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ESSENTIAL

FASHION
ILLUSTRATION
DETAILS

ESSENTIAL

FASHION
ILLUSTRATION
DETAILS

Contents

Introduction

Shirts
Tops
Blouses
Vests
& Sweaters

Skirts
Dresses
& Pants

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Jackets & Coats

104

Lingerie
Shoes
& Accessories

134

DetaiIs

182

Fashion Schools
Directory

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Introduction
Among the many components of fashion illustration, one of the most
fundamental is the expression of clothing designs as flat drawings.
Despite their apparent simplicity, it is necessary to pay careful attention to certain details that are often overlooked in order to convey the
desired shape, volume, and texture of a particular garment. At the
same time, the flat drawing proves to be an easier method of illustration than that of drawing three-dimensional human figures, offering
the illustrator an equally effective, faster, and less complex way of
expressing their ideas. Essential Fashion Illustration: Details is perfect
for those looking to polish their drawing skills or for those who find
difficulty in drawing the human figure and are searching for the right
tools to express their clothing designs on paper.
Covering an extensive range of garments including pants, skirts,
dresses, shirts, jackets, swimwear, and underwear, this compilation of
flat drawings provides a complete overview of the different varieties
within each garment and features the styles that have been the most
relevant throughout the history of the wardrobe. An essential part of
any design, accessories like shoes and hats have also been included
to aid designers in achieving the most complete design possible. Most
important, however, the illustrations will serve as a reminder to pay
attention to crucial details such as stitching, pleats, and wrinkles,
which often make all the difference in lending a realistic character to
a drawing.
Flat drawings, although perhaps less visually attractive in comparison
to other techniques, form an indispensable part of fashion illustration.
A basic and straightforward representation of a garment as a flat
drawing is the first step in expressing an idea for a design on paper,
and given their simplicity, must be executed with perfection in order
to convey all of the qualities and characteristics of a particular piece.
Essential Fashion Illustration: Details intends to provide those looking
to develop their own drawing skills with a practical and useful source
of inspiration that holds the keys to mastering the art of the flat drawing in the world of fashion design.
Ana G. Caizares
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Shirts
Tops
Blouses
Vests
& Sweaters
9

Shirts

Shirt with smock stitch down middle

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Draped neckline. Asymmetric drop. Wide-flared sleeves.

Shirt with draped traverse

Asymmetric and gathered front. Gathered shoulders.


One sleeve with more gathered material.

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Shank neck, 3/4-length sleeves, button and loop


fasteners and gatherings at the shoulders.

Two pieces of fabric: one fin, long and gathered below


the bust. The other compact. Button and loop closure.

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Draped front crossing

Gathered turtleneck. Low knotted waist. American armhole.

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Tunic tucked at the hip and gatherings below the bust

Ballooned with double fabric and gathered.


Crossed straps on the back.

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Mini-dress with two pieces of fabric: one finer


superimposed and more compact at the bottom.

Ballooned. Gathered yoke.

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Scoop neck. Fitted at the sides and 3/4length convex sleeves. Elastic cuffs.

Gathered with elastic in the center of the garment

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Tops

Flared tops with trimming

Draped tops

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Tops with stretched collar

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Retro tops with belt

Bustier

Beaded tops

Bathing-style top

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Tops tied at neck

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Draped tops

Balloon top with straps

Empire-style tops

Top with crossed straps

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Knotted sleeveless top

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Chinese-buttoned top

Crew neck top

Top with stretched collar

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Blouses

Caftan blouse

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Biarritz blouse

Tie-neck blouse

Blouse with tied collar

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Blouse with Victorian collar

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Lace blouse with shirt front

Smock

Blouse with ruff

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Wrap-around blouse

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Zingara blouse

Bow tie blouse

Classic blouse

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Denim shirt, front

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Denim shirt, back

Retro blouse

Round-collared blouse with gathered sleeves

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Ruffle-fronted blouse

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Buttoned blouse with pleated breast

Victorian blouse

Peasant blouse

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Vests

Thick double-breasted

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Closed with wide ribbing

Closed and tight

Low-necked

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Sweaters

Low-necked with 3/4-length sleeves

Classic

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Classic cardigan

Twin set

Double-breasted

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Loose and with tubular finishing

Classic thick turtleneck with wide ribbing on


bottom and cuffs.

