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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-03-23
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

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Menswear books for fashion design students are under-represented in relation to the wealth of womenswear titles, this fully expanded and updated edition of Menswear provides a broad introduction to this exciting subject.

The second edition includes two completely new chapters on design development for menswear, which looks at sportswear, print, denim and knitwear, and on design research, which explores working with sketchbooks, fabric, colour, samples, trimmings, toiles and first samples. Filled with insightful new interviews with both emerging and established designers, Menswear also features case studies with contemporary menswear labels, stylists and designers. New exercises complete each chapter, enabling readers to apply their own skills in fabric, colour, print and design.

Menswear is an invaluable companion text for all designers seeking inspiration for their own menswear design collections.

Author Biography

John Hopkins is Head of Fashion and Textiles at Winchester School of Art, UK.

Table of Contents


1. Menswear Through the Ages
Social and Historical Contexts; Sumptuary Laws; Function and Status; Origins of Tailoring; Menswear's Influence on Womenswear; Counter Culture; Exercise: Historical Research for Design Innovation; Interview: Dashing Tweeds

2. Design Research and Inspiration
Details; Vintage; Uniforms; Workwear; Street Style; Trends and Forecasting; London Collection Men; Exercise; Interview: Matthew Zorpas, The Gentleman Blogger

3. Tailoring Traditions
Tailoring; The Suit; The Sartoralists; British Tailoring; Italian Tailoring; American Tailoring; Shirts; Neck Ties; Exercise: Tailoring for Menswear; Interview: Stowers Bespoke

4. Sportswear, Knit and Print
A Brief History of Sportswear; American Influence; Undergarments; Denim; Knit for Menswear; Print for Menswear Exercise: Design for Sportswear Fabrication; Interview: Alan Maleh, Man of the World Magazine

5. Design Development for Menswear
Working with Sketchbooks; Fabric Research; Working with Colour; Trimmings; Toiles/Muslins; Collection Development; First Samples; Exercise: Design to Realisation; Interview: Lou Dalton

6. Menswear Presentations
Drawing Men; CAD for Menswear; Menswear Illustration; Presentation Formats; Social Media; Exercise: Menswear Portfolio; Interview: Seung Won Hong

Further resources
Acknowledgements and picture credits

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