Designing Fashion’s Future, 2021 by Alice Payne

How do fashion designers design? How does design function within the industry? How can design practices open up sustainable pathways for fashion’s future? Designing Fashion’s Future responds to these questions to offer a fresh understanding of design practices within the sprawling, shifting fashion system.

Fashion design is typically viewed as the rarefied practice of elite professionals, or else as a single stage within the apparel value chain. Alice Payne shows how design needn’t be reduced to a set of decisions by a designer or design team, but can instead be examined as a process, object, or agent that shapes fashion’s material and symbolic worlds.

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Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion, 2019, edited by Alison Gwilt, Alice Payne, Evelise Anicet Ruthschilling

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Fashion showcases the global fashion industry’s efforts to reduce the negative impacts associated with fashion production and consumption.

Illustrated throughout with infographics, photographs and diagrams of creative works, eighteen essays focus on six regions, examining sustainable fashion in the context of local, cultural and environmental concerns. Also included are 18 regional ‘Spotlight’ sections highlighting the differences and similarities across regions by concentrating on examples of best practice, design innovation and impact on the community.

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Fashion Trends: Analysis and Forecasting (2nd edition), 2021, by Eundeok Kim, Ann Marie Fiore, Alice Payne, Hyejeong Kim

In a fast-moving global industry, how can anyone know what the next trend will be? Fashion Trends: Analysis and Forecasting offers a clear pathway into the theory and practice of forecasting fashion, using professional case studies to demonstrate each technique and concept.

This revised edition includes an updated model of the fashion trend analysis and forecasting process and expanded coverage of social media, digital influencers, sustainability and social responsibility. There are also first-hand visual materials relating to forecasts from leading firms.

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