The Fashion Resource Book: Men

The Fashion Resource Book: Men

  1. Robert Leach
  • ISBN 9780500291320
  • 23.00 x 17.70 cm
  • Paperback with flaps
  • 208pp
  • 393 Illustrations, 277 in colour
  • First published 2014

Following the immensely successful The Fashion Resource Book, this is a perfect resource for students and professionals alike

A comprehensive guide to the process of visual research for men’s fashion design, it shows today’s designers how helpful and relevant the history of clothing and fashion is to their work. The book provides practical guidance in formulating innovative ideas.

Fashion Resource Men

New research and fresh insights, including interviews with some of the industry’s top practitioners, are all here – with material ranging from vintage to cutting-edge – to inspire designers in their own work.

Fashion Resource Men

Plentiful illustrations inform the text throughout the book.

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Sections show:
• The research process underpinning the work of 10 designers, including Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Nigel Cabourn and Alexander McQueen.
• Research and inspiration: subjects covered include street style, heritage and uniform, as well as case studies to show how various established companies such as Levi’s, Barbour and Gieves & Hawkes might approach the design process. The more concept-led work of designers such as Christopher Shannon and Walter Van Beirendonck is also considered.
• Detailed case studies of various archetypal garments, the trench coat, the denim jacket and the parka among them. The clothing featured ranges from high-end catwalk to streetwear, and everything between.

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Robert Leach is a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster as well as an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. He has been in the fashion business for over 30 years, working first as a designer in his own right, then in the fields of styling and journalism for such visionary publications as i-D magazine in its earliest days. He has also worked in television and for advertising campaigns.