Many of you will recall the rebuke Andy Sachs(Anne Hathaway) earns in the film The Devil Wears Prada from her boss Miranda Priestly(Meryl Streep) about the route taken by cerulean from when Oscar de la Renta presented his first collection in that color until much later, when it appeared as the reason’s color in department stores all over the world, representing millions of dollars to the fashion industry. It’s a vain discourse, but a truly admirable one because of the great amount of knowledge it conveys.
It isn’t easy to know how the complex fashion industry operates. There are always new things to learn, details, and curious facts. What happens for a color no one has ever heard of to appear in all the international fashion magazines in a matter of months? Where do trends start/ What cultural influences are in a collection? What software do computer-aided fashion design experts recommend?
This is a book for inquisitive people, for those keen to know all the ins and outs of fashion in a practical way. This is why, before seeing how each of the designers works, we given an overview of the creative process in fashion, backed by views from specialists. This is a base from which to understand the workings of an industry none of us are free from. So we can all be a little more Miranda Priestly, because, like her, you and I have a great passion for fashion.