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1920s Flapper Dress Pattern Review

1920s Flapper Dress Pattern Review

The Secrets To Drawing Video Course Review

The Secrets To Drawing Video Course Review

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World War II Allied Forces

World War British Desert

Military weapons, tactics, and uniforms a tend to develop rapidly during periods of conflict and to remain fairly stable during times of peace. This was certainly true of the period between the two world wars. When World War II began in Europe in 1939, the uniforms and equipment worn and carried by the soldiers were, in many cases, not much different from those their fathers had worn in 1918. This 1 940s' British infantryman right wears special snow clothing a piece of early camouflage. The...

Mesopotamian Clothing

Ancient Mesopotamia Clothing Pictures

The civilizations that developed in Mesopotamia near the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers between 3000 and 300 B.C.E. developed impressive skills for fashioning clothing. The evidence of these civilizations' clothing remains on sculptures, pottery, and in writings left on tablets and royal tombs. It indicates that a thriving textile or fabric industry existed in the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, which included the Sumerians 3000-2000 B.C.E. , the Akkadians 2350-2218 B.C.E. , the Babylonians...

Rule Of Proportion the human body

Drawing Human Figure Proportions

1 The head measures one-eighth of the height of the body and therefore constitutes a unit of measure. 2 The distance between the temples forms the basis of the width of a shoulder from the base of the neck to the shoulder joint AB a'b' . 3 When the figure is viewed from the front, the median axis divides the figure perfectly in half. 4 The shoulders are as wide as the pelvis, the waist two-thirds of the width of the shoulders, 5 The shoulders are drown extending beyond the upper body, with the...

Shoemaking 1600 to 1850

Tool Nineteenth Century

In the late sixteenth century, welted shoe construction became standard whereby the upper was sewn to a welt with a second row of stitches made through the welt into the outer sole. From this development until the intro duction of machinery in the mid-nineteenth century there is very little change in the tools or methods used for shoemaking. And for hand shoemakers, changes in this tradition have been minimal. The tools to achieve this construction consisted of a knife, last, dogs, hammer, awl,...

Creating a cohesive collection

Garment Sketch

Fashion designers develop a whole range of related ideas to produce groups of garments that work not only as stand-alone outfits but also as a collection. A consistent approach to important factors such as color, shape, pattern, and proportion helps to create this cohesion. It is this systematic development of ideas that enables the designer to think laterally and to get the most out of each concept. With practice and experience, you will learn not to settle for the first idea that comes along...

The Mouth analysis and structure

Body Sketch Outline

The mouth is made up of two moving parts, the smaller and broader upper lip and the larger and fleshier lower lip. Where the lips join corresponds to a point one-third across each eye AA' BB' . The trapezoidal sulcus is found between the nose and the mouth, its central axis dividing the mouth exactly into two equal parts. Sketches of mouths from different perspectives. Seen in profile the upper lip is more exposed than the lower. All of the visualizations are drawn with the help of lines of...

Body Proportions Theory And Practice

Body Proportions Pose Variations Male

When drawing the fashion figure, it is important to know the standard proportions of the human form, as well as hearing in mind that people vary greatly in shape and size. Clothing the body is a means of self-expression and an opportunity for creativity, so the impression created by a fashion illustration must be based on careful observations. Fashions change from culture to culture, and from decade to decade. For example, a curvaceous figure and short, wavy hair was desirable in the 1950s,...

Clothing of African Cultures

Nigerians Traditional Dress Men

The evolution of African clothing is difficult to trace because of the lack of historical evidence. Although artifacts from Egyptian culture date back to before 3000 B.C.E., no similar evidence is available for the majority of the African continent until the mid-twentieth century. Sources from Arab culture refer to the people of northern Africa by the eighth century C.E., but much of early African clothing history has been pieced together from art, oral histories, and traditions that are...

