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TO GET YOU INTO
This practical book offers complete preparation for fashion design school, with advice on how to build your portfolio, from sketching your first ideas to photographing finished garments. This is your passport to one of the world's most dynamic and glamorous industries. Learn all about the fashion industry, including designing for haute couture, mass market, and ready-to-wear. Find out how garments are put together and finished, and discover how to create your own style with techniques like draping fabric and basic pattern making. Try out the series of workouts specially tailored to develop and test your newfound skills. Includes information on how to use fashion design school to your best advantage and launch your career into the professional world.
Tracy Fitzgerald has had a wide and varied career in the fashion industry, working internationally in the field of womenswear design. She is currently teaching fashion at the University of the West of England.
Adrian Grandon has been involved in fashion for as long as he can remember. After working in the industry as a menswear designer, he moved into teaching. He is Head of Fashion at the University of the West of England, one of Britain's premiere art schools.
Steven Faerm is the Director of Fashion Design at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. A 1994 alumnus of Parsons, he was nominated for the prestigious Designer of the Year award in his final undergraduate year, and has since worked for internationally renowned designers, including Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs. He won the University Teaching Excellence Award in 2008.
Includes a directory of 32 universities or colleges worldwide with departments of fashion design.
Newest in Barron's stimulating Aspire Series,
this heavily illustrated volume presents a comprehensive course in clothing design, which includes detailed instruction for creating a fashion portfolio that will get students started on rewarding careers. The book's 200 projects train aspiring fashion designers in--
Researching for fresh ideas Figure drawing with pencils, inks, markers, paints, collage, and more Using different fabrics for garment designs Applying details, such as collars, pockets, trims, and fastenings Making skirts, dresses, and shirts, and customizing garments Styling, choosing, and photographing a fashion model Designing a promotional package and presenting finished work to buyers
The book's added features include a resources section listing instructive Web sites, museums showing fashion and textile displays, and lists of important fashion journals that students should include as part of their regular reading and research. More than 350 color photos and drawings.
About the Author
Adrian Grandon has designed menswear and currently teaches fashion at the University of West England, Bristol. Tracy Fitzgerald has gained an international reputation as a womenswear designer and also teaches fashion at the University of West England, Bristol. Carol Nunnelly is a fashion illustrator and a widely respected instructor in the Fashion Department of the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Steven Faerm, a 1994 alumnus of Parsons, the New School for Design in New York, currently teaches there and also works for internationally renowned designers. He won the prestigious Designer of the Year Award in his final undergraduate year and also won the University Teaching Excellence Award in 2008.