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Fashion Design: The Complete Guide

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Fashion Design: The Complete Guide is a modern and stylish introduction to working within the fashion industry today. Catwalk images show the latest trends and contributions from industry professionals span centres of fashion across London, Paris and New York. A fabulous selection of images and plenty of suggestions of further resources make this a useful and exciting springboard into a successful career in fashion.

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Overview

Fashion Design: The Complete Guide is a modern and stylish introduction to working within the fashion industry today. Catwalk images show the latest trends and contributions from industry professionals span centres of fashion across London, Paris and New York. A fabulous selection of images and plenty of suggestions of further resources make this a useful and exciting springboard into a successful career in fashion.

This behind-the-scenes guide to the study of fashion is for current and aspiring designers, fashion lovers and students. It provides an all-inclusive overview of the entire design process, covering the history of fashion, fashion illustration, colour and fabrics, the journey from concept to finished garment, research processes, presenting a collection and professional practice. It is generously illustrated throughout with images from famous designers, includes promising graduate work and showcases original artwork from a variety of studios.

• The new essential text for aspiring fashion designers, with practical advice at every stage, including portfolios, personal promotion and career opportunities.
• With an attractive and colourful layout, every chapter also includes interviews, discussion questions, activities and further reading.
• Illustrated with beautiful examples of work from both established and up-and-coming designers, including Alexander McQueen, Viktor & Rolf, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Anna Sui, Jonathan Saunders, Mary Katrantzou and Elie Saab, and pictures of style icons such as Tilda Swinton and Gwen Stefani.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782940411528
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/9/2012
  • Series: Required Reading Range Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

John Hopkins is course leader for Fashion Studies at the Arts Institute, Bournemouth, U.K. He has worked as a fashion designer for labels such as Jaeger and Burberry and is engaged in research into sustainable design.

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Table of Contents

Introduction    
Chapter 1: Fashion in context  
Defining fashion     
The fashion system    
Fashion capitals      
The fashion calendar   
Global culture  
Interview      
Discussion questions / activities / further reading 

 

Chapter 2: The fashion figure   
Drawing media for fashion   
Understanding the fashion figure   
Technical drawings     
Fashion illustration     
CAD for fashion     
Interview      
Discussion questions / activities / further reading 

 

Chapter 3: Colour and fabrics   
Colour theory     
Working with colour     
Colour palettes     
Fibres   
Fashion fabrics     
Designing for fabrics   
Interview      
Discussion questions / activities / further reading 

 

Chapter 4: Concept to prototype    
The fashion studio    
Sizing and measurements    
Pattern making      
Draping      
Sewing       
The toile/muslin     
Fittings and finishings    
The prototype sample    
Interview      
Discussion questions / activities / further reading 

 

Chapter 5: Developing a collection   
Defining a collection       
Research process       
Working with sketchbooks    
Line planning and range building    
Costing and pricing      
Presenting a collection    
Interview      
Discussion questions / activities / further reading 

 

Chapter 6: Portfolio and professional practice  
Fashion portfolios     
Personal promotion     
Internships       
Career opportunities     
Interview      
Discussion questions / activities / further reading 

 

Conclusion     
Index      
Acknowledgements and credits   
 

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