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Fashion Design Essentials : 100 Principles of Fashion Design - Jay Calderin

Fashion Design Essentials

100 Principles of Fashion Design

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Published: 1st July 2011
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Creative ideas are elevated by experience and expertise. This book sets forth a challenge to fashion designers continue to expand your horizons, exercise your skills and experiment with strategies. The idea behind collecting and cataloguing the essential principles of fashion design, is to build a framework for artful examination that the designer can revisit regularly for inspiration and instruction.

Fashion Design Essentials is divided into five easy to reference categories:

  • I. THOUGHT - This section presents intellectual exercises that are intended to serve as catalysts for channeling creativity.
  • II. INVENTORY - This section helps define and re-think the uses of tools and raw materials for fashion design.
  • III. TECHNIQUE - This section identifies a varied assortment of fundamental techniques for executing a fashion designer’s idea.
  • IV. ARTISTRY - This section is designed to conjure and cultivate the artistic instincts of a fashion designer.
  • V. NAVIGATION - This section provides the fashion designer diverse strategies for negotiating a path to success.

About the Author

Jay Calderin teaches a wide variety of fashion and professional development courses at the School of Fashion Design in Boston, where he is also the director of Creative Marketing. He founded and serves as executive director of Boston Fashion Week. He is currently the regional director of the Fashion Group International of Boston, and his designs have appeared in the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines. He is the author of Form, Fit, and Fashion .



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    handy if you are a stylist such as myself, really a good book to have on hand

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    Endeavoring to present the top fundamental principles of fashion design, this book is organized according to categories of inspiration, materials, technique, style, and trends. The technique section is the longest, covering everything from sketching to garment construction and sewing. In 100 short articles embellished with full-color photos and illustrations, Calderin (director, creative marketing & special projects, Sch. of Fashion Design; Form, Fit, Fashion: All the Details Fashion Designers Need to Know but Can Never Find) brings even highly conceptual and esoteric fashion design ideas down to earth. He addresses aspiring and working fashion designers of all levels, but other interested parties include avid Vogue readers and Project Runway fans. -- "Library Journal, August 2011"

    ISBN: 9781592537013
    ISBN-10: 1592537014
    Series: Essential Design Handbooks
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 208
    Published: 1st July 2011
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 21.6  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 0.971