With this book a man is well advised around the clock. Entertaining and informative in equal measure, this volume provides outfits of good taste and style for every hour of the day. Readers learn everything there is to know about appropriate clothing and
Spectacles and sunglasses are the most popular fashion accessories of our time. This book provides a comprehensive account of the design of spectacles in their many guises and of the historical developments that influenced them. A detailed history of spec
Asia is moving rapidly into new social, political and economic dimensions. While catching up with the Western world one the one hand, it is struggeling to stay true to itself, to its traditions and costumes on the other. The line between Asian and Western
This book is part of the Young Designers series which focus on young and innovative Designers. About 50 young Asian Graphic Designers are introduced in alphabetical order with images of some of their best designs and a short characteristic. Graphic Desig
This book is part of the Young Designers series which focus on young and innovative Designers. Young European Fashion Designers presents a new generation of designers that have today made an impact on the future of fashion. They are not only creating the
Recapture the riot of colour, style, and innovative design that defined the 1960s with collectables expert Judith Miller. This work includes over 450 classic, retro and fun items - from furniture and fashion to toys and technology. It also includes iconic
"Love of Quilts" features twenty-eight entertaining short stories about quilts and quilters collected from the pages of classic magazines such as "Godeys Ladys Book," "Harpers Bazaar," and "Good Housekeeping," introducing readers to the captivating worlds
Fashion Accessories is a pictorial history of shoes, hats, bags, jewelry and other accessories. The hundreds of illustrations show examples ranging from the Roman era to well into the 20th century, and from all over the world. This book offers a wealth of
What do the designers John Galliano, Giorgio Armani, Martin Margiela, Custo Barcelona or those from Zara or H&M have in common ?
Despite their personal style and different target audice, they speak a common language.
Designers must translate their ideas into technical illustrations understandable to those who bring them to life.
This book gathers over 200 of Maite Lafuente's fashion illustrations of contemporany trends, colours, textures, and cuts - a guide to the language of today's fashion.
With contributions from leading art and fashion world figures such as Germano Celant, and Ingrid Sischy, and stunning photographs by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Steven Meisel, The Art of Being You is a fitting tribute to this revered genius of design.
While Versace's legacy to the world of fashion and popular culture remains incalculable, particularly so now after his tragic death, Versace himself was inspired by contemporary artists and the great modern masters of the early 20th century. The Art of Being You chronicles the development of the Versace look and demonstrates the myriad ways in which art has influenced the designer's style. Drawing on the work of illustrious artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky, and Leger, and of more recent figures such as Jim Dine, David Hockney, and Roy Lichtenstein, Versace melded history, pop culture, and his own unique sensibilities to create the inimitable style that bears his signature.
Gianni Versace's lifelong passion for art together with his own visionary imagination have left us an extraordinarily vibrant body of work -- and certainly one of the most original creative legacies of our time. This richly illustrated volume presents a candid look at the many sources of Versace's inspiration
Pair cast-off denim with a crafter's unyielding creativity and you have a craft with limitless possibility. Denim is the perfect fabric for many arts and craft methods: it is durable, washable, and dyeable; it can be cut, sliced, shredded, poked, prodded,
This book of easy-to-knit charted patterns features 12 sweaters made with one simple shape and method of construction. Working with a saddle-style construction as each garmentÆs foundation, readers can create an assortment of unique sweaters for men,
What pareos, sags, saris, shawls, scarves, capes, and bandanas all have in common is that they consist of one piece of fabric. However, they differ enormously in size and shape and how they are wrapped, draped and secured.
An opulent and absorbing overview of the fashion world throughout the twentieth century. From Coco Chanel to Christian Dior, Kenzo to Versace, grunge to haute couture, every period and major name in twentieth-century fashion is included in this comprehens
Create affordable, designer-quality handbags right in your own home -even if you've never sewn a stitch. Using just 4 master patterns, readers learn to use fabrications and embellishments to make everything from vintage styles to fun and trendy beaded bag
When Bethany first propped her camera on a stack of books and pressed record in 2009, she didn't realise her life was about to change―forever. After uploading her first video to YouTube at just thirteen years old, Bethany quickly became one of the Internet's go-to beauty, style, and lifestyle vlogger. Since then, she has filmed countless room tours and tutorials, travelled the world, experimented with hundreds of DIYs, designed her own clothing line, gone on an international tour, competed on Dancing with the Stars, and created health, beauty, and wellness content for multiple platforms.
