Portfolio Design for the Accessories Designer

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About the author:
Shenlei Winkler (Shenlei Flasheart in SL) is a 30 year veteran of the fashion industry. Her work spans both couture and mass market design and development for the real life apparel industry. A successful designer, her lifetime sales of her real life apparel designs have now reached more than $70 million USD, with more than 25 million-dollar styles in her portfolio. Her couture work has appeared extensively on stage and movie screen.

Winkler has also enjoyed success in Second Life, where she has designed fashion since 2005, with three popular brands including Prim & Proper (one of the top Second Life earners in 2006), Flash & Trash, and Debutante. Her educational background includes three design degrees, including two from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology.

She has also been instrumental in developing large-scale creative installations in OpenSim-based worlds, most notably Shengri La Spirit, previously hosted by IBM, and Shengri La Gallery, both of which may be visited as publicly accessible regions hosted by Intel Corporation in Science Sim.

Founder of the Fashion Research Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on helping designers achieve their dreams with dignity, integrity and respect, she is currently the CEO of the Fashion Research Institute which is focused on researching and developing virtualization technologies with particular emphasis for the apparel industry. Her research areas include content licensing for virtual goods, virtualization of enterprise in immersive workspaces, OpenSim enterprise application development, user immersion in virtual worlds, and of course, new technologies for apparel design.

Portfolio Design for the Accessories Designer

How to create knock-their-socks-off accessories design portfolios

Authored by Shenlei E. Winkler

Portfolio Design for the Accessories Designer is specifically designed to teach how job-winning portfolios get created by the individual accessories designer. Design students, applicants to design schools, and recent graduates will all find this book helpful. Using examples drawn from a successful accessory designer's portfolio, this book demonstrates what it takes to have a professional, well-developed portfolio, using the best practices that we teach through our classes at the Fashion Research Institute. These practices have evolved specifically from successes in job hunting and working in the industry. These 'insider secrets' are exactly the things you need to successfully develop and show your design portfolio to potential employers and design schools, and any place you need to be able to demonstrate your design skills to maximum effect.

Publication Date:
0984117121 / 9780984117123
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Crafts & Hobbies / Fashion

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