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.
A Guide to Fashion Forecasting
Published: FEB 07, 2012
Long before the latest trends grace September issues or department store mannequins, their antecedents are swirling in the zeitgeist, and it’s the fashion forecaster’s mission to identify them. Fashion Forward demystifies this exciting career and fosters skills and instincts that will benefit any design professional. The book begins with an overview of fashion forecasting theory and concepts and then leads readers through a step-by-step guide to creating and presenting a forecast. The author’s expertise, honed over decades of industry and academic experience, is supplemented by real-world examples and interviews with both influential forecasters and the designers who rely on them. Fashion Forward enables readers to start spotting tomorrow’s trends today and compellingly communicate them, both visually and verbally, to inspire fashion innovators.
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.
Published: JUN 22, 2010
This comprehensive text provides students with the tools to bridge the gap between ambiguous signs and actionable decisions. Designed to make forecasting techniques accessible, Fashion Forecasting not only explains information gathering, but also the process of organizing and analyzing the information for presenting and implementing the forecast. Completely updated with full-color illustrations, the 3rd Edition features the most up-to-date information on current fashion forecasting practices, including the use of the Internet, trade shows, fashion weeks, and regional centers. It will also give the reader an opportunity to rehearse these best practices through case studies and forecasting activities.