Synopses & Reviews
Inspired by the hands-on, write-in, look-and-feel idea of a sketchbook, encourages children to think through, write up, and sketch out their own fashion ideas through a series of engaging questions and visual exercises. Here children follow the process of a real fashion designer to create their own collections. This includes finding inspiration; making a mood board; collecting examples; selecting colors and a defining silhouette; experimenting with fabrics, prints, and patterns; assembling a "lookbook" to show off the new creations; and organizing a runway show. Step by step, children sketch, collect, cut, and paste ideas into the book to build the designs for their own unique fashion collections.
"Cynthia Merhej's illustrations have a cheerful, hand-drawn appeal, and deserve kudos for depicting natural figures and varying body shapes as models. This hands-on title is likely to be a wildly popular gift idea, a lesson-plan resource for teachers, or an art club selection for middle grade girls." School Library Journal
Fresh, spontaneous, and aimed at budding young designers: how to create your own fashion collection
About the Author
Jacky Bahbout studied at Central Saint Martins.Cynthia Merhej is studying illustration at the Royal College of Art.