These books are chosen as the best for:
Fashiondex Reading Materials . . .
The Fashion Bookstore . . .
- Sources of Inspiration
- The Industry: resources to the understanding and the daily practices within the fashion industry
- Expansion of Knowledge and Skill Sets
- and such and so forth . . .
Fashiondex Reading Materials . . .
The Fashion Bookstore . . .
The History, Industry & Business
Expansion of Knowledge and Skill Sets
Fashion Illustration & Art
"This new detailed guide to learning the skills and techniques of drawing modern fashion and figure is also a rich reference source for a broad range of modern garments and accessories. Extensively illustrated, this introduction teaches by example, the power of drawing as a means of communication and expression and strives to show students how to perceive things in order to be able to draw them correctly. The first section is dedicated to drawing the human figure, while the second portion deals with how to draw a wide range of modern garments and accessories and the types of techniques used to render them convincingly and elegantly in different fabric designs and textures. This volume offers a complete presentation of proportions of the croquis, draping the figure, accessories, flats, and features an encyclopedia of details, how to draw textiles and real clothes, the art of illustration, and computers and fashion drawing. For designers, fashion professionals, teachers and students of fashion."
"A beautiful sketch reveals your imagination to the world! Whether you're a fashionista who craves a more hands-on style, or an aspiring artist ready to expand your skills, this book will introduce you to the glamorous art of fashion illustration.
Develop your style by copying the designs in the book or draw inspiration from these illustrations to create your own totally unique fashions! Use the drawing pad at the back of the book to sketch a new style or jot down a cool idea, and store your designs, swatches and photos in the portfolio pockets. With this complete sourcebook, you'll have everything you need to start designing a runaway-ready collection that is all your own!"
* Store and Organize Inspiration Magazine Clippings and Sketches*
Computer-Aided Flat Sketching for the Fashion Industry ( via Milo.com)
"Creative approach to drawing garments using specific tools from Adobe Illustrator. It produces the general concepts of Flat Sketching Design."
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"This book will help you to master the key elements in illustrating the human body and the shapes of clothing so that you can visualize your own fashion designs. Who knows, they might end up on the catwalk or in a store window.
Among the areas explored in this book are the anatomical proportions, the displacement of body weight with various movements, and the most appropriate angles of view for highlighting particular features of clothing - all of these being key elements of the language of fashion sketches.
The author also considers the volume and hang of different types of cloth. The seams, finishes, and details of manufacture, such as sleeves or collars, come in countless variations and it is all the more important to draw them in a way that is correct and consistent with each pose.
All these aspects are brought together in more than 350 illustrations, making this manual an indispensable tool for all those entering the world of fashion."
*Great reference material to coming up with new croquis*
"The technique of flat drawing for the illustration of garments allows the outlining and visualizing of patterns for all types of clothes. It is a basic method of design and an easy way to represent your own creations. The many examples collected in this book will help you develop a skill in this discipline and will be an inspiration for your own creative ideas."
"With the growth of private labels in recent years, the demand for industry technicians to measure garments and generate spec sheets has never been greater. The Second Edition of this guide equips students with everything they need to know about measuring sample garments, creating fully-graded spec sheets, and fitting garments for production. Over 450 technical flats are clearly labeled with measurement points and instructions for taking measurements. New sections on men s wear expand upon the already comprehensive coverage of knit and woven women s wear. As the industry has become more computerized, the Second Edition includes current coverage of modern equipment and technology used in apparel specification. This book is also ideal for industry professionals working without a comprehensive spec manual."
"In today s fashion industry, the traditional skills of forecasting, cutting, sewing, and drafting are no longer enough. Students must be able to transform their two-dimensional plans
into computer-generated images. This book teaches Adobe PhotoShop CS and Illustrator CS techniques applicable to both fashion students entering the field and the established fashion industry professionals seeking to stay current with technology. It includes technical instruction about sketching and image production, as well as practical advice about creating a computer-generated portfolio and entering the fashion marketplace."
Photoshop CS - In Easy Steps *Amizon UK*
"Specifically designed to take you step-by-step in a logical, structured sequence to a detailed understanding of the software. The book focuses on key features and techniques designed to help you understand complex processes with a minimum of effort."
Express yourself on a digital canvas
Imagine flying through an inky night sky tethered to a red, heart-shaped balloon. Now imagine expressing that dream artistically. With Digital Expressions you can take ordinary photos and, with the help of Adobe Photoshop Elements, voice your flights of fancy.
Digital Expressions guides you through 25 digital art projects created with Adobe Photoshop Elements. With this easy-to-follow guide, you’ll get inspired to tackle all kinds of digital mixed-media techniques using stock photography, custom brushes, textured backgrounds and your own digital photos.
Use your digital palette to:
· Manipulate single images by adding texture layers, color fills and text
· Re-create the look of traditional art like drawings and abstract paintings
· Build collages using transparent layers and photo filters
· Blend seamless montages with various effects
· Incorporate your own traditional art into digital works
**Bonus CD includes assorted brushes, photos and textures you can use to create on your own digital canvas.**
Mixed-media artists, art journalers and scrapbookers alike can turn the ordinary into extraordinary! Express yourself in digital form as you learn to master creative digital art techniques.