The Fashion Designer Survival Guide

In this must-have guide, Gehlhar reveals essential information on: Creating a viable business plan Social media strategies to grow your customer base Maximizing online sales to get your designs directly into customers’ closets Integrating ...

The Fashion Designer Survival Guide

“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 plan Social media strategies to grow your customer base Maximizing online sales to get your designs directly into customers’ closets Integrating sustainability in your sourcing and manufacturing Collaborating with influencers, stylists and brands to expand your audience Landing the right financing for your type of business Establishing wholesale partnerships with the best retail stores Navigating the pitfalls of production both at home and abroad

The Fashion Designer Survival Guide Revised and Expanded Edition

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The Fashion Designer Survival Guide  Revised and Expanded Edition

Mary Gehlhar, author, industry authority, and consultant to hundreds of designers, including Zac Posen, Twinkle by Wenlan, Rebecca Taylor, and Cloak, gives readers behind-the-scenes insights and essential business information on creating and sustaining a successful career as an independent designer. With advice from fashion luminaries including Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Richard Tyler, and top executives from Saks Fifth Avenue and Barneys New York, this fully updated and revised edition of The Fashion Designer Survival Guide addresses the latest trends in apparel and accessories, the newest designers, an updated introduction, and a new foreword by Diane von Furstenberg, Designer and President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). The Fashion Designer Survival Guide provides the necessary tools to get a fashion line or label up and moving on the right track, including: How to create a viable business plan Figuring out how much money you need, where and how to get it, and how to make it last, including the latest on private equity The best sources for fabric and materials Navigating the pitfalls of production both at home and abroad Marketing, branding, and getting the product into the stores and into the customer’s closets Romancing the press, dressing celebrities, and creative publicity techniques Producing a runway show that will get results

Fashion Designers Sketchbooks 2

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.

Fashion Designers  Sketchbooks 2

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.

The Fashion Design Manual

The Fashion Design Manual is a comprehensive introduction to the world of fashion.

The Fashion Design Manual

The Fashion Design Manual is a comprehensive introduction to the world of fashion. It introduces the reader to the cycles and trends of fashion, the principles and practice of fashion design, the range of techniques and skills required to be successful in the industry, and the economic reality of the world of retail fashion. The Fashion Design Manual follows the path a garment takes from sketch to sample, through production and finally via the retail outlet to the wearer. The book is very generously illustrated with drawings, sketches, and photographs throughout.

The Fashion Designer s Textile Directory

This new edition explains textile issues and helps you find the perfect fabric for every design.

The Fashion Designer s Textile Directory

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.

The Fashion Design Reference Specification Book

Guides students and professionals through the fashion design process, from creating a garment to marketing it, in an updated edition that includes new information on digital technology, portfolio building, and other industry topics.

The Fashion Design Reference   Specification Book

Guides students and professionals through the fashion design process, from creating a garment to marketing it, in an updated edition that includes new information on digital technology, portfolio building, and other industry topics.

Cooklin s Garment Technology for Fashion Designers

This 2nd edition has been comprehensively updated, with in-depth information on stitches, guides and attachments and sewing techniques, all of which are fully illustrated.

Cooklin s Garment Technology for Fashion Designers

Build the knowledge and understanding of garment technology essential to any designer In today's competitive fashion industry, it is essential that designers have a working understanding of garment technology. This 2nd edition has been comprehensively updated, with in-depth information on stitches, guides and attachments and sewing techniques, all of which are fully illustrated. There are enhanced chapters on machine and equipment technology explaining the uses, features and limitations of garment manufacturing equipment, enabling designers to create products that can be manufactured efficiently and with a high degree of quality. Approached from the fashion designer's mindset, this book features illustrations to help users build their knowledge and understanding Blends theoretical and practical material Updated with the latest and most modern advances in clothing technology Illustrated throughout to help shape the reader's knowledge and understanding of garment technology

Fashion Design for Living

This book sets out to question and challenge the dominant, conventional process of fashion design that as a practice has been under-researched.

Fashion Design for Living

Fashion Design for Living explores the positive contribution that the contemporary fashion designer can make within society. The book seeks to reveal new ways of designing and making fashion garments and products that not only enhance and enrich our lives, but also are mindful of social and sustainable issues. This book sets out to question and challenge the dominant, conventional process of fashion design that as a practice has been under-researched. While the fashion designer in industry is primarily concerned with the creation of the new seasonal collection, designed, produced and measured by economically driven factors, society increasingly expects the designer to make a positive contribution to our social, environmental and cultural life. Consequently an emergent set of designers and research-based practitioners are beginning to explore new ways to think about fashion designing. The contributors within this book argue that fashion designing should move beyond developing garments that are just aesthetically pleasing or inexpensive, but also begin to consider and respond to the wearer's experiences, wellbeing, problems, desires and situations, and their engagement with and use of a garment. Fashion Design for Living champions new approaches to fashion practice by uncovering a rich and diverse set of views and reflective experiences which explore the changing role of the fashion designer and inspire fresh, innovative and creative responses to fashion and the world we live in.

The Fashion Sketchpad

The ultimate tool for aspiring fashion designers who love to sketch clothes but dont have the skills (or the patience!) to draw proportional figures, this sketchpad is filled with 420 figure templates in 20 different fashion-forward poses.

The Fashion Sketchpad

"Runway figure outlines disappear when scanned or copied!"-- Wrapper.

The Fashion Design Course

This book concludes with practical advice for anyone considering a career in fashion, offering ideas on building a portfolio, preparing for interviews and continuing on a path to a professional career.

