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Portfolio Presentation For Fashion Designers

ISBN: 9781563678172 | 1563678179
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Pub. Date: 5/17/2010

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A designer's portfolio is their calling card in an increasingly competitive fashion industry—displaying their unique design perspective, skill sets and creativity. This comprehensive portfolio reference prepares students as they begin their fashion design careers. Those already working in the industry or wishing to reenter the job market will also appreciate these new approaches fore revising or recreating their portfolios. Each chapter highlights essential skills and techniques to help designers become competitive with in their chosen markets. By focusing on both logical and creative solutions, the designer becomes aware of the process of developing the portfolio-from concept through presentation of the finished product. New to this Edition: -- Four-color examples throughout -- Updated text and art address the importance of technology in developing content and formats for portfolio presentation -- Expanded text and art in auxiliary areas such as accessories intimate apparel, men and children -- Updated Chapter 12, The Digital Portfolio, reflects new applications and trends for CAD from drawing to preparing digital portfolios -- Updated information on careers opportunities and procedures -- Covers women's, men's, children's and accessories markets and how to create portfolio for each market -- Outlines different types and purposes of portfolios, focusing on the importance of media and techniques -- Demonstrates through examples of designer's sketches in the 20th and 21st centuries how fashion design keeps reinventing itself to create relevance to the present -- Details various design markets to show how to creates a collection or line for a particular customer and market -- Provides clues to prepare portfolios appropriate for interviews in various markets and price points in the industry -- Discusses the role of design journals, or croquis, or presentations boards play in communicating design skills to the various markets -- Interviews with free-lance

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