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  • "BUILDING the FASHION FIGURE" video lesson with Laura- for all body types

  • PDF EBOOK: "100 Fashion Design Inspiration Prompts" , including  Croquis sketching templates so you'll have figures to draw your ideas onto right away

  • Start sketching for the sheer sake of tapping into your innate creativity. This is where YOU begin and the magic will flow if you give it the time, love and attention.  There is NO art quite like fashion!

Laura Volpintesta.

contact: info@fashionillustrationtribe.com

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Fashion Educator, Illustrator, Designer, Author of the Language of Fashion Design  also on Kindle) and co-author of the Fashion Design Resource and Specification Book.

Fashion Design Faculty Parsons the New School for Design ince 1997.Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and FT Faculty 2006-2011

Here are my TOP RESOURCES for FASHION STUDENTS!

Model Drawing Basic Lesson– 12 minute video

100 Fashion Design Inspiration Prompts pdf booklet with croquis templates

Flat Sketches guidebook


ART SUPPLIES for Fashion Designers

Art Supply Cart at Utrecht.

Reeves Gouache ($)  Winsor and Newton Gouache ($$$)


Fashion Design BOOKS for students:

This video of mine also includes all the links in its caption and shows you all of my fave books for fashion students!

Fashion Design Course by Steven Faerme is affordable and covers everything we cover in this class.


Draping Book- 


Fashion Design Process: examples of portfolios, research, flats, designers, design process.


Pattern Making for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph Armstrong with clear sketches and flat pattern drafting


  • Couture Sewing Book-

Couture Sewing by Claire Shaeffer


  • Basic Sewing Book:

Sewing for Fashion Design by Connie Amaden Crawford


(the swatches are all white but the quality and description are excellent)



  • Fabric Pattern/Print Design 

A Field Guide to Fabric Design:


Fashion Design Research Book by Ezinma Mbonu


  • excellent COLOR theory book for artists and designers

Color: How to Use It by Marcie Cooperman


Books by Laura Volpintesta

the Language of Fashion Design: 26 Principles Every Fashion Designer Should Know:

The Fashion Designers Reference and Specification Book


YOUTUBE RESOURCE

Zoe Hong is an awesome channel for learning fashion school stuff!  She’s amazing!

Laura Volpintesta is an awesome fashion model drawing/fashion illustration etc channel!


CROQUIS TEMPLATES

Childrens , Tweens -Menswear croquis- WomensPlus Size – Maternity

Explore Fashion Illustration Tribe.com website BLOG for articles and resources!


iPad/DEVICE APPS  FOR FASHION IOS/ ANDROID/Samsung, etc

  1. Pret a template croquis templates: download/ print bodies  .   app for template sketching on iPad or tablet/Google Play
  2. Tayasui Sketches App for iPad or Google Play
  3. Procreate app 
  4. Imagink app
  5. the Fashion Professor Picture Dictionary : A fashion dictionary app with definitions and vector flats. Links to Illustrator classes.
  6. Adobe Illustrator Draw for vector drawings, smooth and sleek, resizable, available for IOS or Android.
  7. Adobe Photoshop Sketch app is textural and organic, IOS or Android
  8. Photo Collaging apps to use in tablet or phone, ipad.
  9. Watermark apps- EZY Watermark
  10. Adobe Capture app for pulling out COLOR PALETTES/ color stories
  11. Adobe Spark post for social media marketing, animated posts,  and color palettes with text
  12. http://www.Canva.com for easy graphic design and mood boards

Research/ trend sites/ Fashion forecasting

First View.com is an incredible archive! Fashion calendar for all countries,  archives all designers runway, beauty and backstage for every Fashion week! AMAZING! Search by designer, country, season, year, etc……

Premiere Vision THE fabric show Paris, New York

Li Edelkoort: Trend Union, Talking Textiles

Carlin 

Promostyl

Peclers

Style Council

Pantone

Pinterest for research. CHECK OUT MY FASHION MODEL DRAWING AND DESIGN DETAIL BOARDS

Instagram

Magazines

Look anywhere and everywhere!

some suggestions:

Vogue Magazine,   also Vogue Brasil, Italia, Espana, China, etc etc etc

Dazed

L’Officiel de la mode e de la haute couture Paris.

Elle magazine from every country!!!    Elle.com

L’Officiel Italia

IN Style              

W magazine

WWD Women’s Wear Daily

Bazaar

i-D

V

Nylon

Teen Vogue

Marie Claire

National Geographic

Textile View

 

FABRIC swatches , trims, printing and notions resources

Print your own fabric: Spoonflower ($1 Swatch kit available), Fabric on Demand

Dharma Trading Co.– dyeable garments and dying supplies, $20 dollar EXCELLENY swatch kit available! Only black and white but very worth it and educational too!

Fabric on demand

Inkjet digital printing in Brooklyn

Spandex House

M&J Trimming NYC //blog.mjtrim.com/category/fashion/

Steinlauf and Stoller Notions

Dress Forms  for designers Superior Mannequins.

ETHICAL FASHION  DISCUSSION

ETHICAL FASHION ACADEMY resources page!

Movie: the true cost

Fashion Revolution Day “who made your clothes?”

Dior and I

Unzipped

FLATS AND TECHNICAL DRAWING:

my Craftsy Class for hand sketching flats

Adobe Illustrator Flats sketching and design: the FAshion Professor

Shingo Sato amazing, brilliant.

ETHICAL FASHION

the True Cost of Fast Fashion- must-see movie

Fashion Revolution 

ethical fashion PODCAST and other Ethical Fashion Podcasts: Fashion Revolution Podcast