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Basics Fashion Design 04: Developing a Collection

Basics Fashion Design 04: Developing a Collection

Book rating: 05 Paperback Basics Fashion Design

By (author) Elinor Renfrew, By (author) Colin Renfrew

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  • Publisher: AVA Publishing SA
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 228mm x 16mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 2 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Lausanne
  • ISBN 10: 2940373957
  • ISBN 13: 9782940373956
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 64,422

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Fashion collections vary depending on market level, product type, season, customer and retail outlets. "Basics Fashion Design: Developing a Collection" teaches the process from initial design ideas through development of product to the final outcome and its ultimate exhibition and sale, and includes an overview of fashion collections through the eyes of prominent fashion journalists.

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Elinor Renfrew worked in fashion education for over 15 years, lecturing worldwide. She is currently the course director at Kingston University in London. An expert in childrenswear and womenswear, Elinor launched her own label before working for companies such as Babygro and the William Baird group. Colin Renfrew has over 25 years' experience in fashion education and is the Dean of the School of Design and Technology at The London College of Fashion. Colin has represented the London College of Fashion at British Fashion Council events in China and Russia as well as working in partnership with a university in Sri Lanka.

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By nadine 11 Oct 2011 5

I loved the ava puublishing for all the fashion related books, i own them all. Great to learn how to develop your designs and draft patterns, looking at shapes, stitches, the way the garment will fall based on the pattern piece etc.

Table of contents

Introduction. How to get the most out of this book. What is a collection?: How to start a collection; Research and development; The team; Showing the collection; Interviews: Giles Deacon; Shelley Fox; Richard Nicoll; Markus Lupfer; William Tempest; Colin McNair; Louis Armadola. Collections and their influences: Background; Conceptual influences; Form and function; Futuristic influences; Global influences; Political influences; Archivism; Interviews: James New; Kenneth Mackenzie; Sophie Hulme; Will Broome. Collections designed for different markets: Haute couture; Ready-to-wear; Mass market; Home shopping; Interviews: Ian Garlant; Jens Laugesen; Ohne Titel; Emily Craig; James Sreckley; Simon Kneen; Gordon Richardson. Specialist collections: Children's wear; Footwear and accessories; Knitwear; Fashion jewellery; Corporate collections; Interviews: Mark Eley; Sibling; Katie Greenyer; Holly Berry; Bill Amberg; Nicholas Kirkwood. The student collection: The brief; Your portfolio; Research and development; Presentation. Glossary. Featured designers. Useful resources. Acknowledgements and picture credits. Working with ethics.