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Fashion Design Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: A Practical Guide for Aspiring Fashion Designers Paperback – Mar 1 2010
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--The Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Steven Faerm is the B.F.A. Director of Fashion Design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. He is also the author of 200 Projects to Get You Into Fashion and Design, a title in Barron's Aspire Series.
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As it happened, I ordered FASHION DESIGN COURSE by Steven Faerm before I examined The Smith book on FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY, and I submitted my opinion on the former before I examined the latter. It corroborates my conclusion that this spate of beautifully laid out, medium format books in soft covers are unorganized snippets of pretty dreams without practical value for wannabees. The information is given like master to apprentice, but it does not inform outside the context of the atelier. However, since I am buying these books for reference, I did find my only useful information in Mr. Faerm's essay.
If I were qualified to write a book for aspirers who want to find a livelihood by designing clothing, I should begin when the inhabitants of Eden realized they did not have enough hair to cover themselves from cold and shame. Once the knife was invented to take the fur from hairier animals, and the needle invented to improve insulation and appearance, designing duds became the second oldest profession; the most primitive savages go ape over personal adornment. As civilization found more materials, such as cotton, linen, and hemp, and technology developed spinning, weaving, knitting, and dyeing, and people became specialized by occupation, the palette of design elements grew. The importance of this paragraph is that every advance in couturie was made to serve a purpose with the means available. Purpose and available means are the driving force for design, not imagination. So, a course in designing threads must begin with learning the purpose served by the way clothing is conceived and fabricated. Mr.Read more ›
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This would be a great resource for those entering fashion schools to get an overview of what's ahead and after graduation for a solid review of the lessons learned in college and to prepare for the career ahead.
the author is the director of parsons bfa, and all the assignments that you will have in parsons are talked about in this book.
IT IS VERY HELPFUL !!