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Fashion (E-book) by Fashion is everywhere. It is now one of the main ways in which we present ourselves to others, signaling what we want to communicate about our sexuality, wealth, professionalism, subcultural and political allegiances, social status, even our mood. It is also a global industry with huge economic, political and cultural impact, from the impact of the catwalk on mainstream retail to sweatshop production to celebrity branding. Fashion: The Key Concepts presents a concise overview of this complex phenomenon--the meanings of clothes, the different cultural and fashion systems around the world, how fashion uses the media to reach its markets, how fashion shapes global culture and is replicated or challenged in various subcultures, how fashion operates as a political system of its own and also serves as a tool of politics, how the fashion industry is structured and how it "thinks" and behaves. Illustrated with a wide range of images and case studies, the aim throughout is to present a comprehensive, but also accessible and provocative, analysis of fashion.
Publication Date: 2009-09-15
Fashion and Textiles (E-book) by Textiles and fashion share a close and complicated relationship. They have, however, traditionally been considered separately. This is surprising given that fashion is dependent, and to some extent shaped by the type of raw materials (textiles) that are available. This essential book provides the first comprehensive overview of this symbiotic relationship. In Fashion and Textiles: An Overview Gale and Kaur analyze fashion and textile's cultural, industrial and social relationships, as well as how the two fields compete with and influence one another. Highlighting cultural differences and similarities between the two industry sectors, this book includes varying professional perspectives, information about key roles and jobs, and practical considerations relating to economics, design, manufacture and retail. A key text for a wide range of courses on fashion and textiles, it is vital reading for anyone hoping to pursue a career in either field.
Publication Date: 2004-10-29
Fashion Design (E-book) by Fashion design seems to be a glamorous mystery for which only a fortunate few have sufficient talent. In reality, however, commercially successful results can be achieved if a number of logical processes are followed in the design process. It is not necessary to be blessed with a superlative talent. The analytical, problem-solving approach of this textbook, combined with practical design projects and portfolio exercises, shows how the design process can be successfully applied to satisfy market needs and trends.
Publication Date: 2003-02-24
Fashion Foundations (E-book) by It is easy to view fashion as an entirely modern concept. Costume historians, in fact, trace the birth of fashion back to the thirteenth century and writings on fashion date back as early as the sixteenth century. This classic fashion writing has profoundly shaped our understanding of modern day dress'from the psychology of clothes to collective fashion trends. Its impact, however, has not previously been recognized. Fashion Foundations fills this major gap in the history of the discipline. This key text reprints a collection of pioneering fashion statements. Vital yet sometimes ignored treasures are brought together for the first time, tracing fashion writing from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Why do we wear clothes? What do they say about our self-awareness and body image? How can we "fashion" new identities through what we wear? In this book, Michel de Montaigne, William Hazlitt, Herbert Spencer, Thorstein B. Veblen, Adam Smith, Herbert Blumer, and Georg Simmel answer these questions and many more. In the process they reveal the true origins of our contemporary approach to fashion.
Publication Date: 2003-06-01
Fashion Retailing (E-book) by Throughout modern history, retailers have opened their doors to consumers, providing them with goods and services that satisfy both rational and emotional needs. They do this by evoking a customer's sensory system, to create memorable experiences that will entice shoppers to visit again and again. Starting with a brief overview of the history of retail, market research, site selection and retail typology are then discussed. The differences between on-site and off-site retailing are distinguished; and multi-channel approaches that have been used in retail test markets as a means to cost-effective growth within the industry are explored, with specific reference to how technology has created a new formula within a stagnant model. Fashion Retailing further explores back-of-house functions, such as human resources (hiring, payroll, job descriptions and salaries) and loss prevention from a management standpoint. Front-of-house functions, including merchandising (product analysis, fixturing, fixture sales tracking), visual merchandising (seasonal displays, windows, mannequins), circulation patterns and the relationship between the merchandising and management teams in driving overall sales and brand image, are explored across different retailers. Readers will gain a thorough understanding of how the retail model operates in an effort to continually capture the ever-changing market, as well as an insight into corporate social responsibility (CSR) and brand sustainability.
Publication Date: 2014-11-20
Illustrating Fashion (E-book) by In clear and easy-to-follow steps, this highly effective textbook sets out everything that students need to know to produce competent and visually exciting illustrations. It is suitable both for class use and self-teaching, and shows how to create lively fashion illustrations of men, women and children. Examples of the media available and different drawing techniques are presented in a student-friendly form, with detailed explanations of how to represent fabrics, create and use templates and stencils, and make specification and working drawings. The presentation in this new edition has been updated throughout, using modern software techniques, the resource drawings now have a more contemporary look, and coloured illustrations are included for the first time.
Publication Date: 2007-04-23
Textiles and Fashion (E-book) by All fashion designers must have an understanding of fabrics and what their properties are to allow them to choose the right fabric for their designs. Basics Fashion Design 02: Textiles and Fashion by Jenny Udale is a guide to the use of textiles within fashion design. The book examines the entire process of creating and using fashion textiles. It discusses the practical processes involved, including information on fibre production, dyeing and finishing, as well as construction techniques such as weaving and knitting. Various surface treatments are explored, as well as the way in which colour and trend influences fashion and textiles. The book also includes a section in which fashion and textile designers discuss their production processes and how they use textiles in their work. This title is suitable for first year students of fashion design, textile and other fashion-related subjects, as well as professional creatives and those with an interest in the process of fashion design, from concept to execution, seeking to develop and improve their design skills.
Publication Date: 2014
Fashion Forecasting (E-book) by Everyone in the fashion business needs to develop an essential survival skill: how to interpret the intelligence provided by the fashion forecasting industry, to anticipate and respond to emerging trends. Lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout, with clear and relevant explanations of the processes involved, Fashion Forecasting is for fashion students and young professionals who already have acquired some fashion knowledge and skills. The authors interviewed the key players within this exciting industry and provide here fascinating insights into the dynamic contemporary fashion forecasting world and the varied creative roles within it - from intelligence gatherers to project consultants. The book covers how a trend is sourced, anticipated and developed, and also explores the interaction with marketing and brand development.
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2008
Fashion, Costume, and Culture : clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear through the ages. (E-book) by (CON) v. 1. The ancient world -- v. 2. Early cultures across the globe -- v. 3. European culture from the Renaissance to the modern era -- v. 4. Modern world part I: 1900 to 1945 -- v. 5. Modern world part II: 1946 to 1999 -- v. 6. Modern world part III: 2000 to 2012 and religious vestments.
(SUM) Provides facts and information about the cultural, religious, and social implications of human decoration and adornment throughout history, with a particular emphasis on the decades of the 20th century. In 500 entries, detailed information about clothing, hairstyles, tattoos, jewelry, body piercing, feet binding, and other types of fashion or style is examined. Entries explain the fashion or style within the context of the traditions, customs, rituals, and practices.
Call Number: ONLINE
Publication Date: 2013-01-01