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Designing a Fashion Collection
Creating a capsule collection - a fashion collection based on one single design concept - is a process that requires much thought and organization, with differe...
Creating a capsule collection - a fashion collection based on one single design concept - is a process that requires much thought and organization, with different steps to be considered. Firstly, it is necessary to find a concept: one single theme that structures the designs of that collection and from which the creations are developed. The next step is to design a moodboard, an inspirational collage formed by images, text and samples of materials prior to the design of the collection, which then leads to the initial sketches using the illustration technique of one's choosing. Through these 16 tutorials the reader will learn the necessary elements that any process should have when designing a collection and how it should be presented in a portfolio. The techniques used in the book range from watercolour to collage, as well as digital tools. This is a book from which aspiring fashion designers will be able to draw the inspiration and skills needed to launch their own collection.
Dimensions: 195 x 285 mm
Publication Date: 02-02-2021
The Secret Life of Tattoos
Tattoos, perhaps one of the oldest forms of communication or body art, have had and still have different meanings. From healing powers to the identification of ...
Tattoos, perhaps one of the oldest forms of communication or body art, have had and still have different meanings. From healing powers to the identification of criminals, through myths and different beliefs or simply as a form of identification and affirmation of group belonging, tattoos are one of the most characteristic means of expression associated with sailors, soldiers, organized crime, gangs or urban tribes, as well as being a form of body adornment and expression of a lifestyle, philosophy or many people's beliefs. By way of a clear, insightful text, this publication unveils the meaning of the tattoos that have lived on through the passage of time and that, even today, explain a lot about the person who wears them. After all, a tattoo is much more than a drawing on the skin; it's a declaration of intent. From drawings that date back to the dawn of civilization to contemporary designs, each tattoo has a hidden story that this book is eager to reveal.
Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 15-02-2022
Atlas of Modern Clothing
A handbook for clothing designers, stylists and fashionistas, this dashing publication uses beautiful illustrations and drawings to highlight the design and key...
A handbook for clothing designers, stylists and fashionistas, this dashing publication uses beautiful illustrations and drawings to highlight the design and key details of various forms of contemporary clothing, such as coats, jackets, shirts, tops, blouses, dresses, trousers, shorts and skirts. Traditional and contemporary materials, colors and textures for different styles are also listed. This atlas will help designers in their work, no matter which creative method of costume design they choose: inversion, analogy, empathy, fantasy, creating new combinations and problem-solving. It is meant to be a source of inspiration and a useful tool for artists and designers working with clothing, and will be of interest to anyone who is passionate about fashion and style.
Dimensions: 144 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 18-01-2022
Figure Drawing For Fashion Design Vol 1
Fashion drawing is the most important way to visualize ideas and concepts in costume and fashion design. This new and expanded two-volume edition of the already...
Fashion drawing is the most important way to visualize ideas and concepts in costume and fashion design. This new and expanded two-volume edition of the already classic title Figure Drawing for Fashion Design--revised, updated and expanded--is a precise, topic-by-topic manual that will help readers acquire and perfect their skills drawing fashion designs on the female form. Mastering the rules of figure drawing as well as stylistic techniques that add individuality and flair to the design is an essential skill for all designers and illustrators to master in order to bring one's vision to the page, and eventually mannequin. In its approach, this book is ideal both for those designers and students who want to apply themselves professionally to fashion design, and for all enthusiasts of drawing the female body in a fashion context.
Dimensions: 213 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 01-02-2022
Patternmaking For Womenswear: A Reference Guide
Developed by fashion designer and teacher Dominique Pellen, the patternmaking method is explained in this book in a simple, clear, precise, highly detailed mann...
Developed by fashion designer and teacher Dominique Pellen, the patternmaking method is explained in this book in a simple, clear, precise, highly detailed manner, and covers the information necessary for creating every style of skirt one could imagine. This book contains the perfect method for creating skirts, explained in a simple, clear, precise, highly detailed manner. It covers the information necessary for drafting flat patterns for just about every style there is, and can easily be adapted to all skill levels. Flat-pattern drafting is the process of creating volume from a 2-D surface by outlining a pattern on paper, using specific body measurements to which ease is added according to the desired look of the garment. Developed by fashion designer and teacher Dominique Pellen after countlessyears of experience in the studio and in the classroom, the method for the creation and adaptation of flat patterns contained herein is suitable for a vast audience, including professionals, students and simply anyone who loves to sew. The book has already been used at professional schools and institutes, where Pellen's method has proven to be reliable and foolproof. This expanded and updated volume on skirts, which includes QR codes linking to explanatory videos, is the first in a series of guides that will explore the exciting world of garment-making, a gateway that is designed to help clothiers understand and design patterns on their own.
Dimensions: 245 x 345 mm
Publication Date: 20-02-2022
Jewellery Illustration and Design Vol 2
Having learned about geometry, perspective and representation of materials in the first volume, this second book in this two-part series delves deeper into the ...
