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1. Basics Fashion Design: Textiles
2. Warp Factor '09: Textile Futures
3. Digital Textile Design: Portfolio
4. How to Open & Operate a Financially
5. Figure Drawing for Fashion Design
6. Textile Futures: Fashion, Design
7. Artists' Textiles: In America
8. Art Deco Fashion
9. 120 Great Fashion Designs, 1900-1950,
10. Arts & Crafts Textiles
11. Rhyth Music: Lines and Stripes
12. Techno Textiles: Revolutionary
13. Textile Designers at the Cutting
14. Technical Drawing for Fashion
15. Draping: Art and craftsmanship
16. Fine Art of Textiles
17. Leather Fashion Design (Portfolio
18. Print in Fashion: Design, Development
19. Fashion Design
20. Fashion Design Studio: T-Shirts

1. Basics Fashion Design: Textiles and Fashion
by Jenny Udale
Paperback: 176 Pages (2008-08-01)
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Asin: 2940373647
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The nuts-and-bolts of fashion design--great for everyone who loves clothes!

* Fascinating case studies by industry pros

* Inspiring illustrations plus no-nonsense text

All fashion designers need a strong understanding of fabrics and their properties. How are different types of fabric made? What are they made from? How will they perform? Author Jenny Udale offers a full, authoritative overview of fabrics and techniques for dyeing, printing, embellishing, embroidering, and more in this lavishly illustrated guide. Case studies from textile and fashion designers, as well as other industry creatives, offer priceless insights into real-world design decisions. Love clothes? Love Project Runway? Long to be a designer? Get Basics Fashion Design: Textiles and Fashion and get started now!

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5-0 out of 5 stars Textiles made interesting and easy!
I found this a very useful guide to textiles as it tackles the subject in an easy, straightforward and practical way. It contains everything you could need to know about textiles, fibres and fabrics, colours and design, and also includes sections about the construction techniques, processes, and surface treatments of textiles.
This volume opens with a brief history of the subject. I think this is a very interesting feature, particularly because of the easy and engaging way in which it's written, always accompanied by lots of illustrations and pictures. The introduction begins with the development of textiles and textile designs from 1600 onwards and goes through the changes in pattern and quality before and after the industrial revolution. It then moves on to the creation of new materials such as Nylon, Spandex and Polyester, to the everyday use of jeans.
Since this is a basic `how-to' book, its main and best features are its practicality and the large amount of examples provided with straight-to-the-point text. Concepts such as the principles of textile design are presented in a short, yet detailed way, which allows a clear understanding of the first steps in the planning and designing of textiles. I was surprised on how many things have to be taken into consideration when approaching this subject, but this book takes you through the process step by step, illustrating how to research for ideas - reinventing the `classics' or simply experimenting with new patterns - express the design and create a market for your own textile.
Scale, colour palette, pattern and repeat, placement, surface, texture and weight are only few of the main subjects covered in the various sections of the book, which also offers an accessible and comprehensive description of other topics which range from the importance of the specific qualities and characteristics of fibres, to the main kinds of fabric constructions and surface treatments.
I'd personally suggest this book to anybody interested in this subject, because it condenses lots of useful, practical information into a limited number of pages and gives great, concrete examples and tips to design your own textiles.
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2. Warp Factor '09: Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins
by Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design School of Fashion and Textiles
 Paperback: 48 Pages (2009-10-02)

Isbn: 0956380107
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3. Digital Textile Design: Portfolio Skills (Portfolio Skills: Fashion & Textiles)
by Melanie Bowles, Ceri Isaac
Paperback: 192 Pages (2009-05-06)
list price: US$35.00 -- used & new: US$18.69
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Asin: 1856695867
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Digital Textile Design covers everything students and practitioners of textile design will need to learn about designing and printing digitally.

Textile designers are beginning to realize the creative potential of digital textile design and are fast catching up with graphic designers who have taken to working digitally. New digital textile-printing technology is enabling designers to work with an almost unlimited palette of colors to produce work of staggering detail in relatively short timescales.

Written specifically for textile designers, Digital Textile Design provides the know-how for students and professionals who wish to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as design tools. A series of inspirational tutorials, presented in step-by-step format, guide the reader through the process of creating designs that will be suited to both the traditional textile production process, and to the new industry of digital printing onto fabric.

