Basics Fashion Design 02: Textiles and Fashion

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AVA Publishing, Aug 19, 2008 - Design - 175 pages
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The nuts-and-bolts of fashion design--great for everyone who loves clothes!

* Fascinating case studies by industry pros

* Inspiring illustrations plus no-nonsense text

All fashion designers need a strong understanding of fabrics and their properties. How are different types of fabric made? What are they made from? How will they perform? Author Jenny Udale offers a full, authoritative overview of fabrics and techniques for dyeing, printing, embellishing, embroidering, and more in this lavishly illustrated guide. Case studies from textile and fashion designers, as well as other industry creatives, offer priceless insights into real-world design decisions. Love clothes? Love Project Runway? Long to be a designer? Get Basics Fashion Design: Textiles and Fashion and get started now!

 

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Contents

Introduction
6
How to get the most out of this book
7
The textile sample
10
Fibres
40
Fabric construction
68
Surface treatments
88
Colour and trends
110
Textiles used infashion design
128
Conclusion
159
Glossary
161
Bibliography
163
Useful resources and Canon
165
Acknowledgements and picture credits
175
Working with ethics
176
Back Cover
184
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About the author (2008)

Jenny Udale is a fashion and printed textile designer. A lecturer in fashion at the Universities of Kingston, Middlesex, and Ravensbourne, Kent, she is the author of The Fundamentals of Fashion Design. She lives in the UK.

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