Fashion (75)

Fashion History from the 18th to the 20th Century

ISBN: 9783836577915

Author: Kyoto Costume Institute    Publisher: Taschen

Clothes define people. A person’s attire, whether it’s a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, class, personality, eve...


Clothes define people. A person’s attire, whether it’s a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, class, personality, even faith. Founded in 1978, the Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothes from sociological, historical, and artistic perspectives. With one of the world’s most extensive clothing collections, the KCI has amassed a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes, and fashion accessories dating from the 18th century to the present day. Showcasing the Institute’s vast collection, Fashion History is a fascinating excursion through clothing trends from the 18th to the 20th century. Featuring impeccable photography of clothing expertly displayed and arranged on custom-made mannequins, it is a testimony to attire as “an essential manifestation of our very being” and to the Institute’s passion for fashion as a complex and intricate art form.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 632


Dimensions: 240 x 330.6 mm


Tags: Fashion   History
$160.00
Motorbikes and Counter Culture

ISBN: 9783943330274

Author: Jean-Marc Thevenet    Publisher: Gingko Press

This richly illustrated book is dedicated to motorbikes and how they have become a lifestyle of their own, influencing our society on many levels: literature (J...


This richly illustrated book is dedicated to motorbikes and how they have become a lifestyle of their own, influencing our society on many levels: literature (Jack Kerouac, Herman Hesse etc.), fashion (Perfecto jackets), movies (Easy Rider, The Wild Angels etc.), celebrities (Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen to name a few). Motorbikes are a symbol of freedom, of emancipation, of another way of living, of imagining another kind of life, close to counterculture. Discover the greatest figures of motorbikes and dive into the famous Continental Circuses with pilots such as Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, Mike Hailwood and Bill Ivy thanks to exceptional photography from different photo archives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 230 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2019


Tags: March 2020   Fashion   Transport
$100.00
50 Fashion Designers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791385891

Author: Simone Werle    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Fifty major fashion designers are profiled in this book with fullcolor spreads that showcase their most memorable creations. Red carpet regulars such as Armani,...


Fifty major fashion designers are profiled in this book with fullcolor spreads that showcase their most memorable creations. Red carpet regulars such as Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, and Dolce & Gabbana are included, as well as the classic clothiers Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfield, and Oscar de la Renta. While some of these designers have designed for the masses--Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg--others prefer the avant-garde over function; Vivienne Westwood, for instance. Readers will learn how the early 20th-century designers such as Coco Chanel and André Courrèges made fashion history, and discover who's making it now: Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford, to name a few. A celebration of diversity and innovation and an essential handbook to a century of fashion, this exciting and informative look into the world of style will delight readers of every taste and age.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$45.00
Made For Skate : 10th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783943330496

Author: Jurgen Blumlein    Publisher: Gingko Press

In celebration of the book’s anniversary in 2019, this 10-Year Anniversary Edition adds new pieces to the puzzle. On over 140 new pages of content, this bigge...


In celebration of the book’s anniversary in 2019, this 10-Year Anniversary Edition adds new pieces to the puzzle. On over 140 new pages of content, this bigger and better edition of MADE FOR SKATE - The Illustrated History of Skateboard Footwear shines a light on previously untold chapters of skate shoe history. Highlights include the true history of legendary skate foot-wear brand Airwalk, the secrets of the longest-running professional skateboard shoe franchise – the Vans Caballero Pro series – and the genesis of the world’s best-selling skateboard shoe, the Nike SB Janoski. The anniversary edition places special emphasis on the role of signature pro model shoes, which started 30 years ago with several iconic releases as we explore the controversial question: Which signature skate shoe was first?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 634


Dimensions: 235 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 08-11-2019


Tags: November 2019   Fashion
$140.00
The New Luxury

ISBN: 9783899559835

Author: Highsnobiety    Publisher: Gestalten

The New Luxury provides the foundational knowledge for brands, consumers, and curious minds to learn about the changing face of the luxury market. This is the s...


The New Luxury provides the foundational knowledge for brands, consumers, and curious minds to learn about the changing face of the luxury market. This is the story of how culture and commodity intertwined to redefine consumer values in the 21st century. This book isn't just about what you wear, but also what you know. It provides the foundational knowledge of how youth-driven culture and fashion trends start from the ground up. Featuring new interviews with industry leaders including Kim Jones, Hiroshi Fujiwara, and Yoon, case studies of the most important brands of the new luxury era, and a preface by Alexandre Arnault of RIMOWA and LVMH scion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 18-10-2019


Tags: October 2019   Fashion
$120.00
The Watch Book - Rolex

ISBN: 9783961712083

Author: Gisbert Brunner    Publisher: TeNeues

No doubt about it, Rolex is a chronometric legend. The company was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf, a Bavarian marketing genius who focused on innovation. Watc...


