Developing a Fashion Collection

Developing a Fashion Collection

by Elinor Renfrew

Elinor Renfrew is Associate Head of the Design School and Director for Fashion at Kingston University, UK. Elinor graduated from the renowned MA Fashion course at Central St Martin's, UK and worked in the fashion industry for 10 years before going into education when she moved to Melbourne, Australia, where she taught at RMIT. She has also taught at Manchester Metropolitan University, Edinburgh College of Art and Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, UK. Elinor has recently been awarded an associate Professorship and is a member of the Graduate Fashion Week and British Fashion Council Steering Committees. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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and Colin Renfrew

Colin Renfrew is Pro Vice Chancellor Dean at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He graduated in Printed Textiles from Glasgow School of Art and went on to complete an MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Colin has over 30 years' experience in fashion education in the UK, Australia, Sri Lanka and Russia. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and the China Academy of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fairchild Books, 2016
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  • ISBN:
    978-2-9404-9673-0 (paperback)

    978-1-4725-3914-4 (epdf)

    978-1-4742-2223-5 (online)
  • Edition:
    Second edition
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Developing a Fashion Collection
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Fully updated with new interviews and inspiring images, the 2nd edition of Developing a Fashion Collection covers everything the fashion student needs to know before designing their own collections.

Developing a Fashion Collection focuses on the process of designing a collection, and explores different types of research, fabric sourcing, the key roles within a design team and the many sources of inspiration available to designers. Different market levels from ready-to-wear to online shopping are covered in-depth, and are given real-world context through insightful interviews with practising contemporary designers. Collections for niche markets, including knitwear, childrenswear and footwear are also discussed.

The 2nd edition of Developing a Fashion Collection features interviews with high-profile international contemporary fashion designers, including Sister by Sibling, Holly Fulton, Todd Lynn, thefuturelaboratory, People Tree, Leutton Postle and Insley & Nash.