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Fashion Accessory Display

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

Source: Visual Merchandising and Display, 7th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

settingOne way to show fashion accessories is to make them part of the total look. This provides the shopper with a setting, or background, for those accessories, creating a sense of time, place, and occasion—and a distinctive and memorable style. The difference between a dress or suit carefully fitted on a form and the display of that same garment accessorized with a scarf, jewelry, and a bag slung over the shoulder, along with the right style and color of shoes, is the difference between “just

Accessories

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

Source: The Dynamics of Fashion, 5th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Footwear has always had a place in history and literature. From childhood, we read about gallant heroes in seven-league boots, princesses in glass slippers, Mercury with winged feet, and, of course, the magic ruby slippers that took Dorothy from the Land of Oz back home to Kansas.

Zoomorphic Brooches in Roman Britain: Decoration or Religious Ideology?

Lindsay Allason-Jones

Source: Dress and Ideology. Fashioning Identity from Antiquity to the Present, 2017, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

Accessories

Steven Stipelman

Source: Illustrating Fashion. Concept to Creation, 4th Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

A hat is the accessory worn on top of the head. A hat may fit the head, be pulled down over the eyes, or almost look as if it were just sitting on the top.

Accessories

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

Source: In Fashion, 3rd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

The manufacturers of accessories must constantly forecast the changes in cycles of fashion so that their accessories are perfect for new fashions. This includes not only the changes in silhouette but also fabrications and color. The marketing of accessories gained an enormous boost with the entrance of well-known designers’ names into the business. Today, the fame of the accessories designer is as important as the fame of the clothing designer; in many cases, it is the same famous name.

Five: The Empress of Fashion: Vera Wang

Joseph H. Hancock

Source: Brand Story. Cases and Explorations in Fashion Branding, 2nd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Vera Wang started her business in 1990, when she was unable to find a dress for her own wedding ceremony. She designed one herself and since then has redefined the concept of wedding dresses and the entire ceremonial package. She designs and has licensing agreements for everything from couture wedding gowns to bridesmaid dresses, lingerie, china, stemware, flatware, barware, home décor, fine paper products and fragrances, and she has even written a book. Not only does Wang provide the perfect wed

Ten: Quality, In the Nick of Time: Shinola

Joseph H. Hancock

Source: Brand Story. Cases and Explorations in Fashion Branding, 2nd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

A 2014 Economist article titled “Mo’ time for Motown” lightheartedly related the history of Shinola. Tom Kartsotis, the founder of Bedrock Manufacturing (named for the famous Flintstone’s cartoon’s home-town), bought the name for the company from a longtime brand of shoe polish (founded in 1907) that was best known for the slogan “You can’t tell shit from Shinola.” This was absolute perfection for Kartsotis, who believes that this company can someday become the largest manufacturer of high-qualit

Oscar de la Renta, Fall/Winter 1995

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

For his fall/winter 1995 collection, Oscar de la Renta focused on simple, stylish shapes, yet crafted them with sumptuous fabrics in rich colors. Heavy usage of appliqué and beading, along with chunky costume jewelry, added the glamour and opulence that de la Renta is renowned for. As a designer who typically favored classic styles over seasonal trends, this collection marked a time in which de la Renta’s designs were remarkably aligned with the contemporary fashion mood.

Statement Jewelry in Contemporary Catwalk Fashion

Julia Rea

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Statement jewelry is defined by its role as a communicator of meaning, extending beyond jewelry’s traditional function as a decorative medium in order to express status, culture, and personality. As a “genre” it is characterized by its exaggerated proportions, bold shapes and colors, and its employment of a wide range of materials other than conventional precious metals and gemstones. By focusing on notable examples from 1990s catwalk fashion, this exploration will trace the historical and cultur

Paco Rabanne

Daphne Stylianou

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Stella Tennant

Stephanie Talbot

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Stella Tennant is a leading British model, known for her unorthodox “look” and aristocratic heritage. Tennant has appeared regularly in British, French, Italian and American Vogue, and numerous international editions of Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, as well as in W, i-D, and The Face in tandem with advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein and Hermès. Throughout her career, Tennant has never let her head be turned by the fashion industry or its demands, and has maintained an unaffected attitude toward f

Copyright

Charles Colman

Source: Fashion Law. A Guide for Designers, Fashion Executives, and Attorneys, 2nd Edition, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

This chapter explores copyright law in fashion. We review the basic principles of U.S. copyright law, discuss difficulties that fashion designers encounter in attempting to protect their creations using copyright law, review categories of fashion design elements that are copyrightable, and note certain fashion-specific issues that frequently arise in copyright litigation.

