Inside Fashion Design

Author: Sharon Lee Tate
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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"This best-selling text for introductory apparel design courses gives students a close look at the fashion industry from the professional designer's viewpoint. The book is known for its clear and comprehensive coverage and its excellent illustrations. Each chapter links stylishly updated visual images with relevant concepts. Coverage of the role of computers and digital technology are integrated into every phase of the design and production of apparel."--Publisher description.

Inside Fashion Design

Author: Sharon Lee Tate
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780321015501
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This bestselling book for introductory apparel design courses gives readers a close look at the fashion industry from the professional designer's viewpoint. The book is known for its dear and comprehensive coverage and its excellent illustrations. The Fourth Edition includes a new 16-page color insert, demonstrating a fabric board typically used by designers to sell their concepts, and updated research on new methods of apparel production.

Stylemakers

Author: Marcia Stevens Sherrill
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ISBN: 9781580930994
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Where do designers' ideas come from? How are those wisps of inspiration transformed into a clothing collection? Who informs the public of fashion trends? The multibillion-dollar fashion industry is chronicled endlessly in magazines and newspapers from Vogue to People to the New York Times; millions of readers and observers -- and shoppers -- follow the styles from season to season. Stylemakers: Inside Fashion is a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of contemporary fashion design. The authors have interviewed and photographed more than ninety stylemakers to illuminate public figures as well as those who work in the shadow of glitter and celebrity. "The Prophets" include trend and color forecasters, such as Li Edelkoort; art directors, illustrators, and creative directors; muses who inspire designers, such as Amanda Harlech for Karl Lagerfeld; and extremists, fashion's fabulous risk-takers. "The Gurus" are writers and critics (Hal Rubenstein of InStyle magazine, William Norwich of the New York Times), stylists (Polly Allen Mellen, L'Wren Scott), publicists, photographers, and fashion show producers. "The Players" are the business moguls, such as Bernard Arnault of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton; ringleaders, such as Fern Mallis of the Council of Fashion Designers of America; retailers and promoters; Internet marketers; and deal-makers. Together these individuals represent all facets-public and private-of the fashion world.

Isabel Toledo

Author: Valerie Steele
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One of the most exciting fashion designers in the United States, Cuban-born Isabel Toledo has been honored with a National Design Award from the Cooper- Hewitt Museum and a Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion, given by The Museum at FIT. Yet her name and work are recognized only by fashion insiders. This ravishing book brings Toledo’s creations to a wider audience, places them within the context of contemporary fashion, and examines her creative process. Interviewing Toledo, her husband (fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo), and other colleagues, clients, and critics, Valerie Steele gives an account of Toledo’s career and explains that while she has been heralded by leading fashion magazines and featured in stores in New York and Europe, she has not had the long-term financial backing to break out of the niche market. Patricia Mears investigates the artistic and cultural influences on Toledo’s work and analyzes her unusual methods of construction, noting that she designs in three dimensions in her mind and then begins working directly with fabric. Displaying garments Toledo has created since her first show in 1985, this book is a revelatory exploration of a fashion innovator in a mass-market industry.

Tales from the Back Row

Author: Amy Odell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476749752
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Funny and fearless, Tales from the Back Row is a keenly observed collection of personal essays about what it’s really like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry. In Tales from the Back Row, Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell takes readers behind the stage of New York’s hottest fashion shows to meet the world’s most influential models, designers, celebrities, editors, and photographers. But first, she has to push her way through the crowds outside, where we see the lengths people go to be noticed by the lurking paparazzi, and weave her way through the packed venue, from the very back row to the front. And as Amy climbs the ladder (with tips about how you can, too), she introduces an industry powered by larger-than-life characters: she meets the intimidating Anna Wintour and the surprisingly gracious Rachel Zoe, not to mention the hilarious Chelsea Handler, and more. As she describes the allure of Alexander Wang’s ripped tights and Marchesa’s Oscar-worthy dresses, Amy artfully layers in something else: ultimately this book is about how the fashion industry is an exaggerated mirror of human fallibility—reflecting our desperate desire to belong, to make a mark, to be included. For Amy is the first to admit that as much as she is embarrassed by the thrill she gets when she receives an invitation to an exclusive after-party, she can’t help but RSVP “yes.”

Fashion Inside Out

Author: Daniel Vosovic
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ISBN: 9780823032174
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Presents insightful advice and detailed information about the inner workings of the fashion industry, capturing the realities of breaking into the business, making important connections, handling photographers, and dealing with clients.

British Fashion Design

Author: Angela McRobbie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134932448
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British Fashion Design explores the tensions between fashion as art form, and the demands of a ruthlessly commercial industry. Based on interviews and research conducted over a number of years, Angela McRobbie charts the flow of art school fashion graduates into the industry; their attempts to reconcile training with practice, and their precarious position between the twin supports of the education system and the commercial sector. Stressing the social context of cultural production, McRobbie focuses on British fashion and its graduate designers as products of youth street culture, and analyses how designers from diverse backgrounds have created a labour market for themselves, remodelling `enterprise culture` to suit their own careers.

A Passion for Fashion

Author: Nick Verreos
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1682610101
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The must-have book for anyone thinking about a life in fashion. Fashion designer, red carpet expert and educator Nick Verreos provides an insightful view into how to harness your passion for fashion and translate it into a successful career. With over 20 years of experience in the industry and an extensive knowledge in teaching fashion, Nick has amassed a lifetime of "Tips & Tricks" to help the reader navigate this world. A Passion For Fashion will help young fashionistas maximize their time at design school, as well as prepare them for a life in the industry—and even shares advice on how readers can start their own business. Along the way, you'll find out how Nick's Mantras of "No Should've, Would've, Could've" and "Get The Coffee" can guide you along the path of success. Nick will even dish on his time on Project Runway and share all the lessons he learned from his time on reality TV. If you are thinking of studying fashion, becoming a fashion designer or working in the industry, this book will soon become your indispensable guide to life in fashion. Includes design sketches and photos from the author's personal collection.