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Fashion design & theory

See below for a selection of the latest books from Fashion design & theory category. Presented with a red border are the Fashion design & theory books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Fashion design & theory books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Designing Fashion's Future

Designing Fashion's Future

Author: Dr Alice (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia) Payne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2021

How do fashion designers design? How does design function within the industry? How can design practices open up sustainable pathways for fashion's future? Designing Fashion's Future responds to these questions to offer a fresh understanding of design practices within the sprawling, shifting fashion system. Fashion design is typically viewed as the rarefied practice of elite professionals, or else as a single stage within the apparel value chain. Alice Payne shows how design needn't be reduced to a set of decisions by a designer or design team, but can instead be examined as a process, object, or agent that shapes fashion's material and symbolic worlds. Designing Fashion's Future draws on more than 50 interviews with industry professionals based in Australia, Asia, North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. These diverse perspectives from multinational retailers, independent and experimental contexts ground the discussion in contemporary industry practices.

Designing Fashion's Future

Designing Fashion's Future

Author: Dr Alice (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia) Payne Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2021

How do fashion designers design? How does design function within the industry? How can design practices open up sustainable pathways for fashion's future? Designing Fashion's Future responds to these questions to offer a fresh understanding of design practices within the sprawling, shifting fashion system. Fashion design is typically viewed as the rarefied practice of elite professionals, or else as a single stage within the apparel value chain. Alice Payne shows how design needn't be reduced to a set of decisions by a designer or design team, but can instead be examined as a process, object, or agent that shapes fashion's material and symbolic worlds. Designing Fashion's Future draws on more than 50 interviews with industry professionals based in Australia, Asia, North America, Europe, and the United Kingdom. These diverse perspectives from multinational retailers, independent and experimental contexts ground the discussion in contemporary industry practices.

Performance Costume

Performance Costume

Author: Professor Sofia (Aalto University, Finland) Pantouvaki Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2021

Costume is an active agent for performance-making; it is a material object that embodies ideas shaped through collaborative creative work. A new focus in recent years on research in the area of costume has connected this practice in vital and new ways with theories of the body and embodiment, design practices, artistic and other forms of collaboration. Costume, like fashion and dress, is now viewed as an area of dynamic social significance and not simply as passive reflector of a pre-conceived social state or practice. This book offers new approaches to the study of costume, as well as fresh insights into the better-understood frames of historical, theoretical, practice-based and archival research into costume for performance. This anthology draws on the experience of a global group of established researchers as well as emerging voices. Below is a list of just some of the things it achieves: 1. Introduces diverse perspectives, innovative new research methods and approaches for researching design and the costumed body in performance. 2. Contributes towards a new understanding of how costume actually 'performs' in time and space. 3. Offers new insights into existing practices, as well as creating a space of connection between practitioners and researchers from design, the humanities and social sciences.

Performance Costume

Performance Costume

Author: Professor Sofia (Aalto University, Finland) Pantouvaki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2021

Costume is an active agent for performance-making; it is a material object that embodies ideas shaped through collaborative creative work. A new focus in recent years on research in the area of costume has connected this practice in vital and new ways with theories of the body and embodiment, design practices, artistic and other forms of collaboration. Costume, like fashion and dress, is now viewed as an area of dynamic social significance and not simply as passive reflector of a pre-conceived social state or practice. This book offers new approaches to the study of costume, as well as fresh insights into the better-understood frames of historical, theoretical, practice-based and archival research into costume for performance. This anthology draws on the experience of a global group of established researchers as well as emerging voices. Below is a list of just some of the things it achieves: 1. Introduces diverse perspectives, innovative new research methods and approaches for researching design and the costumed body in performance. 2. Contributes towards a new understanding of how costume actually 'performs' in time and space. 3. Offers new insights into existing practices, as well as creating a space of connection between practitioners and researchers from design, the humanities and social sciences.

Pattern Cutting for Menswear Second Edition

Pattern Cutting for Menswear Second Edition

Author: Gareth Kershaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

Pattern Cutting for Menswear is a comprehensive guide to cutting patterns, from basic skills to advanced techniques. With over twenty complete patterns, including new jacket and trouser styles, this revised edition features all the elements that made the first edition so successful, as well as additional sections on the leg stride relationship in the development of certain trouser styles, fabric properties and their effect on cut and drape, fitting techniques for structured jackets, and the latest information on pattern CAD-based technologies. The step-by-step approach, complete with scaled diagrams and technical flats, fashion illustrations and photographs of toiles, enables the reader to cut patterns with confidence.

