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The Fashion Design Course

Principles, Practice and Techniques

Steven Faerm


A fully updated, third edition of this essential practical foundation course in fashion design


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.

Design schools around the world are now emphasising design thinking and conceptualisation more than just mere skill building. Packed with scores of new images, this new and fully updated edition provides students with more diverse methods of creating fashion, including digital design iteration and final projects, fabric design development, 3D 'sketching' on the dress form, paper collage design techniques and much more.

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.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Edition Type: Revised

Size: 22.2 x 22.2 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Publication date: 18 August 2022

ISBN: 9780500296882

Contents List

1. Historical Beginnings
2. Markets, Muses and Messages
3. Design Foundations
4. Developing your Design Process
5. Sample Assignments
6. The Professional World

About the Author

Steven Faerm is the BFA Director of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. He has worked for such designers as Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs.