History of International Fashion

Author: Didier Grumbach

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: 9781566569767

Category: Design

Page: 462

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First English translation of critically-acclaimed book opens the door to the fascinating universe of fashion. This book is not just a history of fashion from the early days of the creation of dressmaking fashion to the development of ready-to-wear manufacturing and the global enterprise it is today. Its ambition is to be the story of the creation, the evolution, and the implosion of the fashion related professions. With readable, highly-informative, and entertaining text¿coupled with stunning photography¿this book offers valuable insights into a profession which, unlike any other social body, is determined as much by its origins as by its economic context. Didier Grumbach walks you down the runways of fashion history and unfolds the secrets of the industry with stories and accounts from those who have played an active part in its development from the 1920s to the present. And he knows what he is talking about: he was born, grew up and made his mark in the circle that he opens for us here. For decades, he has collected archives, met with witnesses, interacted with the most influential players, and opened doors which are normally kept firmly shut. In his international bestseller, he finally offers us a 20th century illustrated history of fashion like no other¿a saga, a family business, with noble fathers, prodigal sons, enthusiasms, passions, hatreds, strokes of genius and, of course, failures. The heroes are Dior, Saint Laurent, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel, Prada, Hermès, and others. Their adventures are presented in an innovative chronological¿and logical¿order. From haute couture to the boom in ready-to-wear, the clothing industry, creators and designers, we witness the evolution in techniques, the shifting trends in the market, how an art matures and a culture changes. We also discover how the French ventured out of Paris to meet New York, London, Tokyo and Beijing. This book is a must for fashion lovers, professionals, and students who will find a thousand references never before presented. It will also enlighten the curious reader who wishes to go behind the scenes of this most seductive of theatres.
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The Fashion Forecasters

A Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction

Author: Regina Lee Blaszczyk,Ben Wubs

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350017159

Category: Design

Page: 296

View: 2021

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The fashion business has been collecting and analyzing information about colors, fabrics, silhouettes, and styles since the 18th century - activities that have long been shrouded in mystery. The Fashion Forecasters is the first book to reveal the hidden history of color and trend forecasting and to explore its relevance to the fashion business of the past two centuries. It sheds light on trend forecasting in the industrial era, the profession's maturation during the modernist moment of the 20th century, and its continued importance in today's digital fast-fashion culture. Based on in-depth archival research and oral history interviews, The Fashion Forecasters examines the entrepreneurs, service companies, and consultants that have worked behind the scenes to connect designers and retailers to emerging fashion trends in Europe, North America, and Asia. Here you will read about the trend studios, color experts, and international trade fairs that formalized the prediction process in the modern era, and hear the voices of leading contemporary practitioners at international forecasting companies such as the Doneger Group in New York and WGSN in London. Probing the inner workings of the global fashion system, The Fashion Forecasters blends history, biography, and ethnography into a highly readable cultural narrative.
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A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries

From Catwalk to Sidewalk

Author: Bonnie English

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0857851365

Category: Design

Page: 224

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This new edition of a bestselling textbook is designed for students, scholars, and anyone interested in 20th century fashion history. Accessibly written and well illustrated, the book outlines the social and cultural history of fashion thematically, and contains a wide range of global case studies on key designers, styles, movements and events. The new edition has been revised and expanded: there are new sections on eco-fashion, fashion and the museum, major changes in the fashion market in the 21st century (including the impact of new media and retailing networks), new technologies, fashion weeks, the rise of asian fashion centers and more. There are twice as many illustrations. In its second edition, A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries is the ideal introductory text for all students of fashion.
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Fashion 150

