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A compendium 100 contemporary fashion designers. It studies fashion design around the world at the beginning of the 21st century.
100 Ideas That Changed Fashion chronicles the most influential fashion ideas that changed womenswear in the West from 1900 to the present day. The book will be visually arresting, exciting to read and an inspiring fashion bible. Charting the incidents and ideas that changed the way women dress, it gives a unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion. Rather than just documenting the changes in fashion, it also explains why these changes happened. From the invention of the bias cut and the stiletto heel to designers such as Coco Chanel who changed the way we think about clothes, the book will be entertaining, intelligent and a visual feast.
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A rich, comprehensive collection of images covering the revolution in menswear over the last 100 years with text by fashion historian Cally Blackman. A unique collection, 100 Years of Menswear will prove indispensable for all fashion students, historians of dress, and lovers of men's clothes.
More than a cheap article of clothing, the T-shirt is a portable personal ad, its wearing declaring their political/musical/social affiliations for all the world to see. Since the 1960s the T-shirt has provided a forum for expression, where anti-war slogans mixed with early counter-culture classics such as "Keep on Truckin'," and tie-dye mingled with the debut of that hardy perennial, the tour T-shirt: album cover graphic on the front, venue details listed on the back.
A compendium of clothing advertisements from the decade that brought us hoop skirts, sweater sets, cuff jeans, cat's eye glasses, and the classic James Dean jeans-and-T-shirt look.
artier's peerless designers have continued to amaze decade after decade-from the 1930s into the twenty-first century-with their fanciful and trendsetting creations. Figurative pieces comprise a significant portion of the house's collection-a veritable menagerie that includes bejeweled roosters and cobras cohabitating with tigers and angelfish.
The inspiration behind Bloom Book was the much-admired Bloom magazine founded in 1998 in Paris by Li Edelkoort to explore the fusion of plants and fashion. The concept behind both the magazine and the book puts the 'culture' into 'horticulture'. Flowers, vegetables and trees are an endless source of inspiration for design, fashion, cosmetics and cuisine, which in turn open new perspectives for our vision of the world of plants, more creative today than ever before.
A kaleidoscopic, colorful, and dazzlingly illustrated history of Bulgari jewelry, this engaging book showcases more than three hundred objects from the late-nineteenth century to the present day. The color illustrations are of such high fidelity that one can almost caress the pieces that for more than one hundred years have emerged from the firm's design workshops. The catalogue highlights Bulgari's signature use of gold coins and serpent motifs. And an entire section is devoted to Bulgari and the film industry of the fifties and sixties. Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Loren are among the house's star-studded list of fans. Entertaining and didactical at the same time, this book is the essential complement to any jewelry lover's collection.
from the creation of its first writing implements in 1868 to today's position as the world's second largest producer of fine writing instruments, Cartier has beautifully combined technical innovation with creative audacity. This volume features a comprehensive selection of pieces from Cartier's incredibly inventive repertoire- pens, inkwells, mechanical pencils, calendars, stationary and other accessories- dating from the middle of the 19th century to the present, weaving the story of Cartier's production as a "joaillier" into the broader fabric of the history of writing instruments and the famous clients who chose to use them
Cartier epitomizes creativity and individuality in jewelry design. The 175 objects featured in this book exemplify Cartier's inimitable talent and represent milestones in twentieth-century design. These archetypes of excellence are important benchmarks in the history of world jewelry, and their relevance continues into the twenty-first century.
The Cartier Collection reflects the evolution of Cartier's artistic and stylistic creation. This volume traces 160 years in the jeweler's glorious history. Three hundred and sixty-two pieces from the Cartier Collection-accessories, masterpieces of jewelry and watchmaking from the end of the nineteenth century to the present day-and four exceptional pieces from the Prince's Palace of Monaco are featured. These exceptional items offer insight into the royal jeweler's treasures and the sources of inspiration that lead to their creation. Commissioned photographs of these rare pieces, exclusive archival images, and biographical stories about their prestigious owners comprise this handsome volume. This volume is a tribute to these rare creations, which were selected in close collaboration with Eva Eisler, curator of a 2010 exhibition Cartier at Prague Castle: The Power of Style.
In the past hundred years or so, 'chintz' has come to mean any floral printed furnishing fabric. Its origins as a hand-drawn and dyed fabric from India are often forgotten, but it is with these rare earlier chintzes that this book is concerned. It explores in detail the background and development of this beautiful technique and looks at the use of chintzes in Europe from the early 17th century to the mid-19th century, first as bed-curtains and wall-hangings and later for popular men's and women's dress. The V&A's collection, published for the first time in glorious colour and including close-up details, will interest interior designers, textile students and those involved in fashion.
This text features 50 successful international fashion photographers - shooting-stars of the scene, who work for established and cutting-edge fashion magazines and designers, each introduced by a short biography and numerous pictures.
Indian haute couture is conquering catwalks worldwide. For many, Indian fashion conjures multi-colored saris and gold embroidery, but the designers featured in this volume are turning that cliche on its head by creating global styles without losing sight of tradition.
The book documents the rise of the deluxe lingerie brand. This interest in luxury labels has led many young designers to chose lingerie as a creative outlet-conscious of fashion, but also with a clear view of their own "lingerie world." Contemporary Lingerie Design features the work of 30 lingerie designers from around the world, bringing out the individuality of each designer and providing a compelling insight into their working methods. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it presents inspirational images from the designers' collections alongside their sketches and mood boards.
Streetwear has become a global phenomenon. From their origins in American workwear, via west coast subcultures, extreme sports and incorporating the best in graphic design, the leading streetwear brands have become influential beyond the sphere of fashion alone, with connections to the worlds of art, advertising, music and interiors that make them as potent as "designer" brands many times their size. Showcasing 32 cult streetwear brands, this book focuses not on the endless me-too labels, but the exciting pioneers that have shaped the market since the late 1980s. Cult Streetwear tells the stories of the people behind the brands-from entrepreneurs to graffiti writers, DJs to surf dudes to sneaker nuts, from LA to NYC, London to Tokyo.
Emilio Pucci (1914-1992) had an amazing passion for women, a visionary sense of style, and an aesthete's eye for color and design. These talents led him to create a fashion house unlike any other. This book contains hundreds of photographs, drawings, and candid shots from the family archive.
The ultimate Chanel book, Jean Leymarie?s classic monograph on Coco Chanel is back in print once more. Completely revised and updated since its publication in 1989, this book provides a general overview of Chanel?s creative history, from her early days, when she mingled with Jean Cocteau, Igor Stravinsky and Luchino Visconti, to the development of her legacy after her death by Karl Lagerfeld.
Fashion Body Cult boldly ventures on an interdisciplinary approach that views fashion from many different angles, at once revealing its diversity and making it accessible. This book views fashion as communication between voices coming from very different directions. Artists, designers and journalists are heard here and so are academics specialising in art history and the history of costume, cultural history and theatre and, finally, the sociology of communications. Text in English and German.