Fashion Design Reference Books
Here are some great fashion design resources available in the library reference section!
100 contemporary fashion designers
Call Number: TT505 .A1 A147 2009
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.
Fashion, costume, and culture : clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear through the ages
Call Number: GT511 .P46 2004
Information about many specific articles of clothing throughout many different eras. Each brief article also contains a bibliography for further research.
The Dictionary of fashion history
Call Number: GT507 .C86 2010
"Based on A dictionary of English costume 900-1900 by C.W. and P.E. Cunnington and Charles Beard, now completely revised, updated and supplemented to the present day by Valerie Cumming."
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New Fashion Books in the Library
Alexander Mcqueen: Evolution
Call Number: TT505 .M35 G54 2012 - OVERSIZE
Publication Date: 2012-10-15
Illustrated throughout with stunning photography and liberally sprinkled with quotations from McQueen and those who knew him best, Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the designer's thirty-five runway shows and the genius behind them.
Fashioning Japanese Subcultures
Call Number: GT1560 .K35 2012
Publication Date: 2012-08-07
Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, Fashioning Japanese Subcultures is the first theoretical and analytical study on Japan's contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic expressions.
The Fashion Resource Book
Call Number: TT508 .L43 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-07
This comprehensive survey presents the work of a wide range of modern and contemporary designers and reveals the innumerable areas of inspiration and research on which they've drawn, from historical examples such as Christian Dior's "New Look" to traditional textiles from around the world, as seen in John Galliano's Peruvian-inspired collection of 2005. The first part of the book investigates the research process in the work of designers such as Paul Smith, Comme des Garçons, and Anna Sui. The second section covers subjects like vintage and retro, the use of archives, and the influence of art movements such as op art and surrealism. The third part presents case studies of world-famous designers: Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, and Coco Chanel, to name but a few.
Schiaparelli and Prada
Call Number: TT505 .S3 K63 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-05
Blending the historic with the contemporary, the catalogue brings the masterworks of both designers together into a grand conversation between the most important women fashion designers to ever emerge from Italy.
Classic Hollywood Style
Call Number: PN1995.9 ,C56 .Y69 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
Classic Hollywood Style tells the story of some of the most iconic looks from the golden era of Hollywood, covering 34 films from the 1920s to the end of the 1960s. Caroline Young explores how some of cinema's most glamorous costumes were created, describes their enduring influence and offers tips on how to 'get the look' today.
Technical Drawing for Fashion
Call Number: TT509 .S95 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-07
Explains how to create a technical fashion drawing using a simple and straightforward step-by-step method accompanied by some time-saving tips. This method is explained for those who wish to use Adobe Illustrator as well as for those who prefer to draw by hand.