Fashionpedia is the ultimate fashion bible, containing thousands of fashion items for more efficient and productive brainstorming. Designed to be as visually driven as the people who use it, Fashionpedia contains thousands of fashion items, converting unapproachable technical terms on style, material and production into beautiful charts and infographics. Whether you're an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, Fashionpedia is all you'll ever need to navigate the fashion scene.
The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design by Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris is a guide to the many and varied terms used frequently within the fashion industry. It gives the reader an understanding of fashion terminology. It distills and illustrates more than 250 common fashion terms, from practical terms such as Lapel, Pattern and Crinoline Work to conceptual terms such as Minimalism and Kitsch.
- What is an earthquake gown? - Who wore eelskin masher trousers? - What did the word "dudes" mean in the 16th century? A Dictionary of English Costume by C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis Cunnington and Charles Beard was originally published in 1960. A monumental achievement and encyclopaedic in scope, it was a comprehensive catalogue of fashion terms from the mid-medieval period up to 1900. It was reissued and updated several times, for the last time in 1976. For decades it has served as a bible for costume historians. The Dictionary of Fashion History completely updates and supplements the Cunningtons' landmark work to bring it up to the present day. Featuring additional terms and revised definitions, this new edition represents an essential reference for costume historians, students of fashion history, or anyone involved in creating period costume for the theatre, film or television. It also is fascinating reading for those simply interested in the subject. Clear, concise, and meticulous in detail, this essential reference answers countless questions relating to the history of dress and adornment and promises to be a definitive guide for generations to come.
DIV 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. /div
A one-step, HOW-TO, resource for introductory Fashion Design study. Provides the fundamentals required to quickly grasp the skills for success in a highly competitive industry. Packed with vital information, tips, templates, tools, techniques, inspiration and over 600 illustrations and images. Includes CD-ROM with design templates.
An essential reference, The Fashion Directory covers hundreds of current fashion terms, techniques and details - from the types of embroidery or lace to definitions for clothing styles and stitching, from panniers and plackets to the difference between a batwing and a dolman sleeve. Appealing to students, designers or anyone who is interested in clothes, the book covers every conceivable item of clothing, from hats to heels, and also takes a closer look at adornment, unusual design features, cuffs and colours, embroidery, textiles, tailoring and trends. Providing an excellent resource book for the fashion student and fashionista alike, it is illustrated with unique images from fashion archives, along with technical line drawings and close-up photographs.
Featuring drawings and pencil sketches from world-renowned brands and designers, this encyclopedic account offers a complete overview of the origins of fashion, reaching back to the history of various styles and examining the artistic currents that influenced them. Updated to include entries on the latest significant industry trends, as well as expanded entries on timeless classics, this edition explains 4,500 terms in concise journalistic language to appeal to both casual fans and serious fashion enthusiasts. With more than 100 contributors—including bestselling author Beppe Severgnini, Giulio Alberoni, tennis player and author Gianni Clerici, and fashion journalists Irene Bignardi and Isabella Bossi Fedrigotti—this comprehensive resource spotlights courtiers, trademarks of prêt-à-porter, fashion schools, shoe designers, models, and cover girls, icons of elegance, and much more.
A fabric and textile directory, recommending fabrics to match the effects you want to achieve. Tells how different fabrics perform and the many ways to use them.
The Sourcebook of Contemporary Fashion Design is a cutting-edge anthology featuring established and emerging fashion designers from around the world. Included in these pages are the world’s most notable contemporary fashion designers—master couturiers and up-and-coming designers alike—revealing initial line drawings and sketches of their work, along with the inspiration behind their designs and finished runway shots. This gorgeous resource showcases a diverse range of contemporary fashion designers notable for their work in couture and ready-to-wear clothing.
This reference guide for clothing, stitching, textiles and fabrics, style and fashion terminology and jargon, both modern-day and historic, will help readers understand the difference between a batwing sleeve and a dolman one.
Presents brief descriptions of the contributions to fashion of five hundred designers, photographers, models, and celebrities
Shows how the design process can be successfully applied to satisfy market needs and trends Fashion design seems to be a glamorous mystery for which only the fortunate few have sufficient talent to succeed. In reality, commercially successful results can be achieved if the right processes are followed in the early design process. Fashion Design sets out basic principles and exercises in order to make fashion design a logical process, providing a framework from which they can expand your skills steadily. Fashion Design, 2nd Edition: Shows how the design process can be successfully applied to satisfy market needs and trends Has a problem solving approach, with practical design projects and portfolio exercises to encourage readers to develop their innovation, experimentation and versatility Pays special attention to computer-aided design (CAD) and employment opportunities, including an overview of what is involved in studying and becoming a designer in the contemporary fashion industry.
This easily navigable resource provides over 125 swatches of the most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric, including natural fabrics such as cottons, silks, wools, and linens as well as artificial and synthetic fabrics like acetates, lyocells, nylons, and metallics to encourage consideration of not just the aesthetic appeal of various fabrics but also their structure, feel, and weight. Bound into a hardcover book, with descriptions and contextual illustrations alongside them, the fabrics are in their raw state, before bleaching, dying, or finishing, so that their properties can be observed without the distraction of color or pattern. With information on fibers, basic construction of fabrics, weights, construction, and weave comparison, the book will help student fashion designers to make informed textile choices based upon an understanding of raw materials together with the processes that make up a fabric. A useful glossary defines key terminology. The book will be useful for anyone who works with fabrics and is the ideal companion to the Fabric for Fashion book.
This new edition explains textile issues and helps you find the perfect fabric for every design. Each fabric in the directory is accompanied by color photos of samples, essential field guides to fiber properties, weaves, knits, weights, characteristics, and care advice.
Offers illustrations of hundreds of elements for clothing design that may be mixed and matched to create new styles, gives an overview of the design process, and includes a textile directory.
Defines terms related to costume styles, the components of clothing, fabrics, and sewing techniques.
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Fashionary's Bag Design encyclopedia is the most comprehensive resource for bag designers and bag lovers. Focusing on the specific needs of bag designers, Fashionary has provided essential information on bag anatomy, manafacturing, materials and much more in one compact, convenient volume.

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