The Fashion Book

The Fashion Book
Author: Phaidon Editors
Publsiher: Phaidon Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2016-05-16
ISBN 10: 9780714871073
ISBN 13: 0714871079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fashion Book Book Review:

The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it. Spanning almost 200 years, the entire industry is represented; from clothing and footwear designers, to photographers, stylists, icons and retailers, including the new category of educational institutions that have been fundamental in the careers of many of the creative individuals. Marking the significant changes on the fashion landscape since the first edition, this revision includes updates on existing entries as well as important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion, from designers such as Nicholas Ghesquière, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, influential image makers Mert and Marcus and Mario Sorrenti, and contemporary icons Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton, representing just a few of the many exciting new figures. New faces rub shoulders with the fashion pioneers of the original edition; such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Helmut Newton. In keeping in the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a comprehensive view of the fashion industry today. Easy to use and filled with inspirational images, The Fashion Book is organized as an A-Z guide of names, listing 576 entries across the categories of clothing and accessory designers, photographers, institutions, models and those iconic individuals who instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. Cutting through the usual classifications, and organized alphabetically, the book creates unexpected juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely partnerships: the powerful Anna Wintour sits opposite the pioneer of modern fashion, Charles Worth while Terry Richardson rubs shoulders with Herb Ritts, and digital print wunderkind Mary Katranzou meets Rei Kawakubo. Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing from the most important creative talents in the industry - showing a quintessential aspect of their work. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information about the subject. In addition, The Fashion Book uses a comprehensive cross-referencing system and glossary which explain the many collaborations and techniques used in fashion, that singular business which lives somewhere between art and commerce.

The First Book of Fashion

The First Book of Fashion
Author: Ulinka Rublack,Maria Hayward,Jenny Tiramani
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-02-11
ISBN 10: 1474249906
ISBN 13: 9781474249904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Book of Fashion Book Review:

This captivating book reproduces arguably the most extraordinary primary source documents in fashion history. Providing a revealing window onto the Renaissance, they chronicle how style-conscious accountant Matthäus Schwarz and his son Veit Konrad experienced life through clothes, and climbed the social ladder through fastidious management of self-image. These bourgeois dandies' agenda resonates as powerfully today as it did in the sixteenth century: one has to dress to impress, and dress to impress they did. The Schwarzes recorded their sartorial triumphs as well as failures in life in a series of portraits by illuminists over 60 years, which have been comprehensively reproduced in full color for the first time. These exquisite illustrations are accompanied by the Schwarzes' fashion-focussed yet at times deeply personal captions, which render the pair the world's first fashion bloggers and pioneers of everyday portraiture. The First Book of Fashion demonstrates how dress – seemingly both ephemeral and trivial – is a potent tool in the right hands. Beyond this, it colorfully recaptures the experience of Renaissance life and reveals the importance of clothing to the aesthetics and every day culture of the period. Historians Ulinka Rublack's and Maria Hayward's insightful commentaries create an unparalleled portrait of sixteenth-century dress that is both strikingly modern and thorough in its description of a true Renaissance fashionista's wardrobe. This first English translation also includes a bespoke pattern by TONY award-winning costume designer and dress historian Jenny Tiramani, from which readers can recreate one of Schwarz's most elaborate and politically significant outfits.

The Impossible Collection of Fashion

The Impossible Collection of Fashion
Author: Valerie Steele
Publsiher: Editions Assouline
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781614280163
ISBN 13: 1614280169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impossible Collection of Fashion Book Review:

In this magnificent COLLECTION of the most iconic dresses of the twentieth century, Valerie Steele flexes her curatorial muscle. From Poiret to Pucci, Doucet to Dior, Vionnet to Valentino, she selects the 100 dresses that caused a stir on the runway or as they entered a room and ultimately inspired a new direction in fashion. Steele's selections include Fortuny's streamlined Delphos gown circa 1907, Madame Grès's sublimely draped goddess creations from 1938, Issey Miyake's 1982 evening ensemble with a rattan top that appeared on the cover of ArtForum, and Hussein Chalayan's awe-inspiring table skirt from 2000. The COLLECTION, while certainly subjective, is sure to receive nods of recognition, along with a gasp (or two) of surprise.

