Fashion Designers A-Z. Updated 2020 Edition - by Suzy Menkes (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 720Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: TaschenAge Range: AdultAuthor: Suzy MenkesLanguage: English About the Book From Azzedine Alaïa and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent, celebrate over a century's worth of fashion greats. This updated edition, expanded to include 15 new labels, highlights some 500 garments in the permanent collection of The Museum at FIT in New York City. Features texts by the Museum's director and chief curator... Book Synopsis From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood, more than a century's worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of The Museum at FIT in New York City are celebrated in this fresh edition of Fashion Designers A-Z.15 new names join the ranks of the industry's most admired--Phoebe Philo, Patrick Kelly, and Sonia Rykiel, to name a few--in this updated and expanded release showcasing some 500 garments in the Museum's permanent collection. From an exquisitely embroidered velvet evening gown to Mondrian-influenced minimalist chic, each piece has been selected and photographed not only for its beauty, but for its representative value, distilling the unique philosophy and aesthetics of each of the featured designers.In her introductory essay, the Museum's director and chief curator Valerie Steele writes about the rise of the fashion museum, and the emergence of the fashion exhibition as a popular and controversial phenomenon. International style authority Suzy Menkes contributes a foreword, texts by the museum's curators shine historical light on each label and garment pictured, and 125 drawn portraits by artist Robert Nippoldt pay homage to the creators behind them.
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Flip Fashion Designer - by Lucille Clerc (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 44Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Laurence KingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Lucille ClercLanguage: English About the Book "Can't decide what to wear in the morning? Why not mix a punk hairdo with a period dress? The pages of this interactive book (split into four parts) will take you from fashion faux-pas to fabulous in one flip. From grunge and pirate to disco queen and street style, create over 100,000 of your own fashion fantasies (and nightmares) with this colorfully illustrated and carefully researched flipbook. With magazine-style captions for each outfit there are words to play with too."--Publisher's website. Book Synopsis Can't decide what to wear in the morning? Why not mix a punk hairdo with a period dress? The pages of this interactive book (split into four parts) will take you from fashion faux-pas to fabulous in one flip. From grunge and pirate to disco queen and street style, create over 100,000 of your own fashion fantasies (and nightmares) with this colorfully illustrated and carefully researched flipbook. With magazine-style captions for each outfit there are words to play with too. About the Author Lucille Clerc is a French, London-based graphic designer. She moved to London following completion of her degree in Paris to study an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins. Since then she has been working in the creative industries for a diverse range of international clients, from cultural institutions to textile designers, musicians, and architects.
Sewing for Fashion Designers - by Anette Fischer (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Laurence KingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Anette FischerLanguage: English About the Book Explores fundamental sewing methods and introduces professional garment construction. Book Synopsis This comprehensive guide explores all the fundamental sewing methods and introduces professional garment construction. Chapter One introduces sewing tools and machinery (including industrial machines). It discusses how to work with patterns and explains cutting-out methods. Chapter Two is devoted to different fabrics and how they work, focusing on the construction of a garment, including fastenings and trimmings, and the use of materials to support structured pieces, such as corsets. Hand sewing techniques and basic seams are explored in Chapter Three. Techniques are demonstrated with step-by-step photographic guides combined with technical drawings. A guide to making garment details and decorations, such as pockets, waistlines, and necklines, is found in Chapter Four. Chapter Five addresses fabric-specific techniques, for everything from lace to neoprene. The best technical approaches to use for pattern cutting and construction are discussed for each fabric. Catwalk images demonstrate how these kinds of techniques are employed by designers. About the Author Anette Fischer is a Senior Lecturer in 3D Development at the University for the Creative Arts, Epsom. She also teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate Course in Innovative Pattern Cutting at Central Saint Martins, London and also is a Guest Speaker at Pattern Cutting and Garment Construction seminars for the British Fashion Council. She has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years, with such names as Vivienne Westwood, Givenchy Couture and Julien Macdonald.
Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks 2 - by Hywel Davies (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Laurence KingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Hywel DaviesLanguage: English About the Book Following the success of Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks, this second volume shines a light on the work of a new line-up of major names in the fashion industry. Photographs, sketches, moodboards, line-ups, toiles, swatches and more all feed the creative processes that forge fashion designs, and here they are brought together to reveal how the final collections are conceived and developed. Juxtaposing the original research material and drawings with the garments shown on the catwalk and in lookbooks provides fresh insight into the working methods of leading international designers and the role of different media in creating their collections. Students and designers will find this a fascinating and invaluable resource as they develop their own work. Rick Owens, Clements Ribeiro and Marios Schwab are just some of the prominent designers featured. Interviews in which they discuss the importance of their research run alongside their respective sketchbooks, providing an inspirational overview of cutting-edge approaches to fashion. Book Synopsis Following the success of Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks, this second volume shines a light on the work of a new line-up of major names in the fashion industry. Photographs, sketches, moodboards, lineups, muslins, swatches, and more all feed the creative processes that forge fashion designs, and here they are brought together to reveal how the final collections are conceived and developed. Juxtaposing the original research material and drawings with the garments shown on the catwalk and in lookbooks provides fresh insight into the working methods of leading international designers and the role of different media in creating their collections. Students and designers will find this a fascinating and invaluable resource as they develop their own work. Rick Owens, Clements Ribeiro, and Marios Schwab are just some of the prominent designers featured. Interviews in which they discuss the importance of their research run alongside their respective sketchbooks, providing an inspirational overview of cutting-edge approaches to fashion. About the Author Hywel Davies is a Senior Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. Previously fashion editor of Sleazenation, he has also written for Arena, /em>, Vogue, ELLE, Wallpaper*, Nylon, Dazed & Confused, The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer, and SHOWstudio. He is the author of Modern Menswear, British Fashion Designers and Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks, all published by Laurence King.
Fashion designer's sketchbook - women figures - by Dimitri Jelezky (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 108Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dimitri EletskiAge Range: AdultAuthor: Dimitri JelezkyLanguage: German About the Book Fashion Designer´s Sketchbook - women figures ist eine Arbeitsunterlage und Nachschlagwerk mit weiblichen Figurinen - Vorlagen für Modeschaffende und Modeinteressierte zum täglichen Gebrauch und während des Studiums. Book Synopsis Fashion Designer´s Sketchbook - women figures ist eine Arbeitsunterlage und Nachschlagwerk mit weiblichen Figurinen - Vorlagen für Modeschaffende und Modeinteressierte zum täglichen Gebrauch und während des Studiums. Dieses Buch enthält stilisierte Mode-Figurinen und dient als Hilfe zur Erstellung von professionellen, individuellen und trendigen Modezeichnungen.Dieses Werk wurde konzipiert für den Einsatz im Berufslebens eines Modedesigners/-in, sowie für den Einsatz an Hochschulen und entsprechenden Berufsfachschulen für Modedesign.
The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion - by Mood Designer Fabrics (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 184Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Textile & CostumeFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Stewart, Tabori, & ChangAge Range: AdultAuthor: Mood Designer FabricsLanguage: English About the Book "A complete resource from Mood Designer Fabrics"--Cover. Book Synopsis "Designers, we're going to Mood!" More than 10 years ago, Tim Gunn and Project Runway introduced millions of viewers to New York's ultimate fabric mecca, Mood Fabrics. Now, the experts behind this fabric power- house bring their fabric and fashion know-how--plus their behind-the-scenes stories--to the sewing public. The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion is the ultimate guide for home-sewers, fashion students, aspiring designers, and Project Runway fans who want to learn everything they need to know to choose and use quality fabric. Drawing upon the expertise of the Mood staff, the book teaches readers the fundamentals--from where fabric is produced to the ins and outs of its construction--and features a fabric-by-fabric guide to cottons and other plant fibers, wools, silks, knits, and other specialty fabrics. Review Quotes "The experts of the eponymous shop share with home sewists and budding designers everything they know about fabric selection."-- "LibraryJournal.com" About the Author Mood Fabrics is the number-one shopping destination for fashion fabric in the world: The NYC flagship store alone plays host to more than 1,600 customers every day. The newer Los Angeles store includes a sewing school that serves more than 2,000 students weekly. Named one of "Fashion's 50 Most Powerful" by the New York Daily News, this international destination has played a vital role in the fashion world for more than two decades.
