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Follow the process of a real fashion designer to create your own fashion collection:
– finding inspiration, making a mood board, collecting and gathering research, choosing colours and a defining silhouette, experimenting with fabrics, print and pattern, building a capsule selection of garments into a collection, and then creating a ‘lookbook’ to show off the new range.

There are even spreads about preparing for the runway show, including hair and make-up!

Finally, there’s the high-street launch to consider. The book is aimed at children aged eight and over – older children and younger teens should also find plenty to keep them inspired.

• The first book of its kind!
• Structured in an authentic fashion sketchbook way, helping children to create their own unique collections
• Fresh, spontaneous illustrations, full of character, with the look and feel of the glossy magazines
• Just like a real sketchbook: it has an elastic closure, and the front cover is cut so you can sign the title page beneath to make your own fashion-label logo. There is even a wallet at the back for scrapbook cuttings

• How to use this book • What are your favourite things? • Inspired! Look for ideas everywhere! • What’s your big idea? Pick your theme! • Muse: Who are you designing for? • History mash-up Mix up the past and present! • Your colours: what colours will you choose? • Shape-up! What shape will your outfits be? • My silhouettes: what’s the silliest silhouette you can make? • Make it real! Experiment with a bed sheet! • Fabrics and texture: Feel it! Print it! Weave it • Prints and patterns: Make patterns by repeating a shape • Trim, trim, trim! Add decorations to your designs • Jackets and shirts: Ready to start designing • Tops and dresses: Play with the shape of your silhouette • Skirts and trousers: Experiment! Repeat your silhouette! • Accessorize! Design your shoes and bags • Shake it up! It’s time to bring everything together! • Your lookbook: Show off your designs! • Hair and make-up: Complete your look! • Lights! Camera! Runway!: Plan your fashion show! • High-street launch: Design your window display! • Go dazzle! Prepare for next season

Jacky Bahbout is an experienced writer who is also studying for a
Foundation in Art and Design at Central Saint Martins, London. Cynthia Merhej is studying illustration at Central Saint Martins.

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