I wanted to share some of my favorite books that I use as a fashion designer. These books have been essential to my design process and running my business! I honestly wish I had these books when I was in college. These are great books to also have if you're a fashion design student. Some have been updated since I've purchased. But they are great books to have in your fashion library! View my list below (all have been linked via Amazon)
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1. Textilepedia by Fashionary
I love the insight it gives on ALL material, fabric and yarn. The Textile Manual is an encyclopedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
2. Fashionpedia by Fashionary
FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.
3. How to Set Up & Run a Fashion Label: Third Edition, Updated and Expanded
To run a successful fashion label, you need to know about business as well as design. Packed with tips, case studies, and tasks to help you analyze yourself, your market, and your product, this book is for anyone wanting to start their own fashion, accessories, or footwear business. Thoroughly revised for the social media age, with updated images throughout. With eight new case studies AwaytoMars (Brazil/UK), FFM Dubai (UAE), Picture Organic (France), Vetta Capsule (US), ADAY, Farm, Olivia Burton (UK), and The Goods Department (Indonesia).
4. Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book Revised Second Edition
Fabric for Fashion: The Swatchbook is a unique resource with 142 swatches and yarns of the most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric to encourage consideration of not just their aesthetic appeal but also their structure, feel and weight. Natural fabrics such as cottons, silks, wools and linens are included, as are a wide range of manmade ones including alternative plant fibers like bamboo and hemp.
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5. The Fashion Business Manual by Fashionary
The Fashion Business Manual is everything you need to start building your fashion brand. It takes you step by step through building a brand from startup to retailing, using illustrations to break down complex business information into an easy-to-read visual format – making it a dynamic resource for fashion students, entrepreneurs and people in the fashion industry.