Sixteenth Century Footwear

16th Century Men Costume

Y the sixteenth century footwear construction methods had grown quite advanced. The shoes of common people were generally made of leather, and while they were fairly simple in construction they were also very durable. Soles were made of wood, cork, or extra layers of leather, and uppers, or the tops of shoes, were either tied or buckled in place. Shoemakers, called cobblers, also developed the ability to make very tall boots for riding or fieldwork. These boots came up to the thigh and had a...

1500 S English Clothing

1500s Clothing For Men

Collar and cuff ruffles were referred to as a suit of ruffs. The man wears a deep-red velvet chamarre. His puffed sleeves are decorated with pearl-studded gold bands. The gown is lined with black fur, which shows at the collar and the tail of the garment. His hose, shirt, and ruff, and the feather in his red-velvet cap, are white. His slashed shoe uppers also are of red velvet. ca. 1430 Ital. ca 1440 Ger Here are some terms for specific garments worn during the Renaissance that may be...

Fashion Customer Profiles

Fashion Design Roughs Templates

Look through some of your fashion magazines and find an image of an interesting person. Try to go for someone for whom you would not normally consider designing a person from a different gender or age group, for example. Advertisements are good to work with because they usually suggest a lifestyle associated with the people featured. Start by jotting down words that describe your chosen customer. How old is he or she Where does he or she live, work, and go on vacation How wealthy is this person...

Charles Frederick Worth Le Pre de la haute couture 182695

Charles Worth Fashion Designer

It is impossible to write about the origins of luxury fashion without paying tribute to Charles Frederick Worth, the man who began everything about Figure 2.1 Charles Frederick Figure 2.2 A design of Worth Worth, the man who invented showing his elaborate style and haute couture and later became attention to detail the first fashion entrepreneur Figure 2.1 Charles Frederick Figure 2.2 A design of Worth Worth, the man who invented showing his elaborate style and haute couture and later became...

The Sunairevthe Speedaire

Marcel Vertes Restaurant

Combining them all in a fashion ruggedly masculine. Typically Jantzen in its permanent perfect fit, its seasonal style and color leadership, and in the truly marvelous elasticity of the JaRtzen-stitch. It really is easier to swim in a Jantzen. addition to the Sunaire and the Speedaire, both illustrated , there are many other smart models for men, women and children including the popular Shouldaire, men's and boys' Diving and Speed Suits, and Twosomes for men and women. You'll find the famous...

Art Materials And Equipment

Pastel Painting With Coloured Papers

The range of materials and equipment available to illustrators and artists today is vast and can be a little overwhelming at times. Searching for appropriate materials in an art suppliers can feel like being surrounded by irresistible confectionery in a sweetshop. To the creative eye, everything looks tempting and the correct choice of medium is difficult to make. Finding a medium that suits your own particular method of working and your style is the best way to proceed. You should feel...

Velvet Fabric Illustration

Fashion Illustration Velvet Fabric

Sheer fabrics are so fine that a single layer is transparent, and you can see skin tone through it. With the exception of lingerie, most garments in sheer fabrics are made up of many layers, or include undergarments. Sheers can be categorized into two groups the softer sheers, such as chiffon, voile, georgette and some laces, and the stiffer types, including organza, tulle, net and organdie. To render transparent fabrics, begin by applying skin tones to your fashion illustration. Add the colour...

How To Display Fabric Swatches

Fabric Swatch Fashion Design

include items that contribute to the impact of your designs. Create a professional presentation. Present designs in a way that makes them look like part of a cohesive collection. Select a few designs to present from the same project. Before mounting, you may want to crop them to remove tattered edges or make the composition more focused. Use a scalpel and ruler or a guillotine. Clean up any smudge marks with a soft eraser. Reproducing illustrations in a different medium may give a more...

Corporate and brand strategy

The Pierre Cardin brand and the man Pierre Cardin have one personality and identity. There have been minimal significant conscious efforts made to separate the personality of the brand Pierre Cardin from the man himself, Pierre Cardin. Although Pierre Cardin is the owner and ambassador of the brand Pierre Cardin, the brand entity has been entwined with the personality of Pierre Cardin, his beliefs, business practices and evolution. It is quite impossible to think about the brand without...

