Designing Clothes With the Flat Pattern Method
Customize Fitting Shells to Create Garments in Any Style
Paperback ISBN: 1589239342
Divided into three sections—skirts, tops and pants—that each contain extensive technique instruction, a unique, fashion-forward guide, using basic pattern blocks called slopers, shows sewing enthusiasts how to design new shapes and style lines and create patterns for customized clothing. Original.
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
Hardcover ISBN: 1419700022
Dubbed the enfant terrible of fashion ever since his prêt-à-porter collections were first shown in 1976, Jean Paul Gaultier, whose avant-garde and bold fashions very early on reflected the issues facing contemporary society, is one of the leading designers in recent decades. Published in conjunction with the first-ever retrospective on Gaultier, organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, this stunning monograph explores the ties between the designer and the pop/rock music scene, film, and dance, and sheds light on his sources of inspiration, which are as eclectic as they are impertinent. Packed with rare and unpublished images (archival and fashion-show photographs), this luxurious volume includes many interviews with artists (Dita von Teese, Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Catherine Deneuve, Marion Cotillard, Pedro Almodóvar, and others), Gaultier'?s close associates (Martin Margiela, the head of Gaultier's studio, and others), and personalities (Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, Inès de la Fressange, Polly Mellen, and others), as well as an essay by one of the fashion world's most influential figures, fashion editor Suzy Menkes. It also features interviews between Gaultier and each of the exhibition curators, and an expanded and illustrated biography with all his collections. The Fashion Universe of Jean Paul Gaultier is a fitting and much-deserved tribute to a grand couturier, and a reference book on fashion.
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A Lifetime Fo Design, Collecting, and Adventure
Hardcover ISBN: 0847836568
Mary McFadden helped define the look of the 1970s with original clothing designs created from textiles picked up on her travels around the globe. With tunics of hand-painted fabrics layered over floating silk pants and pleated Fortuny-like gowns with elaborate embroidery, McFadden created a sensation in the fashion world. This volume explores McFadden’s thirty-year career, from her debut in Vogue in 1972, launching her as a designer, to her subsequent status as a multimillion-dollar brand, famous for looks inspired by historical cultures as well as by her extensive art collection. McFadden was her own best model and was frequently photographed by legends such as Horst P. Horst, Richard Avedon, Sam Haskins, and Norman Parkinson, among others. Her passion and vision translated into wearable works of art that were as collectible as the antiquities that inspired them. This book features both her stunning portraits and singular designs, as well as the places and objects that inspired her. Unparalleled in her dual identities of fashion visionary and erudite art collector, this volume celebrates McFadden’s inspiration and breadth as an incredibly influential tastemaker.
Chic Designs for Urban Style
Paperback ISBN: 1596687789
"Big city. Big style. Discover knitting that's fashionable yet timeless. Knit for uptown or downtown with a trend-setting New York City designer. With these 20 polished, sophisticated projects, knitwear designer Melissa Wehrle has created a collection that perfectly reflects the rhythm, flavor, and drama of city life. From a chunky cabled sweater and hat to a beautiful tunic and gossamer cardigan, Melissa's designs are beautifully shaped, expertly finished, and ready to be shown off on the street. Theyfeature a variety of construction and finishing techniques, including knit-in pockets, tabs, button details, slip-stitch edgings, and small slits and pleats. Projects are divided along three themes: Heart of the City- Designed for those who enjoy sleek midtown in mind. Urban Bohemia- The downtown bohemian goddess will love these looks. City Gardens- Made to inspire a sense of tranquility. These three looks balance out a complete picture of the modern woman. What more could a city knitter need?"--
Tartan + Tweed
Hardcover ISBN: 0711238227
Tartan and Tweed is a comprehensive look at the chequered history of tartan and tweed from their origins in the Scottish Highlands to their reinvention, growing and continued popularity and use in contemporary fashion design, music, art and film. Both tweed and tartan are fabrics with a strong cultural identity and history. But they have been reinvented to create multiple meanings, particularly when used in street fashions and in haute couture to mimic or parody the aristocracy, and to act as a subversive symbol of rebellion. This lavishly illustrated book focuses on fashion over the last century whilst looking back at the journey these fabrics have made from traditional cloth to stylish fabrics. We follow the early popularity of tartan and tweed including the fabrics' connections from crofters and clans to aristocracy, and look at tweed's dramatic recovery during an economic crisis and its subsequent re-invention as desirable luxury fashion fabric. The book explores the use of tartan and tweed in fashion in the collections of leading designers including Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Chanel who have used these textiles in a fresh, subversive way, while also paying tribute to their history. Making use of first person sources, historic documents, paintings and fashion photographs, this is a complete overview of tartan and tweed in Scotland and beyond.
# Love Vivier
La Vie En Vivier: Digital Stories on Paper
Hardcover ISBN: 8891815926
A fresh look at the concept of elegance and Parisian style, personified by the iconic fashion of Roger Vivier. For decades, Roger Vivier has created visionary shoes and bags that, over time, have become icons of fashion. This book tells the story of this achievement and offers a fresh take on the designer’s legendary accessories, as seen through the eyes of young enterprising fashion bloggers and tastemakers including Charlotte Groeneveld (The Fashion Guitar website), Chriselle Lim (The Chriselle Factor website), Eleonora Carisi (Joujou Villeroy website), and Tamu McPherson (All the Pretty Birds website). For the first time, objects of this legendary luxury brand will be interpreted directly by those who wear them, people who live their lives “inside” the Vivier brand.
A Guide to the World's Greatest Kicks, from Sport to Street
Paperback ISBN: 0789332558
A visual history of the world’s most coveted and popular footwear, from early Keds and Converse All Stars to the latest fashion and design icons. Every sneaker has a story to tell, and this encyclopedic book features 1,000 full-color images of the sneakers that have most influenced global sneaker culture with examples to engage sneaker aficionados of all stripes. Trainers, tennis shoes, kicks—whatever you call them, the sneaker has risen to global popularity with a huge international audience clamoring for the rarest, the latest, or the reissued classics. This book comprehensively showcases sneakers through time from early Air Jordans, the original Air Force 1, and Adidas Superstars to iconic contemporary designs by pop culture figures like Kanye West and cool fashion designers like Yohji Yamamoto and Martin Margiela. Every angle is covered—throwbacks and new shoes alike—with legendary sneakers, groundbreaking designs, and technical advancements, as well as the athletes and celebrities who made the shoe famous. Included are the Adidas Jabbar, the Puma Clyde, the Nike Air Force 1, the Reebok Question, the Nike Zoom Kobe IV, and many others from acknowledged classics, along with less remembered styles worthy of recognition, such as the Royal Master Pro-Keds or the Sk8 High Vans, and one-of-a-kind limited releases like the 1971 Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar Adidas. 1000 Sneakers features detailed reference sections for collectors, histories of leading brands and designers, and anecdotes from the worlds of sports, fashion, hip-hop, and popular culture, making this book the perfect gift for sports, design, and street fashion enthusiasts alike."