FASHION DESIGN

Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics

4th Edition

Deborah E. Young

Published: JAN 11, 2018

Featuring the most current and high-quality fashion fabrics, Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics, Fourth Edition, is an all-in-one text and swatch book focused on the needs of fashion students. The swatch book presents fabric samples with all pertinent information regarding fabric identification on the same page, including fabric name, fiber content, yarn construction, count, coloration, weight, uses, characteristics and similarities/differences between fabrics.

The kit includes 210 unique fabric samples not found in any other swatch kit, a 100+ page textbook with activities, Quick Reference Guide tables, pre-printed mounting boards for all swatches and a 6x metal pick glass--all held in a sturdy 3-ring binder. Through the text and assembly of the swatch kit, readers will learn the inherent performance properties and construction of fibers, yarns and fabrics, and most importantly, their end use in fashion. This invaluable reference brings together a wide variety of information into one volume, enabling users to spend less time trying to connect the dots and more time applying the concepts.

New to this Edition
~ Online STUDIO features a video tutorial, chapter quizzes, flashcards and additional assignments and labs
~ Includes all new fiber and yarn samples and 210 swatches that reflect trends in the fashion industry
~ Expanded sections on sustainable and socially responsible market practices
~ In depth analysis of care issues and labels

Teaching Resources

~ Instructor's Set of Swatch Boards PDF provides reference fabric sample pages with color images of fabrics inserted on swatch pages--making it easier to check or grade correctly constructed swatch kits
~ PowerPoint slides include front, back, and 10x magnified views of all swatches from the text labeled by fabric and fiber type
~ Instructor's Guide provides sample course outlines, additional assignments, tips for overcoming common obstacles, and study contains course outlines, answer keys to quizzes and exams, and additional assignments.
~ Test Bank contains chapter quizzes with multiple exams covering both the chapter text and the swatch board information

This bundle includes Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics, 4th Edition and Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Hardback + Studio 9781501328602
Hardback 9781501328565
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501328589

Designing a Knitwear Collection

From Inspiration to Finished Garments

2nd Edition

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza,Marilyn Hefferen and Sonia Rykiel

Published: FEB 09, 2017

Designing a Knitwear Collection, 2nd Edition, is an essential and comprehensive overview of the knitting design and development process. Featuring more than 475 color images, emerging fashion designers will find inspiration from the work of featured knitwear designers and practical information to design their own knitwear collection. The book follows the history of the industry to present day, introducing yarn and stitch basics, knitting methods, and machinery. It explores the process of preparing the design package from initial concept and sketches to specifications of samples and documents for production—through the presentation of a final collection. Updates to this edition include advances in technology in the knitwear industry, expanded coverage of sample development, and more than 50% new images including new designer profiles and current knitwear designs.

New to this Edition
New Chapter 6, Sample Development, includes step-by-step diagrams and knitwear samples, plus coverage of sustainable methods of knitwear design
Updated Chapter 7 on CAD covers current software programs and technologies such as 3D printing for knitwear
Updated Chapter 8, Presentation Trends For Knitwear, emphasizes concept and journal development with all new examples

Introducing Designing a Knitwear Collection STUDIO:
Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
Access downloadable sample documents for production, including line sheets, specification sheets, cost forms, and color information sheets
View timelines tracing milestones in knitwear design from the early 20th Century to the present

This bundle includes Designing a Knitwear Collection, 2nd Edition and Designing a Knitwear Collection STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501317859
eBook + Studio 9781501317842
eBook 9781501313837
Paperback 9781501313820
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501317828

Research and Design for Fashion

3rd Edition

Simon Seivewright and Richard Sorger

Published: NOV 17, 2016

The ability to generate inspired ideas is vital in all creative industries, and nowhere is this more true than in the fast-paced and trend-driven fashion industry. A bestseller in both the UK and US, this fully revised third edition of Research and Design uniquely provides a handy and indispensable resource that will gently guide readers through the fashion design process.

Comprising a complete toolkit of key need-to-know topics, Research and Design demonstrates how important fashion design research is to the creation of inspired designs and concepts. Topics explored include choosing themes, compiling research, using your sketchbook as a design tool, techniques for drawing, and collage, juxtaposition and deconstruction, as well as how to design from your research, design development, working with the colour wheel, and how to successfully communicate your ideas, fully equipping readers with all the knowledge and tools needed to embark on their own design projects.

Now fully revised and updated with beautiful and inspiring new visuals from the studio, designers' portfolios, and the catwalk, as well as exciting new case studies, interviews with practising fashion designers, and practical exercises, Research and Design will show readers how to excel in carrying out professional fashion research and design.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781474246378
Paperback 9781474246361

Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

3rd Edition

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Published: JUL 28, 2016

With the continuing growth of private label brands, the demand for skilled technical designers has never been greater. The 3rd Edition of Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design equips students with everything they need to know about measuring sample garments, creating fully graded spec sheets, fitting garments and grading patterns for production. Over 500 technical flats are clearly labeled with measurement points and instructions for taking measurements. A new chapter on children’s wear expands upon the already comprehensive coverage of knit and woven womenswear and menswear. The new edition includes more coverage of PLM/PDM and computer-aided technical design, model measuring, graded pattern nests and more.

New to this Edition
· New section on computer-aided technical design including coverage of PLM/PDM software such as Gerber, Lectra, and Optitex
· New chapter on childrenswear with points of measure (POM) and grading information
· Added instructions on measuring the human body
· Expanded information on fitting and grading
· Updated appendices with new fashion flats and body figure croquis and a metric conversion chart

Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

· Watch videos that bring chapter concepts to life
· Download templates, blank and sample spec sheets, basic garment and figure croquis to practice technical design skills
· Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
· Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary
· Access useful resources like a Care Labeling Guide, Ordering a Dress Form Guide and a Buttonline Card

Instructor Resources
· Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom
· Learning with STUDIO Student Registration Guide and a First Day of Class PowerPoint presentation

This bundle includes Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design, 3rd Edition and Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501313097
eBook + Studio 9781501313080
eBook 9781501313042
Paperback 9781501312717
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501313066

Fashion and Textile Design with Photoshop and Illustrator

Professional Creative Practice

Robert Hume

Published: JUN 16, 2016

Fashion and Textile Design with Photoshop and Illustrator is a step-by-step guide to two essential tools for textile and fashion designers. Adobe Photoshop ® and Illustrator ® have eclipsed many specialist textile and fashion systems due to their intuitive design, versatile function, and constant evolution.

Designer and educator Robert Hume guides you from novice to expert through eighteen carefully crafted projects. You’ll start by mastering layers and custom brushes, and learning about stripes and weaves, before moving on to repeats and colorways, and simple geometry, and finally learning key layout and presentation techniques in both programs. There’s also advice on sharing, communication and output, and help with diagnosing and correcting common problems. Files for many of the projects are available from www.bloomsbury.com/hume-textile-design.

In addition, seven case studies showcase the work and creative thinking of innovative professional designers. These designers reflect on the appeal of Illustrator and Photoshop and offer insight and inspiration to help you develop your own fun and inventive designs.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781472578761
Paperback 9781472578754

Designing with Smart Textiles

Sarah Kettley

Published: JUN 02, 2016

If you want to understand, and be a part of, the creative revolution in materials design, then Designing with Smart Textiles is the complete toolkit you need to get started.

Beginning by introducing the terminology and key applications, the book goes on to examine the key design processes needed to develop interactive textile design concepts, with detailed projects and examples to help you apply these approaches in your own practice.

Case studies and interviews with innovative designers introduce you to different artistic and technological practices, and demonstrate how world-leading researchers are creating new technologies, yarns, fabrics, and applications. Practitioners share unique insights into their processes, and “Tech Tips” so you can build on their research in your own work.

Featured designers include:
Yemi Awosile, Joanna Berzowska, Lauren Bowker, Marina Castan, Cute Circuit, Felecia Davis, Debbie Davies, Delia Dumitrescu, Martha Glazzard, Ramyah Gowrishankar, Intelligent Textiles Ltd., Sara Keith, Ebru Kurbak and Irene Posch, Barbara Layne, Eef Lubbers, Anna Persson, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Rose Sinclair, Mike Starbuck, Lynn Tandler, Paola Tognazzi, Sarah Walker and Linda Worbin

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781472569165
Paperback 9781472569158

Fashion and Technology

A Guide to Materials and Applications

Aneta Genova and Katherine Moriwaki

Published: MAR 24, 2016

Though fashion and technology have long intersected, recent revelopments in computation have enabled the adoption of new methods, tools, and approaches to design. From materials to new manufacturing processes of the industrial age, advancements in technology have driven forward our understanding of the aesthetics, style, and functionality of garments and accessories. Fashion and Technology provides a conceptual framework for how new technologies are used in fashion design and shows how they can be implemented into the design process. This practical guide includes highly visual tutorials that introduce students and practitioners to designing with electronics—such as LEDs, sensors, electroluminescent materials, conductive and reactive materials—and digital fabrication technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting. Projects make these innovative materials accessible to designers and will inspire creative collaborations within studio practice.

Features
- Highly visual tutorials follow a consistent format for presenting each technique including descriptions, materials and supplies, workspace, safety considerations or hazards, numbered steps and finished examples
- Designer Interviews and Case Studies showcase innovative fashion collections and forward-thinking collaborations
- A unique chapter on designing with source code introduces programmatic concepts and terminology for novices

Teaching Resources
- Instructor’s Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom, with supplemental assignments and lecture notes.
- Test Bank includes sample test questions for each chapter.

