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Anatomy of an accessory

John Lau

John Lau graduated with a first class honours in womenswear design at London College of Fashion and has a masters in enterprise. John has worked in various roles within the fashion industry and has experience as a fashion stylist and writer for the international magazines Loaded and the Chinese edition of Vogue. He has helped new brands develop their creative and business direction both in the UK, Hong Kong and China, and continues to have an active role in fashion as a consultant for retail, branding, production and distribution. John is currently a Senior Lecturer in International Fashion Business at Manchester Metropolitan University, teaching on the Fashion Buying and Clothing Design and Technology programmes. Along with his teaching, John is working towards his PhD and has research interests in international fashion branding and is currently co-authoring and editing two textbooks on fashion buying and fashion merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories : Exploring the design and construction of bags, shoes, hats and jewellery

Fairchild Books, 2012

Book chapter

...Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen creates a delicate headpiece with web-like lace that echoes the exquisite dresses on the catwalk. What is an accessory? An accessory is an object that is worn on the body or carried by a person, yet...

Bedouin Jewelry

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood is Director of the Textile Research Centre, Leiden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...For thousands of years, jewelry has been an essential part of dress throughout the Arab world. No matter what their age, occupation, or status, people have worn jewelry of some kind. Jewelry, however, should not be seen only as a means...


Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...The jewelry of the African continent is diverse, ornate, and creative. Part of dress practices, adorning the person is a holistic endeavor. Jewelry is not solely worn for the purpose of adornment; it is an important social marker...

Mastering Vector Tools for Apparel Design and Presentation

Stacy Stewart Smith

Stacy Stewart Smith is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Fashion Design Art at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), USA, where he instructs the finer points of digital fashion design and technical specifications using Adobe Illustrator® and Adobe Photoshop®. He has been teaching computer art, illustration, fashion design and merchandising courses since 1998 and was Teacher of the Year (2000) during his lengthy post at the Wood Tobé-Coburn School of New York. Smith is an accomplished fashion designer and fine art painter. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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CAD for Fashion\nDesign and Merchandising

Fairchild Publications, 2013

Book chapter

...Objectives In Chapters 2 and 3 the basics of working with Illustrator® were emphasized. In this chapter, fashion apparel and accessory tutorials are used to teach digital apparel design and presentation techniques using Illustrator...

Jewelry of Malaysia

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Beads were one of the earliest forms of manufactured body ornaments worn by indigenous groups in Malaysia. Some beads found in Borneo can be dated to the Metal Age. Earlier glass and stone beads that came from as far away as Egypt...