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‘And the winner is…’: Stitch Your Brain winners announced

15 Jun

As the proud sponsors of the 2016 Stitch Your Brain competition, we’ve loved checking out your bold and beautiful entries. And now, it is with serious needlework envy, that we can reveal that 2 winners have finally been announced…

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Developing a Fashion Collection

8 Jun

“In the professional world, knowledge of the industry you work in is paramount for success. You need to know every name in this book.” – Todd Lynn, Fashion Designer

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Zero Waste Fashion Design

6 Jun

Written by two industry leading pioneers, Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan, the book offers flexible strategies and easy-to-master zero waste techniques to help you develop your own cutting edge fashion designs.


Click on the book jacket and hit PREVIEW to read interviews with Winifred Aldrich, fashion author (UK) and Rickard Lindqvist, fashion designer (Sweden)

Zero Waste Fashion Design combines research and practice to introduce a crucial sustainable fashion design approach.

Sample flat patterns and more than 20 exercises will reinforce your understanding of the zero waste fashion design process.

Beautifully illustrated interviews with high-profile, innovative designers, including Winifred Aldrich, Rickard Lindqvist and Yeohlee Teng, show the stunning garments produced by zero waste fashion design

Why not enter our a “start your career in fashion with Bloomsbury” competition

To celebrate Graduate Fashion Week we are offering you the chance to win a copy of this book.

Entries must be received by 30th June 2016.

Entries will be entered into a single draw to take place on Friday 1st July 2016.

Enter our Graduate Fashion Week 2016 Competition for the chance to a win a selection of books ‘no fashion student should be without’

The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook

3 Jun

The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook is a must-have resource for both fashion students and practicing designers who wish to learn new ways of generating design ideas in order to create successful fashion collections, and who wish to develop their own creative aesthetic.


The Fashion Designer's Sketchbook

The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook

Beautifully illustrated and filled with a vast range of inspirational and full-color design illustrations!

The Fashion Designer’s Sketchbook also features interviews with designers and industry experts

With a strong emphasis on exploratory design, this exciting resource provides readers with stimulating exercises designed to enable readers’ sketchbook work and their creative vision to shine.

Chapter 6: Innovative/Interactive Sketchbooks interview with Sonja Nesse

Why not enter our “start your career in fashion with Bloomsbury” competition

To celebrate Graduate Fashion Week we are offering you the chance to win a copy of this book.

Entries must be received by 30th June 2016.

Entries will be entered into a single draw to take place on Friday 1st July 2016.

Enter our Graduate Fashion Week 2016 Competition for the chance to a win a selection of books ‘no fashion student should be without’

Fashion Game Changers: Reinventing the 20th-Century Silhouette

3 Jun

“Before designers like Coco Chanel and Madeleine Vionnet, hourglass silhouettes dominated Western fashion, constricting waists and restricting women’s movements. That started to change in the 20th century with innovations ranging from Chanel’s gamine jackets to Cristóbal Balenciaga’s cascading dresses. The book Fashion Game Changers, out April 21 from Bloomsbury Visual Arts, traces the evolution of fashion designers creating freer, looser-fitting forms. With these radical, avant-garde designs, women were finally able to breathe.” –  Catie L’Heureux, NYMag.com

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Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear Giveaway: 1 week to go…

22 Apr

As well as showcasing a great selection of do-it-yourself tutorials and sharing her adventures in homemade clothing design, the lovely Janene from OooBop has been hosting an exclusive giveaway for us on her blog.

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Meet this year’s EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 Winners

28 Jan

Last week the EcoChic Design Award culminated in a winner being announced live at this year’s grand final fashion show, which took place during Hong Kong Fashion Week. Bloomsbury Publishing and our imprint Fairchild Books were once again very proud to prize sponsor this event, as well as highlight its pioneering ambition to reduce waste and promote sustainability in the fashion industry. We’ve also been equally eager to reveal which of the 10 finalists walked away with the top prize…

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Stitch Your Brain: The International Embroidery Project 2016

15 Jan

For the third year in a row, visual artist and medical doctor Monika Auch will be running her annual Stitch Your Brain competition, and we’re very eager to announce that we’ll once again be sponsoring this exciting project. Here we’ll be showcasing the work of previous winners, as well as revealing which books the victorious participants will receive this year.

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EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 – meet the finalists

21 Dec

The EcoChic Design Award is returning for its fifth year, and this time around organisers Redress are celebrating this milestone anniversary by showcasing even more outstanding sustainable design talent from around the world. Bloomsbury Publishing is proud to support this event for the third year in a row and can’t wait to show you this year’s entries.

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Modeconnect’s YourView 2015 fashion competition finalists

3 Jul

This year Bloomsbury are sponsoring Modeconnect‘s fashion competition, YourView. You can vote for your favourite finalist from 11th July: check out the first six announced below (particularly loving the goggle-eyed cats and Afro-Japanese style).

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