Introducing Fashion and Technology STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

~ Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
~ Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary
~ Watch videos that bring chapter topics and concepts to life

This bundle includes Fashion and Technology and Fashion and Technology STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501317415
eBook + Studio 9781501317408
eBook 9781501305092
Paperback 9781501305085
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501317378

The Art of Couture Sewing

2nd Edition

Zoya Nudelman

Published: MAR 10, 2016

The Art of Couture Sewing, 2nd Edition is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book moves on to cover tools and supplies, matching fabrics with the appropriate needles and threads, pressing, and construction techniques. Basic draping skills, corset construction, and tailoring, as well as the variety of closures, hems and finishes used in couture are discussed. The text is filled with step-by-step techniques along with clear instructions and illustrations.

Nudelman covers many embellishment techniques, including beading, embroidering, and an expanded range of fine and decorative stitches including eyelet overcasting and ribbon rosette. Highly illustrated with photographs of couture designs as well as close-ups of finishes and details, The Art of Couture Sewing, 2nd Edition will inspire the design of high-quality garments using haute couture construction methods.

New to this edition
~Expanded coverage of the construction of facings, linings, underlinings, interlinings, and interfacings (Chapter 4)
~All-new chapter on constructing large skirts including trains, hoop skirts, and petticoats (Chapter 6)
~Chapter 8 features new fabric manipulation and embellishment techniques including couching, eyelet stitching, ribbon embroidery, goldwork, beadwork are stitching, motif beaded embroidery methods, and working with sequins, rhinestones, and crystals.
~Updated fashion photographs and new illustrations throughout the book

Features
~End-of-chapter biographies discuss notable designers and their couture techniques, such as Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Vera Wang, Alexander McQueen, and Elie Saab
~More than 850 color images, including over 185 updated fashion photographs and new illustrations digitally drawn by the author

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019211
Paperback 9781609018313

Fitting and Pattern Alteration

A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration

3rd Edition

Elizabeth Liechty,Judith Rasband and Della Pottberg-Steineckert

Published: FEB 25, 2016

Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration, Third Edition, shows readers how to recognize, evaluate, and correct fit for 88 figure variations. This comprehensive guide presents proven methods of style selection, fitting, and alteration. The authors use a multi-level approach that is both logical and easy to follow, and each procedure is clearly identified and fully illustrated with a second color added to clarify the procedure and show directional measuring. Each figure is drawn to scale ensuring consistency and accuracy. The cause for the fitting problem is clearly identified and explained--giving readers the why behind each fitting procedure. Highlights of this edition include new photographs of common fit problems, as well as instructions for working with multi-sized patterns and correcting garments that have more than one fit problem.

New to this Edition

~ Chapters open with added key terms and chapter objectives
~ End-of-chapter discussion questions allow the reader to fully engage with the content
~ New 2-color graded pattern illustrations, measurement illustrations, photos of actual body types and illustrations of advanced bodice and pant fitting patterns
~ Updated Reality Check boxes present further details on the topic at hand and reinforce the learning experience

Introducing Fitting and Pattern Alteration STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions


This bundle includes Fitting and Pattern Alteration and Fitting and Pattern Alteration STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501318207
eBook + Studio 9781501318191
eBook 9781501305122
Paperback 9781628929720
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501318184

Developing a Fashion Collection

2nd Edition

Elinor Renfrew and Colin Renfrew

Published: FEB 25, 2016

Fully updated with new interviews and inspiring images, the 2nd edition of Developing a Fashion Collection covers everything the fashion student needs to know before designing their own collections.

Developing a Fashion Collection focuses on the process of designing a collection, and explores different types of research, fabric sourcing, the key roles within a design team and the many sources of inspiration available to designers. Different market levels from ready-to-wear to online shopping are covered in-depth, and are given real-world context through insightful interviews with practising contemporary designers. Collections for niche markets, including knitwear, childrenswear and footwear are also discussed.

The 2nd edition of Developing a Fashion Collection features interviews with high-profile international contemporary fashion designers, including Sister by Sibling, Holly Fulton, Todd Lynn, thefuturelaboratory, People Tree, Leutton Postle and Insley & Nash.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781472539144
Paperback 9782940496730

Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics

Julie Cole

Published: FEB 11, 2016

With hundreds of step-by-step illustrated instructions and a user-friendly, stay-flat format, Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics provides emerging fashion designers with comprehensive information on how to draft patterns for popular cut-and-sew stretch knit fabrics such as jersey and knits with spandex. After covering the
basics of knits and techniques for gauging stretch capacity, Julie Cole introduces a unique, simplified approach to drafting slopers using hip and top foundations. She then provides information on converting, drafting, grading, and reducing patterns for proper fit in four categories of stretch. The book proceeds to drafting slopers and patterns for tops, dresses, jackets, sweaters, cardigans, skirts, pants, lingerie, swimwear, and activewear.

Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics is ideal for students with basic or intermediate design, patternmaking, and sewing skills for any course in which students design and draft patterns for knits; or courses that incorporate both knits and woven fabrics.

Features
- Accurate and simplified system for patternmaking with stretch knit fabrics with easier to follow approach than other books
Each chapter includes
- Key terms
- Highly-illustrated step-by-step instructions
- Three types of boxes: ‘Important,’ ‘Pattern Tip,’ and ‘Stitching Tip’
- End of chapter features ‘Knit it Together’ checklist, ‘Stop! What Do I Do If...’ troubleshooting tips, and ‘Self Critique’ review
- More than 900 technical drawings with color accents and 100 photographs of sewn samples on the dress form

Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabric STUDIO
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
- Access downloadable files for half-size top and hip foundations, and slopers found in the book

Teaching Resources
- Instructor’s Guide and Test Bank includes sample syllabi, suggested projects, test questions, and evaluation guides

This bundle includes Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics and Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Hardback + Studio 9781501318245
eBook + Studio 9781501318238
eBook 9781501305054
Hardback 9781501305047
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501318214

Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Sharon Czachor

Published: FEB 11, 2016

With over 500 step-by-step color photos and instructions in a user-friendly format, Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics is a professional guide to sewing with common knits and stretch fabrics such as jersey and spandex. Czachor explains the basics of working with knit fabrics and stretch woven fabrics, and how the stretch ratio impacts the design. The book covers industry methods for knit garment construction, including coverage of collars, facings, closures, bands and hems, waistline finishes, and pockets within respective chapters on t-shirts, tops and sweaters, dresses, skirts and pants, jackets, activewear, swimwear, and lingerie. The final chapter covers specialty techniques such as finishing details, embellishments, felting, and fabric manipulation.

Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics provides all the tools to professionally complete the garments and advance the designer’s skill and understanding of the unique properties of knits and stretch wovens.


Features
- Covers industrial and home sewing machines, overlock machines, and coverstitch machines, plus supplies, needles and threads used to construct knit garments
- Learning objectives, Sewing Tip and Important boxes, key terms, sample exercises at different levels of complexity, review questions, and designer profiles in each chapter
- Includes a Fabric Form template and Sample Checklist to help readers develop their own resource book of sample techniques, swatches of knit, stretch, and stretch woven fabrics


Introducing Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
- Access downloadable files for the patterns used to create the sewing samples throughout the text, the Fabric Form template, and the Sample Checklist

This bundle includes Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics and Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501316494
eBook + Studio 9781501316487
eBook 9781628921830
Paperback 9781628921816
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501316463

The Fashion Designer's Sketchbook

Inspiration, Design Development and Presentation

Sharon Rothman

Published: JAN 28, 2016

The Fashion Designer's Sketchbook is a must-have resource for both fashion students and practising designers who wish to learn new ways of generating design ideas in order to create successful fashion collections, and who wish to develop their own creative aesthetic. It demonstrates how the fashion design sketchbook serves as a crucial creative tool for professional development - and a valuable portfolio of design work to present to potential employers.

This book identifies four distinct types of creative journal, each representing a different phase in the design process: the inspiration diary, the working journal, the presentation journal and the design log; and it explores how one develops out of the other, each stage in the idea generation process moving the process forward organically from discovery, to direction, to design development and delivery.

The Fashion Designer's Sketchbook shows readers how to turn their sketchbooks into source books; how to generate design ideas from everyday experience; explores multiple ways of presenting and arranging elements within pages; details digital search and storage techniques as well as bulletin board journalling; and provides exercises to improve readers' illustration skills and enquiry, promoting in-store sketching and visual analysis to focus awareness of design aesthetics, taste levels and design vision. The book also explores the need to address market realities, consumer profiles and trend analysis, and shows how to build design collections based on target customer demographics and different markets.

Beautifully illustrated and filled with a vast range of inspirational and full-colour design illustrations, The Fashion Designer's Sketchbook also features interviews with designers and industry experts. With a strong emphasis on exploratory design, this exciting resource provides readers with stimulating exercises designed to enable readers' sketchbook work and their creative vision to shine.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781474213066
Paperback 9781472567291

Zero Waste Fashion Design

Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan

Published: DEC 17, 2015

Zero Waste Fashion Design combines research and practice to introduce a crucial sustainable fashion design approach.

Written by two industry leading pioneers, Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan, the book offers flexible strategies and easy-to-master zero waste techniques to help you develop your own cutting edge fashion designs.

Sample flat patterns and more than 20 exercises will reinforce your understanding of the zero waste fashion design process. Beautifully illustrated interviews with high-profile, innovative designers, including Winifred Aldrich, Rickard Lindqvist and Yeohlee Teng, show the stunning garments produced by zero waste fashion design.

