Fabrics in Fashion Design

The Way Successful Fashion Designers Use Fabrics

Author: Stefanella Sposito

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788416851287

Category: Design

Page: 336

View: 903

The ultimate reference guide to all the major types of fabric in use today

Design and Technology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 1741250730

Category: Design

Page: 236

View: 3805


The Fashion Design Manual

Author: Pamela Stecker

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 9780732907167

Category: Art

Page: 294

View: 5931

The Fashion Design Manual is a comprehensive introduction to the world of fashion. It introduces the reader to the cycles and trends of fashion, the principles and practice of fashion design, the range of techniques and skills required to be successful in the industry, and the economic reality of the world of retail fashion. The Fashion Design Manual follows the path a garment takes from sketch to sample, through production and finally via the retail outlet to the wearer. The book is very generously illustrated with drawings, sketches, and photographs throughout.

How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business

With Companion CD-ROM

Author: Janet Engle

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601382251

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3559

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average annual income of $69,270 for fashion designers. Opportunities in the fashion design industry are expected to rise about 10 to 12 percent through the next few years. Many designers also go into other areas of the fashion industry, including: fashion buyer, fashion coordinator, retail store manager, and many more. You do not need to live in New York City, and you can start out small or even part time. Ralph Lauren's Polo empire was established on a small mens tie collection that he sold to Bloomingdale's. Demand for fashion designers should remain strong, as consumers hungry for new fashions and apparel styles will spur the creation of new clothing and accessory lines. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the fashion, fashion design, and consulting business. You will learn everything from the initial design and creation to manufacturing and marketing. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book, hopefully picturing yourself producing the perfect dress worn by one of Hollywood's elite. If you enjoy working with people and keeping up on the latest trends, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, time-saving tools of the trade that no designer should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful designers will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at [email protected] Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Fashion Design

Author: Sue Jenkyn Jones

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694360

Category: Costume design

Page: 240

View: 1312

This is the first book to offer a thorough grounding in the principles of fashion design. It describes the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include: how to interpret a project; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit, cutting and making techniques; portfolio presentation, and fashion marketing and economics. This new edition introduces many of the new technological developments impacting the fashion industry in the 21st century. There are expanded discussions of drawing and making techniques; how to assemble a portfolio; new careers in fashion; and extensive resource lists and glossaries, all rounded out with updated photographs and illustrations.

Modernity of Tradition

Uzbek Textile Culture Today

Author: Gabriele Mentges,Lola Shamukhitdinova

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830979061

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 3901

Usually, advertising formulas which fix Uzbekistan in a transfigured oriental past of long ago perfect for the travel industry, prefer to forget that there is also a modern Uzbekistan in which, as some researchers suggest, a new Silk Road is beginning to evolve. The present volume intends to provide an initial insight into these evolving connections and processes, on the one hand to present the textile facets that they encompass and on the other hand to show how, from the perspective of Uzbek researchers, the problem and the current status of textile research and of textile revitalisation are developing.

The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory

The Creative Use of Fabrics in Design

Author: Gail Baugh

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fashion design

Page: 319

View: 4584

This is the fabric and textile directory that dressmakers and fashion designers have been waiting for. This book is like having your own personal shopper - able to recommend fabrics to suit the effects you want to achieve, show you how the fabric will perform, and recommend ways of using it. Each fabric in the directory is acompanied by photographs presented in a way that makes the properties of the fabric come alive for the viewer, allowing you to really understand how a fabric might behave. The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory is sure to become essential reading for every designer wanting to communicate their final vision through the appropriate use of fabric.

Sourcing and Selecting Textiles for Fashion

Sourcing and Selection

Author: Erin Cadigan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 2940496102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 1112

Sourcing and Selecting Textiles for Fashion provides students with an analysis of fashion textiles and instruction for their use in fashion design.

