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Jacket Silhouettes and Collar/Lapel Designs

Connie Amaden-Crawford

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

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Lapel designs, jacketsCollar and neckline designsThe jacket is an item of clothing that is worn over other clothing. The focus for jackets is on alternating lengths and volumes, combining with comfortable lines and collars. Some are made in double-breasted or single-breasted manner, while others have no closing and some are closed with a zipper or buttons.

Tailored Clothing

Steven Stipelman

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

Book chapter

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Italian Fashion

Valerie Steele and Gillion Carrara

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Jackets and Coats

Lori A. Knowles

Source: The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers Menswear, 2005, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Although the jackets and coats introduced in this chapter vary, some classic styles are also introduced in this chapter. Jackets are often the focal point of an ensemble and are both fashionable and functional. Jackets are worn over shirts, sweaters, or vests, so extra ease is included in the jacket sloper. Jackets are often made with several layers of fabric to give them shape and stability, which requires more ease. The difference between jackets and coats can be difficult to determine. Suit ja

The Collar

Injoo Kim and Mikyung Uh

Source: Apparel Making in Fashion Design, 2002, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The collar is an element that is attached (permanently or removably) to the neckline of a garment and that can be functional, purely ornamental, or a combination of the two. A collar can enhance the appearance of a blouse, dress, or jacket by adding a point of focus or interest. Proximity to the face plays an important role in establishing the significance of a collar as a design detail.

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