For the fashion designer seeking employment, a well-prepared portfolio is an essential marketing tool. Designing Your Fashion Portfolio: From Concept to Presentation uses the design process to guide students through conceptualization and assembly of a fashion design portfolio that will communicate their talents and vision as designers. The richly illustrated text helps students assemble their work and organize it into a compelling story of their artistic talents and market savvy. In the process, students learn to evaluate their skills and identify their interests so that they can focus on building collections for their chosen target markets. The author's fashion design portfolio system enables designers to tailor their portfolios for each client throughout their careers.
It's now harder than ever to break into the exclusive fashion industry but this is the guide to tell you how to do it. Discover how to develop a first-rate portfolio, and learn everything you need to know to become a professional designer and entrepreneur. Learn how to showcase your talent and make your portfolio stand out in the crowd. Master the art of selling yourself and your work at job interviews, while pitching for freelance work, and promoting your own business. Design Your Fashion Portfolio provides clear advice and instruction on how to present your work based around key fashion genres including lingerie, athletic wear, designer and evening wear and discover how layouts, art direction, and merchandising for each can vary. From developing your graduate thesis, to building your first collection, perfecting your portfolio to interview techniques and career options to establish yourself as a professional, this book is the key to launching your career in fashion.
The Fashion Figure Templates for Fashion Portfolio is a collection of professionally illustrated male and female figure templates. These templates are ideal to use for fashion design presentations.The book is printed in Black and White. Back pages of the book is intentionally left blank so it can easily be traced.It is also available in CD as e-figure template files. Purchase separately.
Provides information on fashion drawing and design techniques, including the oval and triangle technique, figure templates, drawing from life, clothing design, fabric rendering, and design presentations.
"Basics Fashion Design: Fashion Drawing provides a visually oriented introduction to the subject by considering the different styles, techniques and approaches used in the fashion industry. Packed with interviews and work by talented designers and illustrators, this book will both inform and inspire you." --Book Jacket.
This is the first book to offer a thorough grounding in the principles of fashion design. It describes the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Its broad, up-to-date approach unites history, theory and practice. Subjects covered include: how to interpret a project; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit, cutting and making techniques; portfolio presentation, and fashion marketing and economics. This new edition introduces many of the new technological developments impacting the fashion industry in the 21st century. There are expanded discussions of drawing and making techniques; how to assemble a portfolio; new careers in fashion; and extensive resource lists and glossaries, all rounded out with updated photographs and illustrations.
If you are an aspiring or professional photographer looking to break into advertising, "Advertising Photography: A Straightforward Guide to a Complex Industry" will provide you with an honest and uncensored look at this highly competitive and lucrative bu
Achieving Your Fashion Dreams One Thread at a Time
Author: Nick Verreos
Publisher: Post Hill Press
The must-have book for anyone thinking about a life in fashion. Fashion designer, red carpet expert and educator Nick Verreos provides an insightful view into how to harness your passion for fashion and translate it into a successful career. With over 20 years of experience in the industry and an extensive knowledge in teaching fashion, Nick has amassed a lifetime of "Tips & Tricks" to help the reader navigate this world.A Passion For Fashion will help young fashionistas maximize their time at design school, as well as prepare them for a life in the industry—and even shares advice on how readers can start their own business. Along the way, you'll find out how Nick's Mantras of "No Should've, Would've, Could've" and "Get The Coffee" can guide you along the path of success. Nick will even dish on his time on Project Runway and share all the lessons he learned from his time on reality TV. If you are thinking of studying fashion, becoming a fashion designer or working in the industry, this book will soon become your indispensable guide to life in fashion. Includes design sketches and photos from the author's personal collection.
Shows how the design process can be successfully applied to satisfy market needs and trends Fashion design seems to be a glamorous mystery for which only the fortunate few have sufficient talent to succeed. In reality, commercially successful results can be achieved if the right processes are followed in the early design process. Fashion Design sets out basic principles and exercises in order to make fashion design a logical process, providing a framework from which they can expand your skills steadily. Fashion Design, 2nd Edition: Shows how the design process can be successfully applied to satisfy market needs and trends Has a problem solving approach, with practical design projects and portfolio exercises to encourage readers to develop their innovation, experimentation and versatility Pays special attention to computer-aided design (CAD) and employment opportunities, including an overview of what is involved in studying and becoming a designer in the contemporary fashion industry.
The complete guide to the fashion industry, featuring interviewswith top designers who explain the intricacies of the world offashion design Anyone who has ever tried to launch a fashion design careerknows how grueling it can be. The fashion industry is a highlyprominent field, yielding a competitive environment that is greatlyguarded, secretive, and difficult to infiltrate. Becoming aFashion Designer provides all the information, resources, andtools you need to help you navigate these obstacles andsuccessfully launch a career in fashion design. Of the various job opportunities available in the fashionindustry, the career path of a fashion designer consistently ranksas the most popular position in the field, making the competitioneven greater. The book pays special attention to this anddemonstrates several ways in which an aspiring fashion designer canstand out from the competition. A dynamic and comprehensive careerguide, this book imparts insider tips from top fashion designersand executives based around the world. Expert advice includes anintroduction to a career in fashion design, educationalrequirements, career opportunities, the design process, portfoliocreation, preparation for getting hired, steps to start and runone's own fashion design business, as well as a forecast of thefuture of the fashion industry. Features original interviews from top designers andhigh-profile fashion executives, including Ralph Rucci, Reem Acra,Peter Som, Anna Sui, Nanette Lepore, Kay Unger, Stuart Weitzman,Dennis Basso, Randolph Duke, Zang Toi, Pamella Roland, Robert Verdiand Daymond John Includes cases in point and insider tips throughout Includes illustrations, drawings, sketches, and photographsdemonstrating various aspects of working in fashion design, withspecial contributions from renowned illustrator, Izak Zenou andlegendary fashion photographer, Nigel Barker Offers in-depth resources to assist you on your journey tobecoming a fashion designer Whether a student, recent college graduate, industryprofessional or career changer, you'll learn everything you need toknow to successfully develop a fashion design career.