The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory - 2nd Edition by Gail Baugh (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: B.E.S.Age Range: AdultAuthor: Gail BaughLanguage: English About the Book This new edition explains textile issues and helps you find the perfect fabric for every design. Each fabric in the directory is accompanied by color photos of samples, essential field guides to fiber properties, weaves, knits, weights, characteristics, and care advice. Book Synopsis Here's the fabric and textile directory that fashion designers have been longing for! This book will help you find the fabrics that suit the affects you want to achieve, show you how the fabric will perform, and recommend ways of using it. This new edition has information that is key to industry professionals (including designers and owners of fashion businesses) and explains textile issues and their impact on the environment. Find the perfect fabric for every design: Do you want a fabric for structure, drape, added volume, definition, or decoration? Do you want something that clings or a silhouette? Do you want a finish that is simple and pretty or lustrous and magnificent? The directory is organized by function, so you'll always be able to find exactly what you needEach fabric in the directory is accompanied by color photos of samples that illustrate its properties, helping you understand how and why a particular fabric is suitable for specific items of apparelAt the back of the book you will discover essential field guides to fiber properties, weaves, knits, weights, characteristics, and care advic
100 Contemporary Fashion Designers - (Bibliotheca Universalis) by Terry Jones (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 712Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesSeries Title: Bibliotheca UniversalisFormat: HardcoverPublisher: TaschenAge Range: AdultAuthor: Terry JonesLanguage: English About the Book From i-D creator Terry Jones, this compact survey taken from the Fashion Now! series is your go-to guide to the designers transforming the way we dress. This encyclopedic handbook profiles both the reigning kings and queens--such as Miuccia Prada and Jean Paul Gaultier--alongside the up-and-coming, like Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, and... Book Synopsis Refine your fashion sense with this essential compilation from TASCHEN's Fashion Now! series. Edited by i-D creator Terry Jones, this book is a comprehensive overview of fashion design around the world and an indispensible work of reference for anyone interested in its future.The style set traverses both tomorrow's superstars and established industry giants, including Haider Ackermann, Azzedine Alaïa, Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Stefano Pilati, Zac Posen, Miuccia Prada, Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler, Raf Simons, Olivier Theyskens, Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, and many, many moreAbout the seriesBibliotheca Universalis -- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe! Review Quotes "A compass for grasping where contemporary fashion is coming from and where it's going."
100 Contemporary Fashion Designers, 2 Vol. - (25) by Terry Jones (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 800Genre: ArtSub-Genre: Fashion & AccessoriesSeries Title: 25Format: HardcoverPublisher: TaschenAge Range: AdultAuthor: Terry JonesLanguage: English About the Book This two-volume compilation brings together highlights from the renowned "Fashion Now!" books and offers a comprehensive study of fashion design around the world at the beginning of the 21st century. Book Synopsis Fashion of the 21st century: 100 fashion designers shaping the styles of tomorrow This two-volume compilation brings together highlights from TASCHEN's Fashion Now! series to create a comprehensive overview of fashion design around the world at the start of the 21st century. Edited by i-D creator Terry Jones, this book is an indispensible work of reference for anyone interested in the future of fashion. Fast-rising new designers--tomorrow's superstars--feature alongside industry giants