FASHION - OTHER
From Fashion to Fine Jewellery
Published: OCT 29, 2012
Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design is an introduction to the world of jewellery. It explores how inspiration and research can be used to build a jewellery collection. It provides an brief overview of how the design process evolves, and demonstrates that even on a limited budget it is possible to carve out a niche in this exciting genre.
Each chapter includes interviews with some of the world's most famous jewellery designers, giving an insight into the creative process and exploring their brands. Projects and case studies ensure that students are given a practical and inspirational introduction to the world of jewellery design.
Exploring the design and construction of bags, shoes, hats and jewellery
Published: OCT 08, 2012
Long since regarded as an inessential object that simply adds to the beauty, convenience or effectiveness of an outfit, accessories are now considered key items in a fashion collection and as stand-alone pieces worthy of our undivided attention. Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories is filled with important information that any designer will need to know, examining four key items from concept to production: the bag, footwear, jewellery and millinery. The key accessories are dissected to clearly display the core components, giving a clear view of how each connects.
The design process is explored by looking at creative product development, from gathering research to generating ideas into key products, construction techniques and the essential tools of the trade used in modern accessories design. 2D pattern and 3D modelling techniques are described in detail with explanations of traditional and rapid prototyping tools in use today. Bespoke and commercial production is examined and creative solutions to technical challenges are presented.
Designing Accessories also explores specialist finishing techniques, such as hand-finishing and machine embellishment and contains descriptions of contemporary techniques that break new boundaries in accessories design. A detailed explanation of small accessories, essential to the accessories designer, will broaden the reader's knowledge and provide them with the dexterity of skills to enter the fashion industry.
This title is filled with images of beautiful accessories to inspire young designers. It is essential reading for fashion students and all those interested in accessories design. The book also includes a whole chapter on small accessories (eyewear, scarves, ties, wristwatches, belts and gloves).
Published: SEP 20, 2011
This comprehensive introduction to accessory design gives the aspiring designer an overview of the history of fashion accessories, including a look at important contributions by brands both classic and contemporary. Genova presents a model for accessory design, from inspiration through manufacturing, and relates that process to the design of handbags and small leather goods, footwear, hats, gloves, belts, neckwear, and pocket squares. For each accessory, the text explains how the designer’s creativity can be channeled into the development of styles that enhance a brand’s appeal to its target market.
Published: MAY 23, 2011
Menswear books for fashion design students are under-represented when compared to womenswear titles, and are often divided into historical surveys of menswear and technical pattern cutting books. Basics Fashion Design 07: Menswear provides a broad introduction to menswear by considering a range of social and historical contexts that have served to define and redefine this fascinating area of fashion through the ages, and also includes interviews with contemporary menswear labels, stylists and designers.
These interviews provide valuable insights into the different styles and role models who continue to influence and define menswear in the twenty-first century.
This colorful and varied book provides details on both the design process and sources of research for menswear. All topics are considered and presented in context with fashion drawings and presentation formats - from students and recent graduates as well as more established design labels.
An Inspiration Workbook
Published: JAN 10, 2011
Creativity in Fashion Design: An Inspiration Workbook aims to inspire and empower designers by helping them to develop their personal creativity and use it as a tool to achieve design goals. Activities throughout the book demonstrate that creativity is a tool available to anyone who understands its components and teach students to identify and then seek out or avoid the personal and environmental factors that promote or inhibit their own creativity.
Published: NOV 15, 2010
Fashion by Design explores the elements and principles of design as they relate to fashion. By evaluating the best examples from early through contemporary fashion design, students will develop the eye of the fashion designer in order to identify and understand how to manipulate the elements and principles of design. The objective is for design students to use these guidelines not to simply develop an appreciation of aesthetics but to execute an aesthetically pleasing garment design. Each chapter includes hands-on projects with step-by-step instructions related to the element or principle discussed in that chapter. The theory in the book originates from the Bauhaus school of art, while also drawing from sources on aesthetics in the field of clothing and textiles.
Ralph, Vera, Johnny, Billy, and Other Adventures in Fashion Branding
Published: JUN 23, 2009
Brand/Story: Ralph, Vera, Johnny, Billy, and Other Adventures in Fashion Branding examines how a retailer, manufacturer, or designer label grabs an individual’s interest. Fashion branding is not just about specific products. For consumers, branding tells the story and creates the identity for a product, a person, and a company. Brand/Story looks at what a fashion brand is about and why companies advertise the way they do. It enables the reader to think critically about branding—both the medium and the message—and not simply take advertisements and brands at face value.
Published: MAR 30, 2009
Research Methods for the Fashion Industry provides readers with a comprehensive look into the skills and techniques required for conducting research. The text is designed for the most effective teaching and retention of the lessons contained in it, using the tried-and-true methods of learning. Discussing the principles of research methods as they apply to fashion, each chapter is divided into three sections: theory, practice, and application. After finishing this text, readers will be able to conduct a research project and analyze the results using critical thinking skills. An informative and useful resource for students, this book can also serve as a reference for industry professionals.
Business to Style
Published: AUG 29, 2008
Menswear: Business to Style explores the historical beginnings of menswear, setting the stage for today’s diverse and exciting industry and preparing students to assume a role in the business as it continues to evolve. Drawing on his experiences in menswear, the author discusses design and manufacturing in four main areas: tailored clothing, furnishings, formal wear, and sportswear. The text also covers the principles, procedures, and techniques merchandisers employ to attract their target customers, giving the reader an appreciation of menswear from both a fashion and economic standpoint.
Published: JUL 14, 2008
With Men’s Fashion Reader, students of fashion have a resource to help them understand an important, yet sometimes neglected, segment of the apparel industry: menswear. Design and merchandising students learn how and why men buy clothing and how to forecast future trends. Addressing the social, cultural, and psychological phenomenon of men’s dress, the readings blend consumer behavior and history to create a better understanding of men’s fashion. This book is a must-read for the well-rounded fashionista, designer, merchandiser, or fashion scholar.
What to Know Before You Go
Published: NOV 01, 2005
Targeting the global business practitioner, this book bridges the gap between buttoned-up culture textbooks and flippant how-to guides about global business and communication. World Wise covers topics ranging from general etiquette to business philosophies in specific regions of the world. It is suitable both for the seasoned professional involved in international business, hoping to sharpen skills, and the newcomer to the global business scene. Denslow seeks to help the reader overcome common cultural misunderstandings and establish effective working relationships around the world.