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Fashion A to Z : an illustrated dictionary

Author: Alex Newman; Zakee Shariff
Publisher: London : Laurence King Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together all the key words commonly used in colleges and in industry, this fashion reference book provides invaluable definitions of all the words a fashion and textile student needs to know.
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Genre/Form: Terminology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Newman; Zakee Shariff
ISBN: 9781856698313 1856698319
OCLC Number: 857551868
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 17 cm
Contents: Arranged alphabetically as a fashion dictionary, with cross-references to relevant terms and clear, concise and up-to-date definitions. Types of terminology covered include: Explanations of garment descriptions (e.g. angel sleeve, bandeau, barrel cuff, basque, bodice, hobble skirt, kitten heel, pea coat, funnel collar, shell) Descriptions of types of cut and tailoring (e.g. asymmetric, bias cut, French seam) Description of sewing techniques (e.g. applique, picot stitch, flocking) Materials commonly used in fashion (e.g. Abalone, broccade, gabardine, percale, rayon, worsted fabric) General terms used in fashion circles (e.g. rag trade, ready-to-wear, set-in, bespoke) plus explanations of abbreviations such as CAD (computer aided design), LBD (little black dress) and TPI (threads per inch)
Responsibility: Alex Newman & Zakee Shariff.

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This is a beautifully illustrated fashion reference book containing over 2,000 entries, diagrams and drawings of fashion details and costumes that bring the subject to life.  Read more...

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