and established practitioners: A-K Haider Ackermann / Azzedine Alaïa / Giorgio Armani / Kris Van Assche / Agnes B. / Christopher Bailey - Burberry / Neil Barrett / Luella Bartley / Walter Van Beirendonck / Véronique Branquinho / Thom Browne / Consuelo Castiglioni - Marni / Dean & Dan Caten - Dsquared / Roberto Cavalli / Hussein Chalayan / Maria Cornejo - Zero / Francisco Costa - Calvin Klein / Giles Deacon / Christophe Decarnin - Balmain / Ann Demeulemeester / Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana - Dolce & Gabbana / Alber Elbaz - Lanvin / Silvia Venturini Fendi / Alberta Ferretti / Limi Feu / Tom Ford / Dai Fujiwara - Issey Miyake / John Galliano - Christian Dior / Jean Paul Gaultier - Hermès / Nicolas Ghesquière - Balenciaga / Frida Giannini - Gucci / Katharine Hamnett / Ann Valérie Hash /Desiree Heiss & Ines Kaag - Bless / Lazaro Hernandez & Jack McCollough - Proenza Schouler / Tommy Hilfiger / Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren - Viktor & Rolf / Margaret Howell / Marc Jacobs - Louis Vuitton / Rossella Jardini - Moschino / Wolfgang Joop - Wunderkind / Christopher Kane / Donna Karan / Rei Kawakubo - Comme des Garçons / Adam Kimmel / Sophia Kokosalaki / Michael Kors / Tao Kurihara L-Z Christian Lacroix / Karl Lagerfeld - Chanel / Ralph Lauren / Christophe Lemaire - Lacoste / Julien MacDonald / Hannah MacGibbon - Chloé / Tomas Maier - Bottega Veneta / Martin Margiela - Maison Martin Margiela / Antonio Marras - Kenzo / Stella McCartney / Alexander McQueen / Angela Missoni / Roland Mouret / Kate & Laura Mulleavy - Rodarte / Richard Nicoll / Nigo - A Bathing Ape / Dries Van Noten / Lucas Ossendrijver - Lanvin / Rick Owens / Bruno Pieters - Hugo Boss / Stefano Pilati - Yves Saint Laurent / Zac Posen / Miuccia Prada / Gareth Pugh / John Richmond / Narciso Rodriguez / Sonia Rykiel / Jonathan Saunders - Pollini / Marios Schwab / Jeremy Scott / Raf Simons - Jil Sander / Martine Sitbon - Rue du Mail / Paul Smith / Anna Sui / Jun Takahashi - Undercover / Olivier Theyskens / Justin Thornton & Thea Bregazzi - Preen / Aitor Throup / Riccardo Tisci - Givenchy / Jean Touitou - APC / Giambattista Valli / An Vandevorst & Filip Arickx - AF Vandevorst / Donatella Versace / Stuart Vevers - Loewe / Milan Vukmirovic - Trussardi / Alexander Wang / Junya Watanabe / Vivienne Westwood / Bernhard Willhelm / Matthew Williamson / Yohji Yamamoto / Italo Zucchelli - Calvin Klein Text in English, French, and German
Fashion SketchBook - Perfect Female Figure Models Template for Easily Sketching Your Fashion Design Planner for Fashion Designer, Professional and
Number of Pages: 104Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: IndustriesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Love to EducateAge Range: AdultBook theme: Fashion & Textile IndustryLanguage: English Book Synopsis - Want to create your Fashion Styles efficiently but worrying about drawing models? Anyone can start designing in no time with this sketchbook.This Fashion Sketchbook with drawn lightly figure templates allows you to sketch your fashion designs right away without worrying about drawing models.There are many ways to use your sketchbooks: A simple way to create your own designsCreating your Fashion IllustrationEasily Capturing your InspirationPlanning and recording your daily OutfitsAs your Fashion DiaryDesigning & Planning GarmentsProduct Details: 8,5 inches By 11 Inches.Glossy Paperback Cover.USA Designed & Printed.100 pages of white PapersEasy to increase creative inspirationGifts for Design Lovers ♥ Add to cart now and start designing! ♥
Imagine: Fashion Designer Nintendo 3DS Game
Imagine: Fashion Designer Nintendo 3DS Game
The Veterinarian Fashion Designer - (I Can Be That Too!) by Nadine A Luke (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 36Genre: Fiction + Literature GenresSub-Genre: GeneralSeries Title: I Can Be That Too!Format: PaperbackPublisher: Nadine A. LukeAge Range: AdultAuthor: Nadine A LukeLanguage: English Book Synopsis Tiara knew she loved to help all types of animals but she also had an eye for fashion. Discover what happens when the love for animals and fashion morphs into one.