Against the backdrop of the development of digital print, the book discusses how designers can access this new technique, looks at the work of those currently exploring its possibilities, and also features the craft of embellishment that is being used to offset the apparent flatness of print. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
This is a waste of money. The print quality is low and there is nothing innovative about it at all. A complete joke of a book... don't waste your time!

5-0 out of 5 stars Loads of Industry Information!
This book contains a plethora of wonderful information ranging from current and future textile industry printing techniques and technical knowledge, to a range of Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials with a focus on creating textile patterns.

It a must read for anyone interested in the textile industry, printing techniques and wants to learn how to put patterns into repeat in Photoshop and Illustrator. I would recommend though that you have a standard knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop in order to follow along with the tutorials. For more experienced Textile Designers who currently work in these programs and in the industry, the tutorials will likely be things you already know. There is however so much wonderful industry information, that I found it quite engaging, and learned quite a bit, even with being in the industry for over 10 years.

Below is more in-depth information regarding what's inside in order to help you decide if it is the book for you.

CHAPTER 1: Textile Design and Print in the Digital Age
This chapter introduces and explains digital printing in the fashion industry.

CHAPTER 2: Digital Design Tutorials

* Tutorial 1: Using Filters in Photoshop
* Tutorial 2: Creating Complex Color Blends (Illustrator)
* Tutorial 3: Building Floral Motifs ( (Illustrator)
* Tutorial 4: Cross-stitch Effects (Illustrator)
* Tutorial 5: Engineered Prints (Photoshop)
* Tutorial 6: Sequin Effects (Photoshop)
* Tutorial 7: Photomontage (Photoshop)
* Tutorial 8: Building a Brush Palette (Photoshop)
* Tutorial 9: Textured Effects (Photoshop)
* Tutorial 10: Creating a Color Palette (Photoshop)

CHAPTER 3: Patterns and Repeats

* Tutorial 11: Photoshop Basic Block Repeat
* Tutorial 12: Photoshop Block Repeat with Offset Filter
* Tutorial 13: Photoshop Simple Half-Drop Motif
* Tutorial 14: Photoshop Half-Drop Repeat
* Tutorial 15: Photoshop Gingham
* Tutorial 16: Photoshop Creating Stripes
* Tutorial 17: Illustrator Basic Pattern Swatch
* Tutorial 18: Illustrator Diamond Pattern
* Tutorial 19: Illustrator Plaid Patterns
* Tutorial 20: Illustrator Half-Drop

CHAPTER 4: Introduction to Illustration

* Tutorial 21: Texture-Mapping with the Pen Tool
* Tutorial 22: Texture-Map and Line Drawing
* Tutorial 23: Creating Graphic Silhouettes

CHAPTER 5: Digital Craft
This chapter includes information on combining digital techniques with traditional artistic methods. For example, hand painting & digital print, screen printing & digital print, foiling & flocking with digital print, digital print onto vintage fabrics, and many more. There are also Designer Profiles on Patricia Belford, Helen Amy Murray and Rebecca Earley.

CHAPTER 6: Technology for Digital Textile Printing
This chapter covers textile printing methods and technology for both traditional and digital printing. There is also a little bit of information regarding CAD software options, and how to work with color with regards to color management.

This book contains very well-rounded information for the Textile Designer and regarding the fashion industry. I highly recommend this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource for Anyone Interested in Producing Printed Fabric.
Thanks to the emergence of digital textile printing (DTP), we've all been granted access to world that was previously accessible to a few. Some people have opened the door and peeked in, but are too scared to jump in and explore. Some have jumped in, but failed to negotiate the new language and technology, and have left disappointed. Some are fully in, but are sticking to old-world customs and not exploring what the new world has to offer.

The book Digital Textile Design by Melanie Bowles and Ceri Isaac is your road map -- your Rick Steves<, perhaps?! -- to this world. For our timid first-timer, it offers basic tutorials for creating motifs, color palettes, and repeats in both Photoshop and Illustrator. Our disappointed experimenter might be encouraged to try again after reading about the more technical aspects of the process (like color management), which are presented in a manner accessible to the layperson. And our enthusastic adopter (along with everyone else) will be inspired by the multitude of images from fashion and interior designers who are fully embracing the endless color and scale possibilities that digital printing has to offer.

