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Olivier Gerval is the founder and director of C-6-12, a school of art and design, where he created an original method of apprenticeship.

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Gerval, founder and director of the Olivier Gerval Fashion and Design Institute in Paris...documents the institute's pedagogy for creating a line of garments from inspiration and conceptual design, through fabric selection and pattern creation, to final production, visual presentation, and promotion. The elements of the process are illustrated with 200-plus photographs, sketches, and computer-process screenshots, allowing readers to feel like they are attending a course. He intersperses fashion history with references to haute couture's finest designers and their contributions. Class is not complete without a visual field trip to designer Lutz Huelle's studio, documenting the behind-the-scenes reality of a small fashion house creating its spring-summer collection. Appendixes include more than 20 pages of additional informative resources.... Gerval's guide with focused professional and technical information is highly recommended for fledgling fashion designers, including design students and entrepreneurs.--Jane Scott"Library Journal" (11/15/2010) Behind the fabulous dress worn on the runway is an entire industry. This book offers a detailed look at the fashion world and the processes involved in seeing a design become a reality. Chapters delve into the specifics of designs, illustrations, colours and fabrics, promotion, and much more. Hundreds of photographs, illustrations and diagrams show you all aspects of this creative process.-- (12/12/2010) Gerval...launches the "Studies in Fashion" series with this title and Fashion Accessories, both written for students interested in the fashion industry. He here documents the institute's pedagogy for creating a line of garments from inspiration and conceptual design, through fabric selection and pattern creation, to final production, visual presentation, and promotion. The elements of the process are illustrated with 200-plus photographs, sketches, and computer-process screenshots, allowing readers to feel like they are attending a course. He intersperses fashion history with references to haute couture's finest designers and their contributions. Class is not complete without a visual field trip to designer Lutz Huelle's studio, documenting the behind-the-scenes reality of a small fashion house creating its spring-summer collection. Appendixes include more than 20 pages of additional informative resources.... Highly recommended for fledgling fashion designers, including design students and entrepreneurs.-- (11/15/2010)

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