Fashion Illustration: Inspiration and Technique

Author(s): Anna Kiper

Fashion/Costume | Art - Techniques

This is a complete fashion school for drawing and painting fashion figures, garments and accessories for all aspiring fashion illustrators and designers. Designed for newcomers and improvers, it will show them how to construct the head and figure, compose for impact, and use all available media. Practical, interactive and beautiful, instruction will be via step exercises, hardworking fashion sketches and beautiful fashion illustrations. At the end, it puts everything learnt into practise by showing how to use illustration to design a couture collection of evening dresses.


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Anna Kiper has been a technical designers, forecaster, illustrator, couture designer and professor of fashion. She has worked at both Calvin Klein and Mondi, and now designs for Maggie Norris Couture. She also carries a full teaching schedule at Parson's and FIT in New York, where she lives.


1 FASHION FIGURE proportions; references; front, side and back poses; balance line and movements; blocking; heads, hair and beauty;

2 FASHION GARMENTS figures and garments; garment details and flats; layering, attitude and pose; exaggeration; accessories;

3. RENDERING TECHNIQUES colour theory and media; rendering skin and fabric, marker, watercolour and gouache techniques;

4. CONCEPT DESIGN research; theme and mood boards; developing fashion lines; thumbnails for key items and details; Acknowledgements;


General Fields

  • : 9780715336182
  • : David & Charles
  • : David & Charles
  • : February 2011
  • : 276mm X 210mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anna Kiper
  • : Paperback
  • : 741.672
  • : 144
  • : 300 colour illustrations