Author(s): Kevin Tallon
The standard work on creative flat drawing in fashion is completely updated, revised and expanded. In today's world of fashion, companies are looking for creative people who can communicate their designs quickly and neatly. Creative Fashion Design includes illustrated step-by-step instructions for all the basic fashion design work and also advanced design work. It covers not only garments but lingerie, footwear, accessories, bags, headwear and jewellery. Whether you are a student, designer, merchandiser or developer, this book will give you faster, more creative fashion design. The book starts with the basic garments, building up a block library that can be used again and again. These include the vest, t-shirt, jacket, polo/shirt, sweatshirt, suit jacket, suit trouser, jeans, dress, and skirt. The tutorials then move on to detailing garments, from colouring, pattern (including creating swatches), and stitch detail. The author covers semi-flat drawing, which incorporates worn proportions and also life garment drawing, which makes the drawing more lifelike and dynamic and shows the garment worn in motion proportions. Advanced level techniques are included, such as print manipulation, transparency and blending modes, pattern warping, lace, buttons, zips and embroidery. With these techniques, clearly explained and illustrated you will find the perfect balance between creativity and productivity to deliver stunning designs in the fastest possible way.
With over 20 years' experience in the fashion industry both in the design and the creative field, Kevin Tallon has worked with leading fashion companies all over the world, solving creative problems and delivering design solutions. He has also lectured at Central Saint Martins, London, helping students to maximize their creativity with digital tools for fashion designers. He is the author of Creative Fashion Design with Illustrator, Digital Fashion Illustration with Photoshop and Illustrator and Digital Fashion Print with Photoshop and Illustrator, all published by Batsford. He lives in Beijing.