In fact, anyone interested in textiles, whether or not they plan on ever using DTP themselves, will find this book valuable. Most of the 23 tutorials (listed in detail after the jump) are applicable to pattern design in general, not matter your end use. Experienced textile designers may find the tutorials too basic, but there is still plenty to learn from the artist profiles and overview of the state of the art and technology of DTP. There is even a section about how artists and crafters are combining DTP with traditional surface design methods (handpainting, screenprinting, resist dyeing, burnout, flocking, embellishment) to bring hand-rendered touches to this mechanical process. The only thing I was hoping for that I didn't find was specifics on how to ensure your fabrics turn out with the colors you're expecting, but that makes sense since each printing service has different methods and requirements. Also, this book was written mostly for students who typically have access to a university-owned printer; lower-cost DTP services like Spoonflower, Karma Kraft, Eye Candey, and Fabric on Demand were just emerging as this book was published.

You can preview several sample pages on the Laurence King website, and even more on co-author Melanie Bowles' site. While you're there, check out her beautiful digital shibori work -- she also recently launched a blog, Make It Digital.

List of Tutorials

Using Filters (tastefully)
Engineered Prints (filling sewing pattern pieces with designs)
Sequin Effects
Building a Brush Palette
Textured Effects (mending seams in an allover photographic print with good balance)
Creating a Colour Palette
Basic Block Repeat
Basic Block Repeat with Offset Filter
Simple Half-Drop Repeat
Allover Half-Drop Repeat
Texture-Mapping (how to map patterns onto photos of 3-D shapes)
Texture-Map and Line Drawing (mapping patterns into fashion line drawings)
Creating Graphic Silhouettes (mapping patterns onto a photograph of a model)

Creating Complex Colour Blends
Building Floral Motifs
Cross-Stitch Effects
Basic Pattern Swatch (and creating a cheater print)
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4. How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM (How to Open & Operate a ...)
by Janet Engle
Paperback: 288 Pages (2008-05-09)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$19.97
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Asin: 1601382251
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an average annual income of $69,270 for fashion designers in 2007. Opportunities in the fashion design industry are expected to rise about 10 to 12 percent through 2012. Many designers also go into other areas of the fashion industry, including: fashion buyer, fashion coordinator, retail store manager, and many more. You do not need to live in New York City, and you can start out small or even part time. Ralph Lauren's Polo empire was established on a small men s tie collection that he sold to Bloomingdales. Demand for fashion designers should remain strong, as consumers, hungry for new fashions and apparel styles will spur the creation of new clothing and accessory lines. This new book is a comprehensive and detailed study of the business side of the fashion, fashion design, and consulting business. You will learn everything from the initial design and creation to manufacturing and marketing. If you are investigating opportunities in this type of business, you should begin by reading this book, hopefully picturing yourself producing the perfect dress worn by one of Hollywood s elite. If you enjoy working with people and keeping up on the latest trends, this may be the perfect business for you. Keep in mind this business looks easy but, as with any business, looks can be deceiving. This complete manual will arm you with everything you need, including sample business forms; contracts; worksheets and checklists for planning, opening, and running day-to-day operations; lists; plans and layouts; and dozens of other valuable, timesaving tools of the trade that no designer should be without. While providing detailed instruction and examples, the author leads you through every detail that will bring success. You will learn how to draw up a winning business plan (the companion CD-ROM has the actual business plan you can use in Microsoft WordTM) and about basic cost control systems, copyright and trademark issues, branding, management, legal concerns, sales and marketing techniques, and pricing formulas. You will learn how to set up computer systems to save time and money, how to hire and keep a qualified professional staff, how to meet IRS requirements, how to manage and train employees, how to generate high profile public relations and publicity, and how to implement low cost internal marketing ideas. You will learn how to build your business by using low and no cost ways to satisfy customers, as well as ways to increase sales, have customers refer others to you, and thousands of great tips and useful guidelines. This manual delivers innovative ways to streamline your business. Learn new ways to make your operation run smoother and increase performance. Successful designers will appreciate this valuable resource and reference it in their daily activities as a source of ready-to-use forms, Web sites, operating and cost cutting ideas, and mathematical formulas that can easily be applied to their operations. The companion CD-ROM contains all the forms in the book, as well as a sample business plan you can adapt for your own use. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars VERY HELPFULL
i had business classes in college, but this is a quick scan book to remind me of things and the cd with forms in it is awesome... so easy to read doesnt beat around the bush gets str8 to wat u need to know. loves it

3-0 out of 5 stars Not written by fashion insider
I'm currently thinking about starting my own clothing line, with the goal of having my line sold at upscale boutiques and better department stores. After reading the reviews of other similar books, I decided to buy this one because it came with a CD with an editable business plan. While that is a plus, this book provides only the basics for starting a fashion business, with some references to further research you should do on your own. For my goal, the major downside to this book is that it was not written by a fashion insider who has actually created a commercially successful fashion clothing line. According to the author biography, the author is a marketing consultant. My definition of a commercially successful fashion clothing line is having multi-million dollar purchase orders from all the major department stores. Although the book provides case studies of people who have started their own clothing lines, the case studies are of brands that are local brands that are not recognized nationally. After reading this book, I feel that I need to buy other books on the same topic for more insight.

