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This is the practical guide to the fine construction practices used in couture workrooms. Beginning with a brief history of couture, the book provides fully-illustrated instructions on constructing a couture dress from start to finish. It covers draping techniques used in designing shirts, skirts, and dresses, and also includes discussions of corsetry and executing accurate stitches. After reading this book, you will understand the various haute couture methods, particularly how these methods affect design decisions and relate to the quality of these very special garments.
Hot-off-the-press, clear step-by-step instruction manual simplifying all the steps of the apparel draping process. Each phase of draping is supported with color photographs and concise instructions.
Choosing a career in fashion? InFashion: Fun! Fame! Fortune! is an introduction as dynamic as the business itself. The second edition of this best-selling text is completely updated to cover the latest industry trends, including developments in eco- and "smart" textiles and the impact of social media on fashion marketing.
This comprehensive introduction to accessory design gives the aspiring designer an overview of the history of fashion accessories, including a look at important contributions by brands both classic and contemporary.
Going Global: The Textile and Apparel Industry, 2nd Edition examines the global sourcing of textiles and apparel in the context of corporate responsibility for the sustainability of supply chains. Tackling complex political, economic and labor issues, the text explores how, what, when, where and under what circumstances merchandise is developed, produced, acquired and consumed on a global basis.
The world of fashion is one of beautiful images and this textbook has been created to teach designers how to draw all types of fashion figures that reflect those beautiful images, in a modern approach.
Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, this hallmark book offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles?dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring?it provides all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Sewing guides included for the pleated trouser (with pattern layout), belt/loops, pockets, and zipper; the jean pant with pockets, countour belt, and fly front; and the gusset. Updated jacket foundation draft includes fabric preparation, interfacing, chest piece, tape control, and shoulder pads. Pant drafts?Trouser draft including pocket, waistband, and loop; dungaree foundation draft; grunge pant draft; and three jean waistline variations including pocket and sewing instruction. Includes fitting corrections for the basic patterns. Unique section on patternmaking for bias-cut garments. For anyone developing their patternmaking skills.
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