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The Fashion Buyer

David Shaw

David Shaw worked in fashion buying for over 20 years for some of the UK’s most famous high street fashion retailers. He is now an academic, consultant trainer and writer on fashion retailing and marketing. David has lectured at the London College of Fashion, Nottingham Trent University, Middlesex University, University of Surrey, Northumbria University and The Institute Marangoni in the UK, as well as the Dublin Institute of Technology and Macquarie University, Sydney. He has previously published four titles on fashion buying, marketing and management for Routledge, Macmillan and Springer-Verlag. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dimitri Koumbis

Dimitri Koumbis is the Creative Director of Situ Retail Environments, which is a design firm that focuses on consumer research, demographic and trading area studies, branding, store design and visual merchandising/display for retailers. He is also Adjunct Faculty, Fashion Merchandising and Marketing at The Art Institute of New York where he teaches Contemporary Retail Environments, Store Design, Visual Merchandising, Branding, Trends/Forecasting, Textiles, Portfolio, and Apparel/HR Management. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Buying : From Trend Forecasting to Shop Floor

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...FALL/Winter 2015–16The Francois Eymeric Presentation during Paris Fashion Week.Fashion buying is often seen as one of the most glamorous of all fashion retailing roles. Many parts of it are; however, other aspects of the job require...

Venturing In

Samata Pattinson

Samata Pattinson is a womenswear designer, public speaker and author who has her own fashion label, Samata. In 2007 Samata became the first British female to showcase during the New York Nolcha Fashion Week and has received a host of industry awards and nominations including Cosmopolitan magazine‘s ‘Future Fashion Star of 2008’. She has been named in the ‘Black Women in Europe: Power List 2010’, and in March 2011 was listed as one of Red magazine’s ‘One to Watch: Top 20 women under the age of 30’. At the same time she was also announced as the winner of Suzy Amis Cameron’s international dress design contest Red Carpet Green Dress, creating an Oscar worthy gown from sustainable materials. Samata is currently the Global Campaign Director of the contest working between Los Angeles, New York and London. Samata is a guest lecturer at the London College of Fashion and has written for Fashion Capital, Cision, The Guardian and Vogue UK. Samata has been invited to Number 10 Downing Street to meet former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and has addressed Prime Minister David Cameron and an audience of MPs, entrepreneurs and media at the launch of StartUp Britain. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Designer’s Resource Book

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013

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...Vision and goals After you have taken a good, close look at the industry and decided that you want to build a career within it, you might start to feel rather overwhelmed about exactly where to begin your journey. The comforting...

Academic Perspective

Fiona Dieffenbacher

Having studied at the prestigious Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, Fiona Dieffenbacher started out working for Donna Karan and was mentored by both Michael Kors and Anna Sui. She later opened her own boutique, and her collections retailed across the US and Japan. Fiona is now Program Director of the BFA Fashion Design course at Parsons. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Thinking : Creative Approaches to the Design Process

Fairchild Books, 2013

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...Professor Frances Corner OBE London College of FashionProfessor Frances Corner is Head of London College of Fashion, a role she has held since 2005. London College of Fashion is the only college in the UK to specialize in fashion education,...

Designer Perspective

Fiona Dieffenbacher

Having studied at the prestigious Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, Fiona Dieffenbacher started out working for Donna Karan and was mentored by both Michael Kors and Anna Sui. She later opened her own boutique, and her collections retailed across the US and Japan. Fiona is now Program Director of the BFA Fashion Design course at Parsons. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Thinking : Creative Approaches to the Design Process

Fairchild Books, 2013

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...three ASFOURThis New York City-based avant garde label was originally established in 1998 as ASFOUR, consisting of four designers: Gabi Asfour, Angela Donhauser, Adi Gil and Kai Khune. In 2001, the label won the Ecco Domani Fashion Grant...

Point of View

Fiona Dieffenbacher

Having studied at the prestigious Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, Fiona Dieffenbacher started out working for Donna Karan and was mentored by both Michael Kors and Anna Sui. She later opened her own boutique, and her collections retailed across the US and Japan. Fiona is now Program Director of the BFA Fashion Design course at Parsons. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Thinking : Creative Approaches to the Design Process

Fairchild Books, 2013

Book chapter

...Colleen Sherin, Senior Fashion Director Saks Fifth AvenueAs Senior Fashion Director for Saks Fifth Avenue, Colleen Sherin travels the globe in search of trends, inspiration, and up-and-coming designers. Colleen covers the women...

Essential business skills

Angie Boothroyd

Originally from California, Angie Boothroyd worked as a graphic designer when she moved to London in 1994. She then retrained in jewellery at London Guildhall University and then at the Royal College of Art where she completed her MA in 2001. Angie set up a workshop at Cockpit Arts with the help of a Cockpit Arts Seedbed Award and a Setting Up Grant from the Crafts Council. Since then she has exhibited her work throughout the UK and abroad, including such prestigious events as Origin: The London Craft Fair, Goldsmiths’ Fair, and COLLECT. She has taught jewellery making at a variety of institutions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Setting up a successful jewellery business

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Every jewellery business is different, and you will develop your own way of operating your business over time. In fact, most of your business nous is likely to be learned on the job, not from books. However, there are certain fundamental...

Mixed Messages

Machine Stitch : Perspectives

A & C Black, 2010

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...this chapter explores the creations of artists who intend to provoke a reaction in the viewer, work that comes with a message, that goes beyond the merely aesthetic. These pieces can be considered political in the widest sense. Often...

Point of View

Fiona Dieffenbacher

Having studied at the prestigious Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, Fiona Dieffenbacher started out working for Donna Karan and was mentored by both Michael Kors and Anna Sui. She later opened her own boutique, and her collections retailed across the US and Japan. Fiona is now Program Director of the BFA Fashion Design course at Parsons. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Thinking : Creative Approaches to the Design Process

Fairchild Books, 2013

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...Talent Scout, Barbara Franchin Director of ITSBarbara Franchin is the Director and Project Supervisor of ITS (International Talent Support) and Head of the agency EVE, based in Trieste, Italy. She has...

Portfolio and Professional Practice

John Hopkins

John Hopkins worked as a womenswear designer at Jaeger and Burberry for over ten years. His teaching career began in the United States, where he served as chair of Fashion at Savannah College of Art and Design, before taking up his current position as head of Fashion and Textiles at Winchester School of Art, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Design: The Complete Guide

AVA Publishing SA, 2012

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...To understand the purpose and value of a fashion design portfolioTo identify a range of opportunities for self-promotion as a fashion designerTo consider the impact of information communication technology on the fashion industryTo...

Stitched Words

Machine Stitch : Perspectives

A & C Black, 2010

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...Asda child’s T-shirt, 2008. Cotton thread and fabric. Multi-needle machine. 38 x 30cm (15 x 12in.)the ways in which text can be explored in embroidery vary enormously, depending on the required outcome or brief, the maker’s intentions...