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Design and Manufacturing - Fashion


Design and Manufacturing - Fashion



JEANS - A FADED BLUE PLANET

From humble beginnings as durable clothing for workers in the mining towns of the Wild West, jeans have evolved into a cultural icon. The attire of a cowboy, a hero, a rock star and an ex-convict, jeans have played a part in antiestablishment movements and mainstream fashion alike. Changes in rivet, stitch and pocket placement trace the history of jeans that collectors treasure and pay for handsomely. Traditional dyeing techniques and hand-made denim live on in a few workshops, primarily in Japan, dedicated to maintaining the highest quality of fabric and control of every step in the process of making tailored jeans. On the other end of the spectrum, even the fading of jeans to give them a worn look is done on an industrial scale. Through interviews with fashion designers, jean tailors, historians and aficionados, Jeans traces the dissemination of denim and its cultural myths from America to the rest of the world and the formation of a global industry. All in a quest to find the reason why jeans have been so successful.

Item no.: EN00161615
Format: DVD
Duration: 56 minutes
Copyright: 2012
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Price: USD 225.00

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SAVAGE LIFE IN FASHION, A

Percy Savage is a maverick. He has led an amazing life in and around the world of designer fashion and influenced the way the industry developed. A Savage Life In Fashion combines and explores the memories he has; the people he knows; the history made to reveal an intimate world of creative expression, societal change, personal failure, collective triumph and the history of an art synonymous with opulence, luxury and refinement.

A Savage Life in Fashion is about a man whose influence was everywhere but is unknown outside the industry. Raised in the Australian outback, Percy arrived in Paris in 1947; the year Christian Dior launched his New Look. He would later become a friend of the man who revived the glory of couture and inadvertently, provide the name for the most famous of Dior fragrances: Eau Sauvage. It was at the House of Lanvin that Percy was asked to start the first Propaganda department, as it was then called, eventually renaming it PR. During his years in Paris, Percy weaved himself into the Parisian fabric and counted among friends, Dior, Beaton, Cocteau and Maria Callas. Whilst in Paris he travelled the globe, promoting and exhorting designers, journalists, buyers and manufacturers. He introduced Yves Saint-Laurent to Dior and created the explosion that was Mary Quant. He was PR for Nina Ricci during its heyday before moving to England in the 1970s. Percy had been asked by the powers-that-be to put London on a par with Paris, which he did, albeit at his own expense.

A Savage Life in Fashion opens amidst the refined excitement of the Christian Dior 2004 Spring/Summer couture show. Placing Percy within the contemporaneous reality of haute couture is made all the more pertinent as the film looks back at a post-war, history of fashion, in particular Percy's career in Paris and the foundation of fashion as we recognise it today. This retrospection provides an insight into what makes fashion perennially fascinating and forever reflective, both positively and negatively, of whom, what and why we are.

A Savage Life in Fashion includes an array of stunning IMX and Super 8 footage, exclusive archive film and photography. The film is narrated by Joanna Lumley and features interviews with Mary Quant, Hubert de Givenchy and Yuki as well as other eminent designers, journalists, historians and executives, exploring the fundamental dynamics of a much-vaunted aesthetic. Ultimately, it is a story about a man who did as he pleased, to please those in a world transfixed by image, beauty and style.


Item no.: HH00161258
Format: DVD
Duration: 52 minues
Copyright: 2009
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Price: USD 195.00

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DESTINATION FASHION: COPENHAGEN

Fashion is big business in Copenhagen and design standards are very high! We meet several successful designers indigenous to Denmark such as: Malene Birger, Baum und Pferdgarten, and Bruuns Bazaar. All of whom are building major international reputations. Take an in-depth look at "Copenhagen Fur", the biggest exporter of luxury furs and pelts around the world. Get insight into this glamorous, yet controversial, jewel in the Danish fashion industry. Learn about Nior, a brand who strives to make a political statement and peek into some of the street trends of up and coming designers. Top Danish fashion experts Eva Kruse and Uffe Buchard offer their expert analysis on Copenhagen's drive to be a leading fashion epicenter.

Item no.: HY00160990
Format: DVD
Duration: 30 minutes
Copyright: 2008
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Price: USD 195.00

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DESTINATION FASHION: INDIA

India is a country rich in culture and tradition, and fashion is no exception. Explore how designers incorporate traditional aspects such as fabulously colorful fabrics and intricate beading into new, trendy ideas. Meet up with Ritu Kumar who is seen as the queen of Indian designers and look into an important part of Indian fashion: the wedding. Bollywood, which sets trends and captures the imagination of the public and fashion designers alike, is central to fashion in India. Rocky S. discusses his reputation as one of the most notable Bollywood designers. Rohit Bal has brought resurgence in Indian mens wear and is keen on preserving craft techniques that are under threat. Young designers like Swapnil Shinde, show the future of Indian fashion. Which city will emerge as the fashionistas favorite... Mumbai or Delhi?

