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How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer

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Newham College's Fashion and Textile Museum writes a new book, based on its popular series of drawing classes.

- Newham College’s Fashion and Textile Museum writes a new book, basedon its popular series of drawing classes.

- 'How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer' is published on 30 September 2013 and is accompanied by a display drawings at the Museum.

Leading art publisher Thames & Hudson has commissioned a new book from Newham College's Fashion and Textile Museum, based on its popular drawing workshops for children.

- 'How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer' is published by Thames & Hudson on 30 September 2013 and is written by Celia Joicey and Dennis Nothdruft from the Fashion and Textile Museum.

Celia Joicey, Head of the Fashion and Textile Museum says:

'Drawing is key to the way creative people express ideas and communicate. We hope this book provides tips, inspiration and, most
importantly, confidence to future generations of designers.

With contributions from designers including Valentino, Christian Lacroix, Anna Sui, Peter Jensen and Zandra Rhodes, the book explores the importance of drawing in fashion, and features step-by-step exercises for developing a signature style.

Colour-coded sections and drawings show how to create a fashion template or croquis; how to turn a stick figure into a full figure; and, how to draw dresses, skirts, trousers, coats, jackets and accessories. A final section looks at the design process, from creating a mood board and following a brief, to developing a collection, including the design of complete outfits and seasonal looks.

The book will be launched with a display of fashion drawings at the Museum alongside the exhibition The Glamour of Bellville Sassoon.

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