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Global Women's Apparel

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

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

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Children's apparel,history of,For thousands of years, people made their own clothes, often even producing the raw materials and converting them into textiles with which they could sew. Until the mass manufacturing of clothing began, sewing was considered women's work, except for the clothing of the wealthy man, who wore “bespoke” handmade garments from a male tailor who specialized in men's high-fashion apparel.

Men's Apparel

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

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

Book chapter + STUDIO

The oldest of the domestic apparel industries, the menswear industry gave birth to the women's and children's wear industries. It got its start in the late 1700s. Prior to that, the rich patronized tailor Slop shops,shops, where their clothing was custom-made or fitted to them. Everyone else wore homemade clothing.

Developing a collection

Richard Sorger and Jenny Udale

Source: The Fundamentals of Fashion Design, 3rd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

As a fashion designer, you can work at various “levels” within the fashion industry. The choice of direction you make will depend on your training, ability, and interests—as well as, of course, how much you would like to be paid for your work. Finding your niche in fashion design may be something that you’ve been working toward from the beginning—or it may evolve more organically as you continue on your career path.

Fashion’s World Cities

Valerie Steele

Source: Paris Fashion. A Cultural History, 3rd Edition, 2017, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

Paris has changed, the system has changed, everything has been transformed. For the system to function, the participants have to be international, production has to be international. It’s clear that we no longer can or should be 100% French anymore.

Fitting Standards in Apparel

Elizabeth Liechty, Judith Rasband and Della Pottberg-Steineckert

Source: Fitting & Pattern Alteration. A Multi-Method Approach to The Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration, 3rd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

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Socio-cultural factors influence fit. One culture may teach that good fit means 2 inches of ease in the seat, while another demands 4 inches or more. Still another culture may ban body-conscious silhouettes altogether. Added to that is the fact that fashion trends change with time. Think about skirt hems, as they move from the ankle to mid-calf, to just under the knee, to middle of the knee, thigh high, and higher.

Designing for different markets

Elinor Renfrew and Colin Renfrew

Source: Developing a Fashion Collection, 2nd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Haute couture is the highest, most specialist market level. Couture is preindustrial fashion based around privately commissioned ateliers (workshops) producing handmade, bespoke garments fitted to clients who appreciate the highest quality and utmost privacy. Established houses, such as Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and more recently Gaultier, are members of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and show their couture collections in Paris over three days in January and July. Currently there are onl

Daniel Hechter

Paula Alaszkiewicz

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Christian Dior

Lauren Bowes

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Prada

Lauren Bowes

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Valentino

Lauren Bowes

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Fashion Journalism and the Catwalk

Julie Bradford

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

The second half of the twentieth century may go down as a golden age for the fashion press covering the collections. As ready-to-wear shows multiplied and fashion became part of popular culture—but before live-streaming and social media meant that everyone could see collections instantly—journalists were in a uniquely privileged position to convey news of this exciting new world to a burgeoning audience. This article will investigate how integral the press was to the development of fashion shows

Nino Cerruti

Giulia Bussinello

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Jasper Conran

Katy Conover

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Emanuel Ungaro

Katy Conover

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Michiko Koshino

Alessandro Esculapio

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Kostas Murkudis

Alessandro Esculapio

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Red or Dead, Spring/Summer 1995

Amelia Francis

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

The Red or Dead spring/summer 1995 ready-to-wear collection presents fashion pieces with a distinct moral statement: designer Wayne Hemmingway’s disgust at the practice of Western tourists exploiting the Far Eastern sex trade. This issue was particularly pertinent in the cultural context of the time. While this instance of a designer using his work to highlight cultural, ethical, and political dilemmas is by no means the first or last of its kind, the nature of the issue at hand, and the way it w

Haute Couture in Paris, 1990s

Tony Glenville

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

The beginnings of haute couture are generally accepted as being with Charles Frederick Worth in 1858; during the intervening decades, the rise and fall of the business of made-to-measure clothes in the salons of Paris has been a subject of endless discussion and debate. Flourishing in the early years of the twentieth century, and kept alive throughout the occupation of Paris during World War II, it was rejuvenated by Christian Dior in 1947. Haute couture was threatened by the rise of ready-to-wea

Louis Vuitton (house)

Stephanie Edith Herold

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Monique Lhuillier

Stephanie Edith Herold

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Yves Saint Laurent

Casey Mackenzie Johnson

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Guy Laroche

Matina Kousidi

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Byblos

Elizabeth Kutesko

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Chloé

Morna Laing

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Tomasz Starzewski

Nanna Marie Lund

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

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