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...Significance of Animal Print in Clothing The use of animal prints in fashion is markedly at odds with their natural function. Creatures such as tigers, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, and zebras have all evolved to bear markings that serve...

Basic Rendering Techniques

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

Book chapter

...Sketch by Julian Guthrie.When you use media to color in your sketch, like for flesh tones or fabrics, the process is called rendering. Flesh tones are a personal choice, and there are lots of tints and shades to explore. Fabric in your...
...The Collection in Context Bill Blass’s fall/winter 1997 collection was shown in the tents in Bryant Park during New York Fashion Week. Attendees included Def Jam founder and chairman Russell Simmons and menswear designer Alan Flusser...

Not So Fast Fashion: The New Perseverance

Mackinney-Valentin Maria

Maria Mackinney-Valentin is an Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Denmark. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning Identity Status Ambivalence in Contemporary Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...“[H]‌er choice of leopard print is objectionable on every possible count of taste. It is outdated, a little bonkers, intrinsically associated with the late 70s and somehow redolent of very tacky and somewhat distasteful sex” (Freeman 2002)....


Designer biography

...Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani was born in the Lombardy region of Italy in 1932. His fashion education began in Paris as he studied at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture...


Designer biography

...The Italian fashion house Blumarine was founded in 1977 by Anna Molinari and her husband Gianpaolo Tarabini. The brand has its origins in Carpi, Modena and the name comes from the couple’s favorite color and a love of the sea. The house...
...The Collection in Context Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer collection of 1997 capitalized on their strengths. Sensual chiffon hugged curvaceous (but trim) hips and bra straps peeked out from under delicate, negligee-inspired fishtail gowns...