Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hopkins x Bye

(Photo by Beverly Kho)

Fashion Drawing by John Hopkins and Fashion Design by Elizabeth Bye

Fashion Design by Elizabeth Bye is a core text designed to introduce undergraduate students to the central concepts of fashion design. Whereas fashion design is often considered entirely frivolous, this book considers the significant cultural, economic, and ethical issues that designers must balance to be effective in the global fashion industry. After looking at the history of fashion design, the book provides an overview of the conceptual process involved in developing a fashion line and bringing garments to the market. It looks at the impact of individual consumer characteristics as well as aesthetic, cultural, and economic influences on design. The book addresses a key topic in the new Understanding Fashion series. The contextual analysis of fashion design alongside critical cultural, economic, and ethical concerns sets this book apart from other texts on the same topic. Designed to aid teaching and learning, each chapter includes key definitions, summaries, case studies, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading. Using this book as a guide students will develop an understanding of fashion design that challenges stereotypes and encourages them to think creatively about issues and ideas that motivate them.

Basics Fashion Design: Fashion Drawing by John Hopkins presents a fresh perspective on the basic principles and practices of contemporary drawing styles, applied to a fashion context. The title takes a practical approach in describing the process of fashion drawing, offering advice on the selection of materials and media, through to their different uses and applications. It also considers the theory and history of fashion drawing, and the range of styles used by contemporary designers; from quick sketches to sophisticated digital pieces. This discussion is accompanied by interviews with designers and illustrators, a glossary, resources directory and templates.

It's pretty much books for basic knowledge and ideas  in fashion drawing. I felt the need to infest my mind with fashion design/drawing basics before I take my majors of Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising.
Any more book recommendations?


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