The Veterinarian Fashion Designer - (I Can Be That Too) by Nadine A Luke (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 36Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Imagination & PlaySeries Title: I Can Be That TooFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Nadine A. LukeAge Range: 9-12 YearsAuthor: Nadine A LukeLanguage: English About the Book Tiara knew she loved to help all types of animals but she also had an eye for fashion. Discover what happens when the love for animals and fashion morphs into one. Book Synopsis The Veterinarian Fashion Designer is the first book in the series, "I Can be That Too!" The Gymnast and The Musician are the second and third book with many more to follow. Nadine A. Luke intentionally wrote books to remind children that there are no limits on their dreams in life. The story is centered around a sweet little five year old girl named Tiara who has a love for fashion and animals. The reader is able to discover through a variety of situations and thoughts, what happens when the love for animals and fashion morphs into one. Review Quotes Eric Kareem5.0 out of 5 stars Educational, Entertaining, and Enjoyable!Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2020Verified PurchaseExcellent book! I ordered five of them, and those with whom I have shared it are just as excited as I am! I will use this book with my STEM program participants as it encourages and promotes a positive "I can do anything" attitude! It provided the young people that I have shared it with an incredibly positive experience! They actually identified with Tiara the main character as they also have dreams of being a part of several occupations and creating their businesses as they grow up! This book shows the value of encouraging children to be multidimensional in the exploration of their future careers. The illustrations are absolutely tremendous and capture the heart and mind of the reader!I look forward to more works from this author! This book is an excellent tool to reinforce the dreams of any child as they prepare for their future!
How to Be a Fashion Designer - (Careers for Kids) by Lesley Ware (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: ArtSeries Title: Careers for KidsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)Age Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: FashionAuthor: Lesley WareLanguage: English About the Book Draw and color creations, choose materials, and learn to design through drawing your own fashion. Packed with tips and inspiration, children can experiment with new ideas. Book Synopsis Highly recommended for any aspiring fashionistas. - School Library Journal Design, style, and accessorize clothes with this fun guide full of practical fashion design ideas for kids! Draw and color creations, choose materials, and learn to design through drawing your own fashion. Packed with practical tips and inspiration, children can enjoy experimenting with new ideas. Illustrations mixed with photography show kids how to choose gorgeous colors, design dress shapes, customize T-shirts, design a bag, pick a color palette, design with texture, and add sparkle to their accessories in simple, easy-to-follow design tasks and simple practical projects. Using inspiration from the natural world, everyday life, and their own imagination, children can design outfits from scratch and learn how to put together the clothes and accessories they already own in fun, stylish ways. Contents support the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) approach to cross-curricular learning. Review Quotes Gr 4-8-Ware as a fashion educator has created the must-have tween fashion handbook that is filled with designer tips, personal challenges, and plenty of DIY ideas. Each page is filled with bright illustrations and images to get readers thinking about color, patterns, texture, glitter, and so much more. Ware offers ideas for revamping tired pieces of clothing by sparking imagination and creativity. She encourages readers to find their style and express themselves through their own getups. Plenty of blank space with styling prompts is left for aspiring fashion designers to let their creativity flow. VERDICT A great DIY fashion handbook for tween nonfiction collections. Highly recommended for any aspiring fashionistas. - School Library Journal About the Author Lesley Ware is an author, entrepreneur, and fashion educator. Lesley helps tweens and teens discover their personal style and talents through fun and creativity.Lesley's passion for inspiring girls began when she earned her degree in Elementary Education, and continued when she orchestrated a national program for Girl Scouts of the USA. When she's not working as a contributor to Martha Stewart Living or teaching, you'll find Lesley with her husband, seeking out fun, artistic activities around Brooklyn. Lesley considers all of her readers to be part of her style tribe.
Brook Becomes a Fashion Designer - by Tyjuanna Jackson (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Xlibris UsAuthor: Tyjuanna JacksonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Brook is a 13 year old 8th grader at C L Jackson Middle School, who seems to have an eye for fashion. She runs into a problem when she is faced with negativity from classmates after deciding to enter into the school's dance team design competition. When the competition is posted, Brook jumps at the chance to show her fashion style. She spends lots of time planning the design only to find out some of her friends are not so sure she is a great designer. Brooklynn is a beautiful teenager who considers herself as a Princess who loves fashion and wants to become a fashion designer. All of her friends call her "FASHONISTA" because her clothes, backpack, pens, notebooks, IPad and IPhone are all shiny and blinged out. All of her friends must wear shades because bright. Brooklynn misadventure started when she decided to bling out her roller skates which she disguised to look like sneakers.
