Fashion Illustrator is intended as a rewarding reference book of practical advice and inspirational ideas to form a basis from which individual creativity can develop, and not as a bible to be followed word for word. As Coco Chanel is reputed to have said, “To be irreplaceable in life, one must be different”— excellent advice for your sketchbooks and portfolio, and for life in general! The following pages offer useful information to help you on your journey. You will find recommended further reading, addresses and websites of institutions and other worthwhile contacts, and a glossary of important words.
Paul Arden, It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be, Phaidon, 2003