Redesigned, updated, and now in full color, The World of Fashion, 4th Edition, is the essential source for students seeking to understand the fashion industry. Starting with an introduction to fashion's history and its evolving role within the global marketplace, this book provides in-depth coverage of the design, manufacturing and merchandising segments of the fashion apparel and textile industries.
New chapters on outsourcing fashion, design, production, and management and on multicultural retailing
Profiles of leading individuals and firms to provide additional information for students seeking to launch successful careers in the fashion industry
"Point of View" readings for each unit
Introduction to Fashion
The Evolution of Fashion
Fashions: 1900 to the Present
The Powerful Consumer
The Multicultural Consumer and Fashion
Ever-Changing Fashion and Its Acceptance
Fashion in the Global Marketplace
Careers in Fashion
The Fashion Merchandise Industries
Apparel: Women’s, Men’s, and Children’s
Details and Trimmings
Cosmetics and Fragrances
The Producers of Raw Materials
The Textile Industry
Furs and Leather
Designing and Manufacturing of Fashion
Apparel and Accessories
Fashion Forecasting for Designers and Manufacturers
Elements and Principles of Design and Developing a Fashion Collection
Apparel and Accessories Manufacturing
Outsourcing Fashion Design, Production, and Management
Resident Buying Offices and Other Fashion Information Sources for Retailers
The Fashion Retailer
Advertising, Special Events, Publicity, and Visual Merchandising
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is Professor Emeritus at Nassau Community College, where he served as the chair of the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department as well as the Dean of Business. His honors include the Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York, as well as the first Distinguished Achievement Award at Nassau Community College. Diamond has written numerous textbooks on fashion, retailing, and marketing. In addition, he is the creative force for Diamond Educational Productions, a company that specializes in fashion, retailing, marketing, and professional development videos.
is Professor Emerita at Nassau Community College in the Fashion, Marketing, and Retailing Department. She is an internationally recognized artist specializing in original acrylics on canvas and giclee prints. Her works are in public and private collections throughout the world. Diamond's honors include membership in the prestigious National Association for Women Artists. She has co-authored many texts on fashion and retailing, and is the president of Diamond Educational Productions, a company that specializes in fashion, retailing, marketing, and professional development videos.