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Emilio Pucci

Rio Ali

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Paco Rabanne

Daphne Stylianou

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Production

Alison Gwilt

Source: A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

‘Conservation of fabric, labour and time are part of my design decisions. It is important that my work does not perpetuate waste; that economy is factored into design. The width of the fabric and the design layout help to minimize waste.’

Basic Rendering Techniques

Bina Abling

Source: Fashion Sketchbook, 6th Edition, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

You learned to draw a gesture sketch in Chapter 3. A gesture sketch is the beginning pose premise for either a croquis or a finished drawing. It can be done in line on tracing paper or started by applying fleshtone directly onto marker paper. It won’t matter if there is a pen or pencil outline on the croquis sketch. Rough or more smooth-looking, it is still a loose drawing for content. As you work on your rendering fo

Style & content

Alex Russell

Source: The Fundamentals of Printed Textile Design, 2011, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Designs for printed textiles are often categorized by their content. This category is likely to be the a key word used to describe a particular print or pattern. Despite the fact that the definitions can be quite fluid and that not all terms are in use by all practitioners, they provide a useful way of introducing much of the key content of printed textiles. This section will look at six main groups that can be used to define different types of print and pattern. Not every pattern can be describe

Norway

Tone Rasch

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Is it possible to understand the way people dress by looking at their history and natural environment? A survey of Norwegians’ habits and attitudes related to clothing suggests that the answer is yes. The country is located on the periphery of the European continent. There are few inhabitants, and the combination of a long coastline and numerous mountain ranges has led to scattered settlements and great distances between them. Politically, Norway became independent in 1905 after being a part of t

Iceland

Æsa Sigurjónsdóttir

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Iceland was part of the Danish kingdom from the fourteenth century until its independence in 1944. Despite geographical isolation, Icelanders have always kept up with European fashions. However, artist and antiquarian Sigurður Guðmundsson (1833–1874) encouraged women not to follow European styles, but to adopt a simple everyday dress. His article on the subject in 1857 had an enduring influence on women’s dress in Iceland, although his proposal in 1871 for a men’s national outfit failed. Men’s ev

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