Best Reference Books – Fashion Research

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Fashion Research subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Fashion Research along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Fashion Research subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Fashion Research" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Research and Design for Fashion (Basics Fashion Design)” by Simon Seivewright and Richard Sorger

“Research and Design for Fashion (Basics Fashion Design)” Book Review: This book contains a variety of themes, researches and using sketchbooks for designing tools. It provides techniques for collage, drawing, juxtaposition and deconstruction. Working of a colour wheel is also present in the book. Different case studies, interviews and practical exercises are present in the book.

2. “Islam, Faith, and Fashion: The Islamic Fashion Industry in Turkey (Dress and Fashion Research)” by Magdalena Craciun

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“Islam, Faith, and Fashion: The Islamic Fashion Industry in Turkey (Dress and Fashion Research)” Book Review: This book focuses on the aesthetic desirability, suitability, and ethical credibility of fashionable Islamic dress. Different case studies and ethnographic portraits are illustrated in this text. The book covers the relationship of religious belief clothing and clothing worn in fashion. This book will act as a guide for the students pursuing fashion, anthropology and visual culture.

3. “The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object-Based Research in Fashion” by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

“The Dress Detective: A Practical Guide to Object-Based Research in Fashion” Book Review: This book discusses the hidden stories in garments, methodology of specific dress and checklists. This book contains seven case studies of western garments starting from coat to Kenzo jacket. The book covers the collaboration of dress and fashion from garments. It is designed for fashion historians, curators and researchers.

4. “Research Methods for Product Design (Portfolio Skills)” by Alex Milton and Paul Rodgers

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“Research Methods for Product Design (Portfolio Skills)” Book Review: This book contains case studies and tutorials for conducting product design research. This book is basically for product designers. It explains how to observe people and ask questions, testing ideas and generating solutions to problems. This book discusses computing, latest advances and manufacturing processes for different opportunities.

5. “Fashion Design Research” by Ezinma Mbonu

“Fashion Design Research” Book Review: This book explains how to start and deal with fashion research. This book contains photographs and student sketchbooks. It contains market, fabric and colour research chapters. The book discusses a process called triangulation. It also contains case studies of international designers.

6. “Basics Fashion Design 01: Research and Design” by Simon Seivewright

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“Basics Fashion Design 01: Research and Design” Book Review: This book contains case study examples and exercises for the design process. This book focuses on design development and guides the students to illustrate research work. It also helps in compiling and exploring information in sketchbooks. This book is a good reference for fashion design students and industry professionals.

7. “Watson’s Advanced Textile Design: Compound Woven Structures (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)” by Grosicki Z

“Watson’s Advanced Textile Design: Compound Woven Structures (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)” Book Review: This book covers Watson’s textile design and colour. Discussions of compound woven structures are present in the book.

8. “Watson’s Textile Design and Colour: Elementary Weaves and Figured Fabrics (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)” by Grosicki Z

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“Watson’s Textile Design and Colour: Elementary Weaves and Figured Fabrics (Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles)” Book Review: This book includes new approaches to woven structures. This book features woven cloth construction and design.

9. “Modern Fashion Traditions: Negotiating Tradition and Modernity through Fashion (Dress and Fashion Research)” by Jennifer Craik and M Angela Jansen

“Modern Fashion Traditions: Negotiating Tradition and Modernity through Fashion (Dress and Fashion Research)” Book Review: This book introduces dynamics of fashion system and consumption. The book contains non western case studies and differences of legitimate fashion systems. It presents eurocentric notions of modernity. This book covers Bhutan’s street style identity, Ottoman cultural heritage, Turkish fashion design and Chinese fashion. This book is a good reference for the people pursuing fashion studies, anthropology and cultural studies.

10. “Fashioning Memory: Vintage Style and Youth Culture (Dress and Fashion Research)” by Heike Jenss

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“Fashioning Memory: Vintage Style and Youth Culture (Dress and Fashion Research)” Book Review: This book includes diverse fashion styles as memory mode. It illustrates how this is performed, transformed and reinvested across time, place and generation. The book focuses on vintage and fashion. Differences between old fashioned clothes and latest clothes are covered in this book. The book highlights bodily engagements and nostalgic potency of fashion.

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