Item no.: PJ00160991
Format: DVD
Duration: 30 minutes
Copyright: 2008
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DESTINATION FASHION: LONDON

London is ranked as one of the top five fashion capitals of the world, and we are going to see why. Some of the most famed designers come out of schools in London. Meet up with the expert staff at Central St. Martin's to discover why they nurture talent with unique qualities. Bora Aksu is no exception. He came from Turkey and has since become a huge name in London's fashion scene. Meet the quirky designers Antoni and Alison who make their own trends. Unearth the vintage treasures that can be found in Rellik. Hear Amanda Wakeley's values of British quality and style. Visit Jasper Conran in his chic London boutique to discuss high-end fashion. And finally, unlock the secrets of Topshop in a meeting with brand director Jane Sheperdson. Experience the chaos, class and originality that is British style.

Item no.: KP00160992
Format: DVD
Duration: 30 minutes
Copyright: 2008
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FAIR TRADE IN ACTION: FASHION FIRM CASE STUDY

What is fair trade? How does it work in practice? What difference is it making to people in the developing world? This is the story of fair trade fashion company People Tree

SWEATSHOP LABOUR: The UK fashion business is worth over óG40 billion annually. But beneath the industry's glamorous facade, there's an inconvenient truth: most of the clothes are made in the developing world using sweatshop labour. People Tree set out to make a difference, by selling well-designed clothes produced in the developing world for a fair price. They're now selling through Top Shop and working with 50 producer groups in 15 different countries. UK turnover is óG1.5 million.

HAND-MADE: All People Tree's garments are hand-made. This means it is all much more labour intensive and slower than in factories. But that's the whole point: to create as much employment as possible. Care for the environment is also part of People Tree's plan. They use natural dyes and avoid toxic or synthetic raw materials. They use organic cotton which means not relying on harmful pesticides - but they're not totally organic yet.

BANGLADESH: One woman working on People Tree's clothes in Bangladesh does seem to be benefiting from fair trade. She tells how working on producing fair trade clothes has improved her life, brought her more money and freed her from being stuck at home. But fair trade isn't an easy option. People Tree has little money for advertising and marketing and every day is a struggle. Fair trade is still only a small fraction of the fashion business - can it ever go mainstream?


Item no.: DJ00110146
Format: DVD (With Publication)
Duration: 29 minutes
Copyright: 2008
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Price: GBP 145.00

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CONFESSIONS OF A FASHION DESIGNER

The formal dresses of DeBora Rachelle Designs have been worn at major award programs and formal dances all over the world.

Learn what it takes to be a successful fashion designer and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a fitting session. See how Ms. Rachele designs 100+ dresses per season with purses and jewelry to match.

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  • "...DVD gives a clear picture of the educational requirements, starting salary, and job market outlook...Recommended for young adults in either high school or public libraries." -Library Journal, May 2008

  • "School libraries looking to meet the growing demand for career information will find this a worthwhile addition." -School Library Journal, August 2007

  • "...outstanding, technically flawless, full-color informed videos...strongly recommended additions to both school and community libraries." -The Midwest Book Review, June 2007

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  • 2007 Telly Award

    Item no.: NP01070169
    Format: DVD (Closed Captioned)
    Duration: 12 minutes
    Copyright: 2007
    StdBkNo: 1571754466
    Price: USD 80.00

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    SMART TEXTILES

    Smart textiles possess enhanced functionality because of the integration of electronics, chemicals, metals or polymers with regular fibres. This program gives a brief overview of the development of "smart" textiles since the 1950s through to the 21st Century. The role of nano particles is explained; cutting edge innovations from RMIT and Nano Technology Victoria are featured and viewers are challenged to ponder the ethical considerations of smart textiles development.

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    Item no.: TN08691292
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 25 minutes
    Copyright: 2007
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    Price: AUD 235.00

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    ALL ABOUT TEXTILES PART 1 - INTRODUCING TEXTILES

    This program introduces students to fibres, fabrics and textiles. It tells the story of the development of fabrics from earliest times to cottage industry, then the move to large factories brought about in the Industrial Revolution. We see how today's technology has produced fabric types and manufacturing processes that have again revolutionised the industry. The differences between natural and synthetic fibres are looked at. The program then explores the processes used in turning both natural and synthetic fibres into yarns and then into fabrics, and looks at a range of fabric types, their different properties and their uses. Finally, the program looks at recent developments in the industry and the appearance of new fabrics on the scene.

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    Item no.: WM08690015
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 25 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    Price: AUD 235.00

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    ALL ABOUT TEXTILES PART 2 - A TEXTILE WORLD

    This program looks at the multitude of industries involved with textile manufacture and use, and establishes how vital the textile industry is to the global economy. Various finishing techniques to different fabrics are explored, showing how treating them in different ways can change and enhance certain properties. The program then looks at the testing of fabrics - in a school and a commercial laboratory -which properties are commonly tested for, and why it is important to continually test them.

