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.

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
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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.

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.

Vogue

die illustrierte Geschichte des berühmtesten Modemagazins der Welt
Author: Norberto Angeletti,Alberto Oliva
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899103519
Category:
Page: 409
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The History of Fashion Journalism


Author: Kate Nelson Best
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474285171
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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The History of Fashion Journalism is a uniquely comprehensive study of the development of the industry from its origins to the present day, and including professionals' such as Dylan Jones's vision of the future. Covering everything from early tailor's catalogues through to contemporary publications such as LOVE, together with blogs such as StyleBubble, and countries from France through to the United States, The History of Fashion Journalism explores the origins and influence of such well-known magazines as Nova, Vogue and Glamour. Combining an overview of the key moments in fashion journalism history with close textual analysis, Kate Nelson Best brings to life the evolving face of the fashion media and its relationship with the fashion industry, national politics, consumer culture and gender. This accessible and highly engaging book will be an invaluable resource not only for fashion studies students but also for those in media studies and cultural studies.

In the Shadow of Vitoria: A History of International Law in Spain (1770-1953)


Author: Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004343237
Category: Law
Page: 372
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In the Shadow of Vitoria: A History of International Law in Spain (1770-1953) offers the first comprehensive treatment of the intellectual evolution of international law in Spain from the late 18th century to the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.

100 Jahre Fashion


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783791346830
Category:
Page: 399
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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.

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.

The history of fashion photography


Author: Nancy Hall-Duncan,International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House
Publisher: Alpine Book Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Photography
Page: 240
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History of 20th Century Fashion


Author: Elizabeth Ewing
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849942323
Category: Design
Page: 300
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The first edition of this book established itself as required reading for all those interested in the development of the fashion business. There are other books on contemporary dress, but this account gives particular weight to the commercial organization of the industry; from designer and textile manufacturer right through to the consumer. This completely revised edition brings the story up to the 1990s with new text, 280 illustrations and 16 color plates. Fashion in this century has ceased to be the private domain of the wealthy. The era when such names as Worth, Paquin and Sciaparelli could dominate has given way to one where style and 'look' can be taken from a host of various sources: designers and manufacturers, department and chain stores, the boutiques or the streets. This established reference work looks behind the scenes for an understanding of the social, economic and technical changes that have caused this revolution. It is a story of fashion shocks: two world wars, the impact of new fibers and manufacturing techniques, and the succession of youth explosions: mini-skirts, punk and sportswear. The narrative is based on research into the history of couture houses, retailers and manufacturers and the authors' experience and contact with the fashion business.

Berliner Chic

A Locational History of Berlin Fashion
Author: Susan V. Ingram,Katrina Sark
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 184150369X
Category: History
Page: 229
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Since becoming the capital of reunited Germany, Berlin has had a dose of global money and international style added to its already impressive cultural veneer. Once home to emperors and dictators, peddlers and spies, it is now a fashion showplace that attracts the young and hip. Moving beyond descriptions of Berlin's fashion industry and its ready-to-wear clothing, Berliner Chic charts the turbulent stories of entrepreneurially-savvy manufacturers and cultural workers striving to establish their city as a fashion capital, and being repeatedly interrupted by politics, ideology, and war. There are many stories to tell about Berlin's fashion industry and Berliner Chic tells them all with considerable expertise.

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.

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.

London

After a Fashion
Author: Alistair O'Neill
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861893154
Category: History
Page: 240
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A look at style and urbanism, offering a reconsideration of the role of fashion in city life and filling in overlooked gaps in the history of London and modern design.

The history of hair

fashion and fantasy down the ages
Author: Robin Bryer
Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 144
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Hair, and its association with art and fashion, has until now been a sadly neglected subject. This book provides a fascinating study of the history of hair, and discusses how fahion and events have influenced hair styles (especially those of women) around the world. The author looks at international fashion, and explores the similar and contrasting trends that have developed in different countries. Superb illustrations together with succinct captions and running text make this book an entertaining and informative read. This book will appeal to any woman seeking inspiration for her own hair, to the male voyeur, the social or art historian, the hairdresser or, indeed, anyone with a fascination for this hitherto little-recorded aspect of human fashion and fantasy.

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.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption


Author: Frank Trentmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199561214
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 695
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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation.

Luxury Fashion

A Global History of Heritage Brands
Author: Caroline Cox
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9780857857552
Category: Design
Page: 287
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Luxury brands are not about banal retro styling or taking refuge in past glories; they are brands with a heritage that still chimes with contemporary culture. Luxury Fashion is a unique tribute to the world's most hallowed fashion brands. Glossy and highly informative, it provides in-depth feature portraits of fifty of the finest luxury fashion brands (renowned heritage labels and hidden gems) as well as an essential directory of a further 150 brands, which includes details of key items and where to find them. Each featured brand is beautifully illustrated, with historical and contemporary images, evoking the story of how artisans from all over the world have created objects of desire that have endured because of their superb quality, superior craftsmanship and timeless design appeal. Lively, insightful text explores manufacturing processes and materials, revealing how the most revered fashion brands have maintained astonishingly long lineages. This illuminating sourcebook uncovers the story the most fabled creators, from Hermès of Paris and Trickers of London through to legendary US brands Chippewa and Wesco. A luxurious and sophisticated volume, Luxury Fashion will captivate and inform even the most avid fashion devotee.