5-0 out of 5 stars great book
This book has been very helpful for me, it is easy and well written so no doubts about info. has very practical info.recomended if you are looking how to improve your business or how to start a clothing one.

4-0 out of 5 stars How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business: With Companion CD-ROM (How to Open & Operate a ...) (How
The book is concise and right to the point. If you have a vague idea about where you are going it will help you organize yourself.

5-0 out of 5 stars Marketing, manufacturing and design are all covered
Janet Engle's FASHION DESIGN BUSINESS comes with a companion cd-rom and covers opportunities in the fashion design industry. The business side of fashion design receives excellent surveys of various opportunities, from fashion buyers and coordinators to retail store managers. Marketing, manufacturing and design are all covered in a pick any career library will find intriguing - as well as many a business collection. ... Read more

5. Figure Drawing for Fashion Design (Fashion & Textiles)
by Elisabetta Drudi
Hardcover: 304 Pages (2010-11-16)
list price: US$29.99 -- used & new: US$19.79
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Asin: 9054961503
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Fashion drawings are the primary means of visualising ideas and concepts in costume and fashion design. To give an accurate impression of what is in a designer's mind it is vital to master the rules of figure drawing as well as grasp stylisation and exaggeration techniques that let you add individuality and style. This new edition of FIGURE DRAWING FOR FASHION DESIGN - fully revised, updated and greatly expanded - offers a concise, topic by topic guide to acquiring and perfecting these skills, concentrating on the female form. The coverage provided means that this book is ideal both for those who want to apply themselves professionally to fashion design, and for all enthusiasts of drawing the human body. 352 pages, more than 1.500 illustrations, 4 chapters: 1) Drawing the female figure - a very comprehensive course in drawing all parts of the female body, 2) The figure in fashion - teaches you how to draw specifically for fashion design and presentation, 3) Fashion design - provides and introduction into what is required to design and draw new collections and 4) Garment drawing and design - what you need to know to make accurate technical drawings of whole garments, details, trimmings, etc. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (22)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Help for Learning the Basics
We got this for our teenage daughter to learn the beginning steps of fashion design.I think for the reviewers who said it was too basic for them, they may be more advanced, but for beginners this is a lot of foundational groundwork to learn about drawing bodies and clothing.Each page shows drawings/ sketches, and explains the technique and how to learn to draw QUICKLY as a fashion designer presenting ideas, not just a casual sketcher.

I would recommend this for high school age and above as a first book to try out their talents and learn some of the basics.For an introduction to fashion design it is a huge and detailed volume.It covers enough of the business side of fashion design that it can help a person decide if the career would really interest them.Well worth the price!

5-0 out of 5 stars loved this book
this is great for drawing different type of figures,
many different facial profiles and ideas for hair too

5-0 out of 5 stars great for novice and up
I bought this book in order to help me with a Principles of Design class. It was mostly a sketching class and the book helps the student understand how the body is divided when it comes to drawing fashion and croquis. Overall, I think its a fantastic book because it also includes how to draw faces, eyes, hands, etc as well as how textures are drawn and comes with a few color sketches and ideas to get you started. The rest is up to your own imagination.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I was looking for
This is a great book.It is exactly what I was looking for.It demonstrates how to draw the body, face, poses and fashions.

