Costume design 150

costume designers -151, costume design gallery -152, illustration styles -154, research -155

design portfolio -156

what is a design portfolio -157, choosing a portfolio -157, portfolio contents and layout -158, target your portfolio -160, layout format -162, design journal/croquis sketchbook -162, backing-up your portfolio -162

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glossary -164 further reading -168 index-170 books by burke publishing-174

authors note

Many of us dream about becoming a famous fashion designer with all the glamour, lights and panache that it entails. Names like Dolce and Gabbana conjure up images of stunning models strutting down the catwalks at the London, Paris, Milan and New York fashion shows in the most amazing creations. Glossy fashion magazines and street fashion also inspire our desire to be creative. However, if you wish to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality, you will need to learn how to draw professionally - an integral part of a designer's portfolio of skills.

Fashion Artist - Drawing Techniques to Portfolio Presentation has been designed as a self-teaching book both for the novice and those who wish to enhance their drawing and design skills, and communicate their designs ideas on paper as part of the design process. Fashion Artist progressively guides you through a comprehensive set of fashion drawing and presentation techniques, an integral part of this is the development of several popular fashion poses which become your fashion templates. Starting with very basic shapes and figure drawings, you will quickly progress along the learning curve to produce visually exciting illustrations and a professional fashion design portfolio - the passport to your career. The text is supported with explanatory drawings and photographs to clearly demonstrate the drawing techniques, together with plenty of drawing exercises and examples from designers and illustrators around the world.

In writing this book I have combined my career in the fashion and manufacturing industry along with my lecturing and educational experience - each discipline supporting the other. The result is a combination of the educational requirements of fashion degree programmes with the practical application of drawing and design techniques used internationally in the fashion world.

The fashion industry is a challenging and competitive business, so it is essential to be well equipped with professional drawing skills. The aim of Fashion Artist is to inspire you to develop these drawing skills and communicate your creative and innovative ideas on paper. To be a successful designer you will need to work hard to develop your talent, believe in your own judgement, and have a certain amount of chutzpah! I wish you every success in the world of fashion.

Sandra Burke

M.Des RCA (Master of Design, Royal College of Art)

"You cannot teach a person anything; you can only help him find it within himself."

Galileo foreword

Paul Rider, M.Des RCA is a consultant in fashion design. Internationally he has worked in Milan, London, Sydney, Moscow and Cape Town. He enjoys an international reputation as an educationalist and academic assessor with visiting lectureship (roles) including Central St Martins School of Art, and institutes of Fashion and Textiles throughout the U.K., Eire, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Paul Rider, M.Des RCA is a consultant in fashion design. Internationally he has worked in Milan, London, Sydney, Moscow and Cape Town. He enjoys an international reputation as an educationalist and academic assessor with visiting lectureship (roles) including Central St Martins School of Art, and institutes of Fashion and Textiles throughout the U.K., Eire, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

This unique book has been produced to induce a wealth of experimentation, ideas, methods and proven formula within the illustrative context. Illustration has in previous years been marginalized, particularly in magazines and fashion journals, but a renaissance lately brought about by a genuine interest in the creative values of using mixed media by illustrators such as Colin Barnes and Antonio, and an interest in using fashion illustration by such notable designers as Manolo Blahnik, retailers such as Barneys, New York and Harvey Nichols, London, magazines like Wallpaper have imbued fashion illustration and drawing with a new 'cool' raison d'etre.

Sandra has drawn on all the techniques and formula available, utilised her deep knowledge gained within both the fashion industry and as an educator at numerous fashion departments across the world to compile this dynamic and vibrant book. By reading and absorbing its contents you will be inspired, and become aware of fashion illustration in its historical and contemporary context and utilize its structural formulas and processes to encourage better use of this form of 'art'.

Jan Hamon, MA (Fashion and Textile Design, De Montfort), is a Principal Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology. She has a background in the apparel industry, in costume design for television and theatre, and operated her own business in both fields for several years. She has been involved in curriculum development for fashion programmes and lecturing in costume design and costume history for twelve years.

Jan Hamon, MA (Fashion and Textile Design, De Montfort), is a Principal Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology. She has a background in the apparel industry, in costume design for television and theatre, and operated her own business in both fields for several years. She has been involved in curriculum development for fashion programmes and lecturing in costume design and costume history for twelve years.

If only I had this book somewhat earlier in my fashion career, my fashion illustrations would have progressed dramatically!

Fashion drawing is an important part of a fashion programme and this book shows how fashion drawing, design and illustration can be effectively integrated into the fashion design curriculum. It also ensures that this area is embraced by the students and cemented in as a linchpin of a fashion design programme.

It is no surprise to me that Sandra has chosen to write a book about Fashion drawing and illustration. Given her international experience in the fashion design industry and in fashion education - who better? I would like to commend this book to fashion students, fashion educators, and designers as an essential text for your bookshelves. Its structure, embracing a point-by-point learning system, lends itself perfectly to self-directed practice or to integration within a fashion programme. It has certainly taken away the fear, for me, of putting my concepts on paper!

acknowledgements

The research for the second edition of Fashion Artist - Draiving Techniques to Portfolio Presentation has taken me to some of the most influential fashion schools and companies around the world and provided the link between education and industry. Writing this book has been a team effort. Initially I wish to thank all those who discussed the development of fashion drawing skills and their commercial application. The sharing of ideas, encouragement and support from talented fashion designers, fashion illustrators, lecturers, students, colleagues and friends from around the world has been absolutely incredible. I would never have been able to write this book without them. My sincere thanks to you all. And in particular:

America: Jevon Ruis, Karen Scheetz (FIT and Parsons), Linda Logan (Fashion Designer), Parsons School of Design, Renaldo Barnette (Fashion Designer and FIT), Tim Gunn (Parsons), Ricki and Aviva Wolman (Citron) Steven Stipelman (FIT, Woman's Wear Daily),

Britain: Alexis Mason (Designer), Amber O'Keeffe (Costume), Ann-Marie Kirkbride (Illustrator), Anne Rees (Designer), Beales (Tim Rathbone and Judy Cimidins), Carl Baybut (and the Fashion Design Faculty, Southampton Solent University), David Shilling (Creative Director), Ellen Brookes (Designer Illustrator), Felicity Wade (BHS), Frances Shilling (Knitwear Designer), Jason Toron Nielsen (Designer Mulberry), Gislene Amegeshi-Brown (Designer), Jonathan Kyle Farmer (Illustrator), Kashmir Kaur (Designer), Lorraine Boyle (Costume), Lucy Jones (UEL, University of East London), Lynnette Cook (Illustrator) (and the Illustrators Group Mark Risdon, Jacqueline Bisset, Jason Brooks, Rosalyn Kennedy, Judith Cheek, Hamza Arcan, Stephen Worth, Neil Greer), Maggie Doyle (Illustrator), Maria Leeke (Marks & Spencer), Melika Madani (Illustrator), Naomi Austin (Illustrator), Paul Hammond (R.D.Franks), Paul Rider (M.Des RCA), Vera Chursina, Professor John Miles (Bath Spa University College), Salmone Wilson (Designer/ Illustrator), Sarah Beetson (Illustrator,) Sheila Morantz (London College of Fashion), Steven Leeke (Courtaulds, British Home Stores), Stuart McKenzie (Illustrator), Val Fisher (Bournemouth Arts Institute), Wendy Dagworthy (RCA),

And not forgetting the Royal College of Art and Harrow (University of Westminster) for giving me a fabulous education in fashion design.

Paris: Frances Howie (Designer/Lanvin)

Canada: James Fowler and Michele Ovellet (IAD, Toronto)

Australia: Amanda Lang (Gerber Technology), Bindi Learmont (Designer/Illustrator), Karen Webster and Janet Medd (RMIT, Melbourne), Tang (Illustrator/Cartoonist), Val Horridge and Eric Hogan (University of Technology Sydney), Bronwyn Taylor (Costume Designer)

New Zealand: Alissa Stytsenko-Berdnik (Designer/ Illustrator), Bev Furness (AUT), Jan Hamon (Costume), Jo Giddens, Linda Jones (Designer/ Illustrator), Lyle Reilly (AUT), Mandy Smith (Knitwear), Mark Koenen, Peter Lambe (Gordon Harris), Megan Simmonds (Designer), Miranda Ra man (Make-Up Artist), Pumpkin Patch (Childrenswear), Sarah Burren (Costume Designer), Sharon Evans-Mikellis (Knitwear), World (Francis Hooper and Denise L'Estrange), Yvonne Badcock (Lectra Pty Ltd.)

South Africa: Angus Buchanan (Graphic Designer), Cecil Beekman (Cape Underwear), Christa Drews (Fashion Designer), Christian Vincent Botha (Cape Technikon), Foschini (Peter Flowers, Simon Bowley), Laurie Dreyer and Debbie Minne (Chelsea West), Melanie Casper (Munko), Philippa Kethro (Natal Technikon), Sally Moinet (Fashion Designer), Ian Moinet (Graphic Designer),

Hong Kong: Connie Chan, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Joyce Taylor (Fashion) Anna Tso Yee Kwan (Fashion)

Singapore: Gladys Theng (La Salle, SIA), Debbie Hoyle (Fashion Stylist)

Students of Fashion Design/Illustration: A big thank you to all the students and educational establishments whose work has been presented in Fashion Artist, these include: Aase Hopstock Storeheier, Alex Ravenhall, Cathy Hansby, Jason Ng, Jenny Huang, Joseph Kim, Kellie Hepple, Kristin Goodacre, Loranie Ford, Mira Jukic, Prayha Vasan, Sharon Jennings, Vera Tukuleva, Veronica Frankovich

FIT (US), Parsons (US), Royal College of Art (UK), Central St Martins (UK), London College of Fashion (UK), Ravensbourne College (UK), Colchester Institute (UK), CIAD (Cleaveland College, UK), Bournemouth Arts Institute (UK), Bradford College (UK), Edinburgh College of Art (UK), Heriot-Watt University (UK), MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University), Southampton Solent University (UK), Northbrook College (UK), Nottingham, New College (UK), International Academy of Design, Toronto (Canada), Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), AUT (Auckland University of Technology, NZ), to name but a few.

DTP: Writing this book was one challenge, but setting it up on InDesign was another. Particular thanks to Alan Taylor for guiding me through the fashion drawings on CorelDRAW, and manipulating the photographs in Photoshop. Thanks also to Brian Farley, Bert and the rest of the team for their technical input.

Cover Design: Simon Larkin

Front Cover Sketch: Lynnette Cook

Back Cover Sketch: Courtesy of Colchester Institute

Photography: Louise Davies (Designer/ Photographer)

Model: Esther Simmonds

Esther's clothing: Courtesy of Francis Hooper and Denise L'Estrange, World

Proof reading: Thank you to my proof reading team; Rory Burke, Jan Hamon, Mandy Smith, Bronwyn Taylor, Linda Jones and Sharon Evans-Mikellis.

Forewords: I particularly wish to thank Jan Hamon (Costume Designer and Lecturer, New Zealand), and Paul Rider (Fashion Designer and Consultant, UK) for their inspirational forewords.

Layouts Designs For Fashion Croquis
Illustration: Ellen Brookes, the Bureaux, London, fashion designer and illustrator
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