Finishings And Trimmings

Puff Sleeve Flat Drawing

Technically by elements of finishing we understand all of those features that characterize the pattern pleats, flounces, crimping, drapes, necks, pockets . By trimmings we understand the individualization of particular features and accessories which make the item of clothing distinctive and elegant buttonings, lapel facings, seams, buttons, appliqu s, etc. . In the following pages various types of patterns of finishings and trimmings both basic and sophisticated are shown, The examples are...

The celebrity connection

Contemporary Luxury Brand Endorsement

Celebrity endorsement of luxury fashion is hardly a new phenomenon but has been in practice for several centuries. Charles Worth, the man who invented haute couture in Paris in the nineteenth century understood the importance of linking celebrities to brands, even before this was recognized as an important marketing communications tool. To promote his fashion house, La Maison Worth, he sought a high society lady and influencer of court fashions Princess Von Metternich, wife of the then Austrian...

Bodybuilding And Sculpting

Female Multiple Nipple Piercing

BODYBUILDING AND SCULPTING The twenty-first century body, like those of preceding centuries, is still engaged in the eternal quest for an ideal shape. The modernist body of fashion has made it possible for both women and men to reconstruct themselves by a variety of means, resisting the body's unruly nature in order to achieve a firm, toned physique that conforms to sexual stereotypes and concepts of beauty. While women in earlier centuries relied mainly on dieting and corsetry to achieve the...

Flappers and Campus Culture

The 1920s and 1930s saw the youth market expand further. In Britain, despite a general economic downturn, young workers' disposable incomes gradually rose, and they were courted by a growing range of consumer industries. In the United States, the economic boom of the 1920s also ensured a budding youth market, while distinctive styles became increasingly associated with the young. The image of the young, female flapper was especially prominent. With her sleek fashions, short bobbed hair, and...

Distinctive Egyptian culture

Egyptian Hieroglyphics Thoth

Though ancient Egyptian culture existed for nearly thirty centuries, many elements of the culture stayed quite similar over this vast span of time. Religion remained very important to the Egyptians. Religious rituals accompanied every part of Egyptian daily life. One key belief held by Egyptians was that of eternal life. They believed that life would go on after death, so they preserved UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY OF HIEROGLYPHS Ever since the final decline of the ancient Egyptian Empire people have...

Body Decorations of African Cultures

African Girl Beads And Face Jewelry

A fricans have ancient traditions for decorating and accessorizing the body in rich and varied ways. Traditionally, many African peoples wore little to cover their bodies, leaving their skin exposed and available for decoration. Africans adorned themselves in four general ways scarification, body painting, beadwork, and jewelry. Scarification involves deliberately cutting the skin in decorative patterns that leave permanent scars. Scarification can be in the form of grooves cut down in the skin...

Classic Odd Trouser Models

Daks Trousers

Most men's dress slacks are made with belt loops. While trouser waistbands and belt loop dimensions are not immune to fashion, those accommodating belt widths ranging from 1V4 inches to 1V2 inches will always remain impervious to obsolescence. Along with the traditional plain- and pleated-front trouser models, several lesser-known odd slack models continue to curry favor with the better-slippered buck. Whether narrow or full cut, the following waistband treatments have maintained their fashion...

World War Axis Forces

German Paratroopers Winter Uniforms

Both Germany and Italy took pride in their stylish uniforms, but as warfare became more sophisticated and varied, there arose a corresponding need for innovations in clothing and equipment. Under the Treaty of Versailles, which brought an end to World War I, Germany had to get rid of most of her armed forces. Then, in March 1935, Hitler announced that he was reintroducing conscription. His new army needed to be equipped and clothed, and, unlike its Allied counterparts, its uniforms were to be...

