Fashion Design

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Laurence King Publishing, 2005 - Costume design - 240 pages
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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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Contents

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

Developing the pattern 144
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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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