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Designing a Knitwear Collection: From Inspiration to Finished Garments

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Knitwear is becoming increasingly significant in the fashion industry because it meets the contemporary consumer's demand for ease, flexibility, and comfort as well as attractive patterns of color and texture. Designing a Knitwear Collection is an essential tool for students wishing to enter this area of fashion design and a comprehensive reference for professionals already active as knitwear designers. Featuring an inspiring gallery of work by knitwear design icons, such as Sonia Rykiel, Missoni, and Chanel, with profiles of their careers, this text covers the history of the industry from the earliest handknit garments to apparel seamlessly knit by computerized equipment. Students learn the basics of yarn selection and stitch patterns and the capabilities of general and industry-specific CAD programs. By following the creation of a simple pullover sweater from initial concept to instructions to execution on a hand loom, they come to appreciate the design process. A chapter on preparing a design development package teaches students how to communicate their design ideas so that sample garments can be executed accurately. Another chapter offers guidelines for presenting one's work, whether in a portfolio for employment or as a collection in a showroom. Full color photos, diagrams, and drawings and sample design documents complement the text to give visual learners a fuller understanding of the scope of knitwear design.

Synopsis:

From sportswear and sweaters to lingerie and couture, knitwear accounts for most of the apparel we wear. Designing a Knitwear Collection is an all-in-one reference book: in addition to serving as an introduction to knitting, design, and production, it is an ongoing resource for working in the industry. Both students and professionals will find inspiration from the gallery of work by knitwear designers on display here—from icons such as Chanel, Sonia Rykiel, and Missoni to todays hottest practitioners such as Stella McCartney, John Galliano, and Marc Jacobs. The book covers the history of the industry, from the earliest hand-knit garments to apparel created with computerized equipment. Students learn the basics of yarn selection, stitch patterns, and CAD programs, and they can follow detailed instructions for knitting a sample garment, preparing a design development package, and assembling presentation materials for their own portfolios or for showroom display. From concept through finished creation, Designing a Knitwear Collection is an essential how-to for building a successful knitwear career.

About the Author

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza, Fashion Institute of Technology

Marilyn Hefferen, Drexel University

Table of Contents

Knitwear Designers of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
The History of Knitwear
Yarn Basics
Stitch Fundamentals
Knitting Methods
Preparing the Design Development Package
Knitting a Sample Garment
Computer Aided Design for Knitwear
Presentation Trends for Knitwear

Product Details

ISBN:
9781563674921
Author:
Donofrio, Lisa
Publisher:
Fairchild Books & Visuals
Author:
Donofrio-Ferrezza, Lisa
Author:
Hefferen, Marilyn
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Design - Textile & Costume
Subject:
Textile & Costume
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
colour illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.9 x 8.47 x 0.83 in 1 lb

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From sportswear and sweaters to lingerie and couture, knitwear accounts for most of the apparel we wear. Designing a Knitwear Collection is an all-in-one reference book: in addition to serving as an introduction to knitting, design, and production, it is an ongoing resource for working in the industry. Both students and professionals will find inspiration from the gallery of work by knitwear designers on display here—from icons such as Chanel, Sonia Rykiel, and Missoni to todays hottest practitioners such as Stella McCartney, John Galliano, and Marc Jacobs. The book covers the history of the industry, from the earliest hand-knit garments to apparel created with computerized equipment. Students learn the basics of yarn selection, stitch patterns, and CAD programs, and they can follow detailed instructions for knitting a sample garment, preparing a design development package, and assembling presentation materials for their own portfolios or for showroom display. From concept through finished creation, Designing a Knitwear Collection is an essential how-to for building a successful knitwear career.
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