The NINE heads template

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The nine heads template is a front facing, symmetrical fashion figure, measured in head lengths and widths, and drawn as ovals and triangles. The Nine Heads template is a simple starting point for drawing all fashion poses. It will be used here as a guideline for body proportions, drawing exercise Roughly divide the drawing paper into nine head lengths as follows Fig. 4.3 and 4.4 a. Draw ten, evenly spaced horizontal lines. Each division represents one head length. c. Draw the intermediate...

Popular fashion poses

Fashion Figure Poses

As the styling details of most garments are on the front, the preferred poses to display the clothing are forward facing or slightly turned, Fig. 4.13 to 4.19 . Therefore, side profile and back views are not drawn as frequently unless required. Back views are more commonly drawn when designing wedding or evening garments as the back is often highly styled Fig. 4.20 to 4.22 . The key to fashion drawing is to start by perfecting a number of standard poses as outlined in the Figure Matrix page 13...

Breakfast At Tiffany S Classic Film Painting

Cristobal Balenciaga Officiel

'The kids looked really great, glittering and reflecting in vinyl, suede and feathers, in skirts and boots and bright-coloured mesh tights, and patent leather shoes, and silver and gold hip-riding mini skirts ' Andy Warhol, Popism The Warhol Sixties, 1980 Constance Wibaut, 'Mondrian' dress by Yves Saint Laurent, International Textiles, 1965 6. Private Collection. Constance Wibaut, 'Mondrian' dress by Yves Saint Laurent, International Textiles, 1965 6. Private Collection. Constance Wibaut...

Fleshing out template

Fleshing Human Figure

This exercise demonstrates how to flesh out your basic oval and triangle figure, template 1 figure matrix , that was drawn in Chapter 4. As you flesh out your template, bear in mind the eleven body parts that you drew in the previous section. 1. Overlay your template with semi-transparent paper. 2. Using a fine liner, smoothly trace over your oval and triangle template 1, page 27 , as you flesh out the body shape. 3. Work from top to bottom, and side to side as you draw, e.g. one shoulder then...

Fleshing out templates 2 to

Fashion Templates Figures

This section will demonstrate how to flesh out templates 2 to 7 Fig. 5.3 to 5.8 . Figures 5.3 to 5.8 show a fleshed out body line over the oval and triangle templates which are indicated as dotted lines. Your drawing does not have to be an exact copy of mine - your personal style will be developing as you work through the exercises. All measurements and shapes are guidelines - they do not have to be strictly adhered to. Adjust your drawing as many times as necessary move the paper up, down,...

Fifteenth Century Clothing

History Costume Middle Ages

I he fifteenth century saw transformations in the nature of costume and culture that are key to our understanding of Western fashion. Up until the fifteenth century, the clothing customs of most cultures had been determined by tradition, the availability of certain kinds of fabric, and the skill of the tailor. Ancient Egyptians wore similar clothing for nearly thirty centuries, for example, and the long wool garments worn by Europeans in the sixth century were not that different from those worn...

Civil War Button Placket

Diagonal Seam Line Fashion

Sectioned raglan top. 2 + 4. Top-stitched seam sections. 5. Buttonholes over top-stitched seam. 6. Embroidered logo between buttonholes. 7. Angled zip pockets. Shaped ribbing. 8 10. Cuff variations. 1. Diagonal stitching forms placket line. 2. Contrast sections. Fine bound neckline. 3. Double neckline. 4. Circular label at bottom of V-neck. 5. Bound pocket and side slit 6. Washcare label sewn just above hemline. 7. Cuff variations. 1. Flatlocked raglan insets...

Variations In Patch Pockets

Over Extension Photos

Zip hidden behind buttoned fly front 2. Collar has high button fastening on under collar. Contrast collar stand. 3. Zip tape revealed on under side on front facing. 4 7. Welt and jet pocket variations. 8. Jet pocket has stitched through reinforcements top and bottom. 9. Shaped patch pocket placed over top-stitched seam. 10. Contrast diagonal patch at jacket hem. 11. Side vent has contrast reinforcement at top plus button and loop fastening. w 1. Stand collar has zip away hood. 2. Collar and...

Opposite Plate 5 Underwear and Basic Civilian Costume

Metal Cod Piece

To understand how costume works we must know what was worn under it, and the social customs connected with wearing it. The basic undergarments of civilian and soldier alike were the same until the first issue of military underwear in the 19th century. They consisted of underpants braies , stockings chausses and a shirt Latin camisia, Norman chemise, Anglo-Saxon smock . At first braies were an important garment, almost like trousers, tucked into stockinglike hose. By the 14th century the hose...

The Duke of Burgundys Archer Bodyguard

Duchess York Prince Wales Plume

At this time it was fashionable to have bodyguards of archers, both for protection and display. The Burgundian dukes lavished gifts on their bodyguard archers -not entirely unselfishly. The 40 archiers de corps under their two captains waited ready and mounted to accompany him whenever he moved quarters they surrounded their master wherever he went, day and night, and stood between him and the assassin's knife. They were to practice with their bows whenever possible, and the ducal artillery...

Lesson 1 I Earn while you learn fashion drawing

Bag Fashion Drawings

The basic perspective principles have been applied here in sketching the shape and farm of the handbag. The woman's hai was added to show the relative size of the bag. The drawings on these pages show the proper approach in drawing and rendering simple accessories. In making accessory fashion drawings, apply the principles of perspective described in Lesson 8, particularly on pages 10 and J1. When wet wash is necessary in illustrating merchandise like this, it is best to render the drawing in...

Designers and illustrators

Most fashion trends stem from the creative talents of designers and illustrators who use their skills to express the language of fashion to manufacturers and the media. They transfer what is seen in real life to a concise drawing on paper. But there are some distinct differences in the drawing skills that a designer and an illustrator require and these should be clarified. Fashion Designers design and sketch garments to communicate their ideas to a design team - pattern makers, sample...

Lesson Earn while you learn fashion drawing

Figure Drawing For Fashion Design

The preliminary sketches help to determine the best position for the model in order to display the fashion details to best advantage. Note that the finished figure at the right is trimmer and more elongated than the figures in the preliminaries. Notice the continuous, spontaneous lines of these sketches which help to determine how the styling ' of a garment will be presented. In the finished figure, note how tj the fashion details, especially J around the neckline, are accented and exaggerated....

Drawing fashion hands

Figure Illustration For Fashion Design

These photographs show some of the most popular hand positions for fashion design. Hands may be partly hidden, for example, in trouser pockets, or by the sides of the body - knowing these techniques is especially useful when learning to draw. Practise sketching hands by following the drawn examples Fig. 6.11 to 6.15. The model's right hand is partly hidden, her left hand fingers are grouped together and bent The model's right hand is partly hidden, her left hand fingers are grouped together and...

Earn while you learn fashion drawing

Drawing Figure With Dress

The primary purpose of a fashion drawing is to display and sell merchandise. Therefore, care must be taken in posing the model so that the pleasing fashion details show to best advantage. The three figures on this page were done for one assignment. Top-flight fashion artists often make several drawings showing different poses in order to give an art director an opportunity to choose the pose which he believes best displays the garment. These three illustrations show how one artist varied the...

Technical Aspects sizes

Figure Show The Silhouette For Fashion

Some decades ago before the arrival of mass production, clothes were made by specialist couturiers who had on the premises everything that was necessary to realize any request for an item of clothing. The couturier knew exactly the tastes and the physical characteristics of his own clientele. Sometimes in the most prestigious fashion houses dressmaker's dummies were made, reproducing the exact measurements of the most discreet and fastidious women, who with every confidence in their couturiers...

