Basics Fashion Design 07: Menswear

Author(s): John Hopkins


"Basics Fashion Design 07: Menswear" offers an updated perspective on the shifting and sometimes complex relationships that exist within this fascinating area of fashion. This visually stimulating book provides a broad introduction to the subject by considering a range of social and historical contexts that have served to define and redefine menswear through the ages. Both the design process and sources of research for menswear are considered and presented in context with fashion drawings and presentation formats - from students and recent graduates as well as more established design labels. There are also interviews with contemporary menswear labels, stylists and designers, which provide valuable insights into the different styles and role models who continue to influence and define menswear in the 21st century.


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John Hopkins is head of Fashion and Textiles at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK. He studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London, graduating with a Masters in Fashion Design. He worked as a womenswear designer at Jaeger and Burberry for over ten years, as well as being a freelance illustrator for the Fashion Service in London and New York. His teaching career began in the United States, where he served as chair of Fashion at Savannah College of Art & Design, before returning to the UK to take up his position at Winchester.

Introduction. Menswear through the ages: Menswear chronology; Introduction to social and historical contexts; Military dress and uniforms; Menswear's influence on womenswear; 20th-century influences; Counter-culture dressing; Interview: Heritage Research; Interview: Lou Dalton. Sartorial traditions: The suit; The sartorialists; British tailoring; Italian tailoring; American tailoring; Shirts; Trousers and pants; Neck ties; Undergarments; Shoes; Interview: Dashing Tweeds; Stowers Bespoke. The sportswear revolution: A brief history of sportswear; Denim; Active sportswear; Interview: Mottainai; Interview: Ijin. Menswear by design: Research sources for menswear design; Design development; Fashion Illustration; Portfolios; Interview: Giles Price; Interview: Peter Jensen. Conclusion. Bibliography. Further resources. Index. Acknowledgements and picture credits. Working with ethics.

General Fields

  • : 9782940411436
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : AVA Publishing SA
  • : 0.57
  • : March 2011
  • : 230mm X 160mm X 14mm
  • : Switzerland
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Hopkins
  • : Paperback
  • : 311
  • : 746.92
  • : 200
  • : 200 colour illustrations