Fashion Design

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This book offers a thorough grounding in the principles of fashion design, describing the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examining the varied career opportunities available, and giving a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Subjects covered include how to interpret a project brief; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit, cutting and making techniques; portfolio presentation; and fashion marketing and economics.

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Overview

This book offers a thorough grounding in the principles of fashion design, describing the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examining the varied career opportunities available, and giving a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Subjects covered include how to interpret a project brief; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit, cutting and making techniques; portfolio presentation; and fashion marketing and economics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856696197
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 545,291
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sue Jenkyn Jones teaches fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in England, in addition to consulting and researching. She lives in London.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Who this book is for 6
How to use the book 7
Have you got what it takes? 8
The first steps 10
The college syllabus 12
I Context
The uses of clothing 17
The language of fashion 22
The geography of fashion 24
Two kinds of fashion 25
Time and timing 28
The fashion calendar 30
The fashion cycle 31
Fashion and culture 34
Media 35
Fashion time line 36
II From manufacture to market
Historical background 40
Manufacture today 40
Types of producer 44
Market segmentation 47
Types of retailer 50
Price points 54
III The body
Inspiring bodies 58
Drawing and illustration 64
Using computers 73
The elements of design 76
The principles of design 80
IV Colour and fabric
Colour basics 88
Fabrics 96
Range building 106
Fabric suppliers 108
Fabric fairs 110
V In the studio
The college studio 112
Measuring and mapping 113
Pattern drafting 115
Developing the pattern 118
The toile 119
Making the toile 120
Markings and notches 122
Draping on the stand 123
Cutting the sample 125
Sewing 126
Fitting 127
VI The brief
What is a brief? 138
Types of brief 138
What the brief asks of you 139
Aims and objectives 139
Inspiration 146
Personal creativity and style 147
Presentation 150
The crit 157
Assessment 157
VII The final collection--and beyond
The final collection 161
The college fashion show 161
Student exhibitions 169
Your portfolio 172
Your first job 174
Careers in fashion 177
Writing a CV or resume 180
The interview--some dos and don'ts 181
Glossary 184
Further reading & useful addresses 186
Index 188
Picture credits & acknowledgements 192
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    Fabulous

    This book is amazing! it really gives you an inside look on fashion design, the diffent jobs involved, fabrics and so much more!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

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    I was looking for a book to teach you more about the concepts of pattern making and sewing, etc. This book is so general that I can't seem to get more then fashion design schools and "pretty pictures".

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