Fashion Design, Referenced is a comprehensive visual guide to the central concepts, key terminology, and most significant practices in the field of fashion design. Neither a historical survey nor an A-to-Z encyclopedia, this 400-page volume examines fashion across the globe by organizing its many interwoven elements within four overarching concepts.
“Fundamentals” provides an overview of the essential structure of the fashion profession (its organization, specializations, and centers) and looks at shifts in style over time and in ever-faster cycles going forward.
“Principles” introduces the steps in creating a collection, from design to construction to production, and explores new directions suggested by advances in technology and sustainability.
“Dissemination” charts the many interconnecting avenues by which fashion reaches its audience, whether on the catwalk or in the store, in print or online, in the museum or on the street.
“Practice” gathers and appraises the work of the most influential and innovative fashion designers, both historical and contemporary.
From its first question—What is fashion design?— to its last—What practices are most relevant today?—Fashion Design, Referenced chronicles the scope of ideas, inspirations, and expressions that make fashion such a compelling part of world culture.