Half Term: Designing Decades

We want to help learners of all ages keep drawing this half term (and beyond!), so we’ve compiled a selection a excerpts from our best-selling book, How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer. Written by the Fashion and Textile Museum’s Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft, the book guides young fashionistas through the whole process of drawing for fashion design. Here we’ve included designing tips from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, so you can explore your favourite era, while working on your drawing and designing skills!

Before you get started on your new designs, download a selection of croquis, to help you bring your work to life. Now that’s done, you’re ready to pick your decade below and get to work!


How to Draw Like a Fashion Designer is currently 20% off!

Featuring tips and tricks from leading fashion designers including, Zandra Rhodes, Anna Sui, Valentino and more, this beginner’s guide is based on hands-on workshops held by Dennis Nothdruft at the Fashion and Textile Museum.

The book guides young fashionistas through the whole process of drawing for fashion design, from drawing fashion croquis and adding garments, to developing a collection with guidance on how to create a mood board and follow a brief.


We do hope you’ve enjoyed exploring the Fashion and Textile Museum online. If so, please consider making a donation to help us continue our work.

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