Creating a moodboard is the best warm up before a design. It not only creates a spirit for the product you are about to design, but also informs the design language for shape, surfaces and colours.
Moodboards are also very important not just in defining the design language, but also in helping to identify early on, design distinctions between multiple design themes within a footwear collection. To create designs with very different and distinct character.
Below are some past mood boards.
More moodboards after the jump.