But before Bethany found her #MotaFam online, life wasn't looking so great: After being intensely bullied in school, the already shy Bethany retreated further into her shell, suffering from crippling anxiety and a lack of self-confidence she just couldn’t shake. From growing up on a dairy farm in small-town Los Banos, California, to figuring out how to overcome anxiety and find her voice, to finally breaking out of her shell and learning to forge her own positive path, Make Your Mind Up is more than just a heartwarming memoir or lifestyle guide―this is a portrait of Bethany’s life, exactly how she lives it.
A plain T-shirt is a blank canvas just waiting to be dressed up. Fashion T-Shirts is about transforming a T into a personal fashion statement with easy sewing and crafting. The 25 projects both alter and embellish a basic, inexpensive T-shirt. The embelli
Embellished Applique for Artful Accessories is a new take on traditional applique. Applique - layering of a fabric cutout on top of larger fabric and sewing it in place - is most often associated with quilting, but this book takes applique beyond expectat
The bags arrives by the necesity of professionals on having a contemporaneo and modern book full of creative ideas related to bags from the five continents. Images and new trends from more than 100 designers especialist in developing bags of all sort and
Until now dress has played a minor role in the studies of Rembrandt's paintings. This is all the more surprising since the artist clearly delighted in the rendering of clothes. He made extensive use of clothing and jewellery to emphasize the character, religious affiliation or social status of the sitters in his portraits, and to clarify the narrative or heighten the drama in his history pieces. De Winkel fills this lacuna and shows that research of this neglected field can contribute in many and unexpected ways to our understanding of Rembrandt's art. Serious study of the history of dress is itself a rather new field, and was long regarded by art historians as merely ancillary to art history, mainly as a help in matters of dating. However, the knowledge of dress can contribute to the identification of the sitter. It can also help to determine the message the sitter or the artist wished to express. The wider aim of the author is to investigate the possible contemporary connotations of clothes in Rembrandt's painted oeuvre by placing them within a wider cultural and historical context.
Suddenly, the influence of sportswear on fashion is everywhere – from haute couture to streetstyle – and sportswear companies are now producing designer collections in their own right. Elegance and function have never been more excitingly comb
"Ten Best Fashion Bloggers". ("The Guardian"). "The Sartorialist on Two Wheels". ("The Guardian"). "Top 100 Blogs Worldwide". ("The Times"). Against the background of rising mass-transit fares and an unhealthy planet, the liberation and efficiency of getting around by bike has made city cycling one of the most popular pursuits in urban life. From gritty messengers to tweed-sporting bankers, from Pashley princesses to high-tech roadies, cycle chic is everywhere you look. No one is more attuned to the explosion of these new trends than Mikael Colville-Andersen, who launched the first cycling fashion blog, Copenhagen Cycle Chic, more than five years ago. The blog went viral, and there are now cycle chic blogs from Sao Paulo to Mexico City, from Tokyo to Vancouver, and from New York to Budapest. Published in a compact format targeted at the style-conscious and urban tribes of all stripes, hundreds of images in this ingenious collection curated by Colville-Andersen present the most charismatic combinations of individual style and practical function and demonstrate how far cycle attire has moved beyond lycra.
Amee K. Sweet-McNamara introduces readers to an old material in a new way, where they can practice new embroidery skills, and create gorgeous, unique pieces of jewelry. Amees secret ingredient is soutache, a type of colorful cord that she winds, binds, and stitches into place. The first section of this book focuses on learning the techniques, while the second section teaches readers how to incorporate these techniques into beautiful soutache projects. With photos and illustrations taking the reader every step of the way, beginners will start with small earrings and work up to necklaces, cuffs, and pendants, while experienced stitchers can dive right into the new design ideas.
The Fashion Design Directory is the ultimate guide to who’s who in the world of fashion design. Fully illustrated, it presents 125 of the key design practitioners from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day, the people and companies wh
This book brings together an extensive collection of models and poses which serve as a primary source of inspiration to develop personal style. In the form of a collection of outfits, styles, prints and accessories, this exceptional range of articles take
Intertwined is an inspirational handbook for yarn lovers everywhere, created in an eye-popping, showcase style and packed with sparkling, full-color photos.
