Fashion Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the History, Language, and Practice of Fashion
Fashion Design, Referenced is a comprehensive visual guide to the central concepts, key terminology, and most significant practices in the field of fashion design. Neither a historical survey nor an A-to-Z encyclopedia, this 400-page volume examines fashion across the globe by organizing its many interwoven elements within four overarching concepts. "Fundamentals", provides an overview of the essential structure of the fashion profession. "Principles" introduces the steps in creating a collection and explores new directions suggested by advances in technology and sustainability. "Dissemination" charts the many interconnecting avenues by which fashion reaches its audience. "Practice" gathers and appraises the work of the most influential and innovative fashion designers, both historical and contemporary. Fashion Design, Referenced chronicles the scope of ideas, inspirations, and expressions that make fashion such a compelling part of world culture.