Hardcover: 212 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (May 20, 2010)
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.**