150 Years / 150 Designers

Author: Arianna Piazza

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780676203

Category: Design

Page: 536

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Featuring over 500 photographs and original illustrations, this is the complete guide to the designers, brands, movements and style icons that have created the history of international fashion from the 1860s all the way to today. This encyclopedic volume, with over 150 entries, is both a reliable, up-to-date reference work and an inspirational look at the creativity and excitement of fashion. The many forces that influence fashion are included – from luxurious haute couture and bespoke tailoring to innovative youth countercultures and phenomenally successful mass-market brands. Each entry includes multiple images and a comprehensive text covering the historical, cultural, aesthetic and technical aspects of its subject. Material details are discussed throughout the book, as are the creative and multidisciplinary aspects of fashion. Covering everyone from Azzedine Alaïa to Yohji Yamamoto and everything from Boho Chic to Space Age Style, this is an indispensible and delightful guide to the sophisticated world of fashion.
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Luxe Fashion

A Tribute to the World's Most Enduring Labels

Author: Caroline Cox,Cameron Silver

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9780762451111

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 287

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Provides a history of luxury brands from around the world, including Cartier, Louis Vuittion, Dale, and L.L. Bean.
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Elements of Fashion and Apparel Design

Author: G. J. Sumathi

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122413717

Category: Clothing and dress

Page: 224

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The Book Is Designed To Provide Uninitiated Readers With The Background Necessary For An Understanding And Appreciation Of Fashion And Apparel Designing Theory. Topics Are Systematically Divided Into Two Sections; Origin Of Fashion, Elements And Principles Of Designing, The Biographies Of International Designers And Their Famous Labels And Fashion In Chinese Revolution Are Covered In Section I. The Second Section Has Been Devoted To The Treatment Of Prints And Basic Silhouettes, Knowledge Of Which Is Essential Before A More Comprehensive Study Of Fashion Concepts Can Be Undertaken.I Hope That This Work Would Be Useful For Students, Both At Degree And Diploma Levels, As Well As General Readers. It Should Stimulate, Inspire And Encourage Further Study.The Presentation Is Profusely Illustrated With A Large Number Of Suitable Figures And Sketches To Provide A Graphics Treatment Of The Subject.
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Paris Fashion

A Cultural History

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474269702

Category: Design

Page: 344

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Paris has been the international capital of fashion for more than 300 years. Even before the rise of the haute couture, Parisians were notorious for their obsession with fashion, and foreigners eagerly followed their lead. From Charles Frederick Worth to Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, Christian Dior, and Yves Saint Laurent, fashion history is dominated by the names of Parisian couturiers. But Valerie Steele's Paris Fashion is much more than just a history of great designers. This fascinating book demonstrates that the success of Paris ultimately rests on the strength of its fashion culture – created by a host of fashion performers and spectators, including actresses, dandies, milliners, artists, and writers. First published in 1988 to great international acclaim, this pioneering book has now been completely revised and brought up to date, encompassing the rise of fashion's multiple world cities in the 21st century. Lavishly illustrated, deeply learned, and elegantly written, Valerie Steele's masterwork explores with brilliance and flair why Paris remains the capital of fashion.
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The International Politics of Fashion

Being Fab in a Dangerous World

Author: Andreas Behnke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317656229

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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This book seeks to address and fill a puzzling omission in contemporary critical IR scholarship. Following on from the aesthetic turn in IR, critical and ‘postmodern’ IR has produced an impressive array of studies into movies, literature, music and art and the way these media produce, mediate, and represent international politics. By contrast, the proponents of the aesthetic turn have overlooked fashion as a source of knowledge about global politics. Yet stories about the political role of fashion abound in the news media. Margaret Thatcher used dress to define her political image, and more recently the fascination with Michelle Obama, Carla Bruni and other women in similar positions, and the discussions about the appropriateness of their wardrobes, regularly makes the news. In Sudan, a female writer and activist successfully challenged the government over her right to wear trousers in public and in Europe, the debate on women’s headscarves has politicised a garment item and turned it into a symbol of fundamentalism and oppression. In response, the contributors to this book investigate the politics of fashion from a variety of perspectives, addressing theoretical as well as empirical issues, establishing the critical study of fashion and its protagonists as a central contribution to the aesthetic turn in international politics. The politics of fashion go beyond these examples of the uses and abuses of textiles and fabrics for political purposes, extending into its very ‘grammar’ and vocabulary. This book will be a unique contribution to the field and will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, critical IR theory and popular culture and world politics.
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