Featured topics include:
The criteria for zero waste fashion design
Manufacturing zero waste garments
Adapting existing designs for zero waste
Zero waste designing with digital technologies

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781472581990
Paperback 9781472581983

J.J. Pizzuto's Fabric Science Swatch Kit

11th Edition

Ingrid Johnson,Allen C. Cohen and Ajoy K. Sarkar

Published: SEP 24, 2015

J.J. Pizzuto's Fabric Science Swatch Kit, 11th Edition reinforces the study of textiles for students in fashion design, merchandising, interior design, product development and home furnishings. The kit contains 114 (2"x 3") fabric samples, a fabric key, 40 special assignments, heavy-weight sample sheets to mount and analyze fabrics, and a pick glass - all contained in a three-ring binder. The swatches are organized in the order in which they are covered in the text: fibers, yarns, weaves, knits, dyeing, printing and finishes. Swatches represent the types of fabrics currently available to fashion and interior designers in the field, making this resource an excellent addition to any professional library.

~The text contains instructions and a new video tutorial that takes students through the process of assembling their swatch kit and using a pick glass.
~A Fabric Key identifies the swatches by number and fabric name, description and fiber content.
~Assignments are designed to reinforce the text and classroom lectures and have been developed by FIT instructors to broaden student's understanding of key concepts in textiles through hands-on labs and problem solving activities.
~Students will successfully develop keen observation, analysis and report writing skills.
~Fabric Science Swatch Kit is an ideal companion to Fabric Science, 11th Edition (ISBN 9781501395369) or can also be used alone or in conjunction with any textiles textbook.

New to this Edition
~New STUDIO includes a new video tutorial explaining how to assemble the Swatch Kit and use a pick glass, plus 8 newly commissioned videos demonstrating select textile lab assignments
~New smart textiles, performance fabrics, knits, and sustainable swatches added to the kit
~Instructor's Resources now include a new Fabric Sample Answer Sheet with filled-in fabric pages for easy grading

Fabric Science Swatch Kit STUDIO Resources

~Review concepts with fabric flashcards including 10x magnified views of all swatches and fabric details
~Watch videos with a step-by-step demonstration for how to compile the swatch kit and use the pick glass
~Access a Fabric Swatch Quick Guide featuring front images of each swatch, the fabric name and number to easily confirm that fabrics are mounted correctly

Instructor's Resources
~ Instructor's Swatch Set including 7" x 12" samples of each fabric (ISBN 9781501313677)
~ Instructor's Guide
~ Fabric Sample Answer Sheet PDF with filled-in fabric pages for easy grading
~ PowerPoint Presentations including front, back and 10x magnified views of each fabric swatch

This bundle includes J.J. Pizzuto's Fabric Science Swatch Kit and J.J. Pizzuto's Fabric Science Swatch Kit STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Loose Leaf + Studio 9781501316517
Loose Leaf 9781628926576
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501316692

J.J. Pizzuto's Fabric Science

11th Edition

Ingrid Johnson,Allen C. Cohen and Ajoy K. Sarkar

Published: SEP 24, 2015

With an increased emphasis on the global industry of textiles, the best-selling Fabric Science, 11th Edition provides the most comprehensive and current introduction to textiles—from fibers through finished fabrics. This edition has been fully updated to reflect the current industry and applications to fashion, home goods, interior design and related industries.

- Hardcover binder with loose-leaf, full color sheets allows user to customize their book
- Coverage of fiber characteristics, yarns, woven and knit fabrics, dyeing, printing, and various finishes
- Discussions on environmental concerns, care and renovation, fabric innovations, quality issues, and global laws that regulate textiles
- Attention to textiles for interiors and how to select fabric for the desired end use in apparel, interior furnishings and industrial products
- The vocabulary of textiles in chapter glossaries and a list of fiber names in seven languages

The companion Fabric Science Swatch Kit, 11th Edition (ISBN 9781628926576), includes 114 fabric swatches that align with this text and give students hands-on experience with textile fibers, yarns, fabrications, dyes, prints, and finishes-providing a complete package for understanding textiles.

NEW TO THIS EDITION
- Updates include fiber innovations, high performance fabrics, smart textiles, nanotechnology, recent developments in wet processing and textile technology, global sourcing options, and sustainability
- New Business of Textiles feature focuses on applications with topics such as the novelty yarns used in Chanel suits, current wearable apparel technology, and new green dry cleaning methods
- More than 250 color photos and illustrations and 20% new photographs
- Renamed and expanded Chapter 13 Performance, Technical, and Smart Textiles

STUDIO RESOURCES
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
- Watch videos that bring chapter topics and concepts to life

TEACHING RESOURCES
- Instructor’s Guide with teaching suggestions, activities, lecture notes, and a guide to Swatch Kit assignments.
- Test Bank with over 600 multiple choice, short answer, and true or false questions.
- PowerPoint presentations include full-color images from the book and provide a framework for lecture and discussion.

This bundle includes J.J. Pizzuto's Fabric Science and J.J. Pizzuto's Fabric Science STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Hardback + Studio 9781501395369
eBook + Studio 9781501395994
eBook 9781628926620
Hardback 9781628926583
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395703

Concepts of Pattern Grading

Techniques for Manual and Computer Grading

3rd Edition

Kathy K. Mullet

Published: SEP 24, 2015

This step-by-step introduction to grading combines the theory of pattern grading with its practical applications. After presenting the x, y orientation to familiarize readers with the concepts of computer grading and using the Cartesian graph, the text takes a holistic approach, integrating anthropometry, size specifications, and grade guides into the grading process for women’s garments with emphasis on maintaining fit and style sense.

New to this Edition:
- Expanded discussion of computer grading technology including Optitex, Gerber, Lectra, and Tukatech software
- 20% new end-of-chapter exercise questions
- Includes more than 200 illustrations and 85 tables for grade rules, measurement charts and garment specifications
- Added discussion on grading from specifications and development of tolerances
- Instructor's Guide and Test Bank provide answers to exercises, completed and blank grade rule tables, grade charts for different base sizes and projects for further research

Concepts of Pattern Grading STUDIO:
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

This bundle includes Concepts of Pattern Grading and Concepts of Pattern Grading STUDIO Access Card

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501312823
eBook + Studio 9781501312816
eBook 9781628922318
Paperback 9781628922301
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501312793

Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear

A Construction Guide

2nd Edition

Roberto Cabrera and Denis Antoine

Published: MAR 26, 2015

Since its first publication, Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear has been the authoritative resource for custom hand tailoring production. This new edition focuses on updating these timeless construction techniques through extensive use of all new photography and digital illustrations to enhance the clarity of each process. The enduring art of tailoring and the nature of bespoke tailoring processes means that the techniques presented in the first edition remain as relevant for today's designers as ever.

The new edition is updated with information on measuring, alternative approached in use today and 748 all new photographs and illustrations. It also includes a brief overview of contemporary tailoring and the identifying key components of luxury tailoring from Britain, Italy and the Unites States. This introduction also familiarizes the reader with ways in which traditional production methods have been used in the development of luxury ready-to-wear men’s tailoring.

The text is ideal for students with basic design, patternmaking and sewing skills of at least an intermediate level for courses including Tailoring Techniques, Menswear Design, Couture Sewing, Intermediate or Advanced Construction Techniques, Costume Construction and Fashion Design Studios.

Instructor's Guide available.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628921724
Paperback 9781628921700

A Guide to Fashion Sewing

6th Edition

Connie Amaden-Crawford

Published: MAR 12, 2015

A Guide to Fashion Sewing, 6th Edition, provides a comprehensive fashion sewing resource for beginning and advanced sewers alike. Readers will learn how to assemble and construct designs of various styles using proven industry methods for more than 100 sewing applications. Chapters cover everything from sewing equipment, measurements, and fabric selection to actual garment assembly. Filled with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and large, clear illustrations, this book is an indispensable resource for constructing quality garments. Accompanying video demonstrations help readers learn at their own pace basic sewing skills and techniques such a seams, darts, bias binding, zipper, and garment assembly.

The new edition features an updated design, new industrial sewing machine information and photographs, and expanded information on tailoring. Amaden-Crawford has added convenient metric measurement equivalents to the text, helpful project checklists to aid self-assessment of completed project, and 1/2 scale patterns to make sample garment assembly easier than ever before.

Introducing A Guide to Fashion Sewing STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

~Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
~Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
~Watch videos with step-by-step demonstrations basic sewing skills, including techniques such as seams, darts, bias bindings, zippers and garment assembly
~ Access downloadable files for patterns to accompany chapter projects
~ Gather your tools with an updated info on fabric and materials resources
~ Redeeming the code inside this card will give you full access to the content previously contained on the DVD or CD packaged with the book A Guide to Fashion Sewing 6th Edition.

This bundle includes A Guide to Fashion Sewing 6th Edition and A Guide to Fashion Sewing STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501395284
eBook + Studio 9781501395918
eBook 9781628921854
Paperback 9781628921847
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395628

Functional Clothing Design

From Sportswear to Spacesuits

Susan Watkins and Lucy Dunne

Published: JAN 29, 2015

Functional Clothing Design is a book about how and why clothing works. This interdisciplinary text introduces new ways to look at the human body, the environment and clothing and to explore the relationships between them by looking at the ways clothing achieves goals such as protecting the body, increasing health and safety, improving a worker’s efficiency on the job or increasing body function.