Fashion as Communication

Fashion as Communication
Author: Malcolm Barnard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN 10: 1136413049
ISBN 13: 9781136413049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion as Communication Book Review:

What kinds of things do fashion and clothing say about us? What does it mean to wear Gap or Gaultier, Milletts or Moschino? Are there any real differences between Hip-Hop style and Punk anti-styles? In this fully revised and updated edition, Malcolm Barnard introduces fashion and clothing as ways of communicating and challenging class, gender, sexual and social identities. Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches from Barthes and Baudrillard to Marxist, psychoanalytic and feminist theory, Barnard addresses the ambivalent status of fashion in contemporary culture.

Clothing and Fashion American Fashion from Head to Toe 4 volumes

Clothing and Fashion  American Fashion from Head to Toe  4 volumes
Author: José Blanco F.,Patricia Kay Hunt-Hurst,Heather Vaughan Lee,Mary Doering
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1786
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN 10: 1610693108
ISBN 13: 9781610693103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clothing and Fashion American Fashion from Head to Toe 4 volumes Book Review:

This unique four-volume encyclopedia examines the historical significance of fashion trends, revealing the social and cultural connections of clothing from the precolonial times to the present day. • Covers the fashions of all economic levels of Americans from the indigent to the very wealthy, from T-shirts to architecturally sculptured gowns and suits • Includes hundreds of illustrations, sidebars, and primary documents to illuminate important areas of interest and encourage active learning • Addresses topics such as the formal wear of the Belle Epoque era, hairstyles of the Empire Revival, haute couture, and the evolution of clothes for teenagers • Presents four full-color photographic essays of clothing styles throughout American history

The Fashion Design Reference Specification Book

The Fashion Design Reference   Specification Book
Author: Jay Calderin
Publsiher: Rockport Publishers Incorporated
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-07
ISBN 10: 1592538509
ISBN 13: 9781592538508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fashion Design Reference Specification Book Book Review:

Guides students and professionals through the fashion design process, from creating a garment to marketing it, in an updated edition that includes new information on digital technology, portfolio building, and other industry topics.

Fashion Culture and Identity

Fashion  Culture  and Identity
Author: Fred Davis
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 233
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 022616795X
ISBN 13: 9780226167954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion Culture and Identity Book Review:

What do our clothes say about who we are or who we think we are? How does the way we dress communicate messages about our identity? Is the desire to be "in fashion" universal, or is it unique to Western culture? How do fashions change? These are just a few of the intriguing questions Fred Davis sets out to answer in this provocative look at what we do with our clothes—and what they can do to us. Much of what we assume to be individual preference, Davis shows, really reflects deeper social and cultural forces. Ours is an ambivalent social world, characterized by tensions over gender roles, social status, and the expression of sexuality. Predicting what people will wear becomes a risky gamble when the link between private self and public persona can be so unstable.

Chinatown Pretty

Chinatown Pretty
Author: Valerie Luu,Andrea Lo
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1452175837
ISBN 13: 9781452175836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinatown Pretty Book Review:

Chinatown Pretty features beautiful portraits and heartwarming stories of trend-setting seniors across six Chinatowns. Andria Lo and Valerie Luu have been interviewing and photographing Chinatown's most fashionable elders on their blog and Instagram, Chinatown Pretty, since 2014. Chinatown Pretty is a signature style worn by pòh pohs (grandmas) and gùng gungs (grandpas) everywhere—but it's also a life philosophy, mixing resourcefulness, creativity, and a knack for finding joy even in difficult circumstances. • Photos span Chinatowns in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Vancouver. • The style is a mix of modern and vintage, high and low, handmade and store bought clothing. • This is a celebration of Chinese American culture, active old-age, and creative style. Chinatown Pretty shares nuggets of philosophical wisdom and personal stories about immigration and Chinese-American culture. This book is great for anyone looking for advice on how to live to a ripe old age with grace and good humor—and, of course, on how to stay stylish. • This book will resonate with photography buffs, fashionistas, and Asian Americans of all ages. • Chinatown Pretty has been featured by Vogue.com, San Francisco Chronicle, Design Sponge, Rookie, Refinery29, and others. • With a textured cover and glossy bellyband, this beautiful volume makes a deluxe gift. • Add it to the shelf with books like Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton, Advanced Style by Ari Seth Cohen, and Fruits by Shoichi Aoki.

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles
Author: Kate Fletcher
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2008-01
ISBN 10: 1844074633
ISBN 13: 9781844074631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Book Review:

Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustainability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts and social innovation. It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential of sustainability issues in fashion and textiles, and sets out a more pluralistic, engaging and forward-looking picture, drawing on ideas of systems thinking, human needs, local products, slow fashion and participatory design, as well as knowledge of materials. The book not only defines the field, it also challenges it, and uses design ideas to help shape more sustainable products and promote social change. While each of these chapters is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design.

