The Biba Years

1963-1975

Author: Barbara Hulanicki,Martin Pel

Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum

ISBN: 9781851777990

Category: Design

Page: 240

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A revealing look at the fashion revolution of the 1960s and '70s through the groundbreaking, hip, and now-legendary London emporium Biba, this book looks at “the most beautiful store in the world.” Biba, founded in 1963 by designer Barbara Hulanicki, quickly gained cult status and outgrew several locations before the five-story “Big Biba” opened in 1973. More than a store, it was a haven of cool for artists, movie stars, and rock musicians. This book tells the story of the Biba decade, and how the label revolutionized retail and fashion culture. With a wealth of previously unpublished material, including full-color facsimiles of the six luxurious Biba catalogs and archival photographs, The Biba Decade looks at the first retailer to bring affordable fashion to young consumers. Stunning new photography documents the unique Biba look, and the designer and her contemporaries offer their personal insights.
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Fashion in the 1970s

Author: Daniel Milford-Cottam

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784423033

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

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The 1970s was a decade of style contrasts: every extreme of fashion was met by an equally trendy opposite reaction. Ankle-length maxi skirts vied for attention with super-short hot-pants. Outfits in vibrant prints and obviously man-made fabrics contrasted with subtly-coloured ensembles in wool jerseys and silky crepes. Delicate floral cottons, hand-knits and hand-tooled leather came up against boldly synthetic and plastic looks perched atop platform shoes – for men and women alike. More so than at any other time, fashion looked backwards in order to dress the future with quirkily ironic retro looks, while alternative street-style movements such as Punk used appearance to startle and challenge the establishment. In this book, Daniel Milford-Cottam uses colourful photographs to illustrate an eye-opening introduction to the bold fashions that still have such resonance today.
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Wardrobe Crisis

How We Went From Sunday Best to Fast Fashion

Author: Clare Press

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1863958355

Category: Design

Page: 336

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Who makes your clothes? This used to be an easy question to answer: it was the seamstress next door, or the tailor on the high street – or you made them yourself. Today we rarely know the origins of the clothes hanging in our closets. The local shoemaker, dressmaker and milliner are long gone, replaced by a globalised fashion industry worth $1.5 trillion a year. In Wardrobe Crisis, fashion journalist Clare Press explores the history and ethics behind what we wear. Putting her insider status to good use, Press examines the entire fashion ecosystem, from sweatshops to haute couture, unearthing the roots of today’s buy-and-discard culture. She traces the origins of icons like Chanel, Dior and Hermès; charts the rise and fall of the department store; and follows the thread that led us from Marie Antoinette to Carrie Bradshaw. From a time when Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein were just two boys from the Bronx, to the world of the global fashion juggernaut, where Zara’s parent company produces more than 900 million garments annually, Press takes us on an insider’s journey of discovery and revelation. Wardrobe Crisis is a witty and persuasive argument for a fashion revolution that will empower you to feel good about your wardrobe again.
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The Button Box

Lifting the Lid on Women's Lives

Author: Lynn Knight

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144819153X

Category: History

Page: 320

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A wooden box holds the buttons of three generations of women in Lynn Knight’s family – each one with its own tale to tell... Tracing the story of women at home and in work, from the jet buttons of Victorian mourning, to the short skirts of the 1960s, taking in suffragettes, bachelor girls, little dressmakers, Biba and the hankering for vintage, The Button Box lifts the lid on women’s lives and their clothes with elegance and wit.
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Perfume: A Century of Scents

Author: Lizzie Ostrom

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473506085

Category: Design

Page: 384

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The incredible stories of 100 perfumes from a whole century of scents. Signature scents and now lost masterpieces; the visionaries who conceived them; the wild and wonderful campaigns that launched them; the women and men who wore them – every perfume has a tale to tell. Join Lizzie Ostrom, dubbed ‘the Heston Blumenthal of perfume’ (Daily Mail), on an olfactory adventure as she explores the trends and crazes that have shaped the way we’ve spritzed.
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1920's Jazz Age Fashion

Author: Martin Pel

Publisher: Unicorn Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781910787281

Category:

Page: 160

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Few eras are so clearly associated with fashion as the Jazz Age. Clean, slim lines; elegance grounded in simplicity rather than ornament; and styles designed for the active lives of the men and women who wore them--nearly a century later, the styles of the era still thrill us. This book, accompanying an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, both celebrates Jazz Age fashion and helps us understand its context. While presenting beautiful images of classic works by such designers as Chanel, Patou, Lucile, Lanvin, Vionnet, Hartnell, and Molynuex, worn by stars and stunners like Clara Bow and Louise Brooks, it also shows us how the era's fashion developed. Martin Pel traces the effects of the end of World War I, the rise of America, rapid changes in the lives and expectations of women, and technological breakthroughs like the introduction of Rayon and zippers. All played a part in the creation of an aesthetic that couldn't have been farther from the buttoned-down, bustled-up clothing of the preceding generation. ?A testament to an era that marked the birth of the modern, and whose influence is still felt today, Jazz Age Fashion is an unforgettable document of an unforgettable age.
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Contemporary Fashion

Author: Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf

Publisher: St James Press

ISBN: 9781558623484

Category: Art

Page: 743

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A reference book covering individual designers and fashion houses that have been active throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Informative essays mirror the many facets of the fashion world.
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Hot Shoes

100 Years

Author: Maureen E. Lynn Reilly

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764304354

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Explore women's shoes as a powerful talisman of fashion, culture, and sexual energy. With 500 original color photographs, and two dozen vintage illustrations, this book tells the real story of Hot Shoes: One Hundred Years. These are the shoes real women wore, and loved enough to save. You'll see designer shoes by the likes of David Evins and Palter De Liso, who were influenced by haute couture but marketed to the upper middle-class. Since this is a book for collectors, you'll find a true cross-section of shoe design. There are coquettish pumps from the French Room at Chandler's, jeweled platforms by Frank More of San Francisco, and early canvas high-button shoes by Keds. Each photo caption includes a value range, and each photo is lavishly styled, in the same manner as the author's previous book from Schiffer Publishing: Collectible Women's Hats of the 20th Century.
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The Cutting Edge

50 Years of British Fashion, 1947-1997

Author: Amy De La Haye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

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Published to coincide with the opening of the exhibition of the same name at the Victoria and Albert Museum in March of 1997, this compendium spans 50 years of British fashion, from the most wickedly subversive miniskirts to the coronation gown for the Queen Mother. Chapters cover tailored, romantic, bohemian, and country style; hats, handbags, shoes, and underwear; and designer interviews and a glossary of British designers. Sumptuous color photos. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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