Fashion Design Drawing Course

Fashion Design Drawing Course

Caroline Tatham, Julian Seaman

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 0764124730

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

A superb reference book and an ideal instructional textbook for classroom use, this beautifully illustrated guide is organized into units that reflect required courses at leading design colleges. Twenty step-by-step exercises cover methods of finding inspiration, developing observation techniques, and creating fashion drawings in both color and black-and-white media. Separate sections are devoted to getting started and understanding figure proportions, planning and designing garments, and creating and assessing flat specification drawings. The book also features cross-references to its various art instruction techniques, a designer's glossary, and a helpful index. This book guides students through their first steps in fashion illustration, covering everything that is presented in the best college-level courses. It makes a fine starting point for all students of fashion, introducing them to fashion drawing as a first step toward a career as a creative costumier. More than 250 illustrations in color and black and white.

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textile concepts and let them inspire some simple fashion designs that display the fabric ideas in their best light. the objective Select an appropriate starting point for textile development. Expand your ideas about creating different fabrics. Assess your strongest fabric concepts to inspire your rough fashion designs. ,- SELF-CRITIQUE Was your chosen source of inspiration sufficient1 detailed to inspire textile ideas? Have you expanded from the original starting point to create unique

shoulders. The next fold indicates the middle pointpf the rib cage. One fold down is the navel, followed by the crotch on fold four. Ignore fold five. On fold six mark your ball-shaped kneecap, and ignore fold seven. At the level of the bottom mark, fill in the ankle with another ball shape. The I gap left at the bottom of the page is for the coneshaped foot, which will protrude by about half the distance of the spaces between the folds. You now have an eight-and-a-half-heads fashion figure

not worry too much about what the sketches look like-you do not have to show them to anybody else. There is no strict plan at this stage, simply an outpouring of thought about garments that might constitute a daywear range. Reconsider your raw ideas, as you have done in previous projects, this time exploring how they E very collection that a designer creates involves a degree of range planningthe aim should be to tempt customers into buying as many items as possible. The ranges illustrated

consider your customer's lifestyle, where the clothes will be worn, and how expensive they are likely to be. Put together a color palette, isolating no more than six to eight colors that you can see within your chosen magazine image. Finally, draw your eight finished outfits, remembering that they are not intended to please you but to appeal to your customer. Endeavor to maintain both enthusiasm and professional pride in your work even though it might not be to your own taste. fl A

your vision *Plan a collection by targeting your customer and choosing fabrics and colors to create a cohesive look *Build an ey6-catching portfolio that will sell your designs .Compare your work with c o l ~ rillustrations showing examples from top designers and outpnding students Caroline Tatham was the lead tutor in fashion at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London. She has worked internationally as a designer, product developer, and brand manager, and sells her knitwear

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