'What distinguishes Mr Ireland's book from many other figure-drawing text books is the illustrated step-by-step method of making fabric fall naturally in response to body movements.' Sunday Telegraph
'It is just the book for anyone who wants to draw clothes to wear.' Housecraft
The book covers all aspects of fashion: menswear and women's wear along with clothes for children. It deals with faces and hairstyles, head and hats; with fashion details such as collars, sleeves, skirts, pleats and folds; and with the wide variety of materials, and their individual qualities out of which fashion is created. There are also sections on the rather different approach to fashion illustration necessary for advertising, and on the most persuasive way in which the drawings themselves should be presented. In addition to the author's own diagrams and drawings the illustrations include a selection of old photographs and fashion plates.
Patrick John Ireland is a member of Britain's Chartered Society of Designers and bestselling author of several books on fashion. He has been a fashion designer and illustrator and a lecturer, organizing fashion workshops for students and lecturers of fashion. His bestselling books include New Fashion Figure Templates and the Encyclopedia of Fashion Details. He lives in Buckinghamshire.