Jealous Curator on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration that comes straight to your social media feeds!