Introduction. Research- what and why?: What is a brief?; What is reserach?; What should research contain?; Who are you designing for?; Exercise 1: Brainstorming; Interview: Alice Palmer; Interview: Wendy Dagworthy; Interview: Alexander Lamb; Interview: Daniel Pollitt. Choosing what to research: Choosing a theme; What are primary sources?; What are secondary sources?; Sources of inspiration; Exercise 2: Recycled garment manipulation; Interview: Dr Noki; Interview: Richard Sorger. Compiling your research: The sketchbook; Techniques for drawing; Collage; Juxtaposition and deconstruction; Cross-referencing; Analysis of research; Focus of key elements; Exercise 3: Focus research pages; Sketchbook examples; Interview: Omar Kashoura; Interview: Jenny Packham. Designing from your research: Bridging the gap; Exercise 4: Collaged research on figures; Model and drape; Photomontage with drapery; Design development elements; Exercise 5: Working with the colour wheel; Market levels in fashion; Exercise 6: Design development 1; Refinement fo individual garments; Exercise 7: Design development 2; Selecting ideas to form a collection; Interview: WGSN; Interview: Julien Macdonald. Communicating your ideas: Drawing for design; Templates; Exercise 8: Creating a design development six-figure template; Illustrating with collage; Art materials; Illustration; Working drawings; Layout and composition; Beyond the drawing board; Interview: David Downton; Interview: Caryn Franklin. Glossary. Online resources; Bibliography; Student resources; Index; Acknowledgements and credits; Working with ethics.