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Fashion and Museums: Theory and Practice

by Marie Riegels Melchior & Birgitta Svensson

Why is fashion "in fashion" in museums today? This timely volume brings together expert scholars and curators to examine the reasons behind fashion's popularity in the twenty-first century museum and the impact...


Dressing the Past

by Margarita Gleba, Cherine Munkholt & Marie-Louise Nosch

Minoan ladies, Scythian warriors, Roman and Sarmatian merchants, prehistoric weavers, gold sheet figures, Vikings, Medieval saints and sinners, Renaissance noblemen, Danish peasants, dressmakers and Hollywood...


Amazigh Arts in Morocco: Women Shaping Berber Identity

by Cynthia Becker

In southeastern Morocco, around the oasis of Tafilalet, the Ait Khabbash people weave brightly colored carpets, embroider indigo head coverings, paint their faces with saffron, and wear ornate jewelry. Their...


Medieval Clothing and Textiles 10

by Robin Netherton & Gale R. Owen-Crocker

The usual wide range of approaches to garments and fabrics appears in this tenth volume. Three chapters focus on practical matters: a description of the medieval vestments surviving at Castel Sant'Elia in Italy;...


Fashioning Bollywood: The Making and Meaning of Hindi Film Costume

by Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber

An innovative study of the Hindi film industry, this account explores the making and meaning of popular Hindi films, through the lens of their most compelling - and often overlooked -- visual component: costume....


Indian Saris: Traditions - Perspectives - Design

by Vijai Singh Katiyar

This book lends a new dimension to the way the traditional Indian sari is looked at, and upholds it as an epitome of holistic design with a unique creative expression. In the backdrop of Indian sociocultural...


How to Tie a Scarf: 33 Styles

by Potter Style

From designer silk squares to chunky homemade knits, this guide is filled with inspired ways to style your scarves. Inside you'll find:

   • Step-by-step tutorials for square, oblong, and embellished scarves...


The Great Tapestry of Scotland: The Making of a Masterpiece

by Alistair Moffat, Susan Mansfield & Alexander Mccall Smith

The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish...


Art & Sole

by Jane Weitzman

A Spectacular Selection of More Than 150 Fantasy Art Shoes from the Stuart Weitzman Collection

When Stuart Weitzman opened its first boutique on Madison Avenue, its displays of specially commissioned fantasy...


African Dress: Fashion, Agency, Performance

by Karen Tranberg Hansen & D. Soyini Madison

Dress and fashion practices in Africa and the diaspora are dynamic and diverse, whether on the street or on the fashion runway.

Focusing on the dressed body as a performance site, African Dress explores how...


Fashioning Japanese Subcultures

by Yuniya Kawamura

Based on insightful ethnographic fieldwork in Tokyo, is the first theoretical and analytical study on Japan's contemporary youth subcultures and their stylistic expressions. The book covers a range of subcultures...


Japanese Fashion Designers: The Work and Influence of Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo

by Bonnie English

An accessible overview of the inspirational work of the big three Japanese fashion designers and their enormous influence on fashion today.


Fashion and Art

by Adam Geczy & Vicki Karaminas

Bringing together original, cutting-edge contributions from leading international scholars across a range of disciplines, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in exploring the intersections and...


Fashion and Celebrity Culture

by Pamela Church Gibson

This book provides a fascinating and accessible exploration of fashion and celebrity both past and present. An essential read for students and scholars of fashion and cultural studies.


Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion: New Perspectives from Europe and North America

by Emma Tarlo & Annelies Moors

Introducing innovative new research from international scholars working on Islamic fashion and its critics, Islamic Fashion and Anti-Fashion provides a global perspective on muslim dress practices. The book...


Cloth and Human Experience

by Annette B. Weiner & Jane Schneider

Cloth and Human Experience explores a wide variety of cultures and eras, discussing production and trade, economics, and symbolic and spiritual associations.


The Hundred Dresses: The Most Iconic Styles of Our Time

by Erin McKean & Donna Mehalko

The dress is the last bit of femininity in our closets; it's the only item of clothing which (most) men and women don't share. Wearing a dress is a powerful way for women to express themselves--and every style...


Renewable Energy: Myths and Obstacles

by Jean-François Lefebvre, Nicole Moreau, Jonathan Théorêt & Alexander F. Tcherviakov

If the future of humanity depends on the massive development of renewable energies combined with drastic reductions in energy waste, many obstacles stand in the way.


Pantaloons and Power: A Nineteenth-Century Dress Reform in the United States

by Gayle V. Fischer

By the early nineteenth century clear definitions had developed regarding how American women and men were supposed to appear in public and how they were meant to lead their lives. As men's style of dress moved...


1,000 Incredible Costume and Cosplay Ideas: A Showcase of Creative Characters from Anime, Manga, Video Games, Movies, Comics, and More

by Yaya Han & Allison DeBlasio

1,000 Incredible Costume and Cosplay Ideas provides a broad and detailed glimpse into the ingenious artistry and attention to detail behind some of the most fabulous costumes you can find. Featuring costumes...