    The program examines ways in which the environmental impact of textile manufacture and use can be reduced and how the fashion industry has reflected the development of textiles over time.

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    Item no.: TG08690016
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 25 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    Price: AUD 235.00

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    NEW FABRICS, THEN FIBERS

    A definition of fiber, properties of fibers, fiber categories (natural and manufactured), and new fibers that have recently been invented are topics covered in this educational video. Your students will learn the process of how fibers are woven into textiles and the uses of different fibers with this practical video.

    Item no.: HR01070001
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
    StdBkNo: 1571750509
    Price: USD 80.00

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    SEVENTH AVENUE: AMERICA'S PREMIER FASHION CENTER

    When retailers come to New York in search of the latest fashion innovations, they head for Seventh Avenue. They are shown the newest vendor offerings and choose those that seem headed for success. It's no simple task to bring these offerings to the marketplace. The road is long and tedious and warrants the expertise of many industrial partners to make the transition from raw materials to finished products successful. Included are the mills that turn fibers into fabric, the designer's role in the creation of the new styles and silhouettes, production facilities that take the materials and transform them into salable products, and the venues in which the samples are marketed.

    Item no.: RL02490487
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    Price: USD 192.00

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    CUTTING THEIR OWN CLOTH: STARTING IN BUSINESS WITH THE SAVAGE SISTERS

    In this program, we look at two enterprising young sisters turn a lost opportunity into a commercial gain. Twin sisters, Lou and Sophie McDermott, after missing out on the fashion TAFE course of their choice, have set up their own successful business designing and manufacturing club wear. The program examines the processes of setting up a small business from scratch, the issue of mass marketing versus niche marketing, their inspirations for designs, the logistics of manufacturing and the decisions they now have to make to expand the business and keep ahead in a highly competitive market.

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  • "Excellent - Small business students can relate to the situation and gives them inspiration to go out on their own." - C. Wallace, St. Norbert College, WA.

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    Item no.: AS08690102
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 21 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    Price: AUD 235.00

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    FASHION: ITALIAN STYLE

    When talking fashion, Americans speak Italian, buying more than $15 billion worth of apparel and leather goods annually. Join the fashion crowd on the runway as models display fabulous fashions by top designers, such as Giorgio Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Zanella, Salvatore Ferragamo and Hana K. Imagine you are in the honored buyer's chair as you are presented with sportswear, business and evening wear collections created by these top designers.

    Item no.: ZY03760307
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 23 minutes
    Copyright: 1997
    StdBkNo: 9781595355980
    Price: USD 79.00

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    FASHION MERCHANDISING: CONCEPTS AND CAREERS

    The exciting world of fashion merchandising is outlined in this basic program to give young adults considering fashion merchandising as a career a good overview of the field. Basic information about the principles of fashion, the important role the consumer plays, and careers are all covered. Also includes information about how fashion merchandising is changing through catalog sales and electronic retailing.

    Item no.: EA02451251
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 20 minutes
    Copyright: 1994
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    Price: USD 100.00

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    HISTORY OF APPAREL DESIGN: 1930 TO THE 21ST CENTURY

    Enjoy a decade-by-decade overview of how music, movies, events and designers have helped shape fashion during the past 70 years. Students discover methods used to promote fashion, such as trade and popular magazines, television and movie stars' wardrobes, store displays and fashion shows. Viewers are presented with trademark styles of leading designers as models bring fashion history to life.

    Item no.: NJ00210454
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 35 minutes
    Copyright: 1992
    StdBkNo: 9781595355324
    Price: USD 115.00

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    MUSIC IN TIME: THE ADVENT OF FASHION

    Music written for public performance in concert halls and theaters required composers to keep abreast of popular styles. Music of Handel, Couperin, Scarlatti, and Rameau is performed by the English Bach Festival, Huddersfield Choral Society, American Boychoir, Academy of Ancient Music, and Wexford Opera Festival. Contents include excerpts from: Handel's Zadok the Priest, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Concerto for Organ in D Minor, Orlando, Messiah; Rameau's Nais; Couperin's Deuxieme Ordre; Telemann's Sonata in E Minor; Scarlatti's Sonata in B -Flat Major; John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.

    Note: Only available in the US, Asia and Canada.


    Item no.: PW02452953
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Copyright: 1982
    StdBkNo: 9780736563345
    Price: USD 100.00

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    FIELD TRIP: MARK SCHNEIDER JEWERLY DESIGN

    Marc Schneider, one of the most honored jewelry designers of our time, takes you on a tour of his facilities, walks you through the steps of designing and making a ring, as well as discussing how to market to clients. With over 36 national and international awards and two American Vision awards, he has exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and is on permanent display at the world renowned Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. This DVD explains the steps taken to make jewelry, factors to consider when coordinating accessories, along with what it takes to forge your own business and make it as an entrepreneur.

    Item no.: NB03760990
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 27 minutes
    Copyright:
    StdBkNo: 9781595359902
    Price: USD 99.00

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