This fully illustrated book defines all the terms you learn in fashion school, accompanied by a full range of full color photos.
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by Judee Shipman
ANAPHE: A type of silk derived from the larva of the Anaphe Moth.
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ANGEL SLEEVE: A type of sleeve that is narrow at the arm hole, then widens sharply toward the cuffs to resemble an angel's wings.
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ANGORA: A super fine fur harvested from Angora rabbits. Angora has a soft, silky feel, but quickly loses its charm due to pilling and excessive shedding.
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ANKLE BOOT: A closed boot that extends upward to just above the ankle.
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ANKLE STRAP: A strap that encircles the ankle on certain types of sandals.
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ANKLE WRAP: A long strip of fabric on a shoe, which wraps around the ankle, continues up the calf of the leg, and is tied at the end.
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ANORAK: A heavy jacket with a fur-lined hood. An anorak jacket is also known as a parka.
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ANTRON: A brand of nylon fiber developed by the DuPont company.
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APPLIQUÉ: A piece of fabric, often embroidered, that is attached to a larger piece of fabric with either stitches or glue.
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APRON: A flap of fabric that covers the front of a person and ties at the back, in order to protect the clothing worn underneath.
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ARGENTAN LACE: A type of needlepoint lace, similar to Alencon lace.
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ARGYLE: A knitted fabric design that features repeated diamond shapes of varying colors.
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ARMLET: A bracelet that is worn on the upper arm.
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ARROWHEAD STITCH: A V-shaped sewing stitch, which is a variation of the cross stitch.
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ASHRAFI BUTI: A Persian textile design popular in Indian fashion school. Literally translated, Ashrafi means "gold" and Buti means "bud."
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ASO OKE: A hand woven cloth from Nigeria.
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ASTRAKHAN: A thickly woven wool fabric with a looped or curled surface, somewhat like the coat of an Astrakhan lamb. This textile is also known as Poodle Cloth.
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ATANSAW: A type of wide, roomy garment that wraps around the body.
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AVANTE GARDE: Fashions and styles that are considered to be experimental, conceptual, highly innovative, or just plain strange.
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AWNING STRIPE: A fabric print featuring thick stripes of equal width.
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