As a tool of the individual and of culture, clothing has meaning. In this program, students explore the functional, social, and psychological aspects of clothing. Viewers learn how clothing provides more than just protection from the elements; it offers comfort, helps us to fit in with our peer group, and encourages us to follow trends. The right clothes can boost our self-image and confidence, too. We examine the fashion industry, as well as the influential role that marketing and advertising play in our daily decision of what to wear.
This book covers the fundamentals of electronics and their applications in textiles and clothing product development. The book emphasizes the interface between electronics and textile materials, detailing diverse methods and techniques used in industrial practice. It explores ways to integrate textile materials with electronics for communicating/signal transferring applications. It also discusses wearable electronic products for industrial applications based on functional properties and end users in sectors such as defense, medicine, health monitoring, and security.
This comprehensive text focuses on the fashion segment of the retail industry. It begins with a broad overview of fashion retailing, then focuses on on-site and off-site environments, management and control functions, merchandising fashion products, and ends with communicating with and servicing the clientele. In this new edition, the authors focus on the globalization of the retail industry with emphasis on US retail expansion into foreign markets as well as global brands' proposed expansion into the US market. This edition has been extensively updated to include current trends including sustainable fashion, the growth of the multi-cultural market, and the impact of new technology and e-commerce. With many engaging photographs and examples to illustrate the concepts, Fashion Retailing is ideal for learning the fundamentals of global fashion retailing and the basic business concepts involved.
Key Concepts for the Fashion Industry is the first concise and accessible overview of fashion theories for students on any fashion course. Providing an easy understanding of the core concepts, from scarcity to conformity, this book offers clear, practical examples and accessible case studies, making complex theory easy to digest. All fashion students need a basic understanding of how a style becomes a fashion and how this spreads or declines, whether they are studying fashion design, merchandising or any other fashion course. Containing student-friendly features such as discussion questions, activities and further reading, this book is essential reading for all students studying across all areas of fashion.
Packed with full-colour images from contributors such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Edun and People Tree, A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion is a much-needed handbook for both students and professionals in the fashion and textile industries. Beginning with a reflection on current models of fashion design and production, this book introduces the key issues associated with the production, use and disposal of fashion clothing and gives step-by-step guidance on how to identify and evaluate the potential impacts of a garment during the design process. Featuring industry perspectives and studio-based exercises, the final five chapters of the book explore a range of ways in which designers can reduce the negative impacts associated with the life cycle of fashion garments.
The textile and fashion industries produce millions of tons of solid waste every year through the many processes used--from yarn production, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing, to apparel construction, quality inspection and unsold goods--generating waste at each step. Typically, this waste is sent to landfills, incinerated or, at best, recycled into low-quality fibers used for industrial applications. Scraps, published for Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s exhibition of the same name, presents three designers’ alternative approaches to the shockingly high human and environmental costs of textile industry waste.
Street style blogging has experienced a meteoric rise in popularity over the last decade. Amateur photographers, often with no formal training in fashion, have become critical arbiters of taste and trends, influencing the representations that appear in magazines and on runways, and putting new cities on the fashion world map. This cutting-edge book documents the evolution of street style photography, from the fieldwork photos of early anthropology to the glamorized snapshots that appear on blogs today, and explores the structural shifts in the global fashion industry that street style has helped bring about.
The Canadian Apparel Federation works to ensure that the industry's interests are taken into account. We lobby on issues such as internationals trade, tariffs, competition policy and product safety plus a wide range of other issues.
The Fashion Industry and Its Careers, 3rd Edition, offers an exploration of the fashion industry - from raw materials to marketing to the ultimate consumer - and explores fashion careers across the board. For each career covered, readers will learn about what to expect on the job, required education and training, and the relationship of the role to the industry as a whole.
This book helps both students and individuals interested in entering the fashion industry prepare for successful careers – from self-assessment and goal setting to landing the first job. This book presents a seamless and comprehensive approach to everything needed for professional and career development, including résumé writing, interviewing, job search strategies, internships, and portfolios for fashion design, merchandising or retail careers.