The Dictionary of Fashion History

The Dictionary of Fashion History
Author: Valerie Cumming,C. W. Cunnington,P. E. Cunnington
Publsiher: Berg
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 1847887384
ISBN 13: 9781847887382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dictionary of Fashion History Book Review:

- What is an earthquake gown? - Who wore eelskin masher trousers? - What did the word "dudes" mean in the 16th century? A Dictionary of English Costume by C. Willett Cunnington, Phillis Cunnington and Charles Beard was originally published in 1960. A monumental achievement and encyclopaedic in scope, it was a comprehensive catalogue of fashion terms from the mid-medieval period up to 1900. It was reissued and updated several times, for the last time in 1976. For decades it has served as a bible for costume historians. The Dictionary of Fashion History completely updates and supplements the Cunningtons' landmark work to bring it up to the present day. Featuring additional terms and revised definitions, this new edition represents an essential reference for costume historians, students of fashion history, or anyone involved in creating period costume for the theatre, film or television. It also is fascinating reading for those simply interested in the subject. Clear, concise, and meticulous in detail, this essential reference answers countless questions relating to the history of dress and adornment and promises to be a definitive guide for generations to come.

Fashion and Fancy

Fashion and Fancy
Author: Marieke de Winkel
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9789053569177
ISBN 13: 9053569170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion and Fancy Book Review:

Until now dress has played only a subordinate role in the research of Rembrandt’s paintings, despite the fact that few artists are as intensively studied as this Dutch master. The lacuna is all the more surprising since Rembrandt obviously delighted in rendering clothes, which, for him, not only communicated the character and social status of his sitters but also clarified his narratives and heightened the drama in his historical pieces. Here, Marieke de Winkel offers a fascinating and much-needed study of dress and costume in the works of Rembrandt. De Winkel shows us how focusing on apparel opens a new line of inquiry into Rembrandt’s paintings, one which is symbolically and iconographically richer than previously imagined. This approach, which has not been fully acknowledged by art historians nor developed by dress historians, deepens our understanding of Rembrandt’s expression as well as the cultural and historical context of the Dutch seventeenth century. De Winkel proves the merits of the approach here with her close readings of Rembrandt’s paintings and the contemporaneous connotations of the clothes he depicted. She demonstrates convincingly that clothes do much more than help date the paintings; they are instead integral to the program of representation. No longer ancillary to art history, dress and costume here receive their full due in this study, leaving us with not only a better understanding of Rembrandt but of his wider world as well.

Fashion at the Edge

Fashion at the Edge
Author: Caroline Evans,Caroline Edwards
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 0300101929
ISBN 13: 9780300101928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion at the Edge Book Review:

Caroline Evans analyses the work of experimental designers, the images of fashion photographers, and the spectacular fashion shows that developed in the final decade of the twentieth century to arrive at a new understanding of fashion's dark side and what it signifies? Drawing on a variety of literary and theoretical perspectives - from Marx to Benjamin - Evans argues that fashion plays a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid change. She shows persuasively that fashion stands at the very centre of the contemporary, where it voices some of Western culture's deepest concerns.

Fashion

Fashion
Author: DK
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN 10: 1465407804
ISBN 13: 9781465407801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion Book Review:

Tracing the evolution of fashion-from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today, Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing. With a wealth of breathtaking spreads-from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge-and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen, Fashion will captivate anyone interested in style-whether it's the fashion-mad teen in Tokyo, the wannabe designer in college, or the fashionista intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto and the birth of bling.

Adorned in Dreams

Adorned in Dreams
Author: Elizabeth Wilson
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780813533339
ISBN 13: 0813533333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adorned in Dreams Book Review:

When Adorned in Dreams was first published in 1985, Angela Carter described the book as "the best I have read on the subject, bar none." From haute couture to haberdashery, "deviant" dress to Dior, Elizabeth Wilson traces the social and cultural history of fashion and its complex relationship to modernity. She also discusses fashion's vociferous opponents, from the "dress reform" movement to certain strands of feminism. Wilson delights in the power of fashion to mark out identity or subvert it. This brand new edition of her book follows recent developments to bring the story of fashionable dress up to date, exploring the grunge look inspired by bands like Nirvana, the "boho chic" of the mid 90's, retro-dressing, and the meanings of dress from the veil to soccer player David Beckham's pink-varnished toenails.

