Research and Design for Fashion (Basics Fashion Design)




The ability to generate inspired ideas is very important in all creative industries, and nowhere is this more true than in the fast-paced and trend-driven fashion industry. A bestseller in both the United Kingdom and US, this fully revised third edition of Research and Design uniquely provides a handy and indispensable resource in order to gently guide readers through the fashion design process.

Comprising a complete toolkit of key need-to-know topics, Research and Design demonstrates how necessary fashion design research is to the creation of inspired designs and concepts. Topics explored include choosing themes, compiling research, the use of your sketchbook as a design tool, techniques for drawing, and collage, juxtaposition and deconstruction, in addition to the way to design from your research, design development, working with the colour wheel, and the way to successfully keep up a correspondence your ideas, fully equipping readers with all of the knowledge and tools needed to embark on their own design projects.

Now fully revised and up to date with beautiful and inspiring new visuals from the studio, designers’ portfolios, and the catwalk, in addition to exciting new case studies, interviews with practising fashion designers, and practical exercises, Research and Design will show readers the way to excel in carrying out professional fashion research and design.

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