Designer Drama - (Fashion Academy) by Sheryl Berk & Carrie Berk (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Social ThemesSeries Title: Fashion AcademyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Sourcebooks Young ReadersAge Range: 9-12 YearsBook theme: FriendshipAuthor: Sheryl Berk & Carrie BerkLanguage: English About the Book As part of a contest at the Fashion Academy of Brooklyn's middle school, twelve-year-old Mickey Williams and her classmates design a dress for a pop star. Book Synopsis Is Mickey Williams about to become an international fashion phenomenon?!Mickey thought she'd gotten used to the heavy competition at the Fashion Academy of Brooklyn. But when the students of FAB get the chance to compete for a spot in an international fashion show, Mickey's ready to get tres fierce. Because the top two winners get to experience the holy grail of fashion: Paris Fashion Week.Mickey knows she's got what it takes to make it to Paris, especially with the support of BFF, JC, and her Apparel Arts teacher, Mr. Kaye. But Mickey's nemesis Jade wants it just as bad...and she'll do anything to get what she wants. Can Mickey push past Jade's selfish plans--and the pressure of representing FAB on the international stage--or will she have to kiss her dream au revior?
Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli - by Kyo Maclear (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 40Genre: Juvenile NonfictionSub-Genre: Biography & AutobiographyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: HarperCollinsAge Range: 4-8 YearsBook theme: ArtAuthor: Kyo MaclearLanguage: English About the Book A dazzling first-person picture book biography of the life of a daring and different young girl from Rome, Italy, who used art to make fashionEand it was quite marvelous. Back matter included. Full color. Book Synopsis A dazzling picture book biography of one of the world's most influential designers, Elsa Schiaparelli.Elsa dared to be different, and her story will not only dazzle, it will inspire the artist and fashionista in everyone who reads it. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.By the 1930s Elsa Schiaparelli had captivated the fashion world in Paris, but before that, she was a little girl in Rome who didn't feel pretty at all. Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli is the enchanting story for young readers of how a young girl used her imagination and emerged from plain to extraordinary.As a young girl in Rome, Elsa Schiaparelli (1890-1973) felt "brutta" (ugly) and searched all around her for beauty. Seeing the colors of Rome's flower market one day, young Elsa tried to plant seeds in her ears and nose, hoping to blossom like a flower. All she got was sick, but from that moment, she discovered her own wild imagination.In the 1920 and '30s, influenced by her friends in the surrealist art movement, Schiaparelli created a vast collection of unique fashion designs--hats shaped like shoes, a dress adorned with lobsters, gloves with fingernails, a dress with drawers and so many more. She mixed her own bold colors and invented her own signature shades, including shocking pink.Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli is a stunning and sophisticated picture book biography that follows Schiaparelli's life from birth and childhood to height of success.Kyo Maclear and Julie Morstad (creators of Julia, Child) have gorgeously interpreted Schiaparelli's life. Maclear tells a lyrical story with moments both poignant and humorous and Morstad's elegant imagery saturates the pages with Schiaparelli-inspired shapes and colors.Informative backmatter and suggested further reading included. From the Back Cover Beauty . . . Color . . . Doubts . . . As a little girl in Rome, Elsa Schiaparelli was told she was not pretty. What is beauty? Elsa wondered as she grew older. So she sought out beauty around her and found it everywhere: in the colors and scents of the Rome flower market, in the garden, and in the attic of her family home, buried in a chest of old dresses. She found affection from her dear uncle in Milano."Voliamo," said Uncle Giovanni. "Let's fly!" And Elsa did fly! "Schiap," as she later called herself, developed an artist's eye and imagination. These bloomed in the wildly imaginative dresses, hats, shoes, and jewelry that made her an important name in fashion. Defining beauty on her own creative and rebellious terms was the key to Elsa Schiaparelli's happiness and success--and is still seen today in her legacy of wild imagination. Daring and different, Elsa Schiaparelli used art to make fashion, and it was quite marvelous. Review Quotes "Morstad's vivid mixed-media have an imaginativeness to match Schiaparelli's surrealistic designs (playing with a beloved uncle as a child, she soars amid the stars and planets of the cosmos) and feature splashes of Schiaparelli's trademark shade of pink...