3-0 out of 5 stars Nice pictures
I got this book and was not thrilled. It has some nice pictures, but they don't teach much about drawing. There is also nudity for no real reason. Some of the illustrations look more pin-up than fashion. I find most of the illustrations very short waisted. ... Read more

6. Textile Futures: Fashion, Design and Technology
by Bradley Quinn
Paperback: 320 Pages (2010-11-23)
list price: US$34.95 -- used & new: US$23.58
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Asin: 1845208080
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Textiles connect a variety of practices and traditions, ranging from the refined couture garments of Parisian fashion to the high-tech filaments strong enough to hoist a satellite into space. High-performance fabrics are being reconceived as immersive webs, structural networks and information exchanges, and their ability to interface with technology is changing how the human body is experienced and how the urban environment is built. Today, textiles reveal their capacity to transform our world more than any other material.
Textile Futures highlights recent works from key practitioners and examines the changing role of textiles. Recent developments present new technical possibilities that are beginning to redefine textiles as a uniquely multidisciplinary field of innovation and research. This book is an important tool for any textile practitioner, fashion designer, architect, interior designer or student designer interested in following new developments in the field of textiles, seeking new sustainable sources, or just eager to discover new works that reveal the potency of textiles as an ultramaterial.
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7. Artists' Textiles: In America & Britain 1945-1976
by Geoff Rayner, Richard Chamberlain, Annamarie Phelps
Paperback: 224 Pages (2011-06-16)
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An important and comprehensive survey of textiles as an art form in Great Britain and the USA. ... Read more

8. Art Deco Fashion
by Suzanne Lussier
Paperback: 96 Pages (2009-01-16)
list price: US$14.26 -- used & new: US$8.11
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Asin: 185177565X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This popular celebration of roaring 1920s fashion is now available in paperback. From beaded evening dresses for dancing the Charleston to sporty outfits for golf, the world of Hollywood and F. Scott Fitzgerald is conjured up in sumptuous pictures of stylish outfits for all occasions. A wealth of evocative illustrations from the V&A's world-famous dress collection and from the stylish fashion magazines of the time recreates this glamorous era.Amazon.com Review
Suzanne Lussier, an expert on French '20s and '30s fashion, is a curator in the Department of Textiles and Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum. She lives in London. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.
This book is very well-put together, with thorough but succinct information on the evolution/variation of the style through the Twenties. I love the picture references: a mix of gorgeous artwork from the likes of George Barbier (essential to the period and one of the best illustrators of all time), photographs of some of the period's lovely, lovely fashionable ladies (models, socialites, starlets), as well as just great photographs (in color) of some stunning costumes from the V&A's collection.

Note that the book does indeed focus exclusively on Art Deco of the 1920s, so if you're looking for an edition on the full span of the movement, look elsewhere. (However, even so I recommend eventually adding this one to your library -- it's a great quick reference!)

4-0 out of 5 stars A visually beautiful small book on Art Deco costume
This book is not about Art Deco as an art movement, but rather instead concentrates on how the Art Deco ascetic impacted on fashion.The book gives you an overview of the background of Art Deco and then progresses through in sections with brief biographies of the better known fashion designers of the period including people such as: Poiret, Lanvin, Vionnet, Channel and the various Russian designers in Paris in the period. The emphasis is on Parisienne fashion rather than what was produced during the period in London or New York.

While only a small book this is nevertheless a lovely reference for fashion from c1912 to 1930.It is packed with images of costumes from various museums, reproductions of fashion plates and photos. If you love art deco fashion this book is a visual feast though it probably couldn't be used as a reference book because the depth of the designer biographies are only designed to give an introduction to the area.

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
I don't like most of the clothes in stores these day so I make my own. I found this book inspirational in creating designs that flatter my "ultra-feminine" middle aged figure.

4-0 out of 5 stars Cute little book
This is a cute little book with excellent pictures, but it left me wanting more.Many chapters are only two facing pages, and I would have liked to have seen more examples of each of the subjects.

4-0 out of 5 stars Art Deco Fashion
I was very impressed with this publication.The illustrations were amazing.If you like art deco fashion and illustrations, then you will enjoy this book. ... Read more

9. 120 Great Fashion Designs, 1900-1950, CD-ROM and Book (Dover Pictorial Archives)
by Tom Tierney
Paperback: 48 Pages (2002-01-11)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$13.97
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Asin: 0486995046
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Elegant ball gowns and opera cloaks from the Belle Epoque, lovely summer frocks and tailored suits from the Roaring Twenties, seductive evening dresses from the 1930s, and dramatic cocktail dresses from the 1940s—including designs from Lanvin, Poiret, Worth, Adrian, Schiaparelli, Balenciaga, Balmain, and many more—have been carefully researched and recreated for either computer or traditional cut-and-paste use. An invaluable reference for fashion professionals and a permission-free resource for artists and craftspeople. 120 full-color figures.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Such a great purchase! Worth every penny!
I have always been a huge fan of Tom Tierneys ever since being given some of his paper dolls for Christmas one year and needless to say, it inspired me to pursue a career in fashion illustration. He can make satin look like satin, lace look like lace and furs look like fur. Its really impressive in doll form and even better in these great included cds!!! A must have for anyone who is a fan of the history of costume and design. I really wish he had one with even more modern fashions!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent transaction!
the book came quickly and is an excellent resource for my daughters.They love it.Thank you! ... Read more

