The book takes the reader through all the major steps of the fashion portfolio creation. It features the main components of the design process from the identification of inspiration sources and fashion trends research to conceptualization of a complete fashion collection. The topics covered include mood/fabric boards development, creation of original and innovative textiles as well as fashion silhouettes and garment details development through extensive research, quick design sketching, fabric manipulation, and draping experimentation. Great original designs and illustrations by the author as well as design sketch samples by established designers are provided throughout. There are samples of sketchbooks from professional and emerging fashion artists. The book provides some insight from established fashion and accessories designers on the highlights and challenges of the creative process. it is a great professional reference for techniques in the portfolio development. A beautiful but practical book that provides useful techniques and helps the reader get inside the mind of the designer.
Anna Kiper has been involved in the fashion industry for many years, as a fashion forecaster, designer and more recently as a tutor. For the last 10 years she has taught, in New York, fashion portfolio and concept development courses at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parson School of Design, Parsons Paris, Pratt Institute, and Drexel University. Her first book Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique was a bestseller and was translated into 6 languages.