Basics Fashion Design 04: Developing a Collection

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AVA Publishing, 2009 - Design - 167 pages
Fashion collections vary depending on market level, product type, season, customer and retail outlets. Basics Fashion Design- Developing a Collection teaches the process from initial design ideas through development of product to the final outcome and its ultimate exhibition and sale. The book is supported by illustrative examples and case studies, and includes an overview of fashion collections through the eyes of prominent fashion journalists. Developing a Collection contains everything the fashion student needs to know about developing a collection, including an overview of the development process; the common themes used by designers; different market levels, from haute couture to the high street; specialist collections; and approaches to designing a student collection.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
How to get the most out of this book
7
What is a collection?
10
Collections and their influences
52
Collections designed for different markets
78
Specialist collections
112
The student collection
138
Glossary
159
Featured designers
161
Useful resources
163
Acknowledgements and picture credits
167
Working with ethics
168
Back Cover
176
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Elinor Renfrew worked in fashion education for over 15 years, lecturing worldwide. She is currently the course director at Kingston University in London. An expert in childrenswear and womenswear, Elinor launched her own label before working for companies such as Babygro and the William Baird group. Colin Renfrew has over 25 years' experience in fashion education and is the Dean of the School of Design and Technology at The London College of Fashion. Colin has represented the London College of Fashion at British Fashion Council events in China and Russia as well as working in partnership with a university in Sri Lanka.

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