[It's] a dramatic tribute worthy of its audacious subject."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"The duo behind Julia, Child offers a bold first-person biography of designer Elsa Schiaparelli."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"Little ones who "dare to be different" will be inspired."--Booklist"Morstad's delicate watercolor illustrations do a great job of depicting Schiaparelli's designs, but subtle hints--pink flowers composed of dresses, shoes, and gloves, for instance--emphasize how Schiaparelli's view of the world shaped her artwork."--Booklist"With beautiful, richly colorful, and playful artwork nicely evoking the character of its subject, this lyrical biography of Elsa Schiaparelli offers picture-book readers an enlightening introduction to the wildly inventive and influential fashion designer."--Booklist"Morstad's (When Green Becomes Tomatoes) lush illustrations match Maclear's enlightening narrative... [her] illustrations rise and fall with Elsa's emotional and artistic journey."--Jennifer Oleinik, Shelf Awareness (blog)"Together Maclear and Morstad have created a picture book that, like Elsa's art, is "daring, different, and whole" and that reminds us that "together, we BLOOM and BLOOM.""--Jennifer Oleinik, Shelf Awareness (blog)"In full scenes and vignettes, Morstad's mixed-media paintings capture the lanky, classy panache of Schiap and her designs."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books"Using Schiaparelli herself as narrator, this picture-book biography tells the story of her unsettled childhood and rise to premier couturier for a young audience."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Activity Book for The Veterinarian Fashion Designer - (I Can Be That Too) by Nadine A Luke (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 66Genre: Juvenile FictionSub-Genre: Activity BooksSeries Title: I Can Be That TooFormat: PaperbackPublisher: NJ Luke PublishingAge Range: 9-12 YearsAuthor: Nadine A LukeLanguage: English About the Book As a companion to The Veterinarian Fashion Designer, the activity book allows the reader to review important lessons learned from the story, practice their coloring skills, and challenge themselves with a variety of puzzles. Book Synopsis As a companion to The Veterinarian Fashion Designer, the activity book allows the reader to review important lessons learned from the story, practice their coloring skills, and challenge themselves with a variety of puzzles. The learning does not have to stop. The activity book is filled with engaging activities for every learner. It includes, reading comprehension questions, puzzles, writing activities, coloring pages, goal planning exercise, and facts about how to become a fashion designer and veterinarian. When the activity book is coupled with The Veterinarian Fashion Designer, from the series "I Can Be That Too", children will build confidence, positive self-esteem, and utilize their imaginations. This set of The Veterinarian Fashion Designer and it's activity book presents positive images impacting children in their understanding that there are no limits on what they can become in life.
Becoming a Fashion Designer - (Masters at Work) by Lindsay Peoples Wagner (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: CareersSeries Title: Masters at WorkFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Simon & SchusterAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Lindsay Peoples WagnerLanguage: English About the Book "Go behind the scenes and be mentored by the best in the business to find out what it's really like, and what it takes, to become a fashion designer."--Jacket flap. Book Synopsis An illuminating guide to a career as a fashion designer written by the Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue Lindsay Peoples Wagner, based on the real-life experiences of three acclaimed designers--required reading for anyone considering this competitive profession. Go behind the scenes and be mentored by the best in the business to find out what it's really like, and what it really takes, to become a fashion designer. Lindsay Peoples Wagner profiles three influential New York designers--Christopher John Rogers, Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat, and Rosie Assoulin--to reveal how this dream job becomes reality. Today's designers must operate as innovative brands and businesses as well as inspired creatives. The designers in this book have built new models of success while addressing issues of identity, race, and inclusivity. Peoples Wagner showcases their paths to prominence, from early days and school to investment rounds and scaling. Becoming a Fashion Designer shows that this profession is about far more than clothes.
