Most popular Fashion design & theory books
The most popular Fashion design & theory books currently available. Updated weekly.
Profiles more than forty iconic artists in relationship to their sartorial choices via a mix of anecdotes, portraits of the subjects in their studios, art and runway imagery, and commentary by critics, designers, and the artists.
Discover four decades of unique fashion storytelling from Peter Lindbergh. This stunning photographic collection includes more than 400 Lindbergh pictures, many previously unpublished, to showcase his seductive, cinematic aesthetics and the new narrative vision he brought to art and fashion. The images are accompanied by personal tributes from...
Chanel's combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. This title reveal its private archives, a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards.
Based on Linda O'Keefe's bestselling novel, the ever popular Shoes Gallery desk calendar features 365 days of Manolo Blahniks, Jimmy Choos, Louboutins and more. Each loose leaf - one for every day of the year - is displayed in a sturdy yet attractive clear plastic stand making this calendar the perfect gift for any fashionista's desk or studio in 2019!
Issued with an attached, hard, folded cover over the front cover which has a pop-up illustration on its inside.
A vibrant style manual that showcases an urban fashion mecca through hundreds of photographs and interviews with top tastemakers
Fashion and Cultural Studies addresses the growing interaction between the two fields. Bridging theory and practice, it draws on cultural diversity in fashion, dress and style in the context of globalization and its varied cultural-historical underpinnings.
"Go behind the scenes and be mentored by the best in the business to find out what it's really like, and what it takes, to become a fashion designer."--Jacket flap.
Discover the secrets behind creating the costumes for HBO's Game of Thrones in this definitive guide.
Offers information on important designers from 1840 onwards. It includes couturiers, shoe, hat and knitwear specialists, costume designers, jewelers and hairdressers. It also covers the fashion media, photographers and illustrators, influential art movements, fashion terms, garment and accessory styles, and technical processes.
A guide to fashion drawing for students of fashion design. It covers men, women and children, starting with how to draw the fashion figure and continuing with garments and garment details, before teaching the reader how to render various types of fabric. It also includes details on how to draw flats as well as rendering knits, denim, and fur.
With more than 400 figure templates, this sketchpad is the blueprint for an aspiring designer's dream wardrobe.
Suitable for both amateurs and professionals wishing to re-create the clothing of Medieval England for historical interpretation or drama. This book extends its range with details of fitting different figures and many more patterns for main garments and accessories. It includes instructions for plain garments, and patterns for experienced sewers.
Clear thematic structure offering an extensive overview on the subject.
This illustrated guide to men's fashion introduces men to the timeless elements of fashion and personal style.
Examines the production and consumption of fashion images from the points of view of industry and academia, the museum, the auction house, and the art gallery. Illustrated in black and white and colour, this book discusses issues in fashion photography and establishes a space for different ways of looking to emerge on this dynamic visual form.
This book faces the topic of patterns formally in an exhaustive presentation of all kinds of skirts and trousers.
High fashion is the driving force behind the entire fashion and garment industry. This book introduces in its patternmaking techniques.
The book takes the reader through all the major steps of fashion portfolio creation. A beautiful but practical book that provides useful techniques and helps the reader get inside the mind of the designer.
A revised and updated edition of this essential practical foundation course in fashion design.
The third of four volumes of Patterns of Fashions written and illustrated by Janet Arnold that together form an indispensable core collection for any costume designer, for theatre film or reenactments.
Self-inventor extraordinaire, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel revolutionized the lifestyle of her time by inventing a modern concept of luxury. She set her stamp on the 20th century, promoting a new feminine silhouette both sophisticated and discreet. This modern attitude of understated luxe thrives today thanks to the creative talents of Karl Lagerfeld, artistic director since 1983, who has reinvigorated the house by reinventing its famous signatures season after season., Assouline's completely updated trilogy unfolds the spirit and heritage of the house of Chanel, from Coco's revolutionary designs to Karl Lagerfeld's present innovations. This elegant slipcase set includes three Memoire volumes celebrating Mademoiselle's revolutionary style: Chanel Fashion, Chanel Jewelry, and Chanel Perfume.
A biography of one of the twentieth century's greatest fashion icons, reissued to coincide with the biopic Coco avant Chanel.
Mario Testino selects his finest male portraiture from the past 30 years. As costume, gender play, photojournalism, and fashion collide, this Eden of male allure is testimony both to Testino's unfailing eye for immediacy and elegance, and to the evolution of male self-expression over the past three decades.
Featuring work by more than 140 illustrators, this is a comprehensive survey of the history of fashion illustration in the twentieth century. Now in a pocket edition.
The first major book on China s leading couture visionary reveals the intricate craftsmanship and imperial glamour that has fashion publications worldwide declaring Guo Pei s creations the Empire s new clothes.
'It was all about the cult of pleasure and beauty. Some lost their plumes, others lost their lives' - Anouchka, former model and Paris party girl
A handy pocket guide to the most influential fashion designers and fashion trends from the 19th century up to the present.
Originally published: London; Sterling, VA: Earthscan, 2008.
A most complete sourcebook of folding finishes through simple illustrations and detailed instructions. This book teaches readers to get folding finishes for a unique and special customization in fashion.
The definitive monograph on the fashion of Rick Owens one of the most daring and influential designers working today this book documents over a decade of sublime, iconic styles.
Traces the social and cultural history of fashion and its complex relationship to modernity. This work explores the grunge look inspired by bands like Nirvana, the 'boho chic' of the mid 90's, retro-dressing and the meanings of dress from the veil to Beck's pink-varnished toenails.
A practical and accessible guide of how to understand and produce well-researched trends. Features interviews with current practitioners.
A collection of drawings that ranges over eleven centuries of English historical costume. It includes more than a thousand clear and detailed illustrations, and notes that pinpoint specific features such as fabric, decoration, accessories and cut, make each costume immediately comprehensible.
The Fashion Designer Survival Guide provides the necessary tools to get a fashion line or label up and moving on the right track