Gotham Books; January 2004
its text-heavy layout and somewhat confusing "body type"
divisions, this fashion guidebook is somewhat more complicated
than many of the other style books on the market. Dedicated
readers, however, will learn a lot from Farr, a former fashion
editor who's written for InStyle, People, Harper's Bazaar
and other publications. Drawing upon her years of experience
as a personal stylist, Farr teaches readers what to look for
and what to avoid when clothes shopping, how to evaluate their
wardrobes and why certain heel heights and shapes work better
for different body types. Farr is funny, down to earth and
savvy, and her guide exudes authority and experience.
Sue Jenkyn Jones
Watson-Guptill Publications; September 2002
is a valuable primer on the fashion industry for the 21st
century! Fashion Design is the definitive reference for anyone
who is considering a career in the fashion industry. It describes
the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer;
examines the wide range of career opportunities available;
and gives an authoritative, balanced overview of the fashion
business today. Using an approach that unites history, theory
and practice, Fashion Design aims to inform and inspire. Packed
with over 300 illustrations, here is practical guidance and
proven advice on such topics as the uses and language of clothing;
patterns and fabrics; measuring, cutting, draping, and sewing;
building a collection; researching and sketching; portfolios
and self-presentation; plus much more.
Kyoto Costume Institute
Taschen; September 2002
clothing is an essential key to his or her culture, class,
personality or even religion and this is the centre theme
of this wonderful book. It chronicles fashion from the 18th
century to today, and it shows as well as tells you clear
examples of every changing detail. The picture quality used
inside the text is top notch and every item is displayed and
photographed flawlessly. The text is interesting and informative.
This is a must-have for any fashion student, especially ones
interested in alternative or historical fashion.