Designing a Fashion Collection: 16 Tutorials Using Manual and Digital Techniques (Paperback)
An inspirational and beautifully illustrated book that pushes novel fashion designers and students to create their own capsule collections--a fashion collection based on one single design concept. Through these creations the reader will learn the necessary elements that any collection should have and how it should be presented in a portfolio. The techniques used in the book range from watercolour to collage, as well as digital tools. Creating a collection is a process that requires much thought and organization, with different steps to be considered. First of all, it is necessary to find a concept, a theme that structures the designs of the collection and from which the creations are developed. It follows a moodboard, an inspirational collage formed by images, text and samples of materials prior to the design of the collection, which then leads to the actual drawing using the illustration technique of one's choosing. This is a book from which aspiring fashion designers will be able to draw the inspiration and skills needed to launch their own collection by the renowned illustrator Claudia Ausonia Palazio presenting sixteen examples of capsule collections, each with a different concept and rendered using various illustration techniques.
Claudia Ausonia Palazio attended the 1st Art Academy in Rome and then obtained a two-year degree from the IED in Fashion (1988-1989). She subsequently began working as an assistant costume designer for Bonizza Giordiani Aragno. In the meantime, she attended the Accademia di Alta Moda e Arte del costume Koefia, the renowned Koefia International Haute Couture Academy (Rome, Italy) (1991-1994). At the end of her course, she was asked to join Koefia's staff. She has been working as a fashion design lecturer since 1996.