This book will be a delight to the enthusiastic fiber crowd that is growing by leaps and bo
This is the fabric and textile directory that dressmakers and fashion designers have been waiting for. This book is like having your own personal shopper able to recommend fabrics to suit the effects you want to achieve, show you how the fabric will perfo
"Pattern Magic 2" is the cult pattern-cutting text from Japan, partner to the original "Pattern Magic" book. Inspiring and exciting, this volume takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with more step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressm
Stronger, faster, lighter, safer, smarter - these are the textiles of tomorrow. From the carbon-fibre bicycle frame to the cardiac constraint sock and the Mars Pathfinder landing airbags, material innovations surround us.
Marketing Fashion is a practical guide to the fundamental principles of marketing and branding, from catwalk to price calculation, developing brand identity to creating a customer profile. The book explains key theoretical concepts, and illustrates how th
"Pattern Magic: Stretch Fabrics" is the third in the series of cult Japanese pattern making books, now translated into English. The new volume looks at working with stretch and jersey fabric. Material that stretches lengthways or sideways can be magical in itself. This book takes the special qualities of jersey and stretch fabrics and uses them to create stunning, sculptural designs. In two parts, the book shows how to work with stretch fabrics and how to cut patterns that exploit their properties with truly original results. The book is accompanied by a basic paper pattern block/sloper.
This book portrays the ModaFAD venture, a non-profit association formed by students, proto-designers, self-taught practitioners, stylists, multidisciplinary designers, sponsors and institutions, with a common goal: to launch emerging young Barcelona design talents into the fashion world. The book records the 25 editions of Modafad, with the inclusion of the most prominent designers which have emerged from each bi-annual event. Jordi Labanda, Spastor, Josep Abril, Celia Vela, Isaac Reina are some of the big names that started their careers in ModaFAD and contribute to this book with short interviews and insights into their most current collections. Also featuring Chicks on Speed with the tale of a work in progress workshop they organised at the ModaFAD event and an interview with Diane Pernet.Bigoteprimerizo, Caterina Foletti, Jaume Vidiella, Icaro, Ida Johansson y Lucrecia Lovera, La Bette Studio, Bente Bjor, Rosa López, Pablo Gómez, Georgina Vendrell, Olivia Niebling, Eunate, Txell Miras, El Delgado Buil, Sebastián Barneche, Borja Uriona, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Maria Escoté, Arturo Martínez, Krizia Robustella, Lenfanterrible, Susy Sans, Juan Vidal, Astrid Florencia Naham, Chicks on Speed, Comentrigo, Pia Kahila, Victor Cardona & Israel Frutos, Mystick Onion, Anne Cécile Espinach, Davinia Teys, Verdades a medias, Sybilla, Gemma Degara, Flora, Andrea Ayala, Aurora Vilaboa, Bambi by Laura, Carlota Santamaría, Cecilia Sörensen, Celia Vela, Elena Cardona, Gori de Palma, Ion Fitz, Itxaso, Joan Pastor, Jordi Labanda, La Marthe, la White, Lluis Corujo, Serguei Povaguin, Spastor, Potipoti, Syngman Cucala, Isaac Reina, Josep Abril.
It is very interesting to see how graphic design and fashion relate. How one depends on the other and how they complement each other perfectly. This book contains a selection of brand and branding work, providing an insight into graphic design’s contribution to the fashion world. It demonstrates how the sectors harmoniously unite to create a brand and fashion image.
International survey of 100 of the most significant and groundbreaking contemporary fashion/accessory designers, as selected by 10 respected figures in the field - a mixture of leading designers, stylists, writers and curators.
Fusing exquisite design with engineering, shoe design is quite unlike any other fashion discipline. Showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative contemporary footwear designers from across the globe, this book refl ects the rich and diverse range o
The Object of Labor explores the personal, political, social, and economic meaning of work in the context of art and textile production. The ubiquity of cloth in everyday life, the historically resonant relationship of textile and cloth to labor, and the tumultuous drive of globalization make the issues raised by this pubication of special interest today. The seventeen essays cover topics ranging from art-making practices to labor history and the effects of globalization as seen through art and labor. The artists' projects--twelve striking and beautiful eight-page, full color spreads--conduct parallel investigations into art, cloth, and work.The contributors explore, from historical and personal perspectives, such subjects as the charged history of offshore garment workers; the different systems of production and consumption in factories, homes, studios, and exhibitions; the revelation of class, gender, and sexuality through cloth, costume, and textile images; textile production as commemorative acts in South Africa, the United States, and India; transnationalism, cultural hybridity, and race in the work of individual artists; lost histories of garment production and embroidery; the physical act of art-making as labor; and the value of handmade and "technologically improved" objects. Artist projects and portfolios by Susie Brandt, Nick Cave, Park Chambers, Lisa Clark, Lia Cook, Ann Hamilton, Kimsooja, Barbara Layne and Sue Rowley, Lara Lepionka, Merrill Mason, Darrel Morris, Pepon Osorio, J. Morgan Puett and Iain Kerr, Karen Reimer, Yinka Shonibare, SubRosa, Christine Tarkowski, Anne Wilson
This book is a compilations of creative ways of announcing the unique identity style of more than 100 different fashion companies from most relevant cities in the world. Chapters: ads, illustration, point of purchase, toys, non conventional identity and e
A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day. An invaluable resource for art and fashion professionals and a beautiful design object for consumers everywhere.
