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Fashion Thinking: Creative Approaches to the Design Process by Fiona Dieffenbacher (Parsons School of Design, USA)

Fashion's great innovations often spring from inspired designers developing unique concepts and challenging the status quo. But how do they do it? To find out, follow ten exceptional fashion design students as they respond to a brief, exploring their diverse strategies and the thinking behind their final collections. This second edition of Fashion Thinking features six new interviews, with insight from the director of Open Style Lab, Grace Jun, and Yeohlee Teng, whose designs have earned a permanent place in the Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. There are also four new case studies, incorporating new technology including adaptive design for the visually impaired and the use of augmented reality. Beautifully illustrated and structured to clearly demonstrate how to take ideas from concept to design, Fashion Thinking demystifies the creative thinking process to help you develop your own unique collection. Fashion Thinking also has its own companion website to this book - with curated videos and websites relating to each designer. Visit:

About Fiona Dieffenbacher (Parsons School of Design, USA)

Fiona Dieffenbacher is Assistant Professor of Fashion at Parsons School of Design, New York. Her research practice is located at the intersection of dress, embodiment and materiality, with a particular emphasis on the 'space in between' theory and practice.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Shelley Fox CONTEXT An introduction to process Challenging the Status Quo Establishing Systems >The Design Cycle >Linear versus Random Idea Generation Research Exploration Design Translation 1: Hope for the Future by Janelle Abbott (Zero Waste) Perspective: Fashion + Sustainability, Timo Rissanen 2: Virtual Appropriation by Melitta Baumeister Perspective: Fashion + Architecture, Siki Im 3: My Wonderland by Leaf Xia Perspective: The Collective | Fashion + Art, Gabi Asfour and Adi Gil of threeASFOUR 4: Knitting and Pleating by Jie Li Perspective: Genderless Design + Socio-Political Awareness, Private Policy [Haoran Li & Siying Qu] 5: Via by Camila Chiriboga Perspective: Universal Design | Open Style Lab, Grace Jun 6: Trompe l'oeil by Sara Bro-Jorgensen Perspective: Zero Waste Design Ethos, Yeohlee Teng 7: Umbrella Ghosts by Tiffany Huang and Kailu Guan Perspective: Education + Professional Development, Sara Kozlowski 8: Tensegrity by Aura Taylor Perspective: Fashion Journalism, Humanitarianism + Body Positivity, Mickey Boardman 9: Techno Naturology by Elaine Ng Yan Ling Perspective: Textiles | Graduate Studies, Preethi Gopinath 10: Excessivism By Ji Won Choi Perspective: Design + Labor | Fashion Studies, Christina Moon Further Resources Glossary Acknowledgements

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