• Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style

    Tracing the evolution of fashion — from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today — Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing. Containing everything you need to know about changing fashion and style — from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge — and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen, Fashion catalogs the history of what people wear, revealing how Western fashion has been influenced by design from around the world and celebrating costume and haute couture. Fashion will captivate anyone interested in style — whether it's the fashion-mad teen in Tokyo, the wannabe designer in college, or the fashionista intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto and the birth of bling.

    • Brand: DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
    • ASIN: 0756698359
    • UPC: 690472098355

  • Essentials Fashion Sketchbook (366 Figure Templates to create your own designs!) Fashion Sketchpad

    Create your own original designs with this sleek Essentials Fashion Sketchbook!Packed with lightly rendered figures in varied poses, this journal will help bring your inspirations to life.There are also foot templates for shoes and heads for hats or make-up design, plus helpful industry terms and descriptions, size equivalent information, illustrations of basic garments, and more.Contents include: depictions of basic garments to get you started; representations of sample patterns, such as pinstripes and herringbone; size equivalents; measurement tips and record; and a fashion glossary.A5 size (14.8 cm x 21.0 cm, or 5-1/2 inches x 8 inches).192 pages.Ribbon bookmark keeps your place.Elastic band keeps journal closed.Acid-free/archival paper preserves your work.Inside back cover pocket holds notes, business cards, etc.The perfect gift for fashion design students and every creative fashionista in your life!

    • ASIN: 1441311726

  • Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century

    Dress codes: The ultimate compendium of clothing   Clothes define people. A person’s attire, whether it’s a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, class, personality, even faith. Founded in 1978, the Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothes from sociological, historical, and artistic perspectives. With one of the world’s most extensive clothing collections, the KCI has amassed a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes, and fashion accessories dating from the 18th century to the present day.Showcasing the Institute’s vast collection, Fashion is a fascinating excursion through the last three centuries of clothing trends. Featuring impeccable photography of clothing expertly displayed and arranged on custom-made mannequins, it is a testimony to attire as “an essential manifestation of our very being” and to the Institute's passion for fashion as a complex and intricate art form.The book's authors include some of the smartest minds and sharpest eyes in fashion studies: Akiko Fukai (Chief Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute), Tamami Suoh (Curator of The Kyoto Costume Institute), Miki Iwagami (Lecturer of fashion history at Sugino Fashion College (Tokyo)), Reiko Koga (Pro...

    • Brand: Kyoto Costume Institute
    • ASIN: 3836557193

  • The Fashion Sketchpad: 420 Figure Templates for Designing Looks and Building Your Portfolio

    Be a fashion designer and create the wardrobe of your dreamsThe Fashion Sketchpad: This fashion book tool was especially created for aspiring fashion designers who love to sketch clothes but don't have the skills (or the patience!) to draw proportional figures. The Fashion Sketchpad is filled with 420 figure templates or croquis in 20 different fashion-forward poses.Croquis - It rhymes with "hokey": A croquis is every fashion designer's secret weapon, and it can be yours with The Fashion Sketchpad. Designers, both aspiring and established, sketch over croquis figures to ensure their creations are proportional on the first try. Working with a croquis provides a rapid-fire way to present your ideas to colleagues, admissions committees, or potential employers in a polished, professional format.The ultimate fashion book tool: Printed in a specially formulated Pantone color, the figures disappear from view when photocopied or scanned, eliminating the need to fuss with light boxes or tracing paper. An illustrated garment glossary showing the distinguishing details between a caftan, a sheath, a maxi, and so on - plus additional resources - help fashion rookies create the wardrobes of their dreams.If you're a fan of The Curated Closet or Aimee Song's Capture Your Style, you'll love The F...

    • Brand: Chronicle Books
    • ASIN: 0811877884

  • The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business

    Mary Gehlhar, author, industry authority, and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Twinkle by Wenlan, Rebecca Taylor, and Cloak, gives readers behind-the-scenes insights and essential business information on creating and sustaining a successful career as an independent designer. With advice from fashion luminaries including Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Richard Tyler, and top executives from Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York, this fully updated and revised edition of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide addresses the latest trends in apparel and accessories, the newest designers, an updated introduction, and a new foreword by Diane von Furstenberg, Designer and President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). The Fashion Designer Survival Guide provides the necessary tools to get a fashion line or label up and moving on the right track, including: How to create a viable business plan Figuring out how much money you need, where and how to get it, and how to make it last, including the latest on private equity The best sources for fabric and materials Navigating the pitfalls of production both at home and abroad Marketing, branding, and getting the product into the stores and into the customer’s cl...

    • Brand: Kaplan Publishing
    • ASIN: 1427797102

  • Fashion Design Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: The Practical Guide for Aspiring Fashion Designers

    Just as people change, so too does fashion. That's why it's so important to recognize newer teaching methods that will help you keep up with fashion trends and the ever-changing world of style. This latest edition of Fashion Design Course helps aspiring fashion designers learn about:How the digital age impacts education and the design process from research right through to the finished product Customer Profiles: demographics, psychographics, the role of advertising, and more Creating a unique vision with help from ethnographic research, design considerations, iconic films and their impact on fashion design, and developing a fabric story Cultivating your design collection through process and investigation while using Mood Boards, Garment Construction, and more Producing your own collections with individual exercises based on frequently used concepts for building collections including Shipping Reports, Ethnic Backgrounds, 3D/2D, Concept to Runway, Shifts in Fashion, Accessories, and more Strategies and tips that will help you transition from coursework to a career in fashion including tips on resumes, interviewing, portfolio presentation, and more This updated book reflects the latest information in fashion design and development and is an ideal introduction for students, dressmake...

    • ASIN: 1438011075

  • Fashion Design Studio: Learn to Draw Figures, Fashion, Hairstyles & More (Creative Girls Draw)

    This fun introduction to design opens the world of style to budding fashionistas! Bestselling art instructor Chris Hart not only gives step-by-step instructions on drawing figures from many points of view and in varying poses, he explains the tricks of the trade: how to “dress” your figure; render color, texture, and print; and create accessories, hairstyles, and makeup looks. An overview of tools, materials, and essential skills will help you bring your creative vision to life!

    • ASIN: 1936096625

  • The Fashion Book

    This sassy style guide is for teens who want to discover the stories behind their favorite looks, find their own style, and learn what makes the fashion world tick.Packed with gorgeous images, this illustrated book for young adults takes a unique look at fashion. From corsets and camis to tailoring and textiles, it reveals how modern-day looks, from runway to street fashions, draw on the styles of the past from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and from the rebel attire of the 50's to the sport-inspired looks of the 80's.Through witty graphics and bright, lively text, teens can go behind the scenes of the exclusive fashion world. Style icons, designers, and top models all give practical tips to create stunning outfits, explain key fashion terms, discuss careers in fashion, and reveal secrets of the industry. Trivia, a glossary, inspirational quotes, and more make The Fashion Book a must-have accessory for teens.

    • ASIN: 1465422846
    • UPC: 790778022846

  • The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book: Everything Fashion Designers Need to Know Every Day

    An essential primer for students and first-stop reference for professionals, The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book takes the fashion designer through the entire design process, from conceiving a garment to marketing it.This valuable handbook contains the information and ideas essential to planning and executing fashion projects of every scale and distills them in an easy-to-use format that is compact enough to slip into a tote. Linking six central phases in the cycle of fashion—research, editing, design, construction, connection, and evolution—The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book helps designers develop effective strategies for building a cohesive collection and communicating their vision.

    • Brand: imusti
    • ASIN: 1592538509