A comprehensive introduction and guide to creating fashion plates, this useful book begins with inspiration and examples from designers such as Zandra Rhodes, Christian Lacroix and Valentino. It is interesting to read what inspires them and their design style and how the drawings are all very distinctive styles.
Then the book takes you through the whole drawing process from what media to use, to a step by step analysis of anatomy to focussing on each part of the body from head to toe and then a detailed look at each item of clothing plus accessories. Different angles are considered plus how to address a fashion brief, create a mood board and design a collection and, extremely useful, how to find different jobs in the fashion industry.
There is also a short glossary of technical and design terms. This is a perfect guide for anyone considering a career in women's fashion design from young teens upwards. Unfortunately there is no reference to designing clothes for men...perhaps something which could be addressed in a future edition.
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