Lingerie Design: A Complete Course



The design of lingerie is frequently seen as a mystery, even by professionals working in other sectors of the fashion industry. This book explains the processes at work and the many unexpected influences that inform the selection of color, silhouettes, and decoration.

The book documents the upward thrust of the deluxe lingerie brand. This interest in luxury labels has led many young designers to chose lingerie as a creative outlet – conscious of fashion, but also with a clear view of their own ‘lingerie world’. The book features the work of 30 lingerie designers from all over the world, bringing out the individuality of each and every designer and providing a compelling insight into their working methods.

Beautifully illustrated during, it presents inspirational images from the designers’ collections alongside their sketches and mood boards.

In this book, Pamela Powell takes a very practical approach, showing tips on how to design and construct lingerie, sleepwear, and foundation garments. Step by step illustrations demonstrate the basic slopers and show tips on how to manipulate them into different styles. Advice is given about tips on how to work with the specialty fabrics used in the industry including woven, knit, power stretch, and bias-cut fabrics.

Specially commissioned photographs and diagrams are used to showcase construction techniques specific to lingerie including boning, elastic, and lace insertion, and how and where to make use of the myriad of closures to be had. A final chapter on embellishment shows tips on how to add unique and personal touches to garments and apply that luxurious finish.
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