Venice, California, US
I’m looking for good books/blogs/websites to help me improve my Fashion Knowledge.
Basically, I want to be able to hold a conversation with someone on the subject, and I want to start to have more of an idea/opinion about what looks good, and what works or doesn’t work, and why (I’ve been leaving it up to the stylist and trusting in their eye, but I really feel that knowing more will make me better at my job).
Some things I think I should know are:
- Current Trends
- Fashion History (Influential Designers, pieces and past looks etc)
- Terminology / Glossary
- General Industry Knowledge
- Anything else you think I should have a grasp of. ☺
So, if you have any suggestions for good resources (or advice of your own), I’d love to hear them. ☺
Thanks in advance!
Apr 22 13 05:24 am Link
Washington, District of Columbia, US
First and foremost Fashion is commentary, a narrative of style…
Fashion is about conveying a lifestyle that seeks to influence people to covet that lifestyle and by extension the items, substance and objects associated with that lifestyle… domestic residences and automobiles, are the big ticket items of merit… clothing falls significantly lower in echelon of fashion albeit it appears that is your focus from the parameters you’ve listed…
Elementfoto since you have a degree in photography and have been assisting some of Melbourne and Sydney's Best for over three years I’m couching this reply directly to one at that level of attainment…
help me improve my Fashion Knowledge…
From your list…
Apr 22 13 07:28 am Link
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
http://www.amazon.com/Fashion-Photograp … graphy+101
http://www.amazon.com/Fashion-Photograp … pd_sim_b_6
http://www.amazon.com/Fashion-Photograp … hotography
http://www.amazon.com/Light-Shoot-50-Fa … pd_sim_b_1
http://www.amazon.com/Vogue-Illustrated … hotography
http://www.amazon.com/Fashion-Book-Edit … hotography
http://www.amazon.com/New-Fashion-Photo … hotography
Apr 22 13 09:45 am Link
New Haven, Connecticut, US
Vogue Italia is my personal favorite. I try and just stick to getting the Spring and Fall Issues since it's pretty expensive here.
Trends in fashion tend to be cyclical, so it's important to know about their history and how they grew.
Icons of Fashion: the 20th Century is a great for learning about the evolution of fashion and all the it's pioneers.
http://www.amazon.com/Icons-Fashion-20t … th+century
100 years of Fashion
http://www.amazon.com/100-Years-Fashion … of+fashion
Apr 22 13 05:12 pm Link
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
Miami Fashion Network is being launched by my friend and fashion stylist Jessica Rae Anderson within a few weeks. Her mm number is 1556587 Of course its about Miami fashion but also very insightful and right on trend. R-
Apr 22 13 05:36 pm Link
Long Beach, California, US
Apr 23 13 08:49 pm Link
San Jacinto, California, US
Magazines: first and foremost, any flavor of 'Vogue'. Actually, unless you have a lot of free time on your hands to devote to reading and study, that's probably all you need. Ditto with regard to websites.
Apr 23 13 08:59 pm Link
Huntington Beach, California, US
Make Up related
Apr 24 13 02:16 pm Link