Having learned about geometry, perspective and representation of materials in the first volume, this second book in this two-part series delves deeper into the process of designing jewelry, from the first sketch to the final representation, with special emphasis on how to work on ideas, plan a collection, and design and depict a wide variety of pieces. The fundamentals of drawing different pieces, such as necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets, are carefully explained and illustrated in the book, which includes all the technical details to be taken into consideration when planning a jewelry piece, from the executive point of view. While the first volume focused on the tools needed to be able to accurately convey ideas, draw different materials, facets and effects, and master the use of color, this publication tackles the process from the initial idea, based in natural or geometrical forms, to the final drawing of the completed piece, including illustration techniques and sources of inspiration, all aspects that will stir up the reader's creativity. It is the ultimate tool and resource for jewelry students and professionals, and even illustrators in search of professional guidelines in freehand drawing and painting techniques when representing jewelry
Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm
Publication Date: 01-02-2022
Whether it be Cosplay, Rockabilly, HipHop or Gothic: when the Japanese immerse a subculture, they do it like no other. For the Otaku, their passion is their lif...
Whether it be Cosplay, Rockabilly, HipHop or Gothic: when the Japanese immerse a subculture, they do it like no other. For the Otaku, their passion is their life, and it pervades every aspect. From cosplayers and colourful anime-covered vehicles, to hotrodders and leather-clad rockabillies: sub-cultures in Japan are as varied as they are fascinating. Delving into this world of passions, The Obsessed reveals the all- consuming approach that many people take to their hobbies and lifestyle choices. With dazzling photography and background information, this book show-cases a panoply of scenes and people that make up Japan’s many countercultural groups.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 31-03-2022
Beyond Fashion : Inside The Fashion Business
This thoroughly-illustrated volume covers all elements of the fashion business beyond clothing, from the commercial to psychological and sociological aspects of...
This thoroughly-illustrated volume covers all elements of the fashion business beyond clothing, from the commercial to psychological and sociological aspects of the industry. Beyond Fashion provides a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of fashion, a universe that is as fascinating and creative as it is inextricably linked to commercial, psychological and social canons. Branding, marketing, retailing, merchandising and business identity, style, the eternal pursuit of beauty, and the search for personal expression are the fundamental aspects of an industry which has evolved to become one of the most sophisticated, influential and dynamic sectors in the world. The implications are not just economic: what we wear conveys who we are. Clothes and accessories are the bearers of complex psychological and social meanings, they are aesthetic products, means of self-definition and objects of desire. Complementary to the evolution of fashion itself, hand-in-hand with changes in taste throughout history, the practice of shopping has undergone epic transformations, becoming a daily activity, an integral part of everyday life. So, which elements are involved in the creation of this 'desire'? What are the ingredients of fashion alchemy? This book reveals these and many more secrets of the fashion business.
Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 30-05-2022
Sustainable Jewellery : Updated Edition
This updated and extended edition of our best-selling book on sustainable jewelry includes new case studies and revised, up-to-date texts and brand profiles. Su...
This updated and extended edition of our best-selling book on sustainable jewelry includes new case studies and revised, up-to-date texts and brand profiles. Sustainable Jewellery contains all there is to know in order to start down the path towards sustainability in the jewellery business, from the traceability of gems and metals to responsible production, the impact of the purification, smelting and polishing processes, and the greenest ways to work with certified raw materials. In the jewellery industry and beyond, consumers are demanding products that are ethical, hand-crafted, personal, and created with respect for the environment. This implies a sustainability strategy that takes into account the entire supply and sales chain, from the extraction of metals to the materials used as packaging. Updated texts and chapters include the latest developments in sustainable jewellery, with new case studies and fresh interviews with international designers and firms who are already creating ethical, responsible jewellery. With an introduction written by jeweller and activist Greg Valerio, this book is a unique and essential guide for all designers who want to ensure their products are ethical, sustainable and respectful of the environment.
Dimensions: 180 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 30-05-2022
A fresh and enticing introduction to the art of millinery, blending modern design and refined techniques with trusted traditional methods. Clear and concise, th...
A fresh and enticing introduction to the art of millinery, blending modern design and refined techniques with trusted traditional methods. Clear and concise, this book has been compiled with all budgets and a variety of skill levels in mind. Explore core millinery materials through a series of techniques based on a single wooden block and sculptural, hand-sewn, flat-patterned hats. Learn how to push the boundaries of your equipment through creative thinking and nurture your own design ability with milliner-specific design advice and exercises. You'll also learn ways of working sustainably. More than 200 photographs, sketches, and clear guidance from Sophie Beale combine to offer you over 20 activities, with instructions for 11 complete headpieces and hats, including straw hats, boaters, felt hats, veils, and more. The projects are carefully planned to make them easy to digest, each focusing on different, interchangeable materials and methods.
Dimensions: 216 x 254 mm
Publication Date: 28-04-2022