Fashion (81)

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
Sewing Manual : Skirts and Trousers

ISBN: 9788417412814

Author: Anna de Leo    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Tired of wearing the same clothes? How about revamping your wardrobe with new custom made clothes? This is a practical sewing manual that shows all the steps fo...


Tired of wearing the same clothes? How about revamping your wardrobe with new custom made clothes? This is a practical sewing manual that shows all the steps for making skirts and trousers, from the basics, like different hand stitches and using a sewing machine, to taking measurements and understanding patterns, all explained with detailed illustrations and photographs for each step. The results are bespoke garments, handmade by you. The book includes everything you need to know to get started; no previous sewing experience is needed, but you will be amazed at what you can achieve: a wealth of different types of skirts -straight, curled at the waist, classic, mini, flared, balloon, mermaid, asymmetric and more - and trousers - with or without pockets, classic, skinny-fit, low-waist, and many more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 195 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 04-02-2021


$89.99
How To Be A Tastemaker

ISBN: 9783899559897

Author: Michelle Lu    Publisher: Gestalten

How does Bumble-founder Whitney Wolf keep her cool while managing her tech empire? How did renowned Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell establish a sustainable k...


How does Bumble-founder Whitney Wolf keep her cool while managing her tech empire? How did renowned Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell establish a sustainable kitchen? What inspired Luke Edward Hall's singular approach to decoration? What's Paris Hilton's view on climate change? Life Lessons (Working Title) offers a glance into not only the work, but also the inner lives of some of the world's most renowned tastemakers. This book of in-depth profiles opens up the world of industry-leaders to learn how they've made it to where they are -- from major life-changing moments and big ideas, down to to the books, playlists and holiday destinations that enriched their lives.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 11-05-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   May 2021   Biography   Business   Fashion
$120.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
The Beauty of Time Travel : Officine Universelle Buly and the Work of Ramdane Touhami

ISBN: 9783967040197

Author: Ramdane Touhami    Publisher: Gestalten

It all started with a Balzac novel, a flea market find, and a tag. Less than a decade later, Buly 1803 is a true heavyweight of the beauty industry, sold pretty...


It all started with a Balzac novel, a flea market find, and a tag. Less than a decade later, Buly 1803 is a true heavyweight of the beauty industry, sold pretty much anywhere in the world, with over 300 employees, and an infinite -and coveted- catalogue of premium beauty products. But how did founders Ramdane Touhami and Victoire de Taillac revive this forgotten brand from the 19th century and transform it into the much loved name it is today? This book dissects the Buly 1803 universe from A to Z, revealing the stories, tricks and (almost) all its secrets: from the old Swiss printer where fonts are created, to the worldwide, ever-lasting journey in search of ingredients, and the unique philosophy behind it all.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   History   Fashion
$150.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2021
Fashion Designers A-Z 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836587563

Author: Valerie Steele    Publisher: Taschen

Defining design of the 20th and 21st centuries From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivien...


Defining design of the 20th and 21st centuries From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood, a century’s worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City are celebrated in this fresh edition of Fashion Designers A–Z. This accessibly priced and updated collection features photographs of hundreds of garmentsselected from the Museum’s permanent collection. From an exquisitely embroidered velvet evening gown to Mondrian-style minimalist chic, each chosen piece is selected not only for its beauty but for its representative value, distilling the unique philosophy and aesthetics of each of the featured designers. Texts by the museum’s curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the garments featured, complemented by drawn portraits by Robert Nippoldt. In her introductory essay, director and chief curator Valerie Steele writes about the rise of the fashion museum, and the emergence of the fashion exhibition as a popular and controversial phenomenon.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 28-04-2022


$58.00
DUE > 26th May 2022
Nadine Ijewere

ISBN: 9783791387765

Author: Lynette Nylander    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A celebration of identity and individual human beauty, this vibrant monograph is the first book dedicated to fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere—the first Bla...


A celebration of identity and individual human beauty, this vibrant monograph is the first book dedicated to fashion photographer Nadine Ijewere—the first Black woman photographer to land a cover of Vogue in the magazine’s 125-year history. Dazzling color, dreamlike backgrounds, and a fierce gaze are the hallmarks of Ijewere’s work. But most important to the London photographer is subversion of traditional concepts of beauty. In fashion work, editorials, advertisements, and film stills, Ijewere draws not only on her roots in Nigeria and Jamaica, but also on her own experiences as a young Black woman in South East London whose skin color, hair, and body type were nowhere to be found in the pages of magazines. Ijewere’s vibrantly colored, brilliantly staged pictures often focus on themes of identity and diversity, and feature nontraditional subjects that celebrate the uniqueness of disparate cultures. This first monograph includes images from her series of Jamaicans across different generations; photographs of young people defying gender norms on the streets of Lagos; along with editorial work she has created for Vogue, and fashion shoots for Stella McCartney, Dior, Gap, Hermes, and Valentino. At the vanguard of a history-changing artistic movement, Ijewere’s remarkable career has made her one of the most sought-after fashion photographers working today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2021


$120.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Fashion : The Ultimate History of Costume

ISBN: 9788417412678

Author: Stefania Sposito    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Fashion is one of the defining features of human evolution and culture. Spanning from the first civilizations to today's most recent trends, this enlarged and u...


