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Shoe & Bag Design by Fashionary

Because of the Black Friday Sale in 2016, I ordered¬†more books from Fashionary! The first one is “Fashionpedia: The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design”.

You can read my review here:

As I was so busy with work all through last year, I haven’t read them yet. The first one is “Shoe Design”, which is a handbook for footwear designer. It consists of shoes’ library, anatomy, how-to make/care, components, templates and measurements. What I like the most about this book is the library part with different type of shoes including heels, flats, sneakers, etc. The book features more than 30 interesting lacing methods for my new Onitsuka Tiger sneakers. It also gives me the idea of how to draw foot for my characters. Very helpful indeed!

The second one is “Bag Design”, which is a handbook for bag designer.¬†It consists of bags’ library, anatomy, how-to make/care, leathers & fabrics, templates and measurements. I especially like the library part where I learnt about type and name of bags, as well as designer signature bags from Chanel, Dior, Gucci, LV, Prada etc. I also think that a bag care & maintenance section is interesting and useful. (I should clean my canvas bags and luggage sometime soon.)

Although I like them a lot, I would enjoy them more if they were printed in full color and I think the shoe book is much more useful for non-fashion designer like me. So, I highly recommended both books for any fashion designers out there. As for me personally, I use them for my artworks. They are good references for artists and illustrators alike. ūüôā


Shoe Design: A Handbook For Footwear Designers
Author: Fashionary
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Fashionary (2016)
Language: English

Bag Design: A Handbook For Accessories Designers
Author: Fashionary
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Fashionary (2016)
Language: English

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Fashionpedia: The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

I backed Fashionary’s campaign on Kickstarter for vector templates and the FASHIONPEDIA – The Ultimate Fashion Bible. This book is 49.90 USD but worths every penny!

It consists of 8 chapters as the following:

Chapter 1: Fashion History & Style

  • Fashion and World History – timeline between¬†1900s to 2010s
  • Fashion Style and Silhouette – popular fashion trends from 5th Centuries to 1990s

Chapter 2: Apparel

  • Names, pictures¬†and measurements of Jacket, Coat & outerwear, Shirt, Blouse & other tops, Dress, Vest, Sweater & cardigan, Danim & jeans, Pants, Skirt, Jumpsuit & overall, Suit, Sleepwear & nightwear, and Underwear

Chapter 3: Detail

  • Names and pictures of Neckline, Collar, Lapel, Sleeve, Cuff, Opening, and Pocket
  • Detail components of Jacket, Shirt, Pants, and Jeans

Chapter 4: Accessories

  • Types (with names and pictures) of Hat & cap, Mask, Eyewear, Tie, Scraf, Bag, Wallet, Watch, Gloves, Hand fan, Belt, Hosiery (socks, stockings, & tights), Shoes, Gem, Ring, Body piercing & earrings, Necklace, Bracelet, and Other accessories

Chapter 5: Textile

  • Classifications and terminologies of Fibre, Yarn, Fabric (woven, knit & nonwoven),¬†Leather, and Lace
  • Types of Finishing (dyeing & printing), and Fabric patterns
  • Organic textile and labels
  • Suggested guide for fabric selection and dictionary

Chapter 6: Manufacturing

  • Product development: Planning -> Development -> Presentation
  • Design studio and factory
  • Flat pattern markings
  • Sewing detail (darts, pleats, tucks, gathering) and classes of stitch, seam, hem & other edge finishings
  • Embellishment: buttons, buckles & sliders, hooks,¬†zippers etc.
  • Common germent labels, description and placement positions
  • Types of packaging
  • Fabric sourcing

Chapter 7: Body & Beauty

  • Body terminologies and¬†shapes
  • Common hairstyles, hair accessories and comb types
  • Makeup, products, tools and nail styles
  • Classification of perfume and aromatic sources

Chapter 8: Measurement & Care

  • Body measurements and standard hat/shoe sizes
  • Care labeling and fabric care

In my opinion, it’s¬†not only useful¬†for fashion designers but also for artists/illustrators… like myself. While reading it, i found myself learning English¬†terminologies related to clothing, ¬†accessories, body types, and hairstyles¬†along the way.¬†So, it’s the best Fashion reference book i’ve ever own! Highly recommended. ūüėÄ


Fashionpedia: The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design

Author: Fashionary

Hardcover: 336 pages

Publisher: Fashionary (2016)

Language: English

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