Through a series of critical and informative chapters covering historical and contemporary theory, this title explores the multi-faceted nature of fashion design and its associated contexts, processes and methodologies. It takes a practical look at advanced approaches to fashion drawing.
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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.