Twentieth-Century Pattern Design

Author: Lesley Jackson

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987125

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 7641

The first book to examine pattern as an essential part of twentieth-century design history is now available in paperback. Organized by decade, Twentieth-Century Pattern Design details the technical innovations that affected the development of modern textiles and wallpapers. With stunning color plates and lively text, Lesley Jackson takes readers on a tour of the development of twentieth-century patterns from around the world. Focusing on surface pattern in the home, Jackson draws frequent parallels to the worlds of fashion, packaging, and graphics and explores the interrelationship between painting and pattern design. The result is a book that is as inspiring as it is informative.Twentieth-Century Pattern Design is an invaluable resource for modern design enthusiasts and historians, collectors, and interior and graphic designers.

Textiles Technology

Author: Barbara Lawler,Helen Wilson

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435417864

Category: Textile fabrics

Page: 160

View: 837

Covers information required for students taking the Design and technology : textiles technology GCSE examination. Follows the Edexcel examination specifications.

Fashion for Profit

A Professional's Complete Guide to Designing, Manufacturing, & Marketing a Successful Line

Author: Frances Harder

Publisher: Harder Publications

ISBN: 9780972776318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 1253

Fashion For Profit - A professional's complete guide to designing, manufacturing & marketing a successful line of clothing.Everything you need to know when starting your own business. Reviewed and validated by experts from within each specific crucial area of design, product development, finance, production through to sales and marketing of a product.Examples from readers' recomendations posted on website: www.FashionForProfit.com "Loved this book so much and found it so valuable. As did someone else I know and now I can't find it! Anyway, thanks for the great advice and guidence!" Reorder from Amy from Atlanta, GA

100 Jahre Fashion

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783791346830


Page: 399

View: 4583


Fashion with Passion

Author: Nila Palacios

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490703160


Page: 156

View: 8179

Many new or young designers dream of having their own label, but most may not know how to make their dreams a reality and become successful in a competitive marketplace. In her practical guidebook, an experienced fashion designer and entrepreneur provides insight on how to break into the fashion industry, overcome obstacles, create a business, market a brand, and launch a fashion show. Nila Palacios, owner of Nila Palacios Latin Fashion, begins with introspective questions directed at aspiring fashion designers to help identify strengths, weaknesses, a motto, and specific goals. While encouraging designers to stay true to their individuality, passions, and objectives, Palacios provides step-by-step guidance that teaches specifically how to: Find inspiration and bring it to life through designs; Look for trends and colors and incorporate them into a collection; Design sketches, make a pattern, and select and cut fabrics; Match fabrics with specific styles; Conduct market research, identify a target market, and find a niche; and Compile a collection, market a product, choose models, and organize a show. Fashion with Passion provides clear, focused guidance for anyone interested in breaking into the fashion industry and achieving their dreams.

When Clothes Become Fashion

Design and Innovation Systems

Author: Ingrid Loschek

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887465

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 1867

When, how and why do clothes become fashion? Fashion is more than mere clothing. It is a moment of invention, a distillation of desire, a reflection of a zeitgeist. It is also a business relying on an intricate network of manufacture, marketing and retail. Fashion is both medium and message but it does not explain itself. It requires language and images for its global mediation. It develops from the prescience of the designer and is dependent on acceptance by observers and wearers alike. When Clothes Become Fashion explores the structures and strategies which underlie fashion innovation, how fashion is perceived and the point at which clothing is accepted or rejected as fashion. The book provides a clear theoretical framework for understanding the world of fashion - its aesthetic premises, plurality of styles, performative impulses, social qualities and economic conditions.

Great Fashion Designs of the Fifties

30 Haute Couture Costumes by Dior, Balenciaga and Others

Author: Tom Tierney

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486249605

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4465

Two lifelike paper dolls and 30 haute couture outfits by Chanel, Paquin, Jacques Heim, Mainbocher, Pauline Trigere, Givenchy, Cardin, Norell, other greats. Full Color. Publisher's Note. Captions.

