The Fashion Business

A Listmania! list by Guillermo C. Jimenez "Author: Red Genes Blue Genes; Guide to Fashion Law; Guide to Export-Import Basics" (Brooklyn, NY USA)
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The list author says: "The fashion, textiles, apparel and beauty complex represents approximately 4% of global GDP, which makes it ones of the world's largest industries. In the past 30 years, the great fashion houses have been transformed into international corporations, and the concept of fashion has influenced industries as diverse as home products, hotels and consumer electronics. These books provide both an introduction to the fashion business as well as a practitioner's bookshelf of helpful reference books."
The Dynamics of Fashion 3rd Edition
1.  The Dynamics of Fashion 3rd Edition by Elaine Stone
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  "A classic introduction to the fashion industry.  Explains design and production methods, fashion seasons, distribution channels, the whole works.  A college textbook which is useful for practitioners."
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The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business
2.  The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Revised and Expanded Edition: Start and Run Your Own Fashion Business by Mary Gehlhar
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  "For the budding fashion entrepreneur on a shoestring budget, a good source of basic information on how to start a line."
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The Business of Fashion: Designing, Manufacturing, and Marketing (3rd Edition)
3.  The Business of Fashion: Designing, Manufacturing, and Marketing (3rd Edition) by Leslie Davis Burns
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  "A detailed introduction to apparel production and merchandising."
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Fashion For Profit
4.  Fashion For Profit by Frances J. Harder
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  "Another good guide for fashion start-ups and micro-entrepreneurs."
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So You Want to Work in the Fashion Business? A Practical Look at Apparel Product Development and Global Manufacturing
5.  So You Want to Work in the Fashion Business? A Practical Look at Apparel Product Development and Global Manufacturing by Maurice J. Johnson
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  "For fashion students, a good introduction to the design, product development and merchandising processes with a focus on the specific positions and careers available in each phase."
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A Stitch in Time: Lean Retailing and the Transformation of Manufacturing--Lessons from the Apparel and Textile Industries
6.  A Stitch in Time: Lean Retailing and the Transformation of Manufacturing--Lessons from the Apparel and Textile Industries by Frederick Abernathy
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  "Describes the transformation of apparel merchandising and manufacturing as it entered the digital age."
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Birnbaums Global Guide to Winning the Great Garment War
7.  Birnbaums Global Guide to Winning the Great Garment War by David Birnbaum
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  "A highly-practical and detailed guide to sourcing apparel in the most cost-effective way -- globally."
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The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of the World Trade, 2nd Edition
8.  The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of the World Trade, 2nd Edition by Pietra Rivoli
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  "A social, political and environmental commentary on the impact of the prouduction of a t-shirt in today's global economy."
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The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed
9.  The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden
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  "A great tale of business intrigue, murder and financial hi-jinks at the iconic Italian fashion house."
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Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond
10.  Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond by Paco Underhill
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  "Retailers must learn to observe their customers, so as to be able to tailor the most mutually-profitable shopping experience."
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Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy
11.  Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy by Martin Lindstrom
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  "The latest contributions from neuroscience and psychology as to what drives our buying decisions."
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The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness (P.S.)
12.  The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value Is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness (P.S.) by Virginia I. Postrel
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  "A spirited defense of the economic and social value of fashion and similar cultural products."
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Project Runway: Season 4
13.  Project Runway: Season 4 DVD ~ Heidi Klum
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  "Project Runway is the best of the reality shows because it comes closest to reality -- it is in fact true that the fashion business is creative, crazy and frenzied, as the show depicts. The final judgments of the judges are also just as arbitrary and whimsical as this year's fashions."
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Guillermo C. Jimenez "Author: Red Genes Blue Genes; Guide to Fashion Law; Guide to Export-Import Basics" (Brooklyn, NY USA)
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Qualifications: Author of "Fashion Law: A Guide for Fashion Executives and Designers"
Last updated: 6/28/09
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