Presents the fundamentals of the study of clothing design ina straightforward, practical manner while assuming no prior knowledge of thesubject on the part of the reader. Class activities at the end of each chaptergive the reader a practical experience with the material.Provides examples of both sexes, many different countries, ethnicities,contemporary, and historical illustrations in each chapter. Provides a contextfor the design as a process. For reference in clothing selectionand use, fashion design, basic design for theater costuming, and clothing inother cultures. It may also be used as a reference book by consumers who wishto know how to achieve a desired look.