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This book offers a thorough grounding in the principles of fashion design, describing the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examining the varied career opportunities available and giving a balanced inside view of the fashion business today.

Subjects covered include how to interpret a project brief; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit, cutting and making techniques; portfolio presentation; and fashion marketing and economics.

This third edition has been totally redesigned and extensively updated, with new images showing the latest fashion trends and coverage of new techniques.