Fashion A to Z: An Illustrated Dictionary (mini edition)

By Alex Newman and Zakee Shariff

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  • Paperback
  • 214 illustrations
  • 240 pages
  • 6.5 x 8.25 in
  • ISBN 9781856698313
  • Published April 2013

Aimed at fashion and textile students, the Fashion A to Z fills a gap in the market for an affordable, accessible and up-to-date guide to fashion terminology.

Bringing together all the key words commonly used in colleges and in industry, this fashion reference book is beautifully illustrated with diagrams and drawings of fashion details and costumes that bring the subject to life.

The book contains over 2,000 entries, arranged alphabetically. Illustrated by renowned fashion illustrator and designer Zakee Shariff, this unique fashion dictionary is quirky and fun, but provides invaluable definitions of all the words a fashion and textile student needs to know.

About the Author

Alex Newman is a writer and designer. He researched, wrote, and co-edited DPM: Disruptive Pattern Material for Maharishi, and has produced design work for Stüssy, Quiksilver and Polydor Records.

Zakee Shariff is an artist and designer. She launched her own fashion collection in 1996, with a strong emphasis on printed textiles inspired by her artwork, and has illustrated for clients such as Atlantic Records, Channel Four, Top Shop and Nokia.

Customer Reviews

A great visual reference Review by Heidi Gelover
'Fashion A-Z is a great visual reference for fashion students to help them learn the lingo for the industry and clear up any confusion they may have about terminology.'
Heidi Gelover, Fashion Design, Parsons the New School for Design (Posted on 12/19/12)
Will become a constant reference Review by Alan Cannon Jones
'A book that will be used many times during a career in fashion, a constant reference which will enable you to answer not only your own questions but also those of others.'
Alan Cannon Jones
Principal Lecturer
London College of Fashion (Posted on 12/19/12)

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Below is a snapshot of the contents, showing a couple of entries from each letter  A - W:
A: accordion pleat, acrylic
B: Bavarian lace, basque waist
C: cap sleeve, capote
D: dagging, darning
E: Empire, Eton collar
F: faille, falling collar
G: glove silk, greatcoat
H: half-cross stitch, halter neck
I: inlay, insole
J: jersey, jute
K: kameez, kemp
L: lapped seam, lappel
M: mannequin, mark stitch
N: napping, needle lace
O: overplaid, overshirt
P: padding stitch, paisley
Q: quilting, quarter sock
R: ratine, Regency
S: S-twist, saddler's stitch
T: tartan, tank suit
U: unitard, upland cotton
V: V-waist, velcro
W: weave, welt pocket

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