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Fashion Design Drawing Course Paperback – October 1, 2003

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ISBN-13: 978-0764124730 ISBN-10: 0764124730 Edition: 1st

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"The publication's strengths are in the clarity and verve with which the illustrations are presented."


Arts and Activities, March 2004

About the Author

Caroline Tatham is the lead tutor in fashion at the world-renowned Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She is well known throughout the European and American fashion industry as a buyer and designer.

Julian Seaman is an internationally recognized print designer, the author of several fashion books, and currently a visiting tutor at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 1 edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764124730
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764124730
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #671,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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101 of 105 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 12, 2004
Format: Paperback
Unlike other fashion design books, the authors do not teach figure drawing and clothing. They start out with a visit to a museum where you need to gather information, then find a theme and make four sketches. The individual lessons build upon each other so that the beginner can easily follow. The authors require you to be active, go out and find your sources of information and inspiration. You learn to do what fashion designers do: look at architecture and find ideas for a new fashion line, look at flowers and find a color scheme, etc.
The book has 24 lessons that lead the student of fashion design from the first sketch to the fashion show. It's a good book if you are looking for a guided course that helps you to improve and evaluate your designs.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By M. Cooper on December 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book was not at all helpful for new fashion illustrators. I would consider my drawing skills above average. I mainly do technical designs and decided that I wanted try fashion design for my portfolio. So I borrowed this book and another book from the library and was very dissapointed. The cover drew me in, but the pages were not instructional. The book goes through the traditional 9 heads figure and the help pretty much stops there. This book is bombarded with really abstract drawings and HINTS on ideas for fashion designs. What a waste! I'm glad that I borrowed it first!!

The other book I checked out was a book by Bina Abling "Fashion Sketchbook" from the 1980's and that was far more helpful because it gave step by step instructions and illustrations. It went beyond poses and into garment designs and it was about 20 years old!! The current edition is kinda pricey but I'm going to invest in it. Anyway, if you want to learn real fashion illustration I would NOT invest in this book.
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90 of 100 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Vespa on October 13, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is awful, especially given it's title. Drawing is not discussed in the book in any meaningful way. the cover is dreadfully misrepresentative of what is inside. The drawing styles presented are horribly dated from a horrible fashion Illustration era. These 80's - 90's looks are awful to look at and disproportioned.

Very little if anything can be learned from this book.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Sandy on August 12, 2005
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This book gives much fuel for imagination-lots of color, painting, prints, artwork- less practical information such as flat drawing, measuring, etc for actual production. The 4 pages devoted to "working drawings" were too brief and examples to small to read.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Nicole on February 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
I am an aspiring fashion designer and this is the first related book i have purchased. I am not in college and it has been helpful in getting me started. It guides you through step by step on how to get lines started and color schemes by giving you assignments and making sure you achieved what the chapter was teaching you. I thought it was a great book. I hope to find lots more books as helpful.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mary F. Iacona on July 8, 2005
Format: Paperback
I love this book! I have just ordered it and was hoping to strengthen my figure presentation drawings. But what I got was what I wanted in a different way. This book tells you were to get inspirtation from. So I was like, ok, how about drawing. Some people may say it's misleading saying there is no drawing techniquies found in the book, but really if you think about it, there is. It tells you to look at buildings, musuems and more and use what you see to put into your designs. So the techniquies are the shapes and colors and when you put them together, it looks great! You do not have to be the best artist in the world, just using the patterns and everything will make your presentation even better. I would definitly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be a fashion desginer but doesn't think they can think up of that many designs. Or think they can't draw. Basically anyone can become one who has patience and is creative!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Hedera Femme VINE VOICE on October 11, 2006
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This book is set up much like a textbook and would work well for an independent study in design. It has clearly organized chapters with projects at the end of each; the projects work on a theoretical and practical basis, and allow the student to employ a hands-on approach. It is fun, engaging, easy to follow, and manages to be technical without feeling pompous. It takes the designer from inspiration and mood boards to the final designs and a cohesive line. It breaks down the process into smaller tasks in the most fun way I have yet seen.

While its focus is not on drawing, per se (get another book if you need help on figures, proportions, etc.), it works well to establish good designing habits. The drawings, as mentioned in some reviews, are horrible and from the 80's and early 90's (who knows why. Ugh), but once you get past them, the book really does offer great techniques to combat the fashion equivalent of writer's block and create a cohesive line driven by inspiration and research. In spite of the sometimes tacky appearance, I highly recommend this book. It will point you in the right direction.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A. Iven on November 14, 2005
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I am very intreguied about the lessons in this book. it was an interesting way to look at fashion design. however, i was disappointed in the lack of instruction of drawing fashion figures. Also, the drawings in this book were very dated, so the drawings were very irrelevent
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