top resources for fashion students with Laura Volpintesta

Top Resources for Fashion Students

Laura Volpintesta, Fashion Educator, Illustrator, Designer, Author of the Language of Fashion Design  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 contact: info@laura-from-fashionillustration-tribe

Here are my TOP RESOURCES for FASHION STUDENTS!

based on 30 years of teaching Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design Fashion.

Model Drawing Basic Lesson– 12 minute video

100 Fashion Design Inspiration Prompts pdf booklet with croquis templates

Flat Sketches guidebook


top resources for fashion students: art supplies

ART SUPPLIES resources for fashion students: Students Illustration and Design Sketching

My Illustration Art Supply Cart at Utrecht.

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


Fashion Design BOOK resources for fashion 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 my Soulful Fashion Foundation Program


Draping Book: 

Basic Foundations, (this is the book I had at home to help me through my first year of draping class, this is a good reference without any distractions. It’s not EXACTLY what i teach in my Patternmaking Demystified pattern and draping class but as close as you’ll get ): 

Creative, vivid photos, explores roots and modern styles with step by step draping :

resources for fashion students: Patternmaking tutorials Laura Volpintesta, founder , Fashion Illustration Triibe

Patternmaking for Fashion Design, this book includes wonderful illustrations that show variations, plus clear design details and shadows, for informing your own sketches as well as total vocabulary of pattern techniques:


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



  • Couture Sewing Book-

Couture Sewing by Claire Shaeffer


  • Basic Sewing Book essential resource for fashion students!

Sewing for Fashion Design by Connie Amaden Crawford


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


  • Fabric for Fashion TEXT book -learn the truth about the difference between natural and synthetic fabrics and fibers, and how they come to be and impact the environment.

Fabric Pattern/Print Design for fashion students


Fashion Design Research Book by Ezinma Mbonu– how to get inspiration and use it for fashion design concepts


An excellent COLOR theory book for fashion students, artists and designers


top resources for fashion students: Books

Books by Laura Volpintesta

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

The Fashion Designers Reference and Specification Book


YOUTUBE RESOURCES for fashion students

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

Check out my Youtube channel for illustration and design sketching,, model drawing, masterclasseses, digital illustration and technical design tutorials and more.


top resources for fashion students: croquis templates

CROQUIS TEMPLATES

for sketching fashion design students can use a ready-body to sketch over called a croquishttps://youtu.be/br8qwXIRKT0

Childrens , Tweens -Menswear croquis- WomensPlus Size – Maternity croquis pages on my site

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


resources for fashion students Adobe fresco for fashion illustration by Laura volpintesta

iPad/ Digital DEVICE APPS: top resources for fashion students

  1. Pret a template croquis templates: download/ print bodies -app for template sketching on iPad or tablet/Google Play – I love the templates but I DON’T RECOMMEND THIS APP FOR SKETCHING. The apps listed below are infinitely better- just use the templates from P.A.T and pull them into the other apps.
  2. Tayasui Sketches App for iPad or Google Play
  3. Procreate app 
  4. Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
  5. Repaper App
  6. the Fashion Professor Picture Dictionary : A fashion dictionary app with definitions and vector flats. Links to Illustrator classes.
  7. Adobe Fresco app
  8. Photo Collaging apps to use in tablet or phone, ipad.
  9. Adobe Capture app for pulling out COLOR PALETTES/ color stories
  10. Canva for easy graphic design and mood boards, collaging, etc
  11. Pinterest for design research, poses, fabrics, collections, everything!

Research/ trend sites/ Fashion forecasting: top resources for fashion students

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

Fashion United global fashion image design library

Carlin 

Promostyl

Peclers

Style Council

Pantone– colors

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

Instagram

top resources for fashion students fashion design with Laura volpintesta: draping flares

FABRIC, MUSLIN, scissors, swatches , trims, printing and notions: top resources for fashion students

DHARMA trading dying supplies, $20 dollar EXCELLENT 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.

PGM Dress Forms

Sewing supplies, notions, trims, EVERYTHING- Wawak

Digital Printing: the Style Council

ETHICAL FASHION ACADEMY resources page!

FLATS AND TECHNICAL DRAWING top resources for fashion students :

my Craftsy Class for hand sketching flats

Adobe Illustrator Flats sketching and design: the Fashion Professor

Shingo Sato amazing, brilliant patternmaking workshops, TR Cutting.

TOP RESOURCES FOR FASHION STUDENTS: ETHICAL FASHION

the True Cost of Fast Fashion- must-see movie

Fashion Revolution 

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

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