Watkins and Dunne present technical material using clear, simple language that can be readily understood by beginning design students with no science or engineering background. Building on the groundbreaking text by Watkins, Clothing: The Portable Environment, this text covers a full range of factors involved in designing functional clothing: protection from thermal, impact and other environmental hazards; enhancing movement and visibility and increasing body function with smart clothing; designing clothing for people with handicaps and designing protective clothing for groups such as the military, who face multiple hazards.

Functional Clothing Design focuses on the full range of activities needed to develop functional clothing—from analysis of user needs to choosing appropriate materials to design and design evaluation. The text includes case studies throughout as well as new content on smart textiles and all the latest developments in wearable technology. Designers and others seeking clothing solutions to problems in many fields will find a common language linking a number of disciplines through which they can explore both problems and solutions.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628925517
Hardback 9780857854674

Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics

3rd Edition

Deborah E. Young

Published: JAN 23, 2015

Featuring the most current and high-quality fashion fabrics, Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics, Third Edition, is an all-in-one text and swatch book focused on the needs of fashion students. The swatch book presents fabric samples with all pertinent information regarding fabric identification on the same page, including fabric name, fiber content, yarn construction, count, coloration, weight, uses, characteristics and similarities/differences between fabrics.

The kit includes 208 unique fabric samples not found in any other swatch kit, a 100+ page textbook with activities, Quick Reference Guide tables, pre-printed mounting boards for all swatches and a pick glass--all held in a sturdy 3-ring binder. Through the text and assembly of the swatch kit, readers will learn the inherent performance properties and construction of fibers, yarns and fabrics, and most importantly, their end use in fashion. This invaluable reference brings together a wide variety of information into one volume, enabling users to spend less time trying to connect the dots and more time applying the concepts.

New to this Edition
~Includes fiber and yarn samples and 208 swatches that reflect trends in the fashion industry including neoprene, sherpa fleece, minerale fibers, X-static®, soy, cocona, polyspan, silk jersey, and softshell
~Expanded fiber chapters with relevant tips for performance expectations and care
~Icons now identify swatch samples with sustainable characteristics
~Video tutorial on "How to Use the Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics’" available online

NOTE: The kit includes at 6x plastic pick glass linen tester.


Instructor's Resources

~ New Instructor's Set of Swatch Boards PDF provides reference fabric sample pages with color images of fabrics inserted on swatch pages--making it easier to check or grade correctly constructed swatch kits.
~ PowerPoint slides include front, back, and 10x magnified views of all swatches from the text labeled by fabric and fiber type.
~ Instructor’s Guide provides sample course outlines, additional assignments, tips for overcoming common obstacles, and study contains course outlines, answer keys to quizzes and exams, and additional assignments.
~ Test Bank contains chapter quizzes with multiple exams covering both the chapter text and the swatch board information.

Formats ISBN
Loose Leaf 9781628926569

Surface Design for Fabric

Kimberly Irwin

Published: JAN 15, 2015

Surface Design for Fabric is a comprehensive, how-to guide to more than 60 surface design techniques for various fabrics and leather—ranging from the traditional to the experimental.Highly illustrated with more than 600 color images, the step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate surface design techniques, allowing readers to quickly grasp the material and further explore and experiment on their own. Irwin covers a broad range of surface design techniques including: dyeing, staining, removing color, resists, printing and transfer, fiber manipulations, fabric manipulations, embroidery, and embellishments. This modern studio resource clearly guides readers in the creation of beautiful, innovative, and professional surface designs.

Key Features
~Chapters feature a fabric selection quick guide, tools and materials, how to set up your workspace, application methods, and safety guidelines for each technique.
~Designer Profiles and Collection Spotlights show current examples of surface design end uses in fashion design, textile art, fine art, and interior design
~Environmental Impact boxes address critical environmental and sustainability issues and concerns for each chapter
~Includes helpful hints, important facts, shortcuts and mistakes to avoid throughout chapters

Instructor's Resources
~ Instructor’s Guide and Test Bank

Introducing Surface Design for Fabric STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

~Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
~Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
~Watch video tutorials for key techniques for each chapter with step-by-step demonstrations
~Enhance your knowledge with visual analysis exercises
~Branch out with links to additional artists working in fashion, interiors, textiles, and fine arts using surface design techniques

This bundle includes Surface Design for Fabric and Surface Design for Fabric STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Hardback + Studio 9781501395277
eBook + Studio 9781501395901
eBook 9781609019365
Hardback 9781609018856
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395611

The Design Process

3rd Edition

Karl Aspelund

Published: DEC 18, 2014

Karl Aspelund takes readers on a guided tour of seven stages of design, from Inspiration, Identification, Conceptualization, Exploration/Refinement, Definition/Modeling, Communication and Production. New cumulative storyboards of three different types of designs (graphics, clothing, and web design) progress through each stage to show how each setp is implemented in practical application. "Perspectives" features highlight individual designers and artists, and end-of-chapter exercises help transform design projects to reality.
New to This Edition:
New cumulative storyboards in each chapter provide a variety of examples to show how designs progress through each stage in the design process to arrive at a final product
Added coverage of globalization, sustainability, and collaborative teamwork
New "Perspectives" features with additional design fields and real-life artists and designers
Thoroughly updated illustrations

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628920659
Paperback 9781609018382

Apparel Quality Lab Manual

Janace E. Bubonia

Published: SEP 25, 2014

This user-friendly guide to evaluating apparel quality presents the roles of product designers, manufacturers, merchandisers, testing laboratories, and retailers from product inception through the sale of goods, to ensure quality products that meet customer expectations. Bubonia provides an overview of apparel production, with emphasis on quality characteristics and cues, consumer influences and motivations impacting purchasing decisions, and the relationship of apparel manufacturing and production processes, cost, price point and the quality level of an apparel product. A key aspect of the book is the focus on both U.S. and International standards and regulations required for apparel analysis, performance, labeling requirements and safety regulations. The text is highly illustrated with images of stitch and seam types plus photos of their uses in actual garments, providing students with the tools needed to skillfully evaluate and critique quality elements in apparel and textile products.

Key Features
~ Supplementary Apparel Quality Lab Manual (sold separately) includes hands-on lab activities and projects that simulate real-world garment analysis and material testing
~ Industry Scenario boxes present case studies highlight real world situations such as the Lululemon recall and the environmental impact of apparel manufacturing
~ Provides an illustrated guide to ASTM stitch and seam types

Teaching Resources
~ Instructor's Guide with Test Bank
~ PowerPoint presentations for each chapter

PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501395338. STUDIO Instant Access can also be purchased or rented separately on BloomsburyFashionCentral.com.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628924589
Paperback 9781628924572

Designing

An Introduction

Karl Aspelund

Published: SEP 11, 2014

This is a core text examining the multi-faceted world of professional design. Readers gain an understanding of the nature of design through its history from the mid-nineteenth century to today's multicultural global marketplace, and learn to recognize the elements and principles of design in colorfully illustrated chapters. The design process is explored in practical terms of conceptualizing, researching, assembling, and presenting and then examined in the context of 2D, 3D and virtual environments, emphasizing user experience and the constraints and needs of client-defined creativity. Chapters open with key terms and objectives, close with multiple offerings for review and practice, while sidebars and end-boxes place focus on topics such as ergonomics, sustainability, and individual designers from a variety of disciplines.

Covering all topics common to design foundation and recognizing that all designers benefit from shared vocabulary, this book provides students with the tools to create designs that are both visually compelling and conceptually inventive.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019389
Paperback 9781609014964

Design Genius

The Ways and Workings of Creative Thinkers

Gavin Ambrose

Published: AUG 28, 2014

Design Genius celebrates the creative thought processes of 69 leading artists, designers, creative agencies, animators, illustrators and typographers. While highlighting key design techniques and theories, the rich visuals presented in this book aim to engage, provoke and inspire.

Whether you are new to design, or a seasoned expert, the many layers of information provided by this book mean it has something for everyone. Readers will delight in the visual and tactile effects of a number of subtle design features, as well as the vast array of illustrations on display. In-depth discussions with the creatives themselves as well as more practical design tips will also help you to discover the power of your own creative problem-solving skills.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447459
Paperback 9782940411962

Sample Workbook to Accompany Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

2nd Edition

Julie Cole and Sharon Czachor

Published: JUN 05, 2014

This companion workbook consists of project instructions and card stock worksheets in a 3-hole binder for convenient storage. Using these resources, students can store sewn sample garment details and record design information for design projects. The instructions for each project list the supplies and tasks needed to prepare the samples, plus clear cross references to sewing techniques in the textbook, Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers, 2nd Edition, and the supplementary half-scales patterns available to complete projects.

Sample and Sewing worksheets are made of card stock for durable sample mounting and include space to attach sample and label sewing techniques, fabric type, fiber content, lining type, interfacing type, stitching order, stitch length, and notes on where to use the stitching technique on a garment and stitching mistakes. As students use the workbook to practice the sewing techniques, it becomes an ongoing resource and part of the design student's fashion library.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628925814
Paperback 9781609018801

Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

2nd Edition

Julie Cole and Sharon Czachor

Published: JUN 05, 2014

It is impossible to have good designs without having accurate quality construction skills. Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers is an up-to-date sewing guide that teaches fashion design students the skills they will need to execute their original designs in a professional environment. Each chapter covers a particular theme, such as collars, and reflects the order of assembly of any garment. More than 1,000 detailed and annotated sketches provide visual support to the techniques covered.

