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The world of fashion
Diamond, Jay.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Fairchild Publications, [2002]

Physical Description:
xvii, 548 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Author:
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TT518 .D52 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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In this updated edition, each chapter focuses in on an aspect of the industry, from its history and the theory of design to product development, manufacturing and merchandising. The World of Fashion Profiles of leading individuals and firms provide additional information that will help students launch successful careers in the fashion industry.

Author Notes

Jay Diamond is Professor of marketing,retailing and fashion at Nassau Community College where he teaches courses on fashion and retailing. He has received such honors as Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York, and the first Distinguished Achievement Award at Nassau Community College. He has written textbooks on retailing, fashion, and related subjects and is co-creator and writer of a video series on fashion retailing. Ellen Diamond is an adjunct member of the marketing, retailing, and fashion at Nassau Community College. Her paintings and lithographs are featured in galleries across the United States, and she received the honor of membership to the National Association for Women Artists. She is also an author and coauthor of textbooks on fashion retailing and visual merchandising, and she co-created and wrote a video series on fashion retailing.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Fashion
The Evolution of Fashion
Fashions: 1900 to the Present
The Powerful Consumer
Ever-Changing Fashion and Its Acceptance
Fashion in the Global Marketplace
Careers in Fashion
The Producers of Raw Materials
The Textile Industry
Furs and Leather
The Fashion Merchandise Industries
Apparel: Womens, Mens, and Childrens
Intimate Apparel
Fashion Accessories
Details and Trimmings
Cosmetics and Fragrances
Home Fashions
Designing and Manufacturing of Fashion Apparel and Accessories
Fashion Forecasting for Designers and Manufacturers
Elements and Principles of Design and Developing a Fashion Collection
Apparel and Accessories Manufacturing
Merchandising Fashion
Resident Buying Offices and other fashion Information sources for retailer
the Fashion retailer
Advertising, Special Events, Publicity and Visual Merchandising