Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing AccessoriesJohn Lau
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The lavish colour photographs on each page and the clear language make the book a delight to read ... [It] will appeal to readers interested in becoming fashion designers (or making accessories for themselves), to experienced designers and to anyone interested in fashion. TRC Accessories play a key role within style and the fashion industry, and this book allows students at the beginning of their creative journey to identify with the accessory, from the moment of inspiration through to the practicalities of production. It provides an insightful and inspirational foundation about accessories and their key fundamentals to those pursuing a career within the fashion design industry. Georgina Hooper, University of Chichester, UK Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories is a vibrant, modern and highly informative teaching aid. The volume demonstrates not only the importance of accessory design to the fashion industry, but also formative design and production methods. Techniques ranging from traditional craft skills to innovation methods are conveyed through an engaging and visually creative format. This is an essential read for students studying within the full spectrum of fashion-related education. Mal Burkinshaw, Edinburgh College of Art, UK This is an impressive book - informative, inspiring and imaginative. It provides a solid foundation for starting design students interested in working within this growing market. The mixture of contemporary case studies, information on technology, manufacture and creative product development are all underpinned by fascinating insights into the history and heritage of accessory design, making this book an essential for any Fashion, Textiles or Product Design student. It is the ideal platform for students to go on to develop their own creative ideas. Jane Stanton, University of Derby, UK
John has helped new brands develop their creative and business direction both in the UK, Hong Kong and China; such as working with Krizia to launch a new range specific to the Chinese mar