The Beginnings Of Fashion Illustration

Georges Lepape Fashion Illustrations

Throughout the centuries, artists have been inspired by costume and fabric. Fashion illustrators have depicted the latest fashions, publicizing not only the garments but their creators. As early as the mid-seventeenth century, the detailed and descriptive etchings by Wenceslaus Hollar represented the beginnings of fashion illustration. By the eighteenth century, fashion ideas began to circulate via newspapers and magazines in Europe, Russia and North America, The first engraved fashion plates...

Solid Angel Neck Tattoos

Tattooing was practiced among members of Native American tribes for thousands of years. Native Americans tattooed themselves by cutting their skin with sharp objects and rubbing dye into the cuts. Cactus needles, fish bones, pine needles, bird bones, sharp stones, or other sharp objects pricked the skin and pigments such as charcoal, cedar-leaf ashes, or other materials were used to make red, blue, or green tattoos on the skin. People, especially men, would often tattoo themselves, though some,...

The Flemish Technique

The earliest oil painting method evolved from the earlier discipline of egg tempera painting, as an attempt to overcome the difficulties and limitations inherent in that medium. As this took place initially in Flanders, the method is referred to as the Flemish Technique. Essential to this method of painting are a rigid surface primed pure white, and a very precise line drawing. The Flemish painted on wood panels primed with a glue chalk ground, which caused the transparent passages to glow with...

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Byzantine Emperor And Empress

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Starting with embroidery

Klimt Inspired Embroidery Designs

The previous unit demonstrates that fashion design can be driven by fabric development. In the same way, embroidery can be used as the starting point for a garment idea. You can draw on paintings for patterns and shapes to develop into embroidery designs. The artist Gustav Klimt, for example, used intricate and ornate patterns, and his work would be an ideal starting point for this exercise. You may have your own preference, but be sure to choose a source that contains sufficient decorative...

Figure Drawing For Fashion Design

Basic Fashion Design

As this illustration shows, it is sometimes sufficient to change style to substitute the materials and colours used, leaving the cut and the basic patterns unchanged. Eveiy detail and element of finishing accentuates the youthful and informal style. For poses, see page 119 , The fashion plates drawn in outline can be used as the basis for practising variations in colour and particular fabrics. Take note also in this case of the attention to details. For every suggested pattern it is advisable...

The history of the kimono

Japanese Kimonos History

The kimono's form was first introduced from China as an undergarment. Its use as a normal form of dress for men and women dates from the Muromachi period 1392-1568 . At that time the samurai, or warrior class, replaced the court nobles who always wore ceremonial clothing and lived in castle towns. Clothing increasingly needed to be wearable for travel and urban outdoor life and the kimono was the foundation of these trends. Women's kimonos became very decorative from the middle of the Edo...

Centre Inverted Pleat

Inverted Pleat Fly Placket

Double colJar feature has tab button fastening. 2. High collar folds over and buttons. 3. Double pocket through angled seaming. 4. Stitched through pocket has fine cord welt 5 6. Adjustable side tabs. 7. Side rib inset has label sewn above. 1. Tab fastening under collar. 2. Buttoned placket has rounded top edge. 3. pf Horizontal stitching above and below buttons. 4 5. lt Double pockets incorporating small money I1J pockets and large patch pockets. 6. Side slit has contrast facing underneath....

Dress in the Baroque and Rococo Period 16001700

Rococo Men Coat

The styles in the fine arts from about the end of the sixteenth century to the first several decades of the eighteenth century is called baroque. Elements characteristic of baroque styles include extensive ornamentation, curved forms, and freely flowing lines, all in relatively large scale. The dress of the period clearly reflected these tendencies. Those who could afford to wear fashionable dress did so. The courts remained the most important stage on which to display opulent clothing. It has...

Helmut Newton White Women

Helmut Newton White Women Photography

Why We Love It What struck us immediately about Maciek Kobielski's simple but beautiful images for A4 were the tongue-in-cheek references to other photographers. In this shot, a classic Vogue Italia becomes the model's shirt, her face mirrored by those on the cover. In another, a woman nuzzles up to a photobook by Helmut Newton, the flat flash of the image playing off the high-contrast black-and-white. m.j. Why We Love It Who can resist a bedroom moment with Britain's most glamorous power...

