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Published: FEB 09, 2017
Menswear books for fashion design students are under-represented when compared to womenswear titles, and are often divided into historical surveys of menswear and technical pattern cutting books. Basics Fashion Design 07: Menswear provides a broad introduction to menswear by considering a range of social and historical contexts that have served to define and redefine this fascinating area of fashion through the ages, and also includes interviews with contemporary menswear labels, stylists and designers.
These interviews provide valuable insights into the different styles and role models who continue to influence and define menswear in the twenty-first century.
This colorful and varied book provides details on both the design process and sources of research for menswear. All topics are considered and presented in context with fashion drawings and presentation formats - from students and recent graduates as well as more established design labels.
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.
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.