Basics Fashion Design 02: Textiles and Fashion

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AVA Publishing, Aug 19, 2008 - Design - 175 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
How to get the most out of this book
7
The textile sample
10
Fibres
40
Fabric construction
68
Surface treatments
88
Colour and trends
110
Textiles used infashion design
128
Conclusion
159
Glossary
161
Bibliography
163
Useful resources and Canon
165
Acknowledgements and picture credits
175
Working with ethics
176
Back Cover
184
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Jenny Udale (MA Royal College of Art) is a practising fashion and printed textile designer. Upon graduating from the RCA with a Masters in womenswear, she launched her own womenswear label at London Fashion Week; it was stocked in stores around the world including Selfridges and Liberty. More recently she is working on womenswear and print for an organic fabric and fair-trade company. She is currently a lecturer in fashion at the universities of Kingston, Middlesex and Ravensbourne, Kent, both in the UK.

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