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...Adrienne Vittadini is an American designer of Hungarian origin. She was born Adrienne Toth in either 1944 or 1945 in Budapest, Hungary. Her father was a physician and she had a privileged upbringing. He held strong anticommunist views...
...History and Significance of Knitwear in Clothing Understanding knitwear in fashion is akin to understanding the perceptions and the limitations of the technique itself. This means that the properties of knit as well as the perception...

Drawing Knits

Bina Abling

Bina Abling teaches in the Fashion Design departments of FIT and Parsons School of Design in New York City. She is the author of Fashion Sketchbook, 4th Edition, Advanced Fashion Sketchbook, Model Drawing, and Marker Rendering for Fashion, Accessories and Interior Design. Bina's knowledge and experience comes from 10 years in the fashion industry and 15 years of teaching. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Sketchbook

Fairchild Books, 2019

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...Illustration by Jose “Juni” Salgado.This chapter is an introduction to the nuances of drawing, styling, and rendering fashion knitwear for women’s, men’s, and children’s garments. Knits created by hand or machine are a constant...
...Born in 1957 in Dublin, Lainey Keogh began work as a lab technician before deciding to pursue a career in fashion design. Specializing in knitwear, Keogh opened her first boutique in Dublin in 1984.After she built up a reputation...

Oversized Projects

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2008

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...About this Chapter Occasionally a designer may require garments to be oversized, or much larger than normal garments. This chapter will introduce the reader to the concepts and patternmaking techniques used to create oversized garments...

Approach to knit

Juliana Sissons

Juliana Sissons is a knitwear designer, educator and freelance pattern cutter with clients including Alexander McQueen, Shelley Fox, Hewitts of Savile Row and the BBC. Her work has also been commissioned by artists including Leigh Bowery, Andrew Logan, Britney Spears and style icon Isabella Blow. Juliana is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles at Nottingham Trent University, and also teaches at Manchester School of Art, the University of Brighton, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Knitwear : An Introduction to Contemporary Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Knitwear design embellished with Swarovski crystals by Björg Skarphéðinsdóttir.In order to take a fresh look at knitting, and at ideas that are normally taken for granted, we should first understand historically how these techniques came...

Knitted Fabrics

Ingrid Johnson

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Ingrid Johnson is a Full Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Allen C. Cohen

Allen C. Cohen was Professor Emeritus of Textile Science at the Fashion Institute of Technology, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ajoy K. Sarkar

Ajoy Sarkar teaches textile development and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Objectives To understand why knitted fabrics look and perform the way they do. To recognize various knit structures and their identifying characteristics. To understand how knitted fabrics are produced. To be knowledgeable of the important...
...Markus Lupfer was born in Kisslegg, Germany, in 1968. After briefly studying fashion in Treves, he moved to London in 1995 to attend the University of Westminster. His final-year collection, completed in 1997, was purchased in its entirety...

Sportmax

Designer biography

...Sportmax is a part of the House of Max Mara, which was established in 1951 in Reggio Emilia, Italy, by the entrepreneur Achille Maramotti. Maramotti has a degree in law, but after graduating he devoted his time to dressmaking, as had many...

Fabric Characteristics and Terms

Helen Joseph-Armstrong

Helen Joseph-Armstrong is a Professor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Center of the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, USA. A teacher, designer, consultant, and author, Armstrong is a recipient of the Nisod Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin and a Life Time Achievement Award from the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Draping for Apparel Design

Fairchild Publications, 2013

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...Fabrics are a powerful medium in the skillful hands of the draper/designer whose creativity is stimulated by the array of colors, boldness of prints, and innovative textures that are offered each season. Knowledge of the characteristics...