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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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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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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A mould of the human form that is used for draping fabrics and making clothes. Also called a tailor’s dummy, the different parts on some models can be moved to approximate different body sizes. This should not be confused with a mannequin...

Construction through shape

Juliana Sissons

Juliana Sissons is a knitwear designer, educator and freelance pattern cutter with clients including Alexander McQueen, Shelley Fox, Hewitts of Savile Row and the BBC. Her work has also been commissioned by artists including Leigh Bowery, Andrew Logan, Britney Spears and style icon Isabella Blow. Juliana is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles at Nottingham Trent University, and also teaches at Manchester School of Art, the University of Brighton, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Knitwear : An Introduction to Contemporary Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...‘Elizabeth’ dress by Jemma Sykes for ethical label Butcher Couture, hand-knitted in organic wool.In Chapter 4 the knitted swatch is transformed into a three-dimensional piece. There are a number of different shaping methods, such as draping...

Draping on the Mannequin

Anette Fischer

Anette Fischer is a Senior Lecturer specializing in 3D Development on the BA (Hons) Fashion course at the University of the Creative Arts, Epsom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kiran Gobin

Kiran Gobin is a creative pattern cutter and a lecturer in Fashion Design at Middlesex University, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Construction for Fashion Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...Draping is modeling or shaping a piece of fabric on a mannequin (also called a model-stand, dress form or dummy) or a life model. Madeleine Vionnet (in the 1920s) and Madame Alix Grès (1930s) were the first couture designers to devote...