The Party Dress Book
How to Sew the Best Dress in the Room
Paperback ISBN: 0823033309
A celebrity dressmaker's guide for craft-capable fashionistas explains how to combine basic sewing skills with creative touches to create unique results, demonstrating how to transform classic 1950s-style cocktail dresses into flattering personalized garments. Original.
The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1563674653
Men's makeovers are a staple of reality television, and male celebrities retain stables of stylists. Magazine publishers are busy beefing up their coverage of men's fashion and grooming. There is more interest over menswear then there's been in decades, yet there has been no comprehensive resource or reference until now. Witty and exhaustively researched, The Fairchild Encyclopedia of Menswear remedies that need for students, retailers, customers, journalists, would-be dandies, and anyone else who is interested in what men wear and why they wear it. - More than 2,200 entries comprising biographies, industry slang, and technical jargon - 250 images and a color section showing traditional menswear patterns and fabrics - Portraits of male style setters ranging from Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley to Beau Brummell and Yves Saint Laurent - Step-by-step diagrams illustrating the "how to" of necktie knots, plus how to tie a bow tie, an ascot, or a stock tie, and how to fold a pocket square - Consumer intelligence on fiber and fabric care, including why a sweater pills and why super 100s cost more
The Art of the T-Shirt
Paperback ISBN: 1856696383
Here at last is the bible of T-shirt design today. 82 studios from around the world Brazil, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, America, Argentina, and more contribute their best designs to create a global and contemporary view of the thriving state of T-shirt land. Tees is packed with illustrations of artwork and finished t-shirts, along with insights into the designers' inspirations, techniques, and where available, retail outlets. With a vast range of styles anarchic illustration, pixel patterns, faux metal, all-over geometry, high craft, retro type, hand-drawn humor Tees reveals the enormous potential of T-shirts to be expressive, entertaining, and highly desirable all at once. This special limited edition includes a T-shirt featuring a unique collage of designs provided by artists in the book.
Paperback ISBN: 0143116371
Showcases a selection of Sartorialist blog entries as well as previously unpublished writings, in a volume that offer insight into the author's photographic process, perspectives on street fashion, and vision of the fashion capabilities of everyday people. Original.
Sock Styles from Classic to Contemporary
Paperback ISBN: 1440213690
If you love knee-high socks, you know there are never enough knee-high patterns to keep your needles going. Learn to make custom-knit knee-highs, as well as instructions for converting sock patterns to make knee-highs.
History of Fashion
New Look to Now
Hardcover ISBN: 1908126213
"From the glamour and quiet brilliance of Christian Dior's New Look to the inventiveness of Rei Kawakubo to the uncompromising creativity of Alexander McQueen to the meticulous detail of the Mulleavy sisters (Rodarte), History of Fashion: New Look to Now is a celebration of the life and times of the fashion geniuses whose rare and enduring creations have defined the past sixty years. This book traces the history of fashion design with its intriguing personalities and its international cast of players and puts them into the context of what was happening in the world outside fashion. Covering haute couture to the emergence of deluxe, boutique and ready-to-wear, History of Fashion: New Look to Now illustrates the trends in fashion over the decades and the well worn truth that what goes around comes around. It covers not only the designers, but also the other forces in fashion such as the magazine editors, boutique owners, photographers and models. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, illustrations of the time and contemporary magazine campaigns as well as sketches, this book will provide both industry professionals and enthusiasts alike with a clear and precise picture of the ever changing world of fashion and a true insight into the craft of the dedicated designers whose imense talent continues to enrich, entertain and enhance the world in which we live."
Feel and Think
A New Era of Tokyo Fashion
Paperback ISBN: 3791351907
Profiles the works of ten designers whose use of textiles, attention to material and workmanship, and interaction with other creative disciplines have created an atmosphere of connectivity and engagement on the Tokyo runways.
Vintage Fashion Knitwear
Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics
Hardcover ISBN: 1600597130
This stunning coffee-table book celebrates 100 years of couture knitwear, and the iconic designs that defined each decade. Sumptuous and fascinating, Vintage Knitwear encompasses everything from the introduction of fashion hand-knitting at the start of the 20th century to the most up-to-date technical innovations. For each era, there's an overview of the most noteworthy designers, and coverage of important themes such as knit structure, fiber, silhouette, garment construction, pattern, and color. Gorgeous photographs showcase rare pieces from museums and private collectors. And lovers of all things vintage will even find a shopping guide!