American Fashion Designers Paper Dolls - (Dover Paper Dolls) by Tom Tierney (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 32Genre: Crafts + HobbiesSub-Genre: PapercraftsSeries Title: Dover Paper DollsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dover PublicationsAge Range: 9-12 YearsAuthor: Tom TierneyLanguage: English Book Synopsis At the beginning of the twentieth century, Paris and London were the centers of the fashion industry, whereas American designers were regarded as mere "dressmakers." With the arrival of stylists such as Lucile (Lady Duff Gordon), who successfully designed for Hollywood's film industry, and Vera Maxwell, who offered elegant clothes for the working woman, American creativity came to the forefront. By mid-century, the United States dominated world fashion with its panorama of "name" designers. Noteworthy styles of the twentieth century featured in Tom Tierney's paper doll collection include Carl Jantzen's innovative elasticized swimsuit, Nettie Rosenstein's "little black dress," Anne Klein's modern separates, Halston's "rich uniform," Calvin Klein's hugely successful sportswear, Ralph Lauren's classic American elegance, and Donna Karan's sensuous styles for the businesswoman. Two dolls, with a stunning wardrobe of casual clothes, cocktail dresses, and elegant evening gowns, model the creations of 32 American designers of the twentieth century, among them Mainbocher, Adele Simpson, Oscar de la Renta, Normal Norell, Pauline Trigère, Adolfo, Bill Blass, Geoffry Beene, Carolina Herrera, Isaac Mizrahi, and Vera Wang. A delight for paper doll lovers of all ages, this attractive book will also appeal to collectors and students of fashion and costume design. About the Author One of the leading authorities on fashion history, Tom Tierney created over 150 paper doll books for Dover Publications. With subjects ranging from U.S. Presidents to popular movie stars, Mr. Tierney's books are famous for being carefully researched and meticulously rendered. His releases are prized by fashion professionals, collectors, and paper doll lovers all over the world.
The Fashion Designer Survival Guide - (Barron's Test Prep) 3rd Edition by Mary Gehlhar (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 280Genre: Business + Money ManagementSub-Genre: EntrepreneurshipSeries Title: Barron's Test PrepFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Barrons Educational SeriesAge Range: AdultAuthor: Mary GehlharLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Mary Gehlhar's third edition of her seminal Fashion Designer Survival Guide is the definitive how-to for navigating the fashion industry, post-pandemic. Mary's trailblazing book illuminates and inspires. She is a fashion treasure and this new edition is a rare gem." Tim Gunn "The Fashion Designer Survival Guide is packed with essential knowledge and advice from industry experts and experienced designers to set you on the right path. These insights will give you the solid foundation to create a plan and make smart decisions..." Christian Siriano In this updated and expanded edition of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide, Mary Gehlhar, industry authority and consultant to hundreds of fashion design entrepreneurs, offers behind-the-scenes insight and essential information to launch and grow your own fashion label. You'll hear from experts in social media, financing, and sales, along with advice from dozens of designers on solutions to their biggest challenges and their keys to success. A new section of full color photos from 25 independent designers bring the concepts to life. In this must-have guide, Gehlhar reveals essential information on: Creating a viable business planSocial media strategies to grow your customer base Maximizing online sales to get your designs directly into customers' closetsIntegrating sustainability in your sourcing and manufacturingCollaborating with influencers, stylists and brands to expand your audience Landing the right financing for your type of businessEstablishing wholesale partnerships with the best retail storesNavigating the pitfalls of production both at home and abroad About the Author Mary Gehlhar New York, NY Mary Gehlhar is a writer, curator, and consultant with expertise in fashion entrepreneurship. She served for 12 years as Fashion Director of Gen Art, where she worked closely with hundreds of emerging designers to start, operate, and grow design businesses. She has also served as part-time faculty at the Parsons School of Design in New York and lent her expertise to the Rising Star Award committee at Fashion Group International, the Pratt Institute Fashion Jury, and the Open Call panel for the Bravo show Project Runway. Mary has been interviewed by the New York Times, British Vogue, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and The Business of Fashion. About the Publisher In the 1930s, Manuel H. Barron opened a bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. People from the community asked Mr. Barron about books that might be available to help their children study for the New York State Regents exams. After realizing there wasn't anything available, Mr. Barron created his own study guides. 80 years later, Barron's has helped millions of people prepare for their next step.