Fashion (61)

Rockers

ISBN: 9783943330489

Author: Seb Carayol    Publisher: Gingko Press

Set amongst the reggae scene of late 70s Jamaica, the film Rockers achieved instant cult status among music and cinema fans. Rockers' director, Ted Bafaloukos h...


Set amongst the reggae scene of late 70s Jamaica, the film Rockers achieved instant cult status among music and cinema fans. Rockers' director, Ted Bafaloukos has received many accolades for his work on the film, but the fact that he was also a fine writer and undercover photographer is often overlooked. In 2005, just before his death, Bafaloukos penned this vivid and never-before-published autobiography. Beyond Bafaloukos' fascinating story of the "making-of" Rockers, it tells the tale of a Greek immigrant from a family of sailors and his move to New York, eventually rubbing shoulders with the likes of The Velvet Underground, Robert Frank, Jessica Lange and Philippe "Man on Wire" Petit. But there's a twist to this 1970s' New York story: Bafaloukos fell in love with reggae when it was still just an underground facet of Jamaican culture in the City. His experiences in New York eventually led him to shoot Rockers, praised for the portrait it paints of Kingston's late 70s music scene along with its unique style, mentality and fashion. The director's intense experiences in Jamaica and New York between '75 - '78 provide the substance of the scorching stories within, including; gunshots at his first ever reggae concert in Brooklyn, the director's bizarre arrest for suspicion of being a CIA operative, paranoia at the Bob Marley compound, musicians-turned actors' "rude boy" antics, and naturally, sympathetic, highly descriptive recollections of the music that first drew Bafaloukos into Jamaica's music and culture. An invaluable collection of photographs taken during the conception, writing and production of the film captures the zeitgeist and breathes life into the book. Production stills and photos taken during the era by Bafaloukos form the visual, cinematic backbone of the tome, faithfully rendering the amazing people, styles, and locations in living, breathing color. Taken all together, the text and images within Rockers will uncover new facets of this all-important era in Reggae music for even the most seasoned reggae aficionados. Beyond reggae circles, this new anthology offers an unparalleled snapshot of a highly fantasized and sought after je-ne sais-quoi the all-time Jamaican cool.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 229 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 16-06-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   May / June 2020   Fashion   Music   History
$150.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2020
The Watch Book Compendium

ISBN: 9783961711857

Author: Gisbert Brunner    Publisher: TeNeues

The Watch Book I and II in one volume: Expansive knowledge from renowned watch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner alongside almost 1,000 high-quality color...


The Watch Book I and II in one volume: Expansive knowledge from renowned watch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner alongside almost 1,000 high-quality color photographs brings together the latest innovations and most important names in top-end timekeeping under one roof. Few objects combine function, elegance, and status as well as a wristwatch. A blend of precise mechanics, craftsmanship, fine materials, and innovation distinguishes the truly superlative examples. With so-called smart watches playing a larger role, the world of watches is in transition. However, classic timepieces with mechanical movement will not disappear from people’s wrists, because the ticking of a mechanical watch has been and will continue to be the heartbeat of human culture. After their individual success, the bestsellers The Watch Book I and The Watch Book II are finally available together in one comprehensive volume. Readers can feast their eyes and minds on a magnificently-illustrated and well-documented chronicle of the world's best timepieces. Portraits of more than 40 watch brands, from premium manufacturers Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Cartier to watches from the “affordable luxury” segment, right up to timepieces from the chronometric crème de la crème. We explore their unique features and quirks and learn about the remarkable breakthroughs and exclusive technical developments that have contributed to the history of the watch. This volume also includes a helpful glossary of important terms, making it an absolute must for both timepiece experts and collectors and those new to the world of watch artistry.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 504


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 25-01-2019


$115.00
We Are Dandy

ISBN: 9783899556674

Publisher: Gestalten

Around the world, dandies embrace style while respecting their local cultural traditions. Dandyism transcends fashion--it is a committed way of life. An interna...


Around the world, dandies embrace style while respecting their local cultural traditions. Dandyism transcends fashion--it is a committed way of life. An international survey of the global dandy community from the creators of I am Dandy. From America to Africa to Asia, dandyism is a way of life. It is fashion in the best sense, self-esteem through style. And, in every country, it takes a unique form as dandies draw on the local context and fashion culture to shape their looks. We Are Dandy throws open the doors of the wardrobe and explores the dandy as a global phenomenon. With texts as witty as the subjects are stylish, the book pokes between the folds to let us know these exceptional individuals. For them, their dandy fashion is more than a trend or a phase, it is who they are, the outer expression of their inner selves. Photographs and profiles paired with clever histories reveal what it takes to look your best around the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 225 x 290 x 33 mm


Tag: Fashion
$120.00
Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women

ISBN: 9783961711055

Author: Chloe Fox    Publisher: TeNeues

A Community of Excellence: Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women is an opulently-illustrated coffee table book showcasing the world’s most exclusive and lux...


A Community of Excellence: Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women is an opulently-illustrated coffee table book showcasing the world’s most exclusive and luxurious products and services for a discerning female audience. What woman is not enthusiastic about all things beautiful and exclusive? From beauty and wellness, fashion, jewelry, and accessories, to cars, technology, leisure, and travel, Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women – A Curated Selection of the Best Brands for Women on the Planet features more than 200 of the best products and services from the world’s leading brands. With careful attention to detail, Chloe Fox takes us into an inspiring world full of splendor and glamour, from custom made to indispensable vintage. With brilliant photography, detailed product descriptions, and insightful interviews, step inside a realm filled with sparkling treasures and take a coveted look behind the scenes of the best international brands.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 12-10-2018


$230.00
Colour In Fashion Illustration

ISBN: 9788416851591

Author: Tiziana Paci    Publisher: Promo Press

This book is a practical manual intended specifically for anyone interested in delving into the technique of granting color to fashion figurine illustrations to...


