The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook

The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook: Inspiration, Design Development and Presentation

by Sharon Rothman

Sharon Rothman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, with over 20 years experience in teaching award-winning students in Fashion Design Art and producing the biannual ArtSpecialization / AAS Exhibit. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fairchild Books, 2016
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    978-1-4742-2224-2 (online)

    978-1-4742-1306-6 (epdf)

    978-1-4725-6729-1 (paperback)
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    First Edition
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The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook
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The Fashion Designer's Sketchbook is a must-have resource for both fashion students and practising designers who wish to learn new ways of generating design ideas in order to create successful fashion collections, and who wish to develop their own creative aesthetic. It demonstrates how the fashion design sketchbook serves as a crucial creative tool for professional development - and a valuable portfolio of design work to present to potential employers.

This book identifies four distinct types of creative journal, each representing a different phase in the design process: the inspiration diary, the working journal, the presentation journal and the design log; and it explores how one develops out of the other, each stage in the idea generation process moving the process forward organically from discovery, to direction, to design development and delivery.