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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

Book chapter + STUDIO

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.

The Environment of Fashion

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

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

Book chapter + STUDIO

A cardinal rule in any business is “know your customer.” This rule is especially true in the fashion business. Accurate facts about customers that are properly interpreted help designers, manufacturers, and retailers make major decisions about what to offer those customers. Guesswork and misinterpreted facts can lead to major business failures.

Donna Karan

Sandra J. Ley

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Shoulder Pads

Jennifer Mower

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Article

The 1940s and 1980s were two style periods where traditional gender roles were challenged as women entered or returned to the workforce in greater numbers than in the preceding years. In both periods, shoulder pads served as a visual representation of the changes to Euro-American society and culture. In the 1980s the padded look was seen on the runway in collections by postmodern designers like Thierry Mugler, Yves Saint Laurent, Claude Montana, and Giorgio Armani, who appeared to sometimes look

Anne Klein

Shari Sims

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

Designer Biography

Fashion Designer Stories

Ira Neimark

Source: The Rise of Fashion and Lessons Learned at Bergdorf Goodman, 2011, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The linchpin of Bergdorf Goodman’s fashion strategy was our exceptional and creative fashion team. Heading up that team were Dawn Mello, fashion director and later president, and Barbara Lamonica, vice president and merchandise manager of Bergdorf’s misses sportswear departments. Both had a very high batting average identifying the new exciting fashion designers.

North American Influences on West European Dress

Rebecca Arnold

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

Encyclopedia entry

North America’s effect on West European fashion is often viewed only in relation to Hollywood and celebrity. However, its influence has been far more diverse, from technological inventions to leisure wear and the professionalization of the industry.

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