Tag Archives: basics fashion design

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…


New! Jewellery Design by Elizabeth Galton

5 Nov

Jewellery Design: From Fashion to Fine Jewellery


New! Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories by John Lau

29 Aug

We’re very excited to have the eagerly anticipated advances of Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories by John Lau sitting in the office…from bags, footwear, jewellery and millinery, plus a whole chapter on small accessories (eyewear, scarves, ties, wristwatches, belts and gloves) we hope everyone interested in accessories design will find this an inspiring and informative read.


All Walks Beyond the Catwalk

12 Mar

2009’s London Fashion Week saw eight emerging designers paired with eight diverse models to launch an initiative called All Walks Beyond the Catwalk. The aim of this initiative was to celebrate diversity within the fashion industry. Since that launch they have caught the eye of many more models and designers, from big names to emerging talents. They have now set up the ‘All Walks Forum’ to encourage fashion educationalists to incorporate teaching about diversity into their curriculums.


NEW! Basics Fashion Design: Research & Design, 2ND EDITION

20 Jan

The second edition of Basics Fashion Design 01: Research & Design will lead you through the crucial stages of the research process for fashion design…



21 Dec

Research is the key to every successful design-related project; but what exactly is research and why do designers need to research? Research & Design, the first title in AVA’s Basics Fashion Design series, is today’s advent giveaway! If you fancy winning a copy just comment on this blog post within the next 24 hours – we will announce the winner in tomorrow’s advent post at 4pm.   […]

Student Profile – Fashion Management, Clare Potts

26 Oct

Insights from a style blogger and fashion promotion graduate…


Student Profile – Textile Design, Gemma Barlow

17 Aug

The use of traditional craft techniques has become increasingly popular in fashion and textiles recently, as many consumers search for a more unique, handmade quality to the products they buy.


AVA talks to…fashion author Simon Seivewright

4 Apr

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Interested in working in fashion? Get advice here… […]

AVA talks to…fashion lecturer Anne Chaisty

3 Mar

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A chat with our latest fashion author on her special subject – jewellery…