Thursday, May 13, 2010

Review: 101 Things I learned in Fashion School

Hardcover: 212 pages

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (May 20, 2010)

ISBN-13: 978-0446550291
The world of the fashionista is brought to vivid life with 101 introductory lessons on such topics as how a designer anticipates cultural trends and "sees" the fashion consumer, the workings of the fashion calendar, the ways a designer collection is conceived, the manufacture of fabric, fashion illustration, and more.  Illustrated in the distinctly unique packaged style of the bestselling101 THINGS I LEARNED IN ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL, this new book on fashion design will be a perfect book for any fashion school wannabe, a recent graduate, or even a seasoned professional.  Alfredo Cabrera (the author), who is based in New York City, is an award-winning fashion designer and illustrator. His clients have included Henri Bendel, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Jeans, Xpress, The Limited, Girbaud Jones New York, Nautica, FUBU, Izod and Liz Claiborne.  He is a faculty member at the renowned Parsons Institute / New School for Design.

101 pages of quotes, definitions, how to's and tips.  This is a great book for anyone that wants to learn about the fashion industry.  I seriously learned so much from this book.  For example, before I read this book, I have never even heard of "bespoke tailoring".  Have you??  It's "true custom tailoring for men" as according to page 28.  Great book packed with awesome information.

**I received a complementary copy of this book in order to write a real and honest review. I did not get paid for this post. All opinions are my own, unless otherwise stated.**


Elie said...

sounds like a fun read. Did you learn anything you could apply to everyday life?

Elie said...

We could all use a little more sexy. Sounds like a fun read.