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Saturday, May 26, 2018

"How to Be a Fashion Designer", a New Fashion Book from DK Publishing

One of the novelties from DK Publishing this year is a book by author Lesley Ware, How to Be a Fashion Designer, which was created in collaboration with illustrator Tiki Papier. The book was released in February 2018 and is addressed to a young audience -- a fun guide for girls full of practical fashion design ideas and advice.
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How to Be a Fashion Designer is an easy to follow guide for preteen and teen girls who want to create their own unique style. The book starts with an introduction from author Lesley Ware who invites her young readers to begin their journey into fashion and to learn about fashion and style.

The girls can learn from the pages of the book the skills of fashion design -- how to sew, how to embellish clothes, how to create accessories. They will learn how to design their own fashion, from street style to party dresses. Fashion is a fun way to express your personality, and as the author of the book says, if you can speak up with fashion, you can speak up in other ways, too.

The reader will also discover how to be a stylist. While designers create the clothes, stylists know how to put them together. Girls will learn how to create stylish outfits for school, for their day to day, for weekend, for going out with friends, for family reunions, for the beach, for parties, and so on. The book will help them learn the secrets of styling, choosing accessories, and finding their personal style.

Last but not least, this book will teach young readers how to dress in a way that respects the environment. They will find tips and advice on the pages of the book how to shop wisely, how to make the most of their wardrobes, how to give new life to old clothes and how to customize those clothes to take them from basic to brilliant.

Each layout (each two pages) of the book is a separate chapter that guides you and gives you tips and fashion inspiration on how to dress in a creative way and build a unique style. The book shares a lot of fun sources of inspiration for fashion design like tools to use when you create your outfits, colors, patterns, black and white, sparkle, texture, mood board, photography, carnival, party ambiance, denim, the sun, the beach, shopping your own wardrobe, looking at nature, music, inspiration from Ancient Egypt, DIY, and much more.

The book also has patterns with tips and advice how to design your own clothes and accessories -- T-shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, necklaces, hats, bags, shoes. Girls can experiment and play with patters on the pages on the book to draw and create their perfect outfits.

The author concludes her book with a fashion glossary where girls can learn the language of fashion.

How to Be a Fashion Designer by Lesley Ware is a fun book for any girl who dreams about becoming a fashion designer and who wants to make her first steps toward a career in fashion.


  1. Oh, what an interesting book, Victoria!
    I wish I could have one since I do love fashion :)
    Thank you for sharing dear:)


    1. Hi Cintya, thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment. :)
      Have a great week ahead!

  2. When I was young I always wanted to be a designer but just don't know how. This book might help me. Thanks for sharing dear.

  3. Great share!so much good ideas to acquire. Thank you!

  4. Sounds interesting!I would love to read this book sometime. Thanks!

  5. I would love to buy this book. Thank you for sharing this info.

  6. Not really into fashion designing but i found this very helpful to those who want to know more on fashion designing. Great post!

  7. Great share!I'm sometimes curious how does fashion designing work and this book gives me ideas. Thank you for sharing!

  8. This is a good book for young one's. It's good that at a young age they already develop their talent in fashion designing. Thank you for sharing!

  9. What an interesting book for someone who have the passion in designing.


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