Fashion Design Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: The Practical Guide to Aspiring Fashion Designers (Paperback)
Everything you need to know about fashion!
The practical, definitive guide for aspiring fashion designers
Fashion Design Course is a popular and widely praised instructional textbook that over the years has become a god standard for anyone interested in fashion. This must-have design book is the only guide students of fashion need, featuring information about the industry and activities that help students find inspiration, develop techniques to sharpen their observational skills, and create their own design. Separate sections coach readers in getting started, understanding figure proportions, planning and designing garments, and creating and assessing flat specification drawings. This beautifully illustrated guide is organized into units that reflect curricula at leading international design colleges.
Becoming a successful fashion designer involves understanding a wide variety of core principles, but, just like people, fashion is ever-changing. That's why it's so important for designers or students of fashion to recognize newer fashion trends and methods of design in the ever-changing world of style. This edition of Fashion Design Course includes new information for anyone looking to stay up-to-date on the world of men's and women's fashion, including tips on how to:
- Manipulate motif, texture, mood, and detail with confidence
- Challenge their conceptual abilities
- Discover their design vision
- Develop their ideas through process and investigation
- Create a dynamic portfolio that showcases their design skills and gives them the edge when they're looking for work in this competitive but exciting industry
From inspiration to sketching, stitching to promotion, this is the fashion book. Ideal as a design companion for current students of fashion or as a standalone introduction to the field, Fashion Design Course is the definitive guide for anyone looking to learn and grow in the fashion industry.
About the Author
Steven Faerm is the former Director and current Assistant Professor and Curriculum Coordinator of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. He is also author of The Fashion Design Course, available in North America from B.E.S.