Chapter fourteen: Fashion Accessories

Jay Diamond and Ellen Diamond

Source: The World of Fashion, 5th Edition, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Glamorous is a state of mind, a feeling of self-confidence.

Chapter twenty: Apparel and Accessories Manufacturing

Jay Diamond and Ellen Diamond

Source: The World of Fashion, 5th Edition, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Designers never made fashion; it’s fashionable people who make fashion.

Mastering Vector Tools for Apparel Design and Presentation

Stacy Stewart Smith

Source: CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

In Chapters 2 and 3 the basics of working with Illustrator® were emphasized. In this chapter, fashion apparel and accessory tutorials are used to teach digital apparel design and presentation techniques using Illustrator®. The tutorials in this chapter will also prepare you for rendering technical flats, jewelry, and accessories. Specific focus is given to:

A Brief History of Jewellery

Elizabeth Galton

Source: Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design. From Fashion to Fine Jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Jewellery is an intensely personal art form, it is worn to look appealing, to enhance and decorate the wearer. It allows the wearer an opportunity to celebrate an occasion or key moment in life and encapsulates the spirit of an emotion forever. Throughout the ages, people have worn jewellery to connote status and wealth. Jewellery has the ability to cross genders, race and ages and appeals to that most human of emotions, namely, love.

Jewellery Styles

Elizabeth Galton

Source: Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design. From Fashion to Fine Jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Jewellery concerned with the fashion and lifestyle arena (as opposed to the craft or art jewellery movement) is made up of several key groups including fine jewellery, fashion jewellery and catwalk (runway) jewellery, each with a specific position in the market and customer demographic. Whilst designers may specialize in one area, they must have a good understanding of the market as a whole in order to be versatile and ensure a broad commercial portfolio.

Essential Research

Elizabeth Galton

Source: Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design. From Fashion to Fine Jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

A well-balanced, commercial jewellery collection requires a huge degree of research, attention to detail, consideration of materials and price, and a clear understanding of the customer and the market. Designers absorb ideas and references from a variety of cultural sources, such as history, film, music, literature, and art. In this chapter we explore the sources of inspiration and the importance of research.

Design Creation

Elizabeth Galton

Source: Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design. From Fashion to Fine Jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Studying jewellery design allows you to develop your creativity, expand your professional studies and respond to a series of technical projects and contextual studies. This chapter is intended to guide you in the development of your own designs.

Design Development and Realization

Elizabeth Galton

Source: Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design. From Fashion to Fine Jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

This chapter explores how a collection is developed and comes to market. It looks at the people involved in the design team and explains their roles.

Marketing

Elizabeth Galton

Source: Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design. From Fashion to Fine Jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Today jewellery brands sell products using sophisticated images, campaigns and styling transmitted through a wealth of media including flagship stores, pop-up shops, digital magazines, online stores, web films, apps and virtual fashion shows.

A Career in Jewellery

Elizabeth Galton

Source: Basics Fashion Design 10: Jewellery Design. From Fashion to Fine Jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The jewellery industry is highly competitive, the most successful and iconic designers are those whose designs transcend trends, themes and influences, and strike a balance between being innovative and being commercially sound.

Anatomy of an accessory

John Lau

Source: Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories. Exploring the design and construction of bags, shoes, hats and jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

An accessory is an object that is worn on the body or carried by a person, yet is completely independent of the user. This powerful extension of the human form comes in thousands of different types of objects; generally speaking, however, the four main forms of accessories are the bag, footwear, jewellery and millinery.

Creative product development

John Lau

Source: Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories. Exploring the design and construction of bags, shoes, hats and jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Before you can begin thinking about researching your initial ideas in preparation for designing your own range of accessories, you first need to develop a good understanding of the design process, which we shall begin exploring in the sections that follow.

Construction techniques

John Lau

Source: Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories. Exploring the design and construction of bags, shoes, hats and jewellery, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

All accessories entail different methods of construction and designing an accessory often involves building on the years of skills and knowledge which already exist. For example, Europe - notably France, the UK and Italy - has been creating exceptional accessories with globally recognized craftsmanship for centuries; construction techniques have typically been passed from generation to generation, providing a foundation for a brand's signature style.

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