Fashion Design, Referenced
A Visual Guide to the History, Language, and Practice of Fashion
Format: Hardcover, 416 Pages
Size: 8.5 x 10
Weight: 0.25 lb.
Published: Feb. 1, 2013
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Fashion Design, Referenced is a comprehensive guide through the art and industry of fashion design, richly illustrated with over 1,000 photographs and drawings. Within the framework of four central categories, Fashion Design, Referenced examines the many interwoven elements that form the tapestry of fashion.
“Fundamentals” provides an overview of the essential structure of the fashion profession (its organization, specializations, and centers) and looks at shifts in style over time and in ever-faster cycles going forward.
“Principles” introduces the steps in creating a collection, from design to production, and explores directions suggested by sustainability and technology.
“Dissemination” charts the many avenues by which fashion reaches its audience, whether on the catwalk or in the store, in print or online, in the museum or on the street.
“Practice” gathers and appraises the work of the most influential and innovative fashion designers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
From its first question—What is fashion design?—to its last—What does the future hold?—Fashion Design, Referenced chronicles the scope of ideas, inspirations, and expressions that define fashion culture.
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"While Fashion Designed, Referenced is an incredible resource for all fashion students, it should also be required reading for anyone setting foot in the industry-all of whom are guaranteed to continue referencing it throughout their careers. If you're even debating what positions to pursue within the industry at all stages of production and promotion, consider the book your roadmap as it has a full breakdown of roles within the business." - Susie Kostaras
"No general book on fashion design in recent years has so successfully reorganized how to think about the field as Fashion Design, Referenced." - Norman Weinstein, designersandbooks.com
About this Book
Life of a Garment
Artisans and Innovators
Future of Fashion
Images rule fashion. They are the primary delivery system for a designer’s creation. Fashion illustrators and photographers play a unique role in the fashion industry. While capturing the essence of a designer’s collection on a page or a screen to sell and inspire, they are simultaneously interpreting style from a personal perspective that filters through social history and contemporary culture—whether they realize it or not. As a result, illustrators and photographers have become a vital part of the evolution of fashion, often influencing designers, media, and consumers through innovative advertising and artistic editorial work.
If you're anything like many people, you gravitate towards anything fashion-related, soaking up all the information you can find. Well, Alicia Kennedy has made it easier for us to do that with her new book, Fashion Designed, Referenced, written in collaboration with Emily Banis Stoehrer and Jay Calderin.
Armed with dazzling photos and a handy historical timeline, this is a one-stop resource on the path to becoming a fashion know-it-all. Learn More.
Designers & Books' September dozen features highly regarded British product designer Tom Dixon’s new book, a compendium of Dutch architecture firm MVRDV's buildings, and Fashion Design, Referenced, a comprehensive guide to the art and industry of fashion design. Among other titles are a two-volume edition of the work of 20th-century Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata, a collection of toys for budding architects, and an exploration of the colorful life of early 20th-century type designer Frederic Warde. Learn More.
Jay Calderin wrote the book on fashion design - literally. He is the author of the indispensable fashion design books “Fashion Design Essentials,” “Form, Fit, Fashion” and "Fashion Design, Referenced." On top of teaching, and being executive of creative marketing, at the School of Fashion Design he is founder and executive director of Boston Fashion Week. Calderin’s own designs have appeared in the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines. Learn More.