Description : The book takes the reader through all the major steps of fashion portfolio creation. It features the main components of the design process from the identification of inspiration sources and fashion trends research to conceptualization of a complete fashion collection. The topics covered include mood/fabric boards development, creation of original and innovative textiles as well as fashion silhouettes and garment details development through extensive research, quick design sketching, fabric manipulation, and draping experimentation. Great original designs and illustrations by the author as well as design sketch samples by established designers are provided throughout. There are samples of sketchbooks from professional and emerging fashion artists. The book provides some insight from established fashion and accessories designers on the highlights and challenges of the creative process. It is a great professional reference for techniques in the portfolio development. A beautiful but practical book that provides useful techniques and helps the reader get inside the mind of the designer.
Description : This text offers a complete picture of the process of individual garment construction following the exact techniques used in the industry. The unique feature of this book is its presentation of each garment as a whole concept. With numerous diagrams and easy-to-follow instructions, students master the principles of design and flat pattern to create an individual item of apparel. Each chapter begins with the introduction of a basic sloper and follows with an explanation of the whole production process-making a garment from pattern drafting to garment construction, including lining, interfacing and markers. The balance of each chapter covers techniques for altering separate pattern pieces.
Description : An introduction to fashion design offers practical exercises and interviews with industry professionals to help readers create their own collections and discover their unique design vision.
Description : An accessible overview of the inspirational work of the big three Japanese fashion designers and their enormous influence on fashion today.
Description : A comprehensive, visual survey of fashion drawing in the twentieth century offers four hundred images illustrating the development of fashion as seen through the works of the greatest illustrators of the period.
Description : The primary skill needed by anyone who works in fashion is the ability to convey—to clients and the general public alike—images of the designs. The impression given to the viewer depends on whether the fashion design drawings are good. Contemporary Fashion Illustration Techniques thoroughly describes the basics of fashion illustration, and covers the latest trends such as vivid images, sprightly movement, and garment material texture. After all, fashion drawing is not simply about sketching a body and face; only when you accurately reproduce the garments and their colors can the designs truly come to life.
Description : Fashion Designer's Handbook for Adobe Illustrator 2ndEdition is a teach-yourself guide that provides step-by-stepinstructions and diagrams on how to use Adobe IllustratorCS5. Bursting with detailed technical information and full colourillustrations, its highly practical approach ensures fastlearning. You will not only learn how to create technicaldrawings, but also fashion illustrations, flat drawings andstoryboards for the fashion industry, and how to combine AdobeIllustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Once the basicsare covered, you have the opportunity to learn more about thesophisticated aspects of this essential software package. If you are a fashion student or a fashion designer, this is theonly book you'll need to master the very latest version of AdobeIllustrator.
Description : One of the greatest challenges for the apparel industry is to produce garments that fit customers properly. "Anthropometry" refers to the study of body dimensions such as size, weight and shape. Anthropometric data is critical in determining sizing systems for clothes and their design. The book covers sizing systems developed for particular groups, apparel size designation and the potential for international standardization. It considers the advantages of 3D body scanning and computer-aided design as well as using body motion analysis to address ease allowance requirements of apparel. Part one considers a range of anthropometric methods; the text discusses the range of sizing systems, including data mining techniques, useful for bridging the gap between ergonomists and designers, and examines three-dimensional anthropometric methods and multivariate and bivariate analysis for identifying key body dimensions. Part two then explains how to analyze anthropometric data to develop appropriate sizing systems, as well as reviews the classification and clustering of human body shapes, the importance of national surveys and how to use the data obtained to ensure inclusive design strategies. Published in association with The Textile Institute
Description : Fashion is a global industry, and plays a role in our economic, political, cultural, and social lives. However, fashion is often denigrated as trivial and superficial, a sign of vanity and narcissism. This Very Short Introduction will give a clear understanding of how fashion has developed while addressing these divergent views.
Description : Draw and colour creations, choose materials, and learn to design through drawing your own fashion. Includes practical tips and inspiration, How to be a Fashion Designer helps children enjoy experimenting with new ideas. Bright illustrations mixed with fun photography show kids how to choose gorgeous colours, design dress shapes, customise t-shirts, and add sparkle to their accessories in simple, easy-to-follow design tasks and simple practical projects. Using inspiration from the natural world, everyday life, and their own imagination, children can design outfits from scratch and learn how to put together the clothes and accessories they already own in fun, stylish ways. How to be a Fashion Designer is perfect for 7-9 year olds and brings a unique approach to STEAM learning by combining art and design with practical, hands-on making.