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Fine turtleneck with raglan sleeve fashioning. Wide


ribbing on bottom and cuffs.

Fine turtleneck with hammer sleeve fashioning

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Ribbed turtleneck

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Thick turtleneck, loose and low neckline.

Short dress with thick and loose turtleneck

Thick turtleneck with 3/4-length Japanese sleeves


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Semifine turtleneck. Sleeveless.

Fine turtleneck with middle parting. Bottom and


cuffs very wide. Loose fitting line.

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Ribbed

With belt, pushed up sleeves and flat strip

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With bow and flat strip

3/4 length and thick

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With shirt neckline

Double-breasted

Small with tubular finishings

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Thick

Very exaggerated finishings and unstructured thick cut

Fancy smoking cardigan with


pom-poms and satin bow belt.
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Asymmetric coat

Long and tied at the hip

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Big and thick with button-loop closure

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With high neck

Basic

With shank collar

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With fur collar

With turtleneck and braids

Shirt collar
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Shawl/Bolero

Very light, knotted and with overlock finishings

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Skirts
Dresses
& Pants
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Skirts

Pleated skirt

Scottish kilt

A-line skirt

Split skirt

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Tulip skirt

Sack skirt

Poof skirt

Military-style skirt

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Ballerina skirt

Ruffle skirt

Straight skirt with side tuck

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Balloon skirt

Tie skirt

Cocktail skirt with ruffles and netting

Boulonneskirt

Skirt with side slits

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Godessor toga skirt

Draped skirt

Profile view of skirt with ruffles on back

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Creased cocktail skirt

Skirt with ruffles on the bias

Apron skirt

Creased skirt

Peasantskirt

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Skirt with satin ruffles

Corolla skirt with welt seams

Skirt with gathering

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Tulip skirt

Full skirt with gathering

Straight skirt

Skirt with sewn pleats from the hip down

Sarong

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Straight skirt

Handkerchief skirt

Godet skirt
Layered skirt
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Fortuny skirt
Can-can skirt with tutu

Denim skirt

Safari-style skirt

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Dresses

Wrap dress

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Empire lace
Polo-shirt dress

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Beach dress

Retro-blouse dress

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Shirtdress

Dress coat

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Peasantdress
Uniform dress

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Dress with cowl neckline and 1930s batwing sleeves

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1970s retro dress

Halston strapless dress

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Butterfly dress

Biba dress

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One arm ruffled dress


Folk dress

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Gypsy dress

Draped nightdress

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Fine halter-neck dress

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Halter neck with metal hoop

Chainmail dress

Empire dress

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A-line dress

Sack dress

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Cocktail dress

Chinese dress

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1960s dress coat


Straight dress with 1960s geometric print

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1950s bathing dress

Little black dress

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Halter neck dress


1950s retro dress

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Sabrinadress

Marilyndress

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Princess-line dress

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Retro dress from beginning of twentieth century

Charleston dress

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Pants

Classic pants, back

Classic pants, front

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Jodhpur pants, back

Jodhpur pants, front

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Fitted pants

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Bombacho pants

Cargo pants, back

Cargo pants, front

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Bell-bottom pants

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Baggy pants

Detail high pants, front

Detail high pants, back

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Capri jeans

Tight jeans

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Wide jeans

Baggy jeans

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Denim skirt

Denim Bermudas

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Safari shorts

Samurai pants

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Knickers

Pajama pants

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Retro shorts

Sweatpants

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1960s shorts

Poof shorts with tie

Shorts

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Apron pants

Bermudas

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Sarong pants

Cropped pants

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Saruel pants

Capri pants

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Leggings

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Bombacho pants

1980s pants

Marine-style pants

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Carioca pants

Fuseau ski pants

102

Halston jumpsuit

1960s retro pants

Cadet pants

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Jackets &
Coats
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Tailored jacket, back

