Fashion Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the History, Language, and Practice of Fashion

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Rockport Publishers, 2013 - Design - 416 pages

Fashion Design, Referenced is a comprehensive guide through the art and industry of fashion design, richly illustrated with over 1,000 photographs and drawings. Within the framework of four central categories, Fashion Design, Referenced examines the many interwoven elements that form the tapestry of fashion.

“Fundamentals” provides an overview of the essential structure of the fashion profession (its organization, specializations, and centers) and looks at shifts in style over time and in ever-faster cycles going forward.

“Principles” introduces the steps in creating a collection, from design to production, and explores directions suggested by sustainability and technology.

“Dissemination” charts the many avenues by which fashion reaches its audience, whether on the catwalk or in the store, in print or online, in the museum or on the street.

“Practice” gathers and appraises the work of the most influential and innovative fashion designers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

From its first question—What is fashion design?—to its last—What does the future hold?—Fashion Design, Referenced chronicles the scope of ideas, inspirations, and expressions that define fashion culture.

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Yenna Chan has taught design and architectural history in Boston, where she worked for the architectural journal Assemblage and practiced residential architecture at the firm of Robert Luchetti Associates. She earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University School of Architecture and a master's degree in Architectural Theory from Harvard Design School. Yenna lives in New York, NY.Alicia Kennedy is a design editor and writer and teaches twentieth-century fashion history at Lasell College. She was cofounder and coeditor of the award-winning Assemblage: A Critical Journal of Architecture and Design Culture.Emily Banis Stoehrer is a fashion educator and heads the Fashion Program at Fisher College in Boston. She was formerly a curatorial research associate in textiles and fashion at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.Jay Calderin is director of creative marketing at the School of Fashion Design in Boston. He founded Boston Fashion Week and is creative director of Chengdu Fashion Week in China. He is the author of˙Form, Fit, and Fashion˙and˙Fashion Design Calderin teaches a wide variety of fashion and professional development courses at the School of Fashion Design in Boston, MA, where he is also the Director of Creative Marketing. He founded and serves as Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week. Calderin's designs have appeared in the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines.

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