Fashion (55)

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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Fashion Moulage Technique

ISBN: 9788417412128

Author: Danilo Attardi    Publisher: Promo Press

Draping is a technique that involves working with fabric directly on the mannequin. This allows the designer to start out from an idea that can change as the de...


Draping is a technique that involves working with fabric directly on the mannequin. This allows the designer to start out from an idea that can change as the design of the piece progresses. In this process, creative freedom plays a more important and less rigid role than patterns and drawings on paper do. This publication is a practical step by step guide for students and fashion professionals who want to delve deeper into this technique used by big industry names such as Issey Miyake, Margela, Thierry Mugler, Iris van Herpen and many others. Focusing on a range of subjects, from the required tools and different examples of designs to the steps to be followed in creating jackets, skirts and dresses as well as more specific details, this book offers everything that readers need to learn the principles of draping step by step and have a solid basis for making their own creations without limiting their creativity.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 195 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2019


Tags: March 2019   Fashion
$59.99
Playing The Game The History of Adidas

ISBN: 9783791358307

Author: Rainer Karlsch    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Founded in a small town in Bavaria, Germany, the adidas brand has, for nearly a century, been outfitting international sports stars and pop culture icons such a...


Founded in a small town in Bavaria, Germany, the adidas brand has, for nearly a century, been outfitting international sports stars and pop culture icons such as David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, and Run-DMC as well as everyday men, women, and children across the globe. The story of this evolution—illustrated with numerous historic photographs—is entwined with history, corporate trends, and the emergence of sports as a major factor in the world economy. Starting with the beginnings of the original Dassler brothers’ company in the time of the Weimar Republic and National Socialism, this book reveals the first academically-based look at the history of the family and the adidas company which was officially founded in 1949 after the brothers' separation. Using a worldwide range of sources, the authors also examine brand strategies and globalization since the 1960s. Since its beginnings, the name 'adidas' has been shrouded in legend and, in this special look at the rise of a global company, readers will learn the true story behind the brand.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2018


$125.00
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
50 Years of Marc O'Polo

ISBN: 9783961710256

Author: teNeues    Publisher: TeNeues

A wonderful journey through five decades of corporate history of one of the world’s leading modern casual brands. A book that makes fashion fun—a treasure ...


A wonderful journey through five decades of corporate history of one of the world’s leading modern casual brands. A book that makes fashion fun—a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration for designers and fans of modern casual fashion. An exclusive coffee table book of the highest quality!   The Marc O’Polo success story started in 1967 with two Swedes, an American, a strawberry on an advertising poster, and an O’. When Rolf Lind, Göte Huss, and Jerry O. Sheets started Marc O’Polo 50 years ago, they wanted to conquer the fashion world with natural fabrics and products that came from Asia to Europe. While the fashion industry was still very big on synthetic fabrics in the 1960s, the three co-founders laid the foundation for an emphasis on the natural materials that shape the brand to this day, not letting anything derail their philosophy. And success proved them right, especially under the leadership of today’s owner Werner Böck—their friend, business partner, and loyal companion from the very first days on. In 50 Years of Marc O’Polo – The Book, witness the exciting milestones of Marc O’Polo’s 50-year history–the fashion, creativity, and lifestyle–and discover how the brand became one of the most successful and recognized fashion houses in Germany. The company’s unique history is shown using never-before-seen fashion photographs, smart products, and courageous advertising campaigns. Inspiring quotes and charming anecdotes from those who put their blood, sweat, and tears into establishing and strengthening a label that is the epitome of casual fashion, as well as the committed founders, employees, and competitors, give this account an emotional and personal side. It’s a story about what makes a brand great, marked by an unconditional love for materials, fabrics, and details. 50 Years of Marc O’Polo – The Book is a remarkable history of one of the world’s leading brands. Discover 50 years of O’.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$115.00
101 Essential Rock Records

ISBN: 9781584236405

Author: Jeff Gold    Publisher: Gingko Press

A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Ne...


A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) — 101 Essential Rock Records celebrates the “Golden Age.” A thoughtful essay on each album accompanies the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world. Also included are provocative interviews with musicians discussing the albums and artists who changed their lives. David Bowie speaks eloquently about the Velvet Underground’s influence, noting his band, Buzz, performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” at their last gig, and that “it was the first time a Velvet song had been covered by anyone, anywhere in the world. Lucky me.” Susanne Vega, Peter Buck (REM), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nels Cline (Wilco), Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock and more contribute original texts. Pictorial explorations of Jimi Hendrix’s personal record collection, and a survey of censored album covers from throughout the rock era are also featured. The sales of vinyl LPs have been growing rapidly while other physical mediums continue to wither, a trend driven in no small part by classic re-issues and the advent of record store day in 2008. 101 Essential is the perfect accompaniment and guide to digging in the bins for that quintessential vinyl experience.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 260


Dimensions: 250 x 300 x 30 mm


$69.99
Viviane Sassen: In & Out of Fashion

ISBN: 9783791348285

Authors: Charlotte Cotton, Nanda van den Berg    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Bringing together seventeen years of work in the fashion world, this eye-catching volume features selections from Sassen's award-winning series and campaigns fo...


Bringing together seventeen years of work in the fashion world, this eye-catching volume features selections from Sassen's award-winning series and campaigns for Stella McCartney, Adidas, Carven, Bergdorf Goodman, MiuMiu, and M Missoni, along with editorials for magazines such as The New York Times Magazine, i-D, Numero, Purple, AnOther Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Fantastic Man, and POP. Sassen's intuitive and imaginative style can be flamboyant, contemplative, erotic, and surreal, often simultaneously. This volume includes essays that offer a context for Sassen's work in the history of fashion photography as well as a bibliography of nearly all her fashion series. The book will be a delight for Sassen's many fans and those eager for inspiration or just beautiful escape.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 250


Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 25-02-2013


Tag: Fashion
$110.00
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