The Fashion Resource Book - Men
This book is an essential guide to the process and practice of visual research for men's fashion design. It shows today's menswear designers how helpful and relevant the history of clothing and fashion is to their work in formulating innovative ideas as well as providing practical guidance.
New research and fresh insights, including interviews with some of the industry's top practitioners, are presented, with material ranging from vintage to cutting edge, to inspire designers in their own work. Illustrations provide an informative accompaniment to the text throughout.
The book is divided into three sections:
1. The research process of 10 designers including Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton, Nigel Cabourn and Alexander McQueen.
2. Research and Inspirations (such as street style, uniforms and company case studies).
3. Detailed case studies of various archetypal garments - the trench coat, the denim jacket and the parka among them.
By Robert Leach
Published in 2014