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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

by Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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AVA Publishing SA, 2007
  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781474218573
  • ISBN:
    978-1-474218-57-3 (online)

    978-2-940373-61-1 (paperback)

    978-2-9404-3966-9 (epdf)
  • Edition:
    First Edition
  • Place of Publication:
    Lausanne
  • Published Online:
    2018
The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design
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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design is a comprehensive guide to the numerous terms associated with, and used within, the field of fashion.

Over 250 terms are explained and contextualised, with concise definitions accompanied by illustrations and examples taken from traditional and contemporary fashion design.

The dictionary covers traditional terms still in current usage, as well as modern terminology such as Tank top and Militaria. It also defines a wide variety of practical terminology, such as Appliqué, Block printing, Flax, Logo, Silhouette and Tailoring, as well as conceptual expressions including Postmodernism, Juxtaposition and Zeitgeist.