Fashion Illustration Hands

Foot Fashion Illustrations

Lines for the hair should flow away from the scalp and continue in the directions set by the chosen style Try not to make the hair too uniform or like a hat Rather than attempting to draw every individual hair, outline large tufts The female hairline is usually higher than the male, emphasizing the roundness of the forehead A female's hair is drawn with longer, more flowing lines than the shorter strokes of a male's hair Hair should vary in tone, having highlights and definition, rather than...

Is The Burka Clothing Worn In Egypt

Boys Forced Wear Dresses

A long, flowing garment that covers the whole body from head to feet, the burka, also known as burqa or abaya, is an important part of the dress of Muslim women in many different countries. Some burkas leave the face uncovered, but most have a cloth or metal grid that hides the face from view while allowing the wearer to see. The exact origin of the burka is unknown, but similar forms of veil ing have been worn by women in countries such as India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Afghanistan since...

Figure Drawing Illustrations

Show Characters Drawing Computer

Jeanne Lanvin walking dress 1914 for La Gazette hi ban ton by Pierre Brissaud, the cousin of Georges Barbier and another advocate of the pochoir style. His illustrations often contained more than one figure and depicted social scenes. Today's illustrators are also fond of showing their fashion figures In a busy environment. Marcus Chin's illustration shows a well-dressed woman at a music gig sipping a glass of wine, surrounded by other revellers. Contemporaries of the illustrators discussed...

Clothing of Early Asian Cultures

Asian From The Middle Ages

UU p until very recently, people in the Western world had a very limited understanding of the kinds of clothing worn in Asia. Our pictures of Asian clothing relied on stereotypes of Japanese people wearing kimono, or long robes with wide sleeves, and Chinese people wearing Mao suits, the simply cut, dull-colored outfits favored by the Communist Party. In fact, the peoples of Asia have a clothing tradition every bit as rich and varied as that of the cultures of the West. Understanding of Asian...

Earn while you learn

Fashion Drawing Children

In sketching children's fashions, it is desirable to portray figures with a human interest element, just as in doing women's fashions. The sketches should be spontaneous and contain the action and movement usually associated with children in real life. Observation is extremely important in sketching children. Study children of all ages and make mental notes and sketches of their movements. You will find children assuming wonderful uninhibited poses. The movements of heads, hands and feet and...

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Small details big ideas

Small Boutique Design Ideas

Some man-made objects are extremely beautiful when seen up close. This circuit board might inspire ideas for beading or textured knitwear. One simple way to see something in a fresh light is to experiment with its scale. If a small part of a commonplace object Is blown up to a much larger scale, it will appear new and Instead of being boring and familiar might become the source of creative ideas, It is this sort of in-depth consideration of a source that puts an individual stamp on your work....

Claire Smalley Fashion Illustration

1970 Fashion

Ren Gruau, Original illustration, Capeline Yves Saint Laurent for Madame Figaro, 1986. Ink and watercolour. Courtesy Galerie Bartsch amp Chariau, Munich. The trend for glamorous dressing-up during the 1980s invested accessories, especially hats, with a new importance. Saint Laurent frames the head with a black halo. Ren Gruau, Original illustration of Christian Lacroix for cover of Madame Figaro, 1990. Ink and watercolour. Courtesy Galerie Bartsch amp Chariau, Munich. With only a few...

Fashion And Its Dissemination

Technical Fashion Drawing

Fashion from the post-war period onwards spread and diversified in a way that was particularly striking. The companies in the sector made themselves more responsive to changes in taste among consumers, offering in profusion products which were suited to the most varied demands of the market. The figure of the designer became increasingly important for the success of a company in the world of fashion. It was in the 1980s that the relationship between designer and industry assumed an absolute...