New to this Edition:
New Chapter 5 "Stitching Knits: Working with Stretch" and Chapter 7 "Fitting: Developing an 'Eye' for Good Fit"
New chapter order reflects the stitching order of garments

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019068
Hardback 9781609019259

Patternmaking for Menswear

Classic to Contemporary

Myoungok Kim and Injoo Kim

Published: APR 16, 2014

This comprehensive men's patternmaking text covers many different garment types and design elements, including patternmaking techniques for both woven and knit fabrics. The step-by-step format with accompanying detailed illustrations is appropriate for beginning to advanced students, as well as the industry professionals looking to sharpen their patternmaking skill. Photographs provide examples of completed garments on the dress form and clear illustrations are highlighted with color to show precisely what to do at each step of the patternmaking process.

Noting the subtle difference between patternmaking for men versus women, the authors provide readers with a complete understanding of the male anatomy, how to take measurements and fitting techniques. Patternmaking for Menswear has a unique modular organization, moving from basic sloper development to detailing slim-fit versus classic-fit garments with design details grouped together to allow readers to combine them to create unlimited design variations. The text includes a section on fit problems and solutions that can be referenced after making a muslin for better fit. Instructions on how to add proper seam allowances to woven and knit patterns are also included.With many fashion-forward and on-trend patterns, this book is an indispensible resource for creating modern and professional menswear designs.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019716
Paperback 9781609019440

Technical Sourcebook for Designers

2nd Edition

Jaeil Lee and Camille Steen

Published: MAR 31, 2014

Technical Sourcebook for Designers is completely devoted to preparing aspiring and professional apparel designers for the growing demand for technical design skills in the apparel industry. This comprehensive compilation presents technical design processes and industry standards that reflect current apparel production and manufacturing practices.

Lee and Steen provide a holistic perspective of the role of technical design in apparel production, including such considerations as selection of fabrics, finding seasonal fashion trends, garment construction, and fit evaluation, all in the context of meeting the needs of the target consumer with cost-effective decisions. This edition includes a new section on real-life fit problems and solutions, more information on essential math for designers (such as grading and costing) plus coverage of product lifecycle management (PLM) and sustainability. An all new Chapter 8 on Sweater Product Design explores sweater design and manufacturing. More than 200 new images and newly added color in illustrations to show relevant design details. With versatile coverage of a variety of product categories including women's wear, menswear and knitwear, this text gives students essential tools to develop specification sheets and technical packages for specific markets.

Introducing Technical Sourcebook for Designers STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

~Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
~Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions and image identification
~Practice your skills with editable style flats in Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw that can be imported into blank tech pack templates to create your own tech packs
~Enhance your knowledge with industry standards for seams and stitches and costing spreadsheets
~Access downloadable images of photos and figures from the book, clip art, and examples of completed tech packs

This bundle includes Technical Sourcebook for Designers 2nd Edition and Technical Sourcebook for Designers STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501395376
eBook + Studio 9781501396007
eBook 9781609019785
Paperback 9781609018566
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395710

Sewing Techniques

An Introduction to Construction Skills Within the Design Process

Jennifer Prendergast

Published: MAR 27, 2014

Sewing techniques are sometimes overlooked in the design process but acquiring these skills can be transformational. The ability to turn a two-dimensional design into its three-dimensional realization comes from having mastered basic sewing techniques. Sewing Techniques simplifies the often complex techniques that lie behind this process by arming designers with the precise information and skills needed to undertake each task.

Designers who develop a basic understanding of the processes involved in sample and garment construction often produce successful outcomes based on a more experimental and creative approach applied during the product development process. Developing a sample folio and being able to refer to samples and develop them according to each individual design project is a process that requires experimentation and creative thought underpinned by a basic understanding of sewing techniques. This book explores the essential equipment needed - from fabric types to diagrams identifying component parts of a sewing machine, to machine operation.

Throughout each process, clear diagrams accompanied by explanatory description panels allow readers to achieve the best possible results, including how to troubleshoot problems that may be encountered before and during sewing. Each section concludes with a project, progressing from easy to challenging. Fabrics for each project give designers the opportunity to handle different fabric types and understand the complexities of sourcing and selecting. Mastering the basic principles covered in Sewing Techniques will enable both fashion students and the contemporary craftworker to develop their techniques with a view to becoming creative practice-based professionals.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447718
Paperback 9782940411917

A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Alison Gwilt

Published: JAN 30, 2014

Packed with full-colour images from contributors such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Edun and People Tree, A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion is a much-needed handbook for both students and professionals in the fashion and textile industries.

Beginning with a reflection on current models of fashion design and production, this book introduces the key issues associated with the production, use and disposal of fashion clothing and gives step-by-step guidance on how to identify and evaluate the potential impacts of a garment during the design process.

Featuring industry perspectives and studio-based exercises, the final five chapters of the book explore a range of ways in which designers can reduce the negative impacts associated with the life cycle of fashion garments. Packed with innovative examples of best practice from international designers and brands, these chapters present each key stage in the life cycle of a fashion garment and explore approaches such as low-impact textiles techniques, mono-materiality, zero waste techniques, upcycling, repair and maintenance techniques and closed-loop design systems.

A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion offers an overview of the following topics: garment design; sourcing and selecting fabrics and techniques; pattern making and toiling; garment construction; distribution; clothing care and maintenance; reuse and re-manufacture; and material recycling; and it also covers the following sustainable design approaches: design for empathy; using mono materials; zero waste techniques; design for durability; engaging with local communities; design for need; reducing laundering; design for repair; upcycling; and design for closed-loop systems.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447640
Paperback 9782940496143

Textiles and Fashion

Exploring printed textiles, knitwear, embroidery, menswear and womenswear

2nd Edition

Jenny Udale

Published: JAN 30, 2014

Textiles and Fashion explores the integration of textile design with fashion. It begins with a brief history of textiles, showing the links with technical innovation and social developments. It then focuses on the processes of textile design, including the ethical and sustainable issues around textiles today. The book also provides practical information on fibre production, dyeing and finishing techniques. Various surface treatments are explored, as well as the way in which colour and trend influences fashion and textiles.

Through case studies and interviews, fashion and textile designers discuss their production processes and how they use textiles in their work. New to the second edition are exercises to help students to explore and further their knowledge of textiles and fashion.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447688
Paperback 9782940496006

Sourcing and Selecting Textiles for Fashion

Erin Cadigan

Published: DEC 19, 2013

Written with the innovative fashion student in mind, Sourcing and Selecting Textiles for Fashion gives a full overview of the current textile market and shows how to apply this knowledge when creating a fashion collection.

Following a brief look at the historical growth of fashion textiles in industry and culture, the book explores the manufacturing, design, sourcing and end-use of fashion textiles. Natural and man-made fibres are discussed along with current woven, knit and non-woven production methods. A variety of industrial and custom surface design techniques including dye, print, embellishment and fabric manipulation are covered. Trend, inspiration, colour, creating the collection and how to enhance design through textile choice and surface design are included. A perspective of current innovation and sustainability is offered in each area.

Colour photographs, illustrations and designer spotlights supplement informative text throughout the book, and the text includes a bonus section of interviews with designers at different levels of their career and marketplace, focusing on how they select and source fabrics and apply them to their designs.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447671
Paperback 9782940496105

The Dynamics of Fashion

4th Edition

Elaine Stone

Published: JUL 31, 2013

Fashion today is fast-paced, technologically savvy, and global—and this fourth edition of The Dynamics of Fashion has been updated to be on the cutting edge. Featuring the latest facts and figures, and the most current theories in fashion development, production, and merchandising, this book provides a broad foundation for students hoping to become a part of the industry. Apparel, accessories, cosmetics, home fashions, green design, and more are explored in detail. Hundreds of examples make the business aspect fun. Fresh, forward, challenging, and comprehensive, Elaine Stone’s classic text is for those in fashion who want to be both in the now and in the know.

New to This Edition
- More than 150 new full-color photographs highlighting the people, principles, practices, and techniques of the fashion business
- Updated coverage of the latest industry trends, including developments in sustainability, e-commerce, and the use of social media for fashion marketing
- Revised charts and illustrations with up-to-date data
- Updated glossary with more than 500 industry terms

New content and illustrative examples within the following features:
- Fashion Focus reports on the interesting people and events that are influencing fashion right now
- Then and Now highlights the cyclical nature of fashion as seen through yesterday’s classics and today’s emerging trends

Introducing The Dynamics of Fashion STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

~Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
~Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions and image identification
~Branch out with links to curated online multi-media resources that bring chapter concepts to life
~Expand your knowledge by further exploring special features Then and Now and Fashion Focus

This bundle includes The Dynamics of Fashion 4th Edition and The Dynamics of Fashion STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Hardback + Studio 9781501395543
eBook + Studio 9781501396144
eBook 9781609018689
Hardback 9781609015008
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395857

Draping for Apparel Design

3rd Edition

Helen Joseph-Armstrong

Published: FEB 15, 2013

The third edition of Draping for Apparel Design combines Joseph-Armstrong’s classic step-by-step instructions with a user-friendly layout. To show how to turn two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional garments, the author presents the following three draping principles and techniques: manipulating dart excess, adding fullness, and contour draping. New and updated design projects illustrate how to prepare a draping plan. Design analyses identify the creative elements of each design and help determine draping techniques required to develop patterns. This text emphasizes the importance of draping foundation garments for building more complex designs. Designers will gain essential skills to creatively apply draping techniques to their own designs.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308802
Paperback 9781609012403

Pattern Cutting: The Architecture of Fashion

Pat Parish

Published: FEB 04, 2013

The pattern cutter’s aesthetic judgement of proportion, balance, line and form has always underpinned success in fashion design. In Pattern Cutting: The Architecture of Fashion, Pat Parish approaches the subject from this perspective, identifying key shapes and structures from the catwalk and translating them into 3D through a number of cutting, draping and construction processes. These methods are explored here through a series of practical scenarios, richly illustrated and annotated with step-by-step instructions.

