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Creative Design and the Development Package

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza and Marilyn Hefferen

Source: Designing a Knitwear Collection. From Inspiration to Finished Garments, 2nd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Inspiration for a seasonal knitwear collection comes from many sources—popular culture; the available yarns and equipment; and prevailing trends in silhouettes, stitches, patterns, and color palettes. Designers may travel to yarn and knit fairs to review the forecasted trends for seasonal yarns and stitch development and begin to purchase sample yarn for their next season. One of the largest knit fairs, Pitti Filati, takes place in Florence, Italy, twice yearly for about three days around the end

Louis Vuitton (house)

Stephanie Edith Herold

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Marc Jacobs

Casey Mackenzie Johnson

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Kim Gordon

Stephanie Kramer

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

As the sole female member of the pioneering New York alternative rock band, Sonic Youth, Kim Gordon’s personal style emerged out of her desire to perform on the same physical level as her male band mates, while simultaneously conveying her unique female perspective. Upon forming Sonic Youth in 1981 with musician and future husband Thurston Moore, Gordon’s style transformed into a preppy-girl-meets-tomboy fashion aesthetic. Countless designers, ranging from Marc Jacobs to Kate and Laura Mulleavy o

Stephen Sprouse

Elizabeth Kutesko

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Marc Jacobs, Spring/Summer 1995

Hayley-Jane Mazières

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

When the American designer Marc Jacobs appeared on New York’s fashion scene, in 1986, after graduating from the Parsons School of Design, he promptly attracted the attention of the fashion press, which praised his playful yet sophisticated streetwear. During his appointment as Perry Ellis’s creative director from 1988, he dared to launch a groundbreaking grunge collection in 1992—the press loved it; Perry Ellis executives loathed it—and he was publicly suspended from his assignment. Nonetheless,

Catwalk Music

Janice Miller

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

Music is significant to the catwalk and its narratives, and has had a role in some of the catwalk’s most iconoclastic moments—from Ossie Clark’s “Revolution” shows of the late 1960s and early 1970s to Marc Jacobs’s 1993 show for Perry Ellis that was said to have “killed grunge.” Catwalk music may be bespoke, derivative, live, or recorded. Collaborations between sound designers such as Seigen Ono and Jeremy Healy and global fashion brands, have produced not only individual soundtracks, but also a

Veronique Leroy

Tory Turk

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

History of Classic Accessory Companies

Aneta Genova

Source: Accessory Design, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Chapter Two tells the stories of six classic accessory companies—Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Roger Vivier, Ferragamo, Coach, and Manolo Blahnik—and their contributions to the fashion accessories industry. After reading this chapter, you will be able to recognize the products that are central to each company’s brand and how they have evolved over time.

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