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Tailored jacket, profile

Tailored jacket, front

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Blazer, front

Blazer, back

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Dinner jacket

Spencer jacket

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Bolero jacket

Bolero jacket with Japanese sleeve

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Hunting jacket

Mao-style jacket

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Waistcoat for tailcoat


Waistcoat, front

Waistcoat, back

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Tailcoat

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Frock coat with Mao-style collar


Frock coat

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Marine-style coat

Smart coat

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Classic coat, front

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Classic coat, back

Minimalist coat, front

Minimalist coat, back

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Trench coat, front

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Trench coat, back

Montgomery jacket, front

Montgomery jacket, back

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A-line coat

Balloon coat

Raincoat

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Retro-style coat

Flared coat

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Bomber jacket

Military jacket

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Safari jacket, front

Safari jacket, back

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Leather bomber jacket

Patent leather 1960s coat

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Baseball jacket

Bomber jacket

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Barbour jacket

Double parka

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Barbour quilted jacket

Parka insides

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Parka details: hood, collar and pocket

Canadian parka

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Fur-lined parka

Training parka

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Anorak

Fitted anorak

Long anorak / ski jacket

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K-Way jacket

Poncho

Anorak raincoat

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Double-breasted cape

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Frock coat, front

Frock coat, profile

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Lingerie
Shoes
& Accessories
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Lingerie

Thong

G-string

Tanga
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Bikini

Bikini

Briefs

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High-waist briefs

Lace panties

Boy shorts

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Tanga boy shorts

Tube boy shorts

High and low French panties

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Dcollet: foam-filled or molded.

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Full center gore

Half center gore

Crossed center gore

Single-banded center gore

Center gore with inner sling

With washer

Double-banded center gore

With bow
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Plunge with shoulder


strap

Plunge with welt


shoulder strap

Spaghetti or elastic strap

Balconette

Push up incorporated into the cup

Molded cups

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Center gore with inner sling

Triangular-shaped
cups

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Bra with full center gore

Padded bra

144

Bra with center gore strap

Pleated bra

145

Strapless bra

Lace bra

146

Transparent bra

Cotton embroidery bra

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Halter neck bra

Tube top

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Sports bra

Sports bra, backs

Triangular-shaped bra

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Bra top

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Lace and satin bodice

Transparent lace bodice

Bodice with rounded neckline

Bodice with crossed laces

Strapless waist bodice

Garter belt

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Bodice with garter belt

Ensemble of silk lace and tulle

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Half-leg girdle

Ensemble of silk lace

Ensemble of superimposed pieces

Ensemble of tulle frills

Lace deco ensemble

Whole-body girdle

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Tops

Gathered top

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Cotton openwork top

Top with slits

Satin nightgown with 1920s-style lace

Body

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Short 1960s retro nightgown

Romantic cotton nightgown

Transparent ensemble
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Classic pajamas

Hooded bath robe

Hooded bathrobe with wide sleeves

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Shoes
From above

Profile

3/4

Multiple views of classic pump

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Pump

Platforms

Two-colored slingbacks

1970s high heel

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Open sides. Jewel ornament

Retro perforated pump

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Beaded sandal

With sequins and netted flower

1970s sandal

Retro, gathered, and with strap

Evening sandal

Platform

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Clog

Revived Japanese clog

Ballet flats

1970s clog

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Exercise sandal

Moccasin

Flip-flop

Classic Oxford shoe

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Sports shoe with and without Velcro

