The second edition of this authoritative text has been updated to provide the latest information on the organization and operation of the fashion industry. It traces the steps of fashion apparel,accessories, and home fashions from research through design, manufacturing, and marketing, all the way to the final sale to the consumer. It explains the industry's various components, emphasizing technological changes and global perspectives.
Research-based content provides insight on the organization and operation of textiles, apparel, accesories and home fahion companies, as well as the effect of technological, organizational and global changes on every area of the business.
This special edition focused on critical issues facing fashion, from sustainability and the human cost of our supply chains to untapped business opportunities in technology, Africa and the plus-size market. This edition also coincides with the launch of BoF Voices, a new platform for discussion and debate where the global fashion community can come together to express and exchange ideas and opinions on the most important topics facing fashion today.
The third edition of this authoritative text focuses on the organisation and operation of the US textiles and fashion industry -- how fashion apparel and accessories are designed, manufactured, marketed and distributed. Although the focus of the book is on the organization and the operation on the fashion industry within the United States, the role of these industries within the global context is covered throughout. Since the publication of the first edition, the textile/apparel industries have continued to undergo tremendous change. Quick response strategies have evolved into supply chain management, web-based business-to-business and business-to-consumer communications and commerce have grown, and mass customization is reality. The third edition of this book continues to capture the dynamics of the fashion industry by emphasizing the technological, organizational, and global changes in its various components.New to this edition:-- Heavily illustrated with new photos and line drawings-- Updated discussion of the role of finance and information technology-- Discussion of trade dress under trademark law-- New information on design teams, sales volume and sell through, computer-aided design, production information management, and trends in sourcing-- Instructor's Guide includes learning objectives, outlines, activities, discussion and exam questions, and outside and internet resources as well as guidelines for term projects and papers-- Expanded discussion of globalization of the fashion business-- Integrated discussion of accessories and home fashions throughout the text-- Entrepreneurship info for the various segments of the textile and apparel business-- Update tables, figures, charts, photo examples, technology info, and resource list
The time when "fashion" was defined by French designers whose clothes could be afforded only by elite has ended. Now designers take their cues from mainstream consumers and creativity is channeled more into mass-marketing clothes than into designing them. Indeed, one need look no further than the Gap to see proof of this. In The End of Fashion, Wall Street Journal, reporter Teri Agins astutely explores this seminal change, laying bare all aspects of the fashion industry from manufacturing, retailing, anmd licensing to image making and financing. Here as well are fascinating insider vignettes that show Donna Karan fighting with financiers,the rivalry between Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, and the commitment to haute conture that sent Isaac Mizrahi's business spiraling.