No doubt about it, Rolex is a chronometric legend. The company was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf, a Bavarian marketing genius who focused on innovation. Watch enthusiasts have Wilsdorf to thank for many outstanding models and technical advances, including the first officially-certified wristwatches, the waterproof Oyster housing, the Datejust and sports watches like the Submariner dive's watch, which dates back more than fifty years. Although this book gives the company's incredible tradition its due, it also devotes ample space to the present. Crafted in-house to exacting specifications, Rolex's breadth of timepieces combine the utmost in sophisticated luxury with advanced precision. Updated content including the latest Rolex watches Extended edition of the best-selling reference work Informative text and hundreds of photos are a fitting testament to the world-renowned Rolex brand Respected wristwatch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner shares his extensive subject knowledge once more A must-have for watch collectors, enthusiasts and anyone wishing to become one. 310 colour and 50 b/w photographs


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


Tags: September 2019   Fashion   History
$160.00
Lingerie & Beachwear : 1000 Fashion Designs

ISBN: 9788417412524

Author: Dorina Croci    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

This book presents 1,000 unpublished and original lingerie and beachwear designs by Dorina Croci with the collaboration of Elisabetta Drudi, author of best-sell...


This book presents 1,000 unpublished and original lingerie and beachwear designs by Dorina Croci with the collaboration of Elisabetta Drudi, author of best-selling international books, such as 4,000 Fashion Details (Promopress). Its content is intended to inspire fashion designers working in this field, showing details, colors and materials suitable for creating collections.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 177 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


Tags: September 2019   Fashion
$75.00
The Watch : A Twentieth Century Style History

ISBN: 9783791385068

Author: Alexander Barter    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Discover the stylistic evolution of the watch in this unparalleled guide to the greatest timepieces of the 20th century. Offering the perfect blend of high-qual...


Discover the stylistic evolution of the watch in this unparalleled guide to the greatest timepieces of the 20th century. Offering the perfect blend of high-quality imagery and impeccable research, this magnificent book takes readers through the 20th century to show how the watch, in all its forms, evolved. It charts the early rise of the wristwatch, shows how the cataclysmic events of the 1929 Wall Street Crash unexpectedly led to a golden age of watch production, and demonstrates how the electronic watch, which almost destroyed the traditional industry, led to a mechanical watch renaissance in the last two decades of the 20th century. Each decade opens with an introduction to the era’s stylistic and design highlights and then examines the development of specific genres of watches within each period. Hundreds of color photographs in this book feature full page close ups that reveal intricate details of form, texture, and design. Author Alexander Barter’s vast knowledge of the 20th-century watch informs his texts which discuss the major technological and design breakthroughs in a chronological format. This book also includes vintage advertisements and other promotional materials, helping to give a sense of the eras in which they were created. The perfect gift for watch aficionados, this beautiful and informative volume presents the world’s finest watches with an elegance and depth befitting its subject.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$135.00
Art of the Beard

ISBN: 9780764357732

Author: David and Angie Sacks    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The age of the metrosexual is over. Dead and buried. In places as diverse as Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Richmond, Miami, and Charleston, modern American men ...


The age of the metrosexual is over. Dead and buried. In places as diverse as Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Richmond, Miami, and Charleston, modern American men are ushering in a new golden age of hirsute pursuits. Denouncing the baby-smooth standard that society has set, men from around the world are reembracing their face in its most natural state. A select group of these well-whiskered men and their faithful Whiskerinas have taken this dedication a step further through the formation of their very own competitive community. Backed by the jackpot of good genetics and a well-oiled care routine, this group of grooming enthusiasts competes all over the world in hopes of recognition in the art of pogonotrophy. Step inside this whimsical, wild, and often-misunderstood world of competitive bearding through the lens of David Sacks. Comb through his collection of over 200 portraits and see for yourself how beautifully weird the beard can be.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2019


$59.99
Virgil Abloh Figures of Speech

ISBN: 9783791358574

Author: Michael Darling    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From street fashion to high culture the work of Virgil Abloh, a celebrated young multihyphenate artist, is showcased in this lavishly illustrated book. Virgil A...


From street fashion to high culture the work of Virgil Abloh, a celebrated young multihyphenate artist, is showcased in this lavishly illustrated book. Virgil Abloh’s story is both quintessentially and subversively American. Born to Ghanaian parents in Rockford, Illinois, he launched his career as a member of Kanye West’s creative team in 2002. Ever since, his diverse professional and artistic endeavors have spanned work at Fendi, art directing musical albums, launching a sports-inspired fashion label, developing a multi-platform brand, starting a furniture collection, launching a collaborative exhibition with Takashi Murakami, publishing a song, and forming a partnership with Nike. Most recently he was named artistic director at Louis Vuitton and performed at Lollapalooza. This multi-faceted and vibrant book accompanies the first retrospective of his work, which is being presented in his hometown of Chicago in 2019. Images of his creations in the world of fashion, furniture, graphic arts, architecture, and collaborations with other artists are accompanied by essays that view his work through the lens of the African diaspora and explore his remarkable fluidity between high and low culture. At the core of this book is Abloh’s deep interest in empowering young people, an optimistic stance that reflects his generous energy and willingness to turn the status quo on its head.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 496


Dimensions: 230 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 04-06-2019


$150.00
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