Japanese Design

Author: Penny Sparke

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707391

Category: Art

Page: 143

View: 9216

This is the story of Japanese design, told through works selected from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and 5 Continents Editions present a new series dedicated to industrial and graphic design. Each volume, beautifully designed and with superbly printed reproductions, offers an overview of a single country's design achievements and illustrates its particular design history and aesthetic, showcasing prominent architects and designers through exemplary works drawn from MoMA's unmatched collection. Each volume contains an introduction by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, and an illustrated essay by a distinguished design critic, accompanied by a visual timeline of significant events and a comprehensive bibliography.Japanese designers' special ability to combine aesthetic tradition with contemporary visual culture and material innovation has created a distinctive and exceptionally successful design industry in Japan, which has produced such divergent icons of modern design as Sori Yanagi's Butterfly Stool, the Sony Walkman, the Honey-Pop Armchair, by Tokujin Yoshioka, and the Toyota Prius. This book traces the development of Japanese design from the country's craft revival in the early twentieth century to the extraordinary objects of high technology that have been a specialty of Japanese designers since midcentury. Paola Antonelli's lively introduction provides an overview of Japan's design culture; an essay and timeline by Penny Sparke illuminate the masterpieces of modern Japanese design that are superbly reproduced in the volume's plate section.

Career Information Center

Author: Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: Not Avail

ISBN: 9780028660493

Category: Agricultural industries

Page: 13

View: 2124

Provides information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.


An East-West Approach to Business Success

Author: Tomio Taki,Adam Taki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118239288

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9946

Combining the principles of Eastern and Western businesspractices for powerful success As an entrepreneur, manager, and problem-solver, Tomio Taki hasshared advice with businesspeople ranging from managers ofmom-and-pops to high-powered executives from across the globe.The Innovation Instinct showcases the author's breadth oflife experience and illustrates how the principles of Eastern andWestern business practices can be meshed together as a powerfulsource for success. Lessons range from the benefits of asking thesimple questions to the importance of establishing oneself andknowing when to go against the grain. Tomio Taki has consulted for, financed, or directly managed bothprivate and public companies on nearly every continent. He has beeninvolved in ventures ranging from being the man behind Donna KarenNew York to owning and operating private golf clubs around theworld. In short, Taki's business and related successes arestriking, having helped companies rise from the ashes of potentialbankruptcy to streamlining and growing corporate giants. The wisdomhe shares in The Innovation Instinct includes: Language is less of an obstacle across borders; instead,cultural differences are what propel and vitiate communicationamong businesspersons Certain fundamental aspects of business and life crosslatitudinal and longitudinal lines When businesspeople seek to understand the cultures of theircounterparts, they will discover lasting success with their globalbusiness relationships.

Audio for Single Camera Operation

Author: Tony Grant

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136054987

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 204

View: 640

In the last decade a greater demand has been placed on cameramen to record sound as well as pictures on location. For anyone wanting to learn about the basics of recording sound, specific to single camera location work this book provides an ideal grounding. It covers the equipment a single operator would use, methods and examples of how to learn sound techniques and ways of successfully working alone. While it offers an account of audio theory, including post-production it also explains the essential audio technology basics. Covering typical techniques including live broadcasting, it teaches practical everyday instruction on what microphones to rig, how to sound balance everyday news, magazine and current affairs etc. Techniques are explained and laid out in an accessible format supported by diagrams and are organised in easy to browse topics for quick reference. The author's approach is clear yet comprehensive, offering real hands-on experience of the skills involved in broadcast audio. This manual is seen as a basic, practical introduction to tackling the problems of recording sound on location as a cameraman, thus providing the necessary experience and knowledge required of everyday operation.

Theatre and Scotland

Author: Trish Reid

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137296119

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 120

View: 7765

In this cutting-edge text, Trish Reid offers a concise overview of the shifting roles of theatre and theatricality in Scottish culture. She asks important questions about the relationship between Scottish theatre, history and identity, and celebrates the recent emergence of a generation of internationally successful Scottish playwrights.