Thanks to fashion design competition television shows, many people have discovered an interest in fashion design, including footwear design. While it isn’t always convenient for people to go to design school, they can purchase books on footwear design to learn the necessary skills at home in their spare time. The footwear industry is important in Mexico and these books can help give designers valuable information about shoe design and production. Take a look at our top five footwear design books below.
1) Footwear Design (Portfolio Skills: Fashion & Textiles) by Aki Choklat
This book on footwear design helps readers learn the process of designing shoes and boots for the fashion industry. The pages of the book include sketchbooks detailing the design process, along with commissioned images of cutting-edge designs. It includes many case studies of many of the world’s most well-known shoe designers. Whether you are considering it as a career or just have a passion for shoes, this book should be in your collection.
2) Handbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture edited by A. Luximon
No matter which country you are located in, whether the United States, France or Mexico, shoe design is becoming increasingly popular. This book offers an overview of footwear design and production. It discusses the anatomy of the foot, how the foot develops in children and adolescents and how shoes should be designed. It covers the footwear business from many aspects.
3) Shoes A-Z: Designers, Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers by Jonathan Wolford
If you want to know who’s who in footwear design, then this is the book that can tell you. There are many images of shoes, along with shoe ads and information about designers and brands many people may have never heard about. There is also a shoe-related glossary of industry terms and a review of shoe styles from the past.
4) New Shoes: Contemporary Footwear Design by Rebecca Proctor
This book discusses the cutting-edge shoe design business with a review of current designers from around the world. There are pictures and sketches of innovative designs of shoes, sandals and boots that showcases design skills and the craftsmanship of these shoes.
5) How to Start a Shoe Design Business by Becci Rolli
This is a good starter book for designers interested in starting their own business. It uses layman’s terms so it is easy to understand and apply the suggestions in the book. It offers a systematic guide on starting your business and making it profitable.
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