This book is a practical manual intended specifically for anyone interested in delving into the technique of granting color to fashion figurine illustrations to give them more life and expressiveness. In a clear and educational way, Tiziana Paci, author of the well-known book Figure Drawing for Fashion Design, explains in detail the different themes examined in the work through images and examples along with concise and to-the-point texts ideal for neophytes as well as people who have been working in this field for years. The book is divided into the following chapters: poses, color and color combinations, watercolor technique, tools such as professional markers, colored pencil and water-soluble graphite, digital techniques and mixed techniques. Together, these suggestions allow both beginner and professional illustrators to depict figurines in vivid poses with incredible effects including the imitation of any type of material: leather, jewellery, bright fabrics and transparencies, and many more, following very different styles.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 215 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2018


$95.00
The Incomplete : Highsnobiety Guide To Fashion and Street Culture

ISBN: 9783899555806

Author: Highsnobiety    Publisher: Gestalten

Lifestyle publication Highsnobiety has covered the intersection between high-end fashion and street-smart casual style for over 12 years. In The Incomplete, it ...


Lifestyle publication Highsnobiety has covered the intersection between high-end fashion and street-smart casual style for over 12 years. In The Incomplete, it highlights the pieces and brands that have stood the test of time and which aren’t just foolproof, they’re trend-proof. The new men’s classics couldn’t be further removed from the oft-touted tailored silhouettes commonplace in other menswear tomes―this book seeks to define a more modern wardrobe canon. Part visual reference guide, part snapshot of street culture, this compendium includes quotes from some of the era's most influential designers and brands speaking more specifically about the continued relevance of certain garments.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2018


Tags: September 2018   Fashion
$120.00
A Scented World

ISBN: 9783961711260

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

This extensive volume delves into the world of fragrances—the iconic brands and the creative minds behind the most fabulous perfumes. Fascinating interviews w...


This extensive volume delves into the world of fragrances—the iconic brands and the creative minds behind the most fabulous perfumes. Fascinating interviews with parfumiers reveal their inspiration and explore such topics as how fragrances can be used at home or as signature scent. Try to describe a smell without thinking back to a place and time and it’s impossible not to have all five senses come into play. Scent is immersed in our lives. It conjures up memories of travels and temperatures, feelings about people and things. Fragrance transports you and can make your heart skip a beat. In A Scented World by author and design journalist Claire Bingham, we step inside the cradle of haute parfumerie and meet the talented aesthetes of the industry who are creating the most soothing and tantalizing scents for our olfactories. Where does the future of fragrance lie? How does the creation of a new scent begin? How do you capture the essence of a moment and release it upon a person’s skin? More than just a nose, their philosophy combines art and science. Part designer, cook, visionary, and engineer, their trade is built on a passion for botanicals and intuition. These fragrance heroes have the ability to take something everyday and with a unique blend of ingredients, craft it into something quite exquisite. This book steps into the lives of the modern perfume elite and discovers how to create an atmosphere just like the pros. As important as good food, wine, or music, fragrance brings beauty to daily life. Perfume is food for the soul.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2018


$115.00
The Little Book of Modern Grooming

ISBN: 9781786855374

Author: Rufus Cavendish    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

From shaping your beard to the ultimate skincare routine, this sleek volume offers hacks, techniques and tips to keep you looking fine as hell. Discover natural...


From shaping your beard to the ultimate skincare routine, this sleek volume offers hacks, techniques and tips to keep you looking fine as hell. Discover natural alternatives to keep costs down and tackle bathroom bottle clutter. With this advice-filled book you’re just a page-turn away from looking great and feeling even better.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 120 x 158 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2018


$27.99
Under The Skin: Tattoo Culture and Style

ISBN: 9789887849353

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Sendpoints

An art form unique in the world, tattoos are as varied in style and form as the living bodies they adorn. Under the Skin examines tattoos from three different a...


An art form unique in the world, tattoos are as varied in style and form as the living bodies they adorn. Under the Skin examines tattoos from three different angles, through the work of more than 37 artists. First the book explores cultural history, including tribal, Japanese and American traditional tattoos. Next is a survey of individuals and their tattoos. What is the inspiration behind each design? What does each tattoo mean to the person who chose it? Third, and finally, Under the Skin catalogs the visual language of tattoos, looking at six major artistic styles ideally suited to human skin.With its combination of detailed photographs of ink on skin and lovingly reproduced flash art, Under the Skin makes an excellent introduction to the history and craft of tattoo, and a worthy addition to any ink aficionado s library.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 26-06-2018


$89.99
Fashion Sketching : A Complete Guidebook for Beginners

ISBN: 9789887895343

Publisher: Sendpoints

This book aims to showcase the process of drawing fashion sketches in details, which enable readers to learn fashion sketching easily by themselves. This is a g...


This book aims to showcase the process of drawing fashion sketches in details, which enable readers to learn fashion sketching easily by themselves. This is a guidebook for beginners, including the step-by-step introduction of how to draw the stylised body and fabric textures and the basic colouring knowledge. More than 50 step-by-step tutorials included.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2018


$89.99
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