Beach shoe

Sneakers

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Boot with fur

Boot with narrow leg

Cowboy boot

Calf-length boot

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Accessories

Industrial bag

Bag with scarf


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Small bag with giant buckle

Printed

Purse

Bag/briefcase with compartments

Bag with leather reinforcement

Padded bag
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Retro

Classic

Baguette bag

Padded purse

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Beaded bag with feathers


Rigid backpack

Soft backpack
Rigid suitcase

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Executive laptop bag

Soft laptop case

Multi-zip travel bag

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Suitcase with wheels

Bag with front pocket


Laptop briefcase

Sports bag

Knitted bag with rigid handle

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Nylon bag with lapel

Nylon bag

Nylon bag, closed and open

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Soft bags

Leather bags

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Classic gloves

Classic leather gloves

Fingerless Gloves
Gloves with perforated Velcro

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Plain gloves

Gloves with prints

Lace gloves

Mittens

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Sunglasses

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Broad-brimmed hat
with flower

Cowboy hat

Hat with scarf

Top hat

Scarves, front and profile

1970s cap

Boys cap

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Knitted hat

Earmuffs

Beret

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Headbands

At waist

At hip

Belts

At waist, soft leather

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Details

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Tied waistband

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Waistband with large pockets

Waistband with crossed waist

Waistband with belt

Fitted waistband

Knotted waistband

High multibutton waistband

High waistband without cut

Marine-style waistband

High old-fashioned waistband with


straps

High safari waistband

Draped waistband

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Military-style pocket with gusset 1

Military-style pocket with gusset 2

Military-style pocket with strap

Wallet

American breast

Military-style pocket with lateral gusset

Blazer shirt front

Hunting

Military-style pocket with gusset 3

Shirt front with wallet

Military-style pocket with gathering

Square wallet

Double

Chanel

Bag-style

Fancy pockets
Front pockets

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Normal fabric

Normal fabric

Rigid fabric

Rigid fabric

Heavy fabric

Rigid fabric

Gathered ruffles

Ruffles on the bias

Pleated

Panelled

Spiral-shaped

Pleats

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Inside

Closed

Double inside

Outside

Gussets

Tucks

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Tucks

Ruffles

Frills

Waist

Always find the drapes direction

Bust

Drapes

Frills

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Dropped

Japanese

Raglan

High

Sleeves
Backs with straps

Lantern with frills

Fringe

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Kimono

Bias

Pleated

Butterfly

Philippine

Lantern

Frill

Lantern

Draped armhole

Shawl-like

Ballooned strapless

High and buttoned

Knotted

Tie-neck
Classic with gathering

Rounded

Bow-tied

Scarf

Denim

Retro

Bandana

Draped

Back gathered
Blouse collars

Back denim

Blouse yokes

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Fashion Schools Directory

Academy of Art University


79 New Montgomery Street, 4th floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-3410, USA
P: +1 415 274 2208
www.academyart.edu
American InterContinental University
6600 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, 500 Embassy Road
Atlanta, GA 30328, USA
www.aiuniv.edu
Bauder College
384 Northyards Boulevard, NW
Suites 190 and 400
Atlanta, GA 30313, USA
P: +1 800 241 3797
www.bauder.edu
Brooks College Long Beach
4825 E Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90804, USA
P: +1 888 304 9777
www.brookscollege.edu
California Design College
3440 Wilshire Blvd., 10th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
P: +1 213 251 3636
www.artinstitutes.edu
FIDM The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
1010 2nd Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101-4903, USA
P: +1 619 235 2049
www.fidm.com

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International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago


One North State Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60602, USA
www.iadtchicago.edu
Paris Fashion Institute
355 West Fourth St.
Boston, MA 02127, USA
P: +1 617 268 0026
www.parisfashion.org
Parsons. The New School for Design
65 5th Av., ground floor
New York, NY 10003, USA
P: +1 212 229 8989
www.parsons.edu
Pratt Institute
144 West 14th Street,
New York, NY 10011, USA
P: +1 212 647 7775
www.pratt.edu
Westwood College
7350 North Broadway
Denver, CO 80221, USA
awarden@westwood.edu
www.westwoodcollege.com

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