This exciting new approach provides you with the inspiration, tools and confidence to interpret and adapt basic patterns and take your designs even further.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447435
Paperback 9782940411900

Fashion Thinking

Creative Approaches to the Design Process

Fiona Dieffenbacher

Published: JAN 07, 2013

The thinking behind a fashion collection is what sets one designer apart from another. Learning to push ideas forward, to develop concepts and to challenge the status quo is what gives us some of fashion's greatest innovations. Yet students often struggle to develop their own style and approach to design. While the design process is fundamental to the way all fashion designers work, there is no right or wrong method: each emerging designer must find their own authentic process.

By following nine award-winning student designers through their thought processes in response to a brief, Fashion Thinking establishes key approaches to design and encourages this process of discovery. Each student project represents a diverse range of strategies at each stage of the design cycle. By following each throughout their various stages of development, these examples offer a unique and inspiring insight into the thinking behind a final collection. Supported by beautiful imagery and illuminating perspectives from professionals throughout the fashion industry, Fashion Thinking is a book that no aspiring fashion designer should be without!

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447602
Paperback 9782940411719

Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design

From Fashion to Fine Jewellery

Elizabeth Galton

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.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447213
Paperback 9782940411948

Designing Your Fashion Portfolio

From Concept to Presentation

Joanne Barrett

Published: OCT 24, 2012

For the fashion designer seeking employment, a well-prepared portfolio is an essential marketing tool. Designing Your Fashion Portfolio: From Concept to Presentation uses the design process to guide students through conceptualization and assembly of a fashion design portfolio that will communicate their talents and vision as designers. The richly illustrated text helps students assemble their work and organize it into a compelling story of their artistic talents and market savvy. In the process, students learn to evaluate their skills and identify their interests so that they can focus on building collections for their chosen target markets. The author's fashion design portfolio system enables designers to tailor their portfolios for each client throughout their careers.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308796
Paperback 9781609010072

Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories

Exploring the design and construction of bags, shoes, hats and jewellery

John Lau

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).

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940439720
Paperback 9782940411313

The Fundamentals of Fashion Design

2nd Edition

Jenny Udale and Richard Sorger

Published: AUG 30, 2012

The Fundamentals of Fashion Design (2nd edition) by Richard Sorger and Jenny Udale offers a fully illustrated introduction to the key elements of fashion design, from the initial concept of a fashion idea to realising it in 3D form.

New case studies featuring contemporary designers contextualise the ideas explored within the book and offer key insights into working - and succeeding - in the fashion industry.

A range of design exercises also helps readers to discover new techniques. This title inspires readers to succeed at what they are best at - designing clothes.

The book features interviews with: Alan Humphrey Bennett, Bally; Boudicca; Kristin Forss, Marni; Louise Grey; Richard Grey; John-Gabriel Harrison; Virginia James, Poetry and Wrap; Peter Jensen; Winni Lok, Calvin Klein; Michele Manz, 7 For All Mankind; Colin McNair, John Varvatos.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9782940411788

Fashion Sketchbook

6th Edition

Bina Abling

Published: APR 19, 2012

Fashion Sketchbook, 6th Edition, demystifies the fashion drawing process with simple, step-by-step directions. Now in full color and completely revised, with updated instructions and images throughout, this introductory text explains how to draw women, men, and children, pose the figure, develop the fashion head and face, sketch accessories, add garment details, and prepare flats and specs. Abling’s detailed, easy-to-follow lessons are accompanied by Women’s Wear Daily photographs from the showroom and the runway that accelerate comprehension and lead to the diversification of drawing skills.

Introducing Fashion Sketchbook STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!
~Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
~Visual flashcards help you identify the basics of garment details and silhouettes and
terms for the shapes, construction, and detailing of garment categories
~Watch videos demonstrating mixed media rendering techniques for figure analysis, fleshtone rendering, rendering garment details, drawing flats, rendering stripes and other prints, and rendering high end fabrics
~Each video includes a list of supplies and an explanation of how the demonstrations align
with the book chapters
~Redeeming the code inside this card will give you full access to the content previously contained on the DVD or CD packaged with this book

This bundle includes Fashion Sketchbook 6th Edition and Fashion Sketchbook STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Hardback + Studio 9781501395352
eBook + Studio 9781501395987
eBook 9781609017514
Hardback 9781501310133
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395697

The Art of Fashion Draping

4th Edition

Connie Amaden-Crawford

Published: MAR 01, 2012

Intended for students of fashion design, clothing and dressmaking, this easy-to-follow bestseller teaches the different methods and principles involved in draping fabric on the dress form. The Art of Fashion Draping, 3rd Edition, is organised from basic to more advanced topics. New and revised illustrations keep the book up to date.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308925
Paperback 9781609012274

Fashion Design: The Complete Guide

John Hopkins

Published: FEB 09, 2012

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, Fashion Design: The Complete Guide is filled with practical advice at every stage, including help with portfolios, personal promotion and career opportunities. With an attractive and colourful layout, every chapter also includes interviews, discussion questions, activities and further reading. The book is 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.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447220
Paperback 9782940411528

Basics Fashion Design 01: Research and Design

2nd Edition

Simon Seivewright

Published: JAN 09, 2012

The ability to generate inspired ideas is vital in all creative industries, fashion being no exception. Basics Fashion Design 01: Research and Design (2nd edition) investigates fashion design research and how to use it to develop inspired designs and concepts. This second edition of a best-selling title used on courses throughout the UK and US is revised and updated with a new design scheme and many new visuals from the catwalk, the studio and designers' portfolios. It includes new case studies and eleven interviews with key personnel, plus reflective exercises designed to instruct readers on how to excel in carrying out professional fashion research and design.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447305

Accessory Design

Aneta Genova

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.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628921618
Paperback 9781563679261

Basics Fashion Design 08: Styling

Clare Buckley and Jacqueline McAssey

Published: JUN 13, 2011

There are few academic texts on the subject of fashion styling, and many students are unsure about what it is and who has paved the way in this specific field. Basics Fashion Design 08: Styling offers an effective mix of key stylists' biographies, high quality images by professionals and students alike and practical advice about how to produce a photo-shoot and break into the industry.

A stylist is responsible for choosing the look and clothing for a fashion image to communicate a fashion idea, trend or theme, or to advertise a fashion product. This book outlines what it means to style for a catalogue or advertisement (commercial styling), or a magazine (editorial styling) and what types of skills these different fields require.

Styling proves that even on a limited budget, with tremendous imagination and drive it is possible to create beautiful and relevant work.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447138
Paperback 9782940411399

Designer's Guide to Fashion Apparel

Evelyn L. Brannon

Published: MAY 31, 2011

Designer’s Guide to Fashion Apparel explores the creative process of apparel design and the development of a collection. From budget to couture, children’s to men’s and women’s, fashion-forward to traditional and formal to active, the text demonstrates the proper application of design principles in creating aesthetically pleasing apparel while emphasizing the importance of production parameters as dictated by the needs of the target consumer. Written from an industry perspective, the book is intended to nurture the student’s interest in design while providing the thorough grounding needed for a successful career in the business.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628920994
Paperback 9781563679018

Creativity in Fashion Design

An Inspiration Workbook

Tracy Jennings

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.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628923896
Paperback 9781563678950

Basics Fashion Design 06: Knitwear

Juliana Sissons

Published: DEC 01, 2010

Basics Fashion Design 06: Knitwear is a practical introduction to the use of knitwear in fashion design, richly illustrated with examples and easy-to-follow diagrams. It describes the many varieties of yarn and fibre, their characteristics and their behaviour, from the traditional to the contemporary. It explains the relevant machinery and tools, and the types of work that can be produced on each.

Basic techniques on domestic machines are discussed, leading to a section on how to create a knitting pattern. Details and trims are also examined, outlining embellishment, buttonholes and fastenings.