Reforming Women s Fashion 1850 1920

Reforming Women s Fashion  1850 1920
Author: Patricia Anne Cunningham,Patricia A Cunningham, PH.
Publsiher: Kent State University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780873387422
ISBN 13: 0873387422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reforming Women s Fashion 1850 1920 Book Review:

This work focuses on the efforts toward reforming women's dress that took place in Europe and America in the latter half of the 18th century and the first decade of the 20th century, and the types of garments adopted by women to overcome the challenges posed by fashionable dress. It considers the many advocates for reform and examines their motives, their arguments for change, and how they promoted improvements in women's fashion. Though there was no single overarching dress reform movement, it reveals similarities among the arguments posed by diverse groups of reformers, including especially the equation of reform with an ideal image of improved health. Drawing on a variety of primary and secondary sources in the USA and Europe - including the popular press, advice books for women, allopathic and alternative medical literature, and books on aesthetics, art, health, and physical education - the text makes a significant contribution to costume studies, social history, and women's studies.

Fashion Design Referenced

Fashion Design  Referenced
Author: Alicia Kennedy,Emily Banis Stoehrer,Jay Calderin
Publsiher: Rockport Publishers
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 1610582012
ISBN 13: 9781610582018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion Design Referenced Book Review:

Fashion Design, Referenced is a comprehensive guide through the art and industry of fashion design, richly illustrated with over 1,000 photographs and drawings. Within the framework of four central categories, Fashion Design, Referenced examines the many interwoven elements that form the tapestry of fashion. “Fundamentals” provides an overview of the essential structure of the fashion profession (its organization, specializations, and centers) and looks at shifts in style over time and in ever-faster cycles going forward. “Principles” introduces the steps in creating a collection, from design to production, and explores directions suggested by sustainability and technology. “Dissemination” charts the many avenues by which fashion reaches its audience, whether on the catwalk or in the store, in print or online, in the museum or on the street. “Practice” gathers and appraises the work of the most influential and innovative fashion designers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From its first question—What is fashion design?—to its last—What does the future hold?—Fashion Design, Referenced chronicles the scope of ideas, inspirations, and expressions that define fashion culture. Visit the Fashion Design, Referenced Facebook page and become a fan at http://www.facebook.com/FashionDesignReferenced!

World Clothing and Fashion

World Clothing and Fashion
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 1317451678
ISBN 13: 9781317451679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Clothing and Fashion Book Review:

Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.

Fashion in Film

Fashion in Film
Author: Adrienne Munich
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0253222990
ISBN 13: 9780253222992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fashion in Film Book Review:

The vital synergy between dress and the cinema has been in place since the advent of film. Broaching topics such as vampires, noir, and Marie Antoinette looks, Fashion in Film uncovers the way in which the alliance of these two powerhouse industries use myriad cultural influences--shaping narrative, national identity, and all points in between. Contributor essays address international films from early cinema to the present, drawing on the classic and the innovative. This abundantly illustrated collection reveals that fashion in conjunction with film must be understood in a different way from fashion tout simple.

The Psychology of Fashion

The Psychology of Fashion
Author: Carolyn Mair
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2018-04-09
ISBN 10: 1317217624
ISBN 13: 9781317217626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Fashion Book Review:

What do our clothes say about us? How do the clothes we wear affect our moods and emotions? How does the fashion industry encourage us to aspire to look in a certain way? The Psychology of Fashion offers an insightful introduction to the exciting and dynamic world of fashion in relation to human behaviour, from how clothing can affect our cognitive processes to the way retail environments manipulate consumer behaviour. The book explores how fashion design can impact healthy body image, how psychology can inform a more sustainable perspective on the production and disposal of clothing, and why we develop certain shopping behaviours. With fashion imagery ever present in the streets, press and media, The Psychology of Fashion shows how fashion and psychology can make a positive difference to our lives.

The Fashion Design Manual

The Fashion Design Manual
Author: Pamela Stecker
Publsiher: Macmillan Education AU
Total Pages: 294
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780732907167
ISBN 13: 0732907160
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fashion Design Manual Book Review:

The Fashion Design Manual is a comprehensive introduction to the world of fashion. It introduces the reader to the cycles and trends of fashion, the principles and practice of fashion design, the range of techniques and skills required to be successful in the industry, and the economic reality of the world of retail fashion. The Fashion Design Manual follows the path a garment takes from sketch to sample, through production and finally via the retail outlet to the wearer. The book is very generously illustrated with drawings, sketches, and photographs throughout.