Focusing on the areas and intersections of fashion, style, and commerce, WGSN provides a global view on trends in design. Its archive contains more than 5 million images from the runways, the street, retail outlets, and design sketches.
Use these call numbers to browse for books at the Cabell Library:
Costume and Fashion; pattern books, history, terminology
Textile history and design
Textile industry, fibers and machinery
Fashion: designers, dictionaries, handbooks, patterns and more
Look. Learn. Create. Visit the Art Browsery on the 4th floor of Cabell Library to see a selection of new visually rich books available for checkout.
Fashion design is a process of investigating, understanding context, and constantly questioning what you are doing and why. This comprehensive survey presents the work of a wide range of modern and contemporary designers and reveals the innumerable areas of inspiration and research on which they've drawn.
Easy-to-follow exercises to develop essential skills and learn simple and effective tips and tricks, and covers topics such as proportion, movement, line, shape and volume as well as sections on tricky areas such as hands and feet.
Offers a practical approach to designing garments from initial research, finding sources of inspiration and developing the design, through an exploration of color, texture, and knitting techniques to constructing a garment and creating and writing a pattern.
A fully illustrated introduction to the key elements of fashion design, from the initial concept of a fashion idea to realizing it in 3D form. The authors explain the entire fashion design process, including research and design, fabrics and their properties, construction methods and how to form and promote a collection.