Fashion is one of the defining features of human evolution and culture. Spanning from the first civilizations to today's most recent trends, this enlarged and updated edition of our bestseller analyses the importance and meaning of fashion via an in-depth approach and a rich selection of illustrations and photographs. It contains interpretative sketches and drawings of the clothes that are featured in paintings and works of art to provide an overall perspective on and a comprehensive understanding of fashion. The lavish visuals, which many other titles in this field lack, truly bring the clothes and fashion accessories to life. In this book, the reader will discover the beauty and mystery of fashion throughout the ages, the roles it has played in society and the creativity and inventive power it has held throughout history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 286


Dimensions: 190 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 05-08-2021


$89.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2021
Enchanted Worlds

ISBN: 9780764362293

Authors: Amy Zerner, Monte Farber    Publisher: Schiffer Books

When artist Amy Zerner met author Monte Farber an enchanted relationship was formed. They are a bestselling husband and wife team whose expertise and inspiring ...


When artist Amy Zerner met author Monte Farber an enchanted relationship was formed. They are a bestselling husband and wife team whose expertise and inspiring approach to oracular wisdom is highly sought after. Since 1988, they have shared their distinctive brand of life mastery and artistic excellence through their unique, award-winning works, which have sold nearly three million copies and have been published in eighteen languages. Based on intuition-building techniques and their original interpretations of astrology, tarot, alchemy, metaphysics, and creativity, these useful and beautifully designed systems are accessible to a mainstream audience. Zerner and Farber have been featured in such media outlets as Forbes, The Observer, The New York Times, Oprah, Well+Good, Vogue, News 12 Long Island, MindBodyGreen, FabFitFun, Bustle, and Refinery29, as well as on many tv, radio and podcast shows.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-11-2021


$75.00
DUE > 28th Feb 2022
Portrait of an Artist : Conversations With Trailblazing Creative Women

ISBN: 9783791387482

Author: Hugo Huerta Marin    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From legendary visual artists Yoko Ono and Tracey Emin, to groundbreaking musicians like Annie Lennox and Debbie Harry, to fashion giants such as Miuccia Prada ...


From legendary visual artists Yoko Ono and Tracey Emin, to groundbreaking musicians like Annie Lennox and Debbie Harry, to fashion giants such as Miuccia Prada and Diane von Furstenberg, this collection of original interviews and Polaroid photographs of almost 30 trailblazing women spans creative industries, nationalities and generations to bring together a never-before- published collection of leading voices. Featuring an astounding range of names including FKA Twigs, Isabelle Huppert and Rei Kawakubo, this book creates both a portrait of each individual woman and - collectively - a powerful portrait of the impact of women on the creative industries. Each creative is interviewed and photographed by the Mexican artist Hugo Huerta Marin. Cate Blanchett reflects on the differences between acting on stage and in film; Marina Abramovic discusses her most radical piece of performance art; Carrie Mae Weems discusses the relationship between race and photography -these and other conversations are further brought to life by Huerta Marin's candid, intimate Polaroid images. Inspiring and revealing, this collection of interviews and photographs gives readers an unparalleled connection with some of the most fascinating women working in the arts today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 424


Dimensions: 155 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2021


$75.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Fashion Draping Techniques Vol 1

ISBN: 9788417656324

Author: Danilo Attardi    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Draping, also known as moulage, is a fashion design technique that involves working with fabric directly on a mannequin, 'sculpting' the toile on a dress form. ...


Draping, also known as moulage, is a fashion design technique that involves working with fabric directly on a mannequin, 'sculpting' the toile on a dress form. Imagination and freedom are the key principles of this process, allowing the designer to start from an idea and change it as the garment progresses. Pieces take shape inch-by-inch on the dress form, going directly from sketch to fabric. Using the intricate process of draping, this extensively illustrated publication is an essential step-by-step guide for students, couture connoisseurs and fashion professionals who want to delve deeper into a technique used by prestigious fashion houses around the globe. This volume offers everything readers need to learn about the principles of draping and to gain a solid foundation for making their own imaginative pieces without limiting their creativity.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 195 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2021


$69.99
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
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