10. Arts & Crafts Textiles
by Ann Wallace
Hardcover: 96 Pages (1999-09)
list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$19.99
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Asin: 0879059087
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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8 X 8 In, 9 Pp, 60 Color Photographs, 20 Black & White Photos, 40 Line Drawing.As with other furniture and accessories from the arts & crafts period, marvelous reproductions and inspired textile originals are being hand-crafted today by talendted women.The results areembroidered pillows and table runners,stenciled window shades and coverings,one-of-a-kind linens, "Centerpiece"accessories, and even women's fashions.The low horizontal silhouettes and abstract shapes of prairie style, the open-air lifestyle of California, the Spanish warmth of the old missions, and the recurring influence of Japanese design.All are captured in the simple elegance of "Arts & Crafts Textiles".Includes tips on caring for and displaying vintage textiles in your home. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A lite book on the subject
I appreciate this book because books on Arts and Crafts Textiles are few and far between.However, I would have loved to spend a lot more money and gotten a much more comprehensive book!I want more pictures--hoards ofthem--of textiles from the collections of zillions of people and museums. This book whets the appetite, but leaves room for more. It is a good quickintroduction.Now I need something with lots of meat.

5-0 out of 5 stars The ultimate resource for Arts & Crafts textiles
This book is the finest of its kind. While other books on the period touch on textiles, this is the only book dedicated to the subject. For anyonedecorating an Arts & Crafts home or with an interest in period designor creative needlework, it is the ultimate resource. The author not onlyknows her subject intimately, but presents theinformation in a clear andexceptionally readable style. As a designer specializing in periodinteriors, this book is one that I will suggest to my clients again andagain!

4-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Resource by a Noted Expert
Ann Wallace is nationally recognized as an expert on fabrics and textiles of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. She has developed her knowledgeboth through academic and practical experience.

This book reflects herexperience and knowledge. It is a "must have" book for anyoneinterested in the history of the Craftsman Movement in the U.S., andespecially for anyone who is acquiring or collecting textiles from theperiod, or contemporary work done in the Craftsman Style. ... Read more

11. Rhyth Music: Lines and Stripes in Variations : Graphic Designs (Belvedere Paperback Fashion Textiles Graphic Designs,Vol. 14)
by Wolfgang Hageney
 Paperback: Pages (1982-06)
list price: US$49.95 -- used & new: US$49.95
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Asin: 8870700186
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12. Techno Textiles: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design
by Sarah E. Braddock, Marie O'Mahony, Marie O'Mahoney
Paperback: 192 Pages (1999-04-01)
list price: US$29.95 -- used & new: US$111.06
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Asin: 0500280967
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This exuberant collection celebrates the way in which astonishing new textile technology is bringing together fashion, design, engineering, and science. Synthetics are now much more than cheap substitutes for natural fibers: they feel good, perform well, and look out of this world--literally. Smart textiles are no longer a science-fiction fantasy; here are self-cleaning carpets and anti-insomniac microfibers. Engineered textiles combine fabric with glass, ceramics, metal, or carbon to produce lightweight hybrids with incredible properties. Sophisticated finishes, such as silicone coatings and holographic laminates, transform color, texture, and even form. The book is illustrated throughout with the work of leading designers in the USA, Europe, and Japan: Issey Miyake, Donna Karan, Helmut Lang, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garons, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Alexander McQueen, and many more. A comprehensive reference section includes biographies of artists, makers, and developers; explanations of technical terms; a directory of suppliers; a full bibliography; and information on where to see contemporary textiles. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I'm ravin' over it!
I love this book. It is super visual and has so many crazy textiles and designs. These books are great for inspiration for design.

