Fashion Design

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Laurence King Publishing, 2005 - Costume design - 240 pages
This is the first book to offer a thorough grounding in the principles of fashion design. It describes the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include: how to interpret a project; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit, cutting and making techniques; portfolio presentation, and fashion marketing and economics. This new edition introduces many of the new technological developments impacting the fashion industry in the 21st century. There are expanded discussions of drawing and making techniques; how to assemble a portfolio; new careers in fashion; and extensive resource lists and glossaries, all rounded out with updated photographs and illustrations.

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The college syllabus 12
Historical context 19
The language of fashion 34
The fashion calendar 48
Historical background 56
Market segmentation 65
The price cycle 73
The college studio 138
Haberdashery 162
The college fashion show 185
Student exhibitions 192
Work placement and internships 198
The interview 212
Useful addresses 219
Shops and suppliers 225
Further reading 232

Developing the pattern 144
Cutting the sample 156

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Sue Jenkyn Jones teaches fashion design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in England, in addition to consulting and researching. She lives in London.

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