Fashioning Identities analyses some of the different ways in which identities were fashioned in and with art during the Renaissance, taken as meaning the period c.1300–1600. The notion of such a search for new identities, expressed in a variety of n
Despite the dire financial environment of the 1930s, this decade gave rise to momentous technical and aesthetic innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyse important developments in both men's and women's fashions of that time, exploring at the same time the economic, political and cultural influences that shaped the emerging styles. It reveals how industrial capabilities, such as the production of new textiles, allowed couturiers to drape fabric in ways not previously possible, and how revolutionary dressmaking and tailoring techniques gave form to truly modern clothing. Advancements in menswear tailoring in London and Naples paralleled breakthroughs in couture draping in Paris, New York, and even Shanghai. Hollywood also played a role in defining and popularizing this glamorous style. The international trend toward softer, minimally ornamented, and elegantly proportioned clothing differed markedly from the more restrictive attire of the preceding Edwardian era. By contrast, the fashions of the 1930s were made for movement, highlighting the natural and classically idealized body. The revival of classicism and other artistic influences were crucial to the creation of this clean, minimal and modern new look.
A kaleidoscopic, colourful and provocative survey of the fashion world from the introduction of Dior's New Look in 1947 to the present day.
Ranges from haute couture to street-style, from the one-off to the mass market.
Shows how fashion has
3,000 years of fashion history in one stylish visual guide Fashion is the definitive guide to the evolution of costume and style. Tracing 3,000 years from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to today's catwalk sensations and with a foreword by fashion guru Caryn Franklin, this is your own personal fashion show through history. Breathtaking in its scope, Fashion is packed with over 1,500 costumes from around the globe and lavishly illustrated with a mix of original fashion plates, archive images and commissioned photography.
Fashion and opera are natural arenas for collaboration. In 2009–2010 alone, Viktor & Rolf, Miuccia Prada, Emmanuel Ungaro and Christian Lacroix made successful sorties as costumers for operas in New York, Baden-Baden, Naples and Berlin. This p
When it comes to trends no segment of the design world is more powerful, more influential or more closely watched than fashion. From what's hot in type to the coolest new colour, to the style and mood of the moment, the fashion world sets the tone and the
Charles James, often considered to be America's first couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a master at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating fashions that defined mid-century glamour. Although James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he created strikingly original and complex designs, including intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society in New York and Europe. This lavishly illustrated book offers a comprehensive study of James' life and work, highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as his influence on subsequent fashion designers. Featuring exciting new photography of the spectacular evening dresses James produced between 1947 and 1955, this publication includes enlightening details of these intricate creations alongside vintage photographs and rarely seen archival items, such as patterns, muslins, dress forms and sketches. A detailed and illustrated chronology of James' life describes his magnetic personality, his unorthodox design processes, his colourful supporters – such as Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga – and profiles of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose Lee. With flair and style echoing that of its subject, Charles James brings to life one of the most fascinating and creative figures in American fashion.
Women have always been the driving force behind fashion through different times and places. Consequentially, the world of hair styling has always placed its greatest expectations in women for defining fashion and styles.
The work is divided by subjects, and in each one of the floral works it analyzes styles, techniques, color, dimensions, tendencies, varieties of flower (in botanical, Latin, Castilian and English name), station... with an explanatory text of each one.
Explores Italy's one of the greatest jewellers. This title traces the development of the Bulgari style, a distinctive look that has captivated royalty and movie stars. It is suitable for those in the fields of fashion and jewellery design as well as the enthusiastic collectors of Bulgari jewels.