3-0 out of 5 stars Techno-riffic
This book was a well thought out and planned introduction to the world of technical/synthetic fabrics.The definitions, classifications, and examples of usage make for an interesting read. Equally exciting are thechapters on engineering, synthetics, and coatings. The designs and photosare avant-garde with references to the top designers who of course are thefirst to try new things. It is well organized and easy to use as areference manual.Techno would be well situated on the bookshelf of everycutting-edge design and production team. However, based on my 15 years ofexperience in the fashion-forward streetwear scene, I would have expectedto find listed the company Decopap Inc of Montreal Canada, which has beenthe leading source of Vinyl coated fabrics to the streetwear, fetish, andtechno crowd for the last 30 years. This one omission aside, the book istruly a valuable source for the textile industry. ... Read more

13. Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge
by Bradley Quinn
Paperback: 320 Pages (2009-02-18)
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Asin: 1856695816
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Textile Designers at the Cutting Edge showcases a selection of textile designs from all over the world, presented in feature interviews with the world's most visionary young designers.

Chosen for their contributions to fashion textiles and interior fabrics, the designers describe their output and inspirations in their own words. Whether speaking from style capitals, such as London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Berlin, Tokyo, and New York, or in less-trafficked cities, today's most forward-thinking textile designers showcase exciting work that signals new directions in textile practice and the emergence of new textile forms and fiber technologies.

The book not only features images of completed designs, but also previously unseen archive material, such as work-in-progress photographs and digital drawings. These unique visuals create a stylish picture of today's textiles, as well as an essential reference guide for those interested in contemporary textile design. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Textile lovers rejoice!
I found this book to be the inspiration I needed to take me to the next level of design. The articles give you a glimpse of the thought processes of artists. The pictures are beautiful and I found it all to be a treasure trove of ideas for me to spin off of.

4-0 out of 5 stars For the textile lover and design enthusiast
This is a very interesting book, filled with loads of cutting edge textile designers that are working today. Interesting stuff! ... Read more

14. Technical Drawing for Fashion Design (Fashion & Textiles)
by Alexandra Suhner
Paperback: 200 Pages (2010-11-16)
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TECHNICAL DRAWINGS FOR FASHION DESIGN shows the basics of making a technical drawing. First, the standard format and tools are introduced. This is followed by step-by-step instructions on how to draw a number of different types of garments. The book then shows how textiles are rendered in technical drawings and how individual style can be added to the drawings. A large portion of this book, however, is devoted to an extensive collection of high-quality, ready-made technical drawings that are ready for you to use or to adapt to meet your needs. All of these drawings of women's garments - ranging from underwear to trench coats - are also included on the accompanying CD. ... Read more

15. Draping: Art and craftsmanship in fashion design
by Annette Duburg, Rixt van der Tol
Paperback: 248 Pages (2008-11-20)
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Asin: 9089100873
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best draping book
Ive been a fashion designer for 15years and this is an amazing book like no other draping book I have seen!

5-0 out of 5 stars Draping by the masters
Incredible text for specifics of draping particular costumes. An excellent choice for fashion design and fashion history students.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exelent!
I was looking for this kind of book for a long time and never found anything so elucidative till now. Very well detailed and exposed. ... Read more

16. Fine Art of Textiles
by Dilys Blum
 Paperback: 208 Pages (2006-07-13)
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This survey of the Museum's extensive holdings of textiles from both East andWest features full-color illustrations of all aspects of the collection, including American quilts,Islamic textiles, Indonesian batik, embroidery, lace, and twentieth-century design. ... Read more

17. Leather Fashion Design (Portfolio Skills)
by Francesca Sterlacci
Paperback: 192 Pages (2010-09-29)
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Leather Fashion Design is a practical introduction for students explaining how to make garments from leather, suede, and similar materials. It covers everything from what to look for in choosing a skin to work with, through pattern-making, sewing techniques, and finishing. The final chapter includes working with "leather-like" materials including ultrasuede and faux patent leather. ... Read more

18. Print in Fashion: Design, Development and Technique in Fashion Textiles
by Marnie Fogg
Paperback: 192 Pages (2006-05-28)
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Asin: 0713490128
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Here is the first and only book to explore cutting-edge print design for fashion through the designer’s eyes—complete with interviews, exclusive archive material from international fashion houses, and full-color photographs of patterns. Innovators such as Eley Kishimoto and Jonathan Saunders explain their work, take us through their artistic process, and consider the relationship between fashion designer and print designer. Every page offers something beautiful and striking—motifs based on nature, others drawn from urban graffiti and graphics, and still more that go retro, abstract, or folkloric. The material is exquisite and invaluable to anyone interested in fashion and design.