The book also discusses the knitwear industry and offers useful information on the various career pathways. Interviews with international designers, each at a different level within the industry, provide further insight into the business as a whole.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940439478
Paperback 9782940411160

Fashion by Design

Janice G. Ellinwood

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.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563678486

Industry Clothing Construction Methods

Mary Ruth Shields

Published: AUG 30, 2010

This text guides fashion students through the garment construction process and provides students in both fashion design and merchandising with the industry standard construction information that they will need to function effectively within design firms. By focusing on garment construction techniques for various market levels—from budget (mass market) and moderate to bridge (or better) and designer’s ready-to-wear—this text emphasizes the garment construction process as it exists in the industry today. Comparisons of construction methods used at different price points are an integral part of the text, with assembly techniques noted according to their affect on garment cost, quality, and production time. Flow charts and reference charts focus on industry methods, practice, and applications. Practice construction methods throughout the text reinforce students’ competency levels with industry-based sewing methods as opposed to traditional sewing practices.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563677267

Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Published: AUG 23, 2010

In today’s global apparel industry, garments that are designed domestically are often manufactured overseas. The technical package, a series of forms that define a garment’s specifications, is critical to ensuring that a particular style is executed correctly and in the most cost- and time-efficient manner possible. Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package presents the basics of production management and provides clear instructions for creating each component of a production package.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628923650
Paperback 9781563678691

Tailored Fashion Design

Pamela Powell

Published: JUL 20, 2010

While most tailoring books begin with the selection of ready-made patterns and conclude with the assembly of the various pieces, Tailored Fashion Design begins a few steps earlier—in the design process. Students will learn to consider tailoring as a design element, rather than just a method of garment assembly. The book guides readers from inspiration through pattern manipulation and garment construction of their own tailored jacket designs for both men and women. Students will gain a greater appreciation of tailoring as a valuable skill that will enable them to not only display their ability to put together garments, but also showcase their creativity as designers.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563677465

Illustrating Fashion

3rd Edition

Steven Stipelman

Published: JUN 18, 2010

Illustrating Fashion, 3rd Edition, provides a step-by-step approach to drawing the basic fashion figure, identifying the elements of a garment, and discussing the various techniques used to render fashion illustration. The book also benefits the advanced user by its exploration of concepts such as manipulating the figure, drawing draped garments, and creating flats. Using designer garments, Stipelman helps the student understand a specific concept, the designer, and the garment.

Introducing Illustrating Fashion STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

- Watch videos with step-by-step demonstrations for simple blocking of the figure, the tracing method, the fashion face, rendering tweed and rendering sequins and tulle
- Enhance your knowledge with information on art supplies
- Access images of croquis and figure templates
- Redeeming the code inside the Access Card will give you full access to the content on the DVD or CD previously packaged with this book

This bundle includes Illustrating Fashion, 3rd Edition and Illustrating Fashion STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501395475
eBook + Studio 9781501396106
eBook 9781609013486
Paperback 9781501310249
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395819

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers

3rd Edition

Linda Tain

Published: MAY 17, 2010

Designer’s portfolios are their calling card in an increasingly competitive fashion industry—-displaying their unique design perspective, skill sets, and creativity. This comprehensive reference prepares students as they begin their fashion design careers. Those already working in the industry or wishing to reenter the job market will also appreciate these new approaches for revising or recreating their portfolios. Each chapter highlights essential skills and techniques to help designers become competitive within their chosen markets. By focusing on both logical and creative solutions, the designer becomes aware of the process of developing the portfolio–from concept through presentation of the finished product.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019792
Paperback 9781563678172

Draping Basics

Sally DiMarco

Published: DEC 11, 2009

With step-by-step written instructions, Draping Basics provides the fundamentals of designing foundation garments by draping fabric on a dress form. Photographs clearly demonstrate the details of the process, and CAD drawings show how the draping is transferred to paper patterns. The text covers the foundation skirt, bodice, and set-in sleeve, as well as foundation bodice variations; dart equivalent bodice styles; bodice designs; and skirt, dress, and collar styles.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609014490
Paperback 9781563677366

Basics Fashion Design 05: Fashion Drawing

John Hopkins

Published: DEC 02, 2009

To become a successful fashion designer, you will need to develop your drawing skills, but for any career in fashion it is important to have an understanding of the basic principles of good fashion drawing.

Basics Fashion Design 05: Fashion Drawing presents a fresh perspective on the basic principles and practices of contemporary drawing styles, applied to a fashion context.

The book takes a practical approach in discussing the process of fashion drawing, offering advice on the selection of materials and media and advising on their different uses and applications. It also considers the theory and history of fashion drawing, and the range of styles used by contemporary designers; from quick sketches to sophisticated digital pieces.

This discussion is accompanied by interviews with designers and illustrators, a glossary, resources directory and templates.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940439379
Paperback 9782940411153

Principles of Flat Pattern Design 4th Edition

4th Edition

Nora M. MacDonald

Published: OCT 12, 2009

The basic principles of the flat-pattern method are the foundation of producing effective apparel designs. Principles of Flat-Pattern Design, 4th Edition, maintains its simple and straightforward presentation of flat-patternmaking principles which is proven to be less intimidating for beginning students. Numbered and fully illustrated steps guide students through a logical series of pattern manipulation procedures, each beginning with a flat sketch of the design to be developed and ending with a representation of the completed pattern. A significant expansion of the introductory chapters in this 4th Edition aligns the patternmaking process with current industry practices, including technological advancements, design analysis, and production basics such as grading, marker making, and specifications.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628920208
Hardback 9781563678516

Tailoring Techniques for Fashion

Milva Fiorella Di Lorenzo

Published: SEP 25, 2009

Integrating text, photographs, and a companion STUDIO, Tailoring Techniques for Fashion covers traditional and contemporary design and construction methods for tailored garments from ready-to-wear to couture details. Live demonstrations and hundreds of photographs illustrate step-by-step instructions for constructing a tailored skirt, trousers, jacket, and design details using traditional, fusible, machine, and mass-production methods. A history of the tailoring profession and a survey of contemporary tailoring business practices place these techniques in a professional context.

Introducing Tailoring Techniques for Fashion STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

~Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
~Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
~Watch videos featuring chapter-specific tutorials for tailoring techniques
~Further your knowledge with activities and links to additional resources
~Practice your skills with an online homework questionnaire
~Redeeming the code inside this card will give you full access to the content on the DVD or CD previously packaged with this book

This bundle includes Tailoring Techniques for Fashion and Tailoring Techniques for Fashion STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501309700
eBook + Studio 9781501309694
eBook 9781628927740
Paperback 9781501310195
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501309670

Designer's Guide to Girls' and Junior Apparel

Randi Beer

Published: SEP 09, 2009

Designer’s Guide to Girls’ & Junior Apparel explains the process a fashion designer goes through to put a line together specifically for the girls’ and junior markets. It starts with the inspiration phase, and moves to research and sketching. Chapters teach students how the designer works with patternmakers to see the garment fabricated and sewn, and then follows the garment as it is costed, merchandised, and prepared to be sold. Students will be exposed to the many layers of specifications, production patterns, and testing, and finally producing and shipping the garments. This book also shows that designing apparel is a process that requires careful consideration of what styles sold last season, how current events influence the popularity of designs, and other factors that affect profits in the apparel industry.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563676925

Basic Pattern Skills for Fashion Design

2nd Edition

Bernard Zamkoff and Jeanne Price

Published: JUN 08, 2009

The 2nd Edition of Basic Pattern Skills for Fashion Design introduces the techniques of flat patternmaking in an easy-to-understand method. Each of the book’s four chapters addresses one major segment of a garment—the bodice, the collar, the skirt, and the sleeve—with lessons that progress from the most basic dart manipulations to advanced design variations. Simple illustrations demystify the patternmaking process for the beginner student, showing how a few basic techniques can lead to endless design possibilities.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563678349

Basics Fashion Design 03: Construction

Anette Fischer

Published: NOV 24, 2008

Basics Fashion Design 03: Construction leads the reader through the essential stages of creating a garment, from pattern cutting and draping a mannequin, to finishing and haberdashery.

Construction is the foundation of fashion design; it takes passion and skill to turn a two-dimensional drawing into a successful garment. This book guides you through the process, teaching you the theory, practical skills and techniques you need to succeed.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940439072

Computerized Patternmaking for Apparel Production

Laura Nugent

Published: SEP 23, 2008

Computerized Patternmaking for Apparel Production takes a unique approach to learning Gerber AccuMark technology. This book includes all the procedures that the fashion industry uses to create a style and rush it to a factory for cutting and mass production. Through 20 lessons focusing on patternmaking, digitizing, grading, and marker making, students will grasp the cycle of apparel production from patternmaking to cutting. This book bridges the gap between knowing what the software functions do and applying them in today’s working environment.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609018276
Paperback 9781563676192

Integrating Draping, Drafting and Drawing

Bina Abling and Kathleen Maggio

Published: AUG 29, 2008

This handy studio reference teaches draping, drafting, and drawing the way they are practiced in the industry: by integrating them throughout the creative process. Integrating Draping, Drafting, and Drawing illustrates the design process, encompassing sketch and garment pattern development, and creates bridges between studio methods and design illustration. Chapters are presented as hands-on learning experiences with lessons that mimic classroom demonstrations. Step-by-step photographs portray the draping process in a sculptural way rather than using illustrations, which cannot truly depict the response of fabric draped on a dress form. Throughout the book, instructions for producing patterns and slopers—skirts, bodices, necklines and collars, and sleeves—are presented, along with variations, so that students will be able to drape, draft, and draw complete garments. The concluding chapter of the book is devoted to drawing exercises based on the work of 20th century designer Donald Brooks.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308826
Hardback 9781563674860

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Keith Richardson

Published: JAN 18, 2008

Stretch fabrics are more popular than ever, from Juicy Couture’s sweats to the trendy, ready-to-wear styles found at H&M. Stretch fabrics have long been a staple of designer fashion as well—from Missoni’s colorful knits to Donna Karan’s basics. Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics provides the design student or working designer with the essential information for understanding the specifics of knit fabrics and the patternmaking process for different garments. Fibers, dyes, treatments, care, and fabric sources are discussed, along with the principles of sizing and measuring for women’s, men’s, petite, plus, and half sizes. Chapters focusing on particular garments begin with a draft of a sloper. Numerous illustrations and diagrams demonstrate the effects of draping, gathering, shirring, ruffling, and making adjustments as needed to flatter the wearer. These instructions will put students’ skills and creativity to work with everything they need to turn an ordinary garment into one of original designer quality.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308789
Paperback 9781563674792

The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris

Published: NOV 29, 2007

The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms associated with, and used within, the field of fashion.

