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How to Draw Vintage Fashion

Celia Joicey, Dennis Nothdruft

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A practical, hands-on, step-by-step drawing course for children that engages with fashion’s vintage revival

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So you want to draw vintage fashion like a real designer? Which iconic looks from fashion history do you find inspirational – 1950s rockabilly style, the 1960s mini-skirt, the 1970s punk princess?

This drawing course for young fashionistas features interviews with top designers, including Anna Sui and Paul Smith. They talk about their favourite fashion looks, from the 1920s flapper to red-carpet Hollywood glamour. Step by step, you learn how to draw all kinds of vintage clothes and mix up influences and details to create your own exciting looks and collections.

How to draw Vintage Fashion is based on hands-on workshops and great exhibitions held at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.

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'This book is a great guide for beginners and includes how to draw the basic croquis from stick woman to the female form'
Craft Focus

'Provides useful tips from top fashion designers … I love this manual as it is easy to read, even for people who have no clue about fashion'
London Mums magazine

'This book is a practical hands-on, step-by-step guide aimed at children aged 11+ but would also appeal to young adults'
Deep in Mummy Matters

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 30.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 96 pp

Publication date: 29 September 2014

ISBN: 9780500650370

Contents List

Before you begin What’s inside this book Trendsetters – fashion professionals choose their favourite looks & designers, including: • Catherine Martin on the 1920s flapper dress • Paul Smith on the 1960s mini-dress • Twiggy on Bill Gibb • Mario Testino on the classic trench coat • Clive Arrowsmith on Kanzai Yamamoto Let’s draw vintage Starting to draw • Tools & materials • Trying different media From stick to full figure • The basic croquis • The croquis through the decades • The parts of a garment Feet, hands, faces, hair 1920s flapper 1930s style 1940s tea dress Dior’s New Look Rockabilly Chanel style The tailored suit Miniskirts & hot pants The sack dress Hippy chic 1970s romantic 1970s disco Punk princess Blue jeans The trenchcoat The little black dress The shirtwaister 1980s pop 1980s grunge Hollywood star Finding inspiration Where to source ideas • From museum to vintage stores Keeping a sketchbook Key textiles, including: • Floral prints • Op Art prints • Psychedelic prints • Corduroy & velvet • New materials Key details • Accessories that define the look Creating a moodboard Fashion words Index

About the Author

Celia Joicey is Head of the Fashion and Textile Museum, London. She has also worked as Head of Publications at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and Head of Publications at the Royal Society of Arts, London.

Dennis Nothdruft has been an assistant to Zandra Rhodes and has produced numerous important fashion exhibitions. He is a curator at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.