Fashionpedia (English & Chinese Bilingual Edition)

Fashionpedia (English & Chinese Bilingual Edition)

Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2020

Worn

Worn

Author: Ellen Sampson Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2020

In a culture preoccupied with newness and a fashion system largely predicated upon it, what is the significance of worn clothes and why do they have the power to affect us so deeply? How are relationships to clothing produced and maintained through the embodied practices of wearing, maintenance and repair? Through a focus upon a single garment, the shoe, this book calls on readers to reconsider the value of the marks of wear at a time when fast fashion reigns supreme and interest in damaged, or worn, garments quietly increases. Originating in an experimental practice-based methodology which placed wearing at its center, this book presents the act of wearing as a tool for developing knowledge, of 'being in' or 'being with', rather than observing from the outside. Bringing together anthropological and psychoanalytic theory with practices of handmaking, wearing, and photography, this book asks what is the embodied experience of wearing and the affect of the worn? Beautifully illustrated in full color throughout, Worn is the first book to focus exclusively on the significance of imperfect garments as important aspects of our material world and culture.

Introducing Fashion Theory

Introducing Fashion Theory

Author: Andrew (University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA) Reilly Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2020

How does a style become a fashion? Why do trends spread and decline? Introducing Fashion Theory explores these questions and more to help you quickly get up-to-speed with fashion theories, from scarcity to conformity, through clear practical examples and fascinating case studies. This second edition, re-titled from Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry, includes expanded coverage on cultural appropriation, corporate greenwashing, and the criminal world of counterfeit goods. - Illustrated examples, from Apple's post-postmodernist iWatch to Savage X Fenty's body image message on diversity - Covers core fashion theories, from trickle-down to trickle-up, to political dress and conspicuous consumption - Filled with learning activities, key terms, chapter summaries, and discussion questions to inspire and inform

Fashion Thinking

Fashion Thinking

Author: Fiona (Parsons School of Design, USA) Dieffenbacher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

Fashion's great innovations often spring from inspired designers developing unique concepts and challenging the status quo. But how do they do it? To find out, follow ten exceptional fashion design students as they respond to a brief, exploring their diverse strategies and the thinking behind their final collections. This second edition of Fashion Thinking features six new interviews, with insight from the director of Open Style Lab, Grace Jun, and Yeohlee Teng, whose designs have earned a permanent place in the Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. There are also four new case studies, incorporating new technology including adaptive design for the visually impaired and the use of augmented reality. Beautifully illustrated and structured to clearly demonstrate how to take ideas from concept to design, Fashion Thinking demystifies the creative thinking process to help you develop your own unique collection.

Introducing Fashion Theory

Introducing Fashion Theory

Author: Andrew (University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA) Reilly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2020

How does a style become a fashion? Why do trends spread and decline? Introducing Fashion Theory explores these questions and more to help you quickly get up-to-speed with fashion theories, from scarcity to conformity, through clear practical examples and fascinating case studies. This second edition, re-titled from Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry, includes expanded coverage on cultural appropriation, corporate greenwashing, and the criminal world of counterfeit goods. - Illustrated examples, from Apple's post-postmodernist iWatch to Savage X Fenty's body image message on diversity - Covers core fashion theories, from trickle-down to trickle-up, to political dress and conspicuous consumption - Filled with learning activities, key terms, chapter summaries, and discussion questions to inspire and inform

Dior in Bloom

Dior in Bloom

Author: Alain Stella, Naomi Sachs, Justine Picardie, Nick Knight Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Fashion Eyes

Fashion Eyes

Author: Puffy Cheung Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2020

Focused principally on Paris, the world capital of window shopping, Fashion Eyes portrays the best displays by the top shops on the high streets and fashion-centric byways. The survey is divided into four chapters: The Grand Department Stores, such as Harrods, Selfridges, Printemps and Marks & Spencer, Fashion Designer Stores like Chanel, Dior, Colette, and Comme de Garcons, Designer Retrospectives by Christian Lacroix, Balenciaga, Jean Paul Gaultier and more, and finally Ready to Wear by Zara, H&M, Mango, Manoush and BCBG Max Azria. These window displays are conceptual masterpieces. The expert application of color, texture, composition and lighting make for museum worthy pieces, but, alas these precious vitrines are quickly rendered to accommodate the coming season's next big thing!