This beautifully illustrated text provides a step-by-step approach to drawing the basic fashion figure, identifying the elements of a garment, and discussing the various techniques used to render fashion illustration. The book also benefits the advanced user by its exploration of concepts such as manipulating the figure, drawing draped garments, and creating flats. Using designer garments, Stipelman helps the student understand a specific concept, the designer, and the garment's place in the history of fashion. It is the author's belief that without knowledge of the past, it is impossible to design for the future. By the end of the book students will have an understanding of the concepts of fashion drawing, both basic and advanced techniques, of their own talents and goals, and a glimmer of their own personal style.
More than 1,000 full-color illustrations throughout depicting rendering techniques from basic to advanced
Illustrations depicting current designers and their garments in addition to historical designers and their designs to familiarize students with fashion history
Discussion of the concept of "style," an understanding of the concepts of fashion, and drawing to a student's talents and goals
Chapter-opening overviews with a brief fashion history or the relationship of the garment detail to the figure
• Getting Started
• The Fashion Figure
• The Fashion Details
• The Extras
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, ITAA, is a Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and Marist College and has conducted workshops at colleges and universities around the country. In addition to working as staff illustrator at Henri Bendel in New York City, Stipelman was a fashion artist at Women's Wear Daily for 25 years. He is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA).