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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

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...The neck is measured around the largest part of neck. The bust is measured under the arms and around the fullest part of the chest. The natural waistline can be found by tying a string snugly around the waist and then reaching down the side...

Androgynous

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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...Both masculine and feminine traits blended into one unified style, or a lack of specific gender identification. The look includes formal tailoring, military jackets, waistcoats and oversized dress shirts, enhanced by the use of fabrics...

Balfour

Gavin Ambrose

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A tartan cloth pattern identifying the Balfour clan, whose modern design was created by Peter MacDonald of Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland.☛ see Tartan 236–237...

Bohemian

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 style of clothing inspired by Bohemian and Indian cultures, characterised by colourful, flowing garments. The word derives from the French, bohémien, meaning a gypsy of society, taken from the Bohemian region of Europe. In current usage...

Peek-a-boo

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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...Any part of the garment that has been cut out to reveal skin or underwear such as this dress, which reveals the flank. Often used to make underwear more revealing.☛ see Nudity 177, Sheer 217...

Boutique

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 retail outlet that specialises in fashion or jewellery. A boutique (from the French word for small shop) tends to sell clothing created by a particular designer (or limited range of designers), rather than clothes produced for the mass...

Bra Sizes

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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...Code letters that relate to a given cup size. Bra size is determined by three measurements, although garments produced by different manufacturers vary a great deal. The frame size or underband is a tight measure around the torso...

Calico

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 coarse, lightweight fabric made from unbleached cotton using a plain weave and low thread count. Calico originates from Calicut in Kerala, India and is typically printed with brightly coloured designs, either by discharge or resist...

Tailor’s Chalk

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 piece of hard chalk used by tailors to make temporary marks on fabric relating to the size of the client. Also known as French chalk, a tailor will chalk lines on to the cloth of a semi-made garment during a fitting in order to make...

Coat

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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...Outerwear worn by men and women over an outfit to provide protection from the elements. A coat is usually at least thigh length, with long sleeves and a front opening, which may be fastened with buttons, zips, poppers, toggles or belts...