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The fashion design reader

Author: John Hopkins
Publisher: Lausanne ; Worthing : AVA Academia, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Fashion Design: The complete guide is a modern and stylish introduction to working within the fashion industry today. A fabulous selection of images and plenty of suggestions of further resources  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hopkins
ISBN: 9782940411528 2940411522
OCLC Number: 751736715
Description: 1 volume : color illustrations
Contents: Introduction. Fashion in context: Defining fashion; The fashion system; Fashion capitals; Global culture; Q&A Lee Lapthorne; Discussion questions, activities, further reading. The fashion figure: Drawing media for fashion; Understanding the fashion figure; Technical drawings; Fashion illustration; CAD for fashion; Q&A Daria Lipatova; Discussion questions, activities, further reading. Colour and fabrics: Colour theory; Colour palettes; Fibres; Fashion fabrics; Designing for fabrics; Q&A Lauretta Roberts; Discussion questions, activities, further reading. Concept to prototype: The Fashion studio; Sizing and measurements; Pattern making; Draping; Sewing; The toile; Fittings and finishings; The prototype sample; Q&A Maggie Norris; Discussion questions, activites, further reading. Developing a collection: Defining a collection; Research process; Working with sketchbooks; Line planning and range building; Costing and pricing; Presenting a collection; Q&A Damien Shaw; Discussion questions, activities, further reading. Portfolio and professional practice: Fashion portfolios; Personal promotion; Career opportunities; Q&A Marcella L; Discussion questions, activities, further reading. Conclusion. Appendix: Index; Acknowledgements; Credits.
Responsibility: by John Hopkins.


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For a reader who is considering this career path or beginning their coursework, the text gives a very clear and comprehensive understanding of fashion design. It's excellent at covering the primary Read more...

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