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Jung Ha-Brookshire, author of Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry, wins 2017 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence

27 Mar

Jung Ha-Brookshire, Associate Professor of Textile and Apparel Management at the University of Missouri was recently awarded the 2017 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, a highly esteemed award for instructors.

Ha-Brookshire’s book, Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry, dives into the global nature of the textile industry. Today, over 95% of textile and apparel products are globally sourced, making sourcing one of the most important business functions in the industry. Ha-Brookshire’s book examines the crucial function of sourcing in the textile and apparel industries, providing practical insight in to both how and why global sourcing decisions with an emphasis on stability.

Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry is sure to be an essential text for all students in fashion and interior design studying textiles and sourcing. Jung Ha-Brookshire’s receipt of the 2017 Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence speaks further to this point and promises instructors an essential classroom tool.

Read more on the award here.
Read more about Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry here.

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Valerie Steele discusses Fashion Photography Archive and the early years of contemporary fashion

19 Jan

Dr. Valerie Steele is Chief Curator and Editor-in-Chief of the Fashion Photography Archive. She is an internationally renowned scholar and Director and Chief Curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Watch her introduce the Fashion Photography Archive and discuss the significance of the era covering the 1970s through 2000 along with the unique experience Fashion Photography Archive gives users. The archive gives exclusive access to the history of key designers such as McQueen, Westwood and Chalayan.

Watch the video below

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The video is courtesy of Fashion Photography Archive. Access photographer Niall McInerney’s work of runway backstage and street style images from the 1970s – 2000s alongside hundreds of exclusive articles by expert scholars. Fashion Photography Archive is a fully searchable and meticulously indexed digital resource that provides unique access to the fashion industry in an era prior to the rise of digital photography and includes hundreds of thousands of rare and never-before-seen images. Covering an era of explosive growth and spectacular shows, the resource takes you on a journey that allows you to see the evolution of the industry through some of its most iconic moments. It is available for libraries.

For more information, visit Fashion Photography Archive at  www.fashionphotographyarchive.com

Newly published: editions to some of our favorite texts in fashion and interior design

12 Jan

Apparel Production TP 280
Apparel Production Terms and Processes + STUDIO defines materials and terms relating to the mass production of raw materials, design and product development, garment details and component parts, fit, patternmaking, pre-production operations, assembly, production and manufacturing, labeling regulations, testing and quality control, inspection, finishing and packaging. In this revised edition, parts have been introduced to clarify the relationships between each step in the production process and chapters have been reorganized to better follow the flow of the supply chain. Each chapter opens with a brief introduction followed by terms that are listed alphabetically and grouped according to subject by use or application.

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fabric for the designed interior 280

Fabric for the Designed Interior, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for students and professionals, addressing both residential and commercial interiors. The book begins by placing fabric in a historic context, examining its connection to the growth of civilization. Later chapters take a practical approach to provide readers with the tools they need for successfully specifying fabric, dealing with environmental and safety concerns, understanding fabric and carpet-care issues, working with bids and contracts, and learning strategies for navigating showrooms and fabricating facilities. Leading designers, fabric manufacturers, and suppliers weigh in with their experiences, giving readers a clear idea of real-world expectations. This new edition is updated with expanded coverage on sustainable fabrics, more robust and clear instructions on costing, an appendix of historic and decorative architectural styles, and a revised art program featuring contemporary styles.

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fundamentals of lighting 280

Fundamentals of Lighting, 3rd Edition, takes an integrated approach to the study of lighting and design. Topics include lighting system basics, lighting and the design process, human factors, sustainability, global issues, regulations, business practices, and the LEED building certification program.

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Illustration Week: Creative collaborations for illustrators in alternative art spaces

2 Dec

Illustration Week: Thinking Visually for Illustrators

Today on Illustration Week: Mark Wigan, author of Thinking Visually for Illustrators and more, writes about his experience working on creative collaborations in alternative art spaces. You can purchase his books and more titles on illustration in our on-going Illustration Week sale.

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Designers – submit your projects

18 Oct

EDRA CORE Announces 2016 Call for Applications
Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)’s Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) is devoted to recognizing and celebrating exceptional environmental design research as applied to design projects. Under this program, CORE certificates are issued to rigorous and impactful practice-based design research that sparks innovation and promotes best practice in environmental design.

SUBMIT YOUR RESEARCH STARTING SEPT. 15, 2016

WHO SHOULD APPLY AND WHY
If you have completed a significant practice-based research project in the last two years and share EDRA’s commitment to advancing design research, you should apply to CORE as a way to show how your design research effort is making a real impact on design.

KEY DATES:
online application site opens September 15, 2016
application deadline November 1, 2016
notifications sent to applicants February 1, 2017
applicant appeals process February 1-15, 2017
Final decisions notifications sent to appeals applicants; recipients publicly acknowledged March 15, 2017
Recognition ceremony: EDRA48Madison

Download the 2016 CORE Application Brochure

QUESTIONS?
For questions regarding the CORE program, application process, and/or sponsorship, please contact EDRA Headquarters at
headquarters@edra.org

Submit a proposal to Fairchild Interior Design

17 Aug

Fairchild Books welcomes proposal submissions for its Interior Design and Interior Architecture List. We are seeking leading educators and designers capable of synthesizing complex areas of knowledge in their fields, and creating textbooks and teaching materials that are accessible and easily incorporated into course curriculum. Topics may include building and control systems, commercial design and residential design, design theory, global practices, lighting, professional practices, and sustainability.

For more information and to receive guidelines for proposal submission, please contact Wendy.Fuller@bloomsbury.com

Interview with EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 Winner: Kévin Germanier

29 Feb

In the wake of the EcoChic Design Award 2015/16 finale, we caught up with last year’s winner Kévin Germanier. The 2014/15 cycle victor talked to us about his exclusive upcoming collection for Shanghai Tang, as well as his experiences of working with sustainable materials in a commercial environment.

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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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Style icon: David Bowie and the creation of Ziggy Stardust

21 Jan

This week on the blog, we’re paying tribute to the iconic and ever-evolving style of David Bowie, by taking a look at the creation of Ziggy Stardust…

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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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