Over 250 terms are explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by illustrations and examples taken from traditional and contemporary fashion design.

The dictionary covers traditional terms still in current usage, as well as modern terminology such as Tank top and Militaria. It also defines a wide variety of practical terminology, such as Appliqué, Block printing, Flax, Logo, Silhouette and Tailoring, as well as conceptual expressions including Postmodernism, Juxtaposition and Zeitgeist.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940439669
Paperback 9782940373611

Modaris & Diamino for Apparel Design

Catherine Black

Published: NOV 21, 2007

A step-by-step guide to Lectra System’s two related software programs, Modaris and Diamino for Apparel Design gives students and professionals working in apparel design and product development the technical know-how they need to succeed. Modaris is used for all phases of pattern development, including pattern manipulation, drafting, and grading. After the patterns are created, they are transferred to Diamino, the marker-making program. Together these programs create the final project.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563674662

Computer Aided Design Using Gerber Technology

Jane Alvarado

Published: JUN 07, 2007

Computer aided design is at the forefront of the patternmaking business today. Computer Aided Design Using Gerber Technology provides clear, step-by-step instructions for AccuMark Explorer, Silhouette/Pattern Design System, and Marker Makingssary to aid the designer in the creation of a garment from conception to output. This text is appropriate for new students as well as design professionals who need a technological refresher course.

Formats ISBN
Hardback 9781563674327

Introduction to Accumark, Pattern Design, and PDM

Julia Sharp and Virginia Hencken Elsasser

Published: MAY 23, 2007

Introduction to AccuMark, Pattern Design, and Product Data Management provides step-by-step instructions to Gerber Technology’s in-demand software programs. AccuMark, used to copy patterns into the computer, is covered from the basics of data storage and retrieval to the complexities of digitization. The Pattern Design section details the sizing and measuring, point and notch, line, and piece functions necessary to translate creativity into pattern reality. Rounding out the book are instructions in Product Data Management (PDM), including design and cost specifications. Together, these three computer aided design (CAD) programs are the industry standard. This clear, user-friendly book is the companion tool students need to master them, and to maximize their technological savvy in today’s dynamic fashion industry.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609014407
Paperback 9781563674372

From Pencil to Pen Tool

Understanding & Creating the Digital Fashion Image

Wynn Armstrong,Jemi Armstrong and Lorrie Ivas

Published: JUL 17, 2006

In today's fashion industry, the traditional skills of forecasting, cutting, sewing and drafting are no longer enough. Students must be able to transform their two-dimensional plans into computer-generated images. From Pencil to Pen Tool: Understanding Creating the Digital Fashion Image teaches Adobe PhotoShop CS and Illustrator CS techniques applicable to both fashion students entering the field and established fashion-industry professionals seeking to stay current with technology. This book includes technical instruction about sketching and image production, as well as practical advice about creating a computer-generated portfolio and entering the fashion marketplace. Instructor's Guide available on request

Formats ISBN
Hardback 9781563673641

Marker Rendering for Fashion, Accessories, and Home Fashion

Bina Abling

Published: SEP 15, 2005

With the growing trend of licensing apparel, accessories, and home fashions under a single logo, today’s students must expand their portfolios to include concepts with broader applications. Marker Rendering for Fashion, Accessories, and Home Fashions provides detailed instructions for marker rendering methods relevant to a variety of products. Allowing designers to express their ideas immediately, the marker is an essential tool for the design professional. The author’s step-by-step instructions provide a sound introduction to the skills that students need, and teaches methods of overlapping media applications for an assortment of colors, patterns, and materials. The lessons are taught as a progression of skills, building slowly from basic to complex rendering methods used in the design industry today.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308864
Hardback 9781563673603

Cracking the Whip

Essays on Design and Its Side Effects

Ralph Caplan

Published: SEP 12, 2005

Cracking the Whip is a collection of 69 essays that looks at just about everything in design: clothes, hardware, posters, cars, airports, chairs, lighting, vending machines, cities and bathrooms. They are about how we use design, language and instinct to navigate our everyday world from eating, relating to others, maintaining traditions and advancing our causes. Previously published in distinguished forums ranging from ID Magazine, Print, and Interior Design to The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Nation, Caplan brings to these essays an erudition tempered by clarity, charm and humour. Cracking the Whip is made up of disparate parts that add up to the perfect foundation for the student designer.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308772
Paperback 9781563673900

Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear

Lori A. Knowles

Published: SEP 07, 2005

The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear offers patternmaking techniques for a variety of garment styles and includes information on sizing, lining and a variety of fabrics. Covering everything from casual to tailored designs, it can serve both as an introduction to the pattern-drafting skills necessary for menswear and as a more in-depth treatment of patternmaking techniques. The guide covers the patternmaking process for an array of menswear garments, as well as the accompanying theories and concepts.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308895
Paperback 9781563673290

Fabulous Fit

Speed Fitting and Alterations

2nd Edition

Elizabeth Liechty and Judith Rasband

Published: AUG 22, 2005

The 2nd Edition of Fabulous Fit combines a user-friendly approach to the fitting process with a dynamic visual presentation of technical procedures. Illustrations and photos guide you through the process of identifying a figure variation, recognizing incorrect fit and its cause, measuring the body and corresponding pattern area, adjusting the pattern, and altering garments. Fabulous Fit is a complete fit book, with solutions for 62 figure variations for the bodice, sleeves, skirts, and pants. This book is the essential text for coursework in fashion selection, fitting, and alteration.


NEW TO THIS EDITION
* Fashion photos that aid in understanding the elements and principles of design in clothing style selection for the figure
* Before and after photos of each figure type
* Strategically placed colour simplifies the figure to solve fitting problems
* New figure variations and solutions
* Directional guides for measuring a pattern correctly as it corresponds to body measurements

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628927771
Paperback 9781563673214

The Spec Manual 2nd edition

Michele Wesen Bryant and Diane DeMers

Published: AUG 10, 2005

The 2nd Edition of The Spec Manual provides fashion professionals and students with a -comprehensive guide for measuring garments using standard industry practices. This textbook/workbook contains front and back view croquis for women, off sizes, men, juniors, and children; spec sheet templates; illustrated measurement points; and tables with measurement points. The 2nd Edition also features a companion CD-ROM with electronic resources such as spec sheets and a flats library. Users with either beginning or advanced digital skills will learn how to create computer-generated spec sheets.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563673733

Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses and Women

Lori A. Knowles

Published: JUN 14, 2005

The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses, and Women offers an in-depth look into the techniques and theories of pattern drafting for women’s garments. Covering a wide variety of styles, textiles, and sizes, this book is useful for a wide range of pattern courses from introductory to advanced. It provides a sound introduction to the concepts and the processes of patternmaking, as well as a more advanced analysis of style and design. The author offers helpful techniques on taking measurements and adjusting the fit of garments for all body sizes, patterns, and types of fabrics.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308888
Paperback 9781563673283

Make it Fit

Sylvia Rosen

Published: OCT 21, 2004

Make It Fit will provide foolproof solutions on ways to tailor clothing for all body types. With illustrated instructions, this manual shows users how to measure, calculate and mark basic patterns to customised dimensions. It also includes a pack of 29 full-sized slopers - basic patterns for garment sections, without style lines or seam allowances - printed on a soft, synthetic fabric to drape over the body or model form, allowing users to mold the pattern over an actual form to attain the correct measurements.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563673399

Know Your Fashion Accessories

Celia Stall-Meadows

Published: AUG 25, 2003

This comprehensive study of womens and mens fashion accessories provides fashion merchandising students with a detailed analysis of the fashion accessory categories. Broken into three units, the text not only covers the major categories but provides an overview of the accessories business and discusses the materials used in the production of a variety of accessories.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501300066
Paperback 9781563672453

Model Drawing

Bina Abling

Published: MAY 01, 2003

This book and accompanying CD-ROM are a complete step-by-step guide to fashion model drawing. Expanding on Chapter 3 of Fashion Sketchbook, 3rd edition, Abling explains and decodes the process of sketching women, men and children in accordance with fashion industry standards, while still leaving room for the students own aesthetic interpretation. Numerous photos and detailed illustrations accompany simple, easy-to-follow instructions. The addition of grids for practice drawings throughout each chapter makes Model Drawing both a textbook and workbook.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563672750

Professional Pattern Grading for Women's, Men's and Children's Apparel

Jack Handford

Published: JAN 03, 2003

This classic text offers students and industry professionals detailed step-by-step instructions and illustrations for grading pattern pieces for women's, men's and children's wear.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563673191

Apparel Making in Fashion Design

Mykyung Uh and Injoo Kim

Published: NOV 19, 2001

This text offers a complete picture of the process of individual garment construction following the exact techniques used in the industry. The unique feature of this book is its presentation of each garment as a whole concept. With numerous diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions, students master the principles of design and flat pattern to create an individual item of apparel. Each chapter begins with the introduction of a basic sloper and follows with an explanation of the whole production process-making a garment from pattern drafting to garment construction, including lining, interfacing and markers. The balance of each chapter covers techniques for altering separate pattern pieces.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781501308758
Paperback 9781563672163