Dries Van Noten

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Author: Dries Van Noten,Tim Blanks,Susannah Frankel

Publisher: Dries van Noten

ISBN: 9789401446129

Category: Fashion

Page: 400

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An invitation into the stirring world of Dries Van Noten expressed through the expansive landscape of his first 100 collections and fashion shows. Dries Van Noten's constant and creative vision, compelling prints and eclectic designs flawlessly combine the designer's rich inspirations, materials and forms in his fashion collections for men and women. With his eye for detail, vivid colours, prints and shapes, this iconoclastic designer stands tall amid his world peers. Renowned fashiongalists and experts Tim Blanks and Susannah Frankel guide us through the Dries Van Noten artistic universe, collection by collection, fashion show to fashion show, offering intriguing insights into this steadfastly independent and exceptionally successful fashion designer and house. This wonderfully illustrated and luxuriously designed book illuminate Dries Van Noten's body of work, from its beginnings through his 50th fashion show, in March of 2004. Hundreds of scintillating fashion photos reveal the continuously evolving, yet always coherent aesthetic vision of this exciting designer.
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Prada Catwalk

The Complete Collections

Author: Susannah Frankel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500022047

Category: Fashion design

Page: 632

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Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1913 in Milan, Prada entered the field of fashion when Miuccia Prada took the helm of the family company in 1979. After initially focusing exclusively on accessories, she presented the house's first fashion collection in 1988. She would soon transform Prada into one of the world's most influential luxury brands with a deeply personal, sophisticated and subtly subversive approach. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by a brief biographical profile of Miuccia Prada, before exploring the collections themselves, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images that showcase hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway, from Naomi Campbell and Gisele to Kate Moss and Kaia Gerber. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book.
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Fashion and Materiality

Cultural Practices in Global Contexts

Author: Heike Jenss,Viola Hofmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350057827

Category: Design

Page: 312

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Fashion is intimately tied to the material world. With a focus on diverse cultural practices, this book offers new insights into the dynamic relationships between fashion, bodies, and material culture. In a series of original case studies, both historical and contemporary, the collection explores how fashion and clothing affect articulations of body and self, experiences of time and place, and the shaping of social and local/global relationships. With chapters from leading international scholars, Fashion and Materiality takes the reader from the study of clothing and biography, and an early modern “foreign dress” collection, to Chinoiserie clothing in 18th-century Europe and fast fashion production in today's China. The book also examines fashion's role in nation building, and entanglements between fashion and migration across clothing donations for Syrian refugees in Germany and the circulation of “refugee chic” on international fashion runways. Scrutinizing the dense connections between fashion, clothing, materiality, and humanity, the book shows how the material interacts forcefully with the personal and political.
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Fashion: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Rebecca Arnold

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579114

Category: Design

Page: 160

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Fashion is a dynamic global industry that plays an important role in the economic, political, cultural, and social lives of an international audience. It spans high art and popular culture, and plays a significant role in material and visual culture. This book introduces fashion's myriad influences and manifestations. Fashion is explored as a creative force, a business, and a means of communication. From Karl Lagerfeld's creative reinventions of Chanel's iconic style to the multicultural reference points of Indian designer Manish Arora, from the spectacular fashion shows held in nineteenth century department stores to the mix-and-match styles of Japanese youth, the book examines the ways that fashion both reflects and shapes contemporary culture. Using historical and contemporary examples, it gives a clear understanding of how fashion has developed since the renaissance, while raising questions about its status, ethical credibility, and influence on consumers. The book provides insight into the structure of the fashion industry and how fashions are designed, promoted and consumed, in relation to relevant historical, social and cultural contexts. It is structured thematically, to look at the role and development of designers, the growth of shopping and the different businesses involved in making and selling fashionable clothes. Fashion's relationship to the wider culture is also explored, by considering its representation in art and collaborations between designers and artists, the moral controversies surrounding fashion, and attempts to produce ethical clothing, and the effects of globalisation on the fashion trade. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Where Stylists Shop

The Fashion Insider's Ultimate Guide

Author: Booth Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682450325

Category: Design

Page: 464

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Booth Moore, visionary fashion editor at The Hollywood Reporter, brings together her A-list rolodex, insider knowledge, and industry access to create the definitive guide to shopping around the world. As an international authority on fashion and style, she interviews top celebrity stylists, bloggers, fashion designers, and other tastemakers to give readers the ultimate guide to the best boutiques, brands, websites, and bargains that every fashionista should know.
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Fashion Design

Author: Sue Jenkyn Jones

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694360

Category: Costume design

Page: 240

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"Offers students a through grounding in the principles of fashion design. It describes the qualities and skills needed to become a fashion designer, examines the varied career opportunities available and gives a balanced inside view of the fashion business today. Subjects covered include how to interpret a project brief; building a collection; choosing fabric; fit and cutting methods; and portfolio presentation. This revised edition discusses the technological developments that are changing the fashion industry and includes expanded chapters on drawing and making techniques, and careers in fashion. With updated photographs and illustrations, and extensive resource lists and glossaries, the book provides new designers with a valuable route-guide to the profession."--Cover.
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When Clothes Become Fashion

Design and Innovation Systems

Author: Ingrid Loschek

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887465

Category: Design

Page: 256

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When, how and why do clothes become fashion? Fashion is more than mere clothing. It is a moment of invention, a distillation of desire, a reflection of a zeitgeist. It is also a business relying on an intricate network of manufacture, marketing and retail. Fashion is both medium and message but it does not explain itself. It requires language and images for its global mediation. It develops from the prescience of the designer and is dependent on acceptance by observers and wearers alike. When Clothes Become Fashion explores the structures and strategies which underlie fashion innovation, how fashion is perceived and the point at which clothing is accepted or rejected as fashion. The book provides a clear theoretical framework for understanding the world of fashion - its aesthetic premises, plurality of styles, performative impulses, social qualities and economic conditions.
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Book Design

Author: Andrew Haslam

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694735

Category: Book design

Page: 256

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A comprehensive and practical guide for students and experienced designers alike, this carefully structured text is illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams. It takes the reader through every aspect of the subject, from the components that make up a book, to understanding how books are commissioned and created, to the intricacies of grid construction and choosing a typeface. The role of the designer is discussed, with advice on how to interpret a design brief, and guidance on type use, images and information graphics. The production process is also explained, with detailed information on reproduction, printing and binding.
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