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Children’s Wear Presentations

Linda Tain

Source: Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers. Fourth Edition, 4th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT),Children's wear presentationsage and genderThe Children's wear presentationschildrenchildren’s wear designer must be aware of various age groups and their special requirements. From newborns to early teens, each group has specific needs determined by the developmental growth of the child and his or her physical abilities. For portfolio purposes, it is important to define these age groups visually by pose and attitude, which demonstrate the child’s capabilitie

Presentation Trends for Knitwear

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza and Marilyn Hefferen

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

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The purpose of your portfolio is to clearly represent your skills and highlight your best work. In an interview, your résumé states your qualifications, and your portfolio represents your mastery of skills you bring to the job. Be focused and concise in what you include in your portfolio. Do not show volumes of work. Show only your best work.

Children

Steven Stipelman

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

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First, let's look at infants. An infant is a baby from birth to the age when it begins to walk. Its head is one-quarter of the total body size. Everything about an infant is round, from the head and its features to the torso and the arms and legs. The legs turn inward and the knees have exaggerated dimples. Because infants don't walk or even crawl, the only poses available are lying down or propped up.

Fashion Apparel Women’s, Men’s, Children’s, and Teen’s

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

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

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Of necessity, the women’s, men’s, children’s, and teens’ fashion industry exists in a constant state of change, reacting on an ongoing basis to the consumer’s tastes and styles, to an increasingly global economy, and to new technology. It is an industry that truly thrives on change and novelty.

Specialist collections

Elinor Renfrew and Colin Renfrew

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

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Trends within the area of children’s fashion are subtle, but color, shape, and thematic influences combine to create a niche fashion movement that often reflects mainstream design in fashion and beyond. This is a continually growing market, with the current tendency for consumers to buy new rather than hand-me-down, although the sustainability agenda may change this.

Impact Protection

Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne

Source: Functional Clothing Design. From Sportswear to Spacesuits, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

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Dictionary definitions of impact use the phrases, “a striking together” or “violent contact.” The word collision is often used as a synonym. These definitions refer to only one type of impact—one due to compressive forces. Actually, three actions result from the application of forces on impact: tension, shear, and compression. Each application of force places different stresses on an object. Figure 6.2 shows what happens when force is applied to the opposite ends of a body made of a pliable mater

Enhancing and Augmenting Body Functions

Susan M. Watkins and Lucy E. Dunne

Source: Functional Clothing Design. From Sportswear to Spacesuits, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

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A garment is perceived by both its wearer and others. The quality of this perception—whether the garment is comfortable or uncomfortable, attention grabbing or unnoticeable—depends on designers’ choices with respect to the design elements that stimulate the senses.

Safety Regulations and Guidelines for Wearing Apparel

Janace E. Bubonia

Source: Apparel Quality. A Guide To Evaluating Sewn Products, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

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Toxicity is a safety hazard resulting from wearing some apparel products. Materials containing certain types of dyes, finishes, containments, or metals that come in contact with the wearer’s skin can cause mild to severe allergic reactions or dermatitis for those individuals with skin sensitivity and worse some substances have been found to be carcinogenic. Chemical substances are identified by CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) numbers, which are registration designations assigned to individual che

Understanding Fashion Through The Museum

José Teunissen

Source: Fashion and Museums. Theory and Practice, 2014, Berg Fashion Library

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visual artWhen “Streetstyle: From Sidewalk to Catwalk” opened at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in 1994, it was one of the most significant fashion exhibitions to be based on cultural theory and the book Subculture by Dick Hebdige (Steele 2008: 23).The exhibition was accompanied by the publication of the book Streetstyle by anthropologist Ted Polhemus, who as its creator and curator interpreted the exhibition from an anthropological viewpoint. For the first time, the starting point was n

Focused Portfolios

Joanne Ciresi Barrett

Source: Designing Your Fashion Portfolio. From Concept to Presentation, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

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What makes a portfolio specific to a market? The end consumer, competitive retail market, and trend research completed in Chapters 2 and 3 are the foundation of a market focus. You were challenged to discover an age group and a lifestyle of your consumer. These findings contribute to the decision-making process of line development.

Chapter twelve: Apparel: Women’s, Men’s, and Children’s

Jay Diamond and Ellen Diamond

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

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Fashions fade; style is eternal.

Drawing Children

Bina Abling

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

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Different age groups are defined using basic fashion marketing terms for childrenswear. However, the terms “infant,” “toddler,” “child,” and “young contemporary” (also known as “preteen”) are not true indicators of height. An example of this is that a three year old can be as tall as a five-year-old. But these children’s clothing terms, from a business point of view, serve the purpose of suggesting the

Designing Children’s Wear

Evelyn L. Brannon

Source: Designer’s Guide to Fashion Apparel, 2011, Fairchild Books Library

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“Kids’ fashion has become the great vehicle to communicate your well-being. It’s not about practicality, it’s about imagery.”

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