The Fashion Design Course

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 tutorials, practical exercises and inspirational interviews with industry professionals teach you how to create your own unique fashion design collections. This book concludes with practical advice for anyone considering a career in fashion, offering ideas on building a portfolio, preparing for interviews and continuing on a path to a professional career.

Freelance Fashion Designer s Handbook

This is your portable mentor and equips you to work for professional success.

Freelance Fashion Designer s Handbook

Do you have the passion and the creativity for fashion? Why not earn a living from it? The Freelance Fashion Designer's Handbook is your essential guide on how to go it alone, covering what to expect, making sure you get paid, planning your time, keeping up with your accounts, compiling technical packages for garments. It is your portable mentor, equipping you to work independently. Part 1 covers all the information to becoming a freelance designer such as creating a basic freelance contract, invoicing, how to find work, tax returns and much more. All supported with case studies. Part 2 contains the technical aspects of being a designer - including how to compile full technical packages for garments to be manufactured abroad.

The Fashion Designer s Doodle Sketchbook

This inspirational doodle book encourages aspiring fashionistas to boldly fill in their own details, colors, and textures; create vivid patterns; and embellish clothes with everything from silver sequins to crystal spikes.

The Fashion Designer s Doodle Sketchbook

Take chic designer drawings, throw in smart art instruction, add imagination, and voilà: you've got a wildly creative approach to the world of fashion. This inspirational doodle book encourages aspiring fashionistas to boldly fill in their own details, colors, and textures; create vivid patterns; and embellish clothes with everything from silver sequins to crystal spikes. It's pure haute couture fun.

Fashion Design

"Focuses on fashion design from idea to the retail store"--Provided by publisher.

Fashion Design

"Focuses on fashion design from idea to the retail store"--Provided by publisher.

How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer

Offers advice on fashion drawing from noted designers, provides step-by-step instructions for drawing a female figure and different women's garments, and outlines the processes and techniques used by professional fashion artists.

How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer

Offers advice on fashion drawing from noted designers, provides step-by-step instructions for drawing a female figure and different women's garments, and outlines the processes and techniques used by professional fashion artists.

How to Be a Fashion Designer

" - 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.

How to Be a Fashion Designer

Draw and colour creations, choose materials, and learn to design through drawing your own fashion. Packed with practical tips and inspiration, How to be a Fashion Designer helps children enjoy experimenting with new ideas. Bright illustrations mixed with fun photography show kids how to choose gorgeous colours, design dress shapes, customise t-shirts, 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. How to be a Fashion Designer is perfect for 7-9 year olds and brings a unique approach to STEAM learning by combining art and design with practical, hands-on making.

The Fashion Designer s Handbook

Just what a girl needs to learn design and sewing basics, The Fashion Designers Handbook and Kit combines a lively instruction book with a kit loaded with tools and trimmingsa doll-sized dressmaker dummy, 27 patterns, rick rack, measuring ...

The Fashion Designer s Handbook

Tween girls love clothing, style, and expressing themselves through what they wear. In fact, the No. 1 dream career for girls ages 7 to 12 is fashion designer, according to The New York Times. Just what a girl needs to learn design and sewing basics, The Fashion Designers Handbook and Kit combines a lively instruction book with a kit loaded with tools and trimmingsa doll-sized dressmaker dummy, 27 patterns, rick rack, measuring tape and thread, and three different prints of fabric. Everything, in fact, a young designer needs to create a hip wardrobe for her 11 12-inch fashion dolls, including, of course, Barbie.The illustrated, four-color book guides readers from inspiration to design. How to think and sketch like a designer. Getting to know fabrics and fibers. Plus, why knowing your colors helps you put together a really cool outfit; assembling a sewing box; making appliqu and embroidery; and working with patterns.The 33 delightful projects are hand-sewn (the few basic stitches are taught), and simple enough for girls to complete with little or no adult help. Each is clearly explained with illustrations and modeled by dolls in charming full-color photographs. Plus a bonus: Three of the projects are for girls to make in their size for themselves: a Skirt T-Shirt Dress, Trapezoid T-Skirt, and an adorable tote.

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers

New to this edition Helpful Hints at the end of each chapter help you to make critical decisions Expanded Glossary now features knitwear terms Introduces how to develop a successful fashion portfolio Expanded discussion and ...

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers

Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers, Fourth Edition, is still your best guide to showing your designs, skill sets, and creativity, to get you that job. In new images throughout, the book shows examples of croquis books, spec and flat drawings, and visual research presentations from both fashion professionals and students. From concept through finished product, Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers is an indispensable tool to help you prepare your career for the next chapter. New to this edition � Helpful Hints at the end of each chapter help you to make critical decisions � Expanded Glossary now features knitwear terms � Introduces how to develop a successful fashion portfolio � Expanded discussion and examples of visual research presentation layouts

The Fashion Design Workbook

Examines fourteen different fashion styles, providing tutorials for creating patterns and textures along with tips for drawing key pieces from each style.

The Fashion Design Workbook

Examines fourteen different fashion styles, providing tutorials for creating patterns and textures along with tips for drawing key pieces from each style.

The Fundamentals of Fashion Design

Provides information on all aspects of fashion design, including research and design, fabrics, construction, and developing a collection.

The Fundamentals of Fashion Design

Provides information on all aspects of fashion design, including research and design, fabrics, construction, and developing a collection.

Fashion Design Drawing Course

Presents illustration styles and instruction in digital art techniques to assist fashion designers and illustrators with finding inspiration for and executing design ideas.

Fashion Design Drawing Course

Presents illustration styles and instruction in digital art techniques to assist fashion designers and illustrators with finding inspiration for and executing design ideas.