PORTFOLIO PRESENTATION FOR FASHION DESIGNERS

3rd Edition

Linda Tain

Book Cover

PAPERBACK

ISBN:
9781563678172
Published:
MAY 17, 2010
Other Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019792

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What's in the book

The Book

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.

Table of Contents

Extended Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Portfolio: A Statement of Style
2 The Design Sketch: A History of Style
3 Customer Focus
4 Organization and Contents
5 The Design Journal
6 Presentation Formats
7 Flats and Specs
8 Presentation Boards
9 Men’s wear Presentations
10 Children’s wear Presentations
11 Fashion Accessories Presentations
12 The Digital Portfolio
13 The Job Market: Basic Organization of Manufacturing Firms
14 Résumé and Cover Letter
15 Organizing Your Job Hunt, Mastering the Interview
16 Freelance Designing
17 The First Job: Building Your Career
Glossary: Frequently Used Apparel Industry Terms
Appendix A: Fashion Information Resources
Appendix B: Art Supplies for Fashion Designers
Index



About The Authors

Linda Tain is a professor of fashion art, design, and history of clothing and has been teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology for over 30 years. In 1999, she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has conducted numerous seminars on historical costume as well as design and product development and has worked in the fashion industry as an illustrator, designer, and consultant, specializing in the designer sportswear, knitwear, and intimate apparel markets.

Format:
Paperback
Edition:
3rd
Page count:
384
Imprint:
Fairchild Books
Dimensions:
9 x 12 "
Illustrations:
full color