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2-0 out of 5 stars Thought it would be better
I got this book for a digital surface design class that I am taking. I thought that it would be a really cool book and I had actually flipped through it once. Yet when I got it, I was a little dissapointed. The author does not carry her thoughts well from one paragraph to another. I feel like she uses big words that she might not necessarily understand completely...oh and there is a missing page :(

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT
I loved this book - very inspirational - gave me lots of insight on top designers that I hadn't read about elsewhere. Total eye candy. I highly suggest this book for anyone in the design biz or who just needs inspiration and is a real lover of prints and patterns. ... Read more

19. Fashion Design
by Sue Jones
Paperback: 240 Pages (2005-10-01)
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Asin: 0823016447
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Fashion Design is a primer on the industry for the twenty-first century, uniting history, theory, and practice in one indispensable book. Topics include the language of clothing, patterns, fabrics, and making techniques, how to build a collection and portfolio, and how to present on the catwalk and in the office. Perfect for aspiring designers, this describes the skills needed to become a fashion designer, discusses careers, and gives an inside view of the fashion business today. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Fashion Design
I wish I had read this in High School before going to college. A very thourough overview of the Fashion industry as well as what to expect in college as a Fashion student. She is British so many of her references are UK based but she does cover the US as well as France in most of her references and additional sources so a good place to start. I reccommend this for anyone looking to go into Fashion.

5-0 out of 5 stars Interested in Fashion Design?
Then read this book first!

Sue Jenkyn Jones provides a good end-to-end overview of the Fashion Design Business.From this book, you will get an good idea of what talents and requirements are needed to be a Fashion Designer.Covered in this book are the business aspects, fashion cycles, textiles, manufacturing, sketching, patternmaking, CAD for designers, colors, sewing, and much MUCH more.

Each topic is explored enough to get slughtly further than the basic concept but not thoroughly covered.I do not think it is possible to completely explore everything on Fashion Design in one book.It is a great introduction to see if it something suitable for yourself or if you are seeking out an overview of the design business. The book is generously packed with graphical examples, sketches, charts, and runway photos.

1-0 out of 5 stars Central Saint Martins wants you to go to college. . .
preferably theirs. This book reveals very little about fashion design or the buisness. It is full of a lot of general information much like you would find in one of those late night tv, or print ads, telling you that you may have what it takes to "become a serious artist." Because of course then you are interested and will pay them money. This book works in much the same way. It is a teaser published by Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Now had they given me this book, say. . . at my orientation, i probably would have appreciated it. However I was rather disappointed when I realized that I had just paid $30 at SFMOMA for an advertisement from CSM.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for fashion design students and fashion lovers
After a serious college business education and a few years in the workforce, I made a courageous decision to enter fashion school.The best decision I've made, but like everyone else I sometimes stress out over what I've gotten myself into.Sue Jenkyn's book is always on my cofee table because it calms me down by clarifying in simple terms what I'm studying and why.This book offers an opportunity to step back and look at the big picture of fashion today.

This book offers a taste of everything - she has a wonderful chart of the fashion calendar and another of the fashion cycle.The info in this book incorporates vital lessons from maybe 10 expensive textbooks I own and have studied.The pictures taken of students in fashion school and sectors of the industry are my favorite.Until you are in fashion school or the industry, this book is the best way for you to see what happens behind closed doors.The more I learn in fashion school, the more familiar and enlightening this book becomes.

4-0 out of 5 stars For people interested in Fashion Design
I purchased this book on amazon.com at a very reasonable price and was very pleased with my purchase. For under $20 this book provided me with the information I was looking for. I recommend it to anyone, especially students interested in majoring in Fashion Design in college. This book explains the basics of what majoring in Fashion Design requires, and goes into describing the what, when, where, and why of what being a Fashion student involves. I really enjoyed reading this book and learned a lot! ... Read more

20. Fashion Design Studio: T-Shirts
by Samantha Chagollan
Hardcover: 48 Pages (2006-12-19)
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Asin: 1592236219
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Smart, stylish children are discovering they don’t need a huge allowances to wear designer labels! With a little imagination and this cool new kit, young fashionistas can create totally customized designer tees. Fashion Design Studio T-Shirts comes with all the tips, tools, and inspiration they need, including glue-on jewels, flower buttons, 3-D fabric paint, glitter glue ribbon, stencils and more! This high-style kit also comes with an easy-to-use spiral-bound book filled with more than 15 fun, fashionable projects and inspiring ideas. Mall rats never looked so good.
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