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Leather and Fur

Elaine Stone and Sheryl A. Farnan

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

Book chapter + STUDIO

Making leather is a highly specialized and time-consuming operation. Because of the time involved, the leather industry must anticipate and predict trends far in advance of other textile suppliers. Leather producers typically decide what production method, textures, finishes, and colors they will use eight to sixteen months before a leather reaches apparel and accessory manufacturers. As a result, those in other fashion industries often look to the leather industry for leadership, particularly in

The Art of Textiles

Zoya Nudelman

Source: The Art of Couture Sewing, 2nd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Textiles are used by designers as their primary creative medium. For the designer, choosing the right fabrics for a particular design is one of the most important aspects of designing. Often the fabric itself can inspire the design; for example, soft, drapey fabric can inspire the designer to focus on gathers and ruffles. Most experienced designers can picture their designs completely finished and ready to go before the garments are done, and each and every one understands the importance of match

“Digital Duo” Color Flats, Floats, Design, and Presentation

Stacy Stewart Smith

Source: CAD for Fashion Design and Merchandising, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

The primary objective of this chapter is to teach you how to create exceptional 3-D digital color flats and floats from technical drawings. Therefore, the tutorials in Chapters 12, 13, and 14 should be completed before attempting the ones here. In fact, some of the technical flats presented in Chapter 14 will be enhanced in this one. This chapter also culminates all the lessons in the book, and reinforces the skills you will need to create a totally digital fashion portfolio presentation. In this

Fur

Celia Stall-Meadows

Source: Know Your Fashion Accessories, 2004, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The elegant and beautifully bedecked model glides down the runway, cameras flashing, as photographers try to capture the best angle. She wears a full-length fur coat, a dozen silver foxtails dangling from the hem. As she nears the front of the runway, she turns, swinging the foxtails. She slips the fur from her shoulders like a cape and allows the foxtails to drag behind. As she returns to center stage, the foxtails leave a sickening trail of blood on the runway.

Faux, Faux Fur

Myles Ethan Lascity

Source: Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases

Level: Introductory

Business case

Fashion’s use of fur has been contentious for decades. Starting in the 1990s, groups such as the Human Society International and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), led a revolution against using real fur in products through their famed “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” campaign. In 1994, Calvin Klein became the first major fashion designer to go fur-free, after PETA occupied the company’s New York City headquarters. More recently, National Geographic noted a rise in fashion use

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