Basics Fashion Design 07: Menswear

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AVA Publishing, Jun 23, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 200 pages

AVA Academia's Fashion Design titles are designed to provide visual arts students with a theoretical and practical exploration of each of the fundamental topics within the discipline of architecture. Packed with examples from students and professionals and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, they offer an essential exploration of the subject.Basics Fashion Design: Menswear offers an updated perspective on the shifting and sometimes complex relationships that exist within this fascinating area of fashion. This visually stimulating book provides a broad introduction to the subject by considering a range of social and historical contexts that have served to define and redefine menswear through the ages. The design process and sources of research for menswear are considered and presented in context with fashion drawings and presentation formats from students and recent graduates as well as more established design labels. There are also interviews with contemporary menswear labels, stylists and designers, which provide valuable insights into the different styles and role models who continue to influence and define menswear in the 21st century.


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Menswear through the ages
Sartorial traditions
The sportswear revolution
Menswear by design
Further resources
Acknowledgements and Picture credits
Working with ethics

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John Hopkins is head of Fashion and Textiles at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK. He studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London, graduating with a Masters in Fashion Design. He worked as a womenswear designer at Jaeger and Burberry for over ten years, as well as being a freelance illustrator for the Fashion Service in London and New York. His teaching career began in the United States, where he served as chair of Fashion at Savannah College of Art & Design, before returning to the UK to take up his position at Winchester.

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