Fashion Thinking

Fashion Thinking : Creative Approaches to the Design Process

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The thinking behind a fashion collection is what sets one designer apart from another. Learning to push ideas forward, to develop concepts and to challenge the status quo is what gives us some of fashion's greatest innovations. Yet students often struggle to develop their own style and approach to design. While the design process is fundamental to the way all fashion designers work, there is no right or wrong method: each emerging designer must find their own authentic process.

By following nine award-winning student designers through their thought processes in response to a brief, Fashion Thinking establishes key approaches to design and encourages this process of discovery. Each student project represents a diverse range of strategies at each stage of the design cycle. By following each throughout their various stages of development, these examples offer a unique and inspiring insight into the thinking behind a final collection. Supported by beautiful imagery and illuminating perspectives from professionals throughout the fashion industry, Fashion Thinking is a book that no aspiring fashion designer should be without!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 220 x 300 x 15.24mm | 890g
  • Bloomsbury Visual Arts
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200
  • 1350155624
  • 9781350155626
  • 77,345

Table of contents

Context
The importance of ideas
Establishing frameworks
Challenging the status quo

Part I: Idea
Process
Practice: 'Hope for the Future' by Janelle Abbot
Practice: 'Virtual Appropriation' by Melitta Baumeister
Practice: 'Neurovision' by Jovana Mirabile
Practice: 'Knitting and Pleating' by Jie Li
Practice: 'Growth and Decay' by Andrea Tsao
Practice: 'Trompe l'oeil' by Sarah Bro-Jorgensen
Practice: 'Light Painting' by Leah Mendelson
Practice: 'Tensegrity' by Aura Taylor
Practice: 'Techno Naturology' by Elaine Ng Yan Ling
Perspective: Kyle Famer
Perspective: Siki Im
Point of View: Barbara Franchin

Part II: Concept
Process
Practice: 'Hope for the Future' by Janelle Abbot
Practice: 'Virtual Appropriation' by Melitta Baumeister
Practice: 'Neurovision' by Jovana Mirabile
Practice: 'Knitting and Pleating' by Jie Li
Practice: 'Growth and Decay' by Andrea Tsao
Practice: 'Trompe l'oeil' by Sarah Bro-Jorgensen
Practice: 'Light Painting' by Leah Mendelson
Practice: 'Tensegrity' by Aura Taylor
Practice: 'Techno Naturology' by Elaine Ng Ya Ling
Perspective: Timo Rissanen
Perspective: Maria Cornejo
Point of View: Mickey Boardman

Part III: Design
Process
Practice: 'Hope for the Future' by Janelle Abbot
Practice: 'Virtual Appropriation' by Melitta Baumeister
Practice: 'Neurovision' by Jovana Mirabile
Practice: 'Knitting and Pleating' by Jie Li
Practice: 'Growth and Decay' by Andrea Tsao
Practice: 'Trompe l'oeil' by Sarah Bro-Jorgensen
Practice: 'Light Painting' by Leah Mendelson
Practice: 'Tensegrity' by Aura Taylor
Practice: 'Techno Naturology' by Elaine Ng Yan Ling
Perspective: Frances Corner
Perspective: threeASFOUR
Point of View: Colleen Sherin
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Strong, valuable resource. Beautiful pages, eye-catching and inspirational. Will push students ideas generating conceptual thinking. -- Jayne Littlehales, Stafford College, UK The emphasis on in-depth inquiry and an individual approach will inspire students to further explore their own emerging design thinking and methods to achieve a confident end result. -- Krystyna Kolowska, Nottingham Trent University, UK This is a really valuable book for anyone teaching students to develop design conceptually. It uses plenty of visual prompts and does a really good job of explaining the complex processes involved in fashion design development to students. -- Kathryn Brownbridge, Manchester MET University, UK
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About Fiona Dieffenbacher

Having studied at the prestigious Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, Fiona Dieffenbacher started out working for Donna Karan and was mentored by both Michael Kors and Anna Sui. She later opened her own boutique, and her collections retailed across the US and Japan. Fiona is now Program Director of the BFA Fashion Design course at Parsons.
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