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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 1 edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764144235
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764144233
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 8.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,779 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Packed with color and variety, this is a fine pick for a wide range of collections."
--The Midwest Book Review

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Becoming a successful fashion designer involves understanding a wide variety of core principles. This foundation course is an ideal introduction for students, dressmakers, and anyone interested in the creative side of fashion.

Step-by-step tutorial, practical exercises, and inspirational interviews with industry professionals teach you how to create your own unique fashion design collections.

Manipulate motif, texture, mood, and detail with confidence; challenge your conceptual abilities; discover your design vision; and learn how to develop your ideas through process and investigation.

Create a dynamic portfolio that showcases your design skills and gives you the edge when you're looking for work in this competitive but exciting industry.

Steven Faerm is the BFA Director of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. An alumnus of Parsons ('94), he was nominated for the prestigious Designer of the Year Award during his final year. Following graduation, he went on to work for such designers as Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs. He has been an active faculty member at Parsons since 1998, and won the University Teaching Excellence Award in 2008.

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Upon receiving this book she was delighted.
Lucy
Very extensive about designing clothes and accessories...using it to design my own curriculum...a lot of information still going through the book...
Nancy
As an aspiring designer who's still in school, I found this book to be a comprehensive book on the study of fashion design.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By St on December 26, 2010
Format: Paperback
This is a thorough book covering all aspects of fashion design. It covers the different markets within the fashion industry from designer to budget, describes the design process, gives information about a variety of textiles along with fabric photos, describes the difference between woven and knit fabrics and clothing, covers technical design and flat sketching along with examples of flats, provides over a dozen assignments/exercises that enhance creativity and aid the development of a collection, gives resume writing tips and portfolio creation suggestions along with actual portfolio examples, and it ends with interview transcripts of industry professionals. There are inspiring fashion illustration and collections throughout the book to complement the text.

This would be a great resource for those entering fashion schools to get an overview of what's ahead and after graduation for a solid review of the lessons learned in college and to prepare for the career ahead.
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44 of 48 people found the following review helpful By kimi on October 15, 2010
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if you go to parsons as a fashion major, you MUST BUY THIS BOOK!!
the author is the director of parsons bfa, and all the assignments that you will have in parsons are talked about in this book.
IT IS VERY HELPFUL !!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ocean Sparkle on May 22, 2010
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Beautiful book, full of great information, photos and illustrations on fabrics and fashion design. Very logical and enjoyable.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Melina on January 2, 2011
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If you read fashion magazines then you are going to enjoy this book tremendously. FULL COLOR, Straight to the point concise yet powerful information. It is a book that you gives you inspiration and shows you how to think and plan like a fashion designer. It gives you a brief timeline of important designers from 1910 to present included on the list is Proenza Schouler (Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCoullough who went to Parsons)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 16, 2010
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FASHION DESIGN COURSE is a fine pick for any collection strong in the basic principles and practices of fashion design. It offers step-by-step tutorials, exercises, and interviews with industry professional to each how to create a personal fashion design collection, surveying texture, mood and detail and offering keys to creating a design portfolio to highlight design skills. Packed with color and variety, this is a fine pick for a wide range of collections.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on January 5, 2014
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Thinking of attending Parsons the New School of Design? Save yourself the $40,000 in student loan debt a year and just buy this book! It has the entire sophomore/junior course syllabus broken down by project almost exactly the same as the students who attend the school are taught. His insight on how to build a winning successful fashion portfolio is exactly on point! After graduating the program, this book is still my go to book whenever I work on improving my portfolio. I also highly recommend his other books as they are also just as helpful. I wish I would have had this book when I was applying for schools because its perfect for anyone thinking of going into the fashion industry as a career.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marine C. on June 25, 2013
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My fashion collection tutor recommended this book to me and ii have found it to be very instructive and helpful. I like the structure of the courses and they are easy to follow instruction. I would recommend to all students in fashion design courses.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lees on December 25, 2011
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I liked the book. it has nice pictures and it was helpful. It's good for beginners on the fashion world. It's short but precise.
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