Handmade Gifts for the Ones You Love
Paperback ISBN: 1600610188
Organized by complexity, an array of more than thirty imaginative projects that are perfect for giving as gifts covers everything from special hand knits for women, to men's knitted sweaters, to accessories including hats and scarves, accompanied by estimates of how long a project will take to complete, expert tips, and suggestions for quick fixes. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Form, Fit, and Fashion
All the Details Fashion Designers Need to Know but Can Never Find
Paperback ISBN: 1592535410
An indispensable primer for students and first-stop reference for professionals, Form, Fit, and Fashion guides the fashion designer through the entire design process, from conceiving a garment to marketing it. This handbook collects the information and ideas essential to planning and executing fashion projects of every scale and distills them in an easy-to-use format that is compact enough to slip into a tote. Linking six central phases in the cycle of fashion—research, editing, design, construction, connection, and evolution—Form, Fit, and Fashion will help designers to develop effective strategies for building a cohesive collection and communicating their vision.
Fashion Illustration by Fashion Designers
Hardcover ISBN: 0811863360
A celebration of the world of international fashion design brings together 250 sketches, designs, and concepts by a who's who of fashion, with signature illustrations by fifty celebrated designers, including Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Yoshikazu Yamagata, and many others. 11,500 first printing.
Chanel Fashion Review
Paper Dolls in Color
Paperback ISBN: 0486251055
The essential little black dress, the elegant suit with the gold-buttoned jacket, the freedom to wear slacks — modern women still draw upon the innovations of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel. This collection features 3 dolls and 28 authentic costumes that illustrate Chanel's haute couture history and the enduring appeal of her designs.
Contemporary Footwear Design
Hardcover ISBN: 1856695077
Fusing exquisite design with engineering, shoe design is quite unlike any other fashion discipline. Showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative contemporary footwear designers from across the globe, this book refl ects the rich and diverse range of cutting-edge design, and uses specially commissioned photography, never before published sketches, and original design material to illustrate the unique blend of design skill and craftsmanship that footwear design demands.
Adoring the Transnational Body
Paperback ISBN: 1859739695
Clothing the body is one of the most complicated acts of daily existence. When a nun ponders red shoes, an architect knots his bowtie, a lesbian laces her Doc Marten’s, or a nude model disrobes, each is engaging in a process of identity-making that is both intensely personal and deeply social. In an increasingly material world, negotiating dress codes is a nuanced art, informed by shifting patterns of power and authority, play and performance, as well as gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity and race. Drawing on ethnographic knowledge to connect theory and practice, authors reveal links between material culture, social and economic forces and personal performance -- from trade beads to Barbie, and from Taiwanese producer to Nike consumer -- to explain clothing choices through time and across cultures. Conventional understandings of the self, subject and society are shown to be inadequate when examining the interconnections of cultural and transnational economic systems of production and consumption that have a profound effect on human choice. Social climates in which dress accrues meaning are increasingly global climates, where women’s bodies are commodified, gender categories are rigidly bound, and sweatshop labourers are slaves to boundless consumer appetite. This interdisciplinary book represents an important contribution to a fascinating and contested realm of human experience, and will be indispensable for anyone interested in the sociology, anthropology and psychology of fashion, cultural studies or the fashion industry.