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Visual Research Methods in Fashion

by Julia Gaimster

This book is unique in that it covers the visual research process and detail and relates it not only to fashion design but also to all areas of the fashion industry.


Stitch Draw: Sketching and drawing in stitch and textile art

by Rosie James

A guide to figurative stitching with the sewing machine – using the thread and needle almost as a pencil. A look that is growing in popularity, figurative stitch work needs some guidance and a leading exponent...


Contemporary Appliqué: Cutting edge design and techniques in textile art

by Julia Triston & Rachel Lombard

Appliqué is a classic embroidery technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. Appearing in the most cutting-edge contemporary textile work, it can be interpreted in many different ways – layering,...


The Pattern Base: Over 550 Contemporary Textile and Surface Designs

by Kristi O'Meara & Audrey Victoria Keiffer

A strikingly beautiful sourcebook of inspiration from the founder of one of the most influential textile and fabric design websites Textile design has been liberated and democratized by digital media. With new...


Costume: Performing Identities through Dress

by Pravina Shukla

What does it mean to people around the world to put on costumes to celebrate their heritage, reenact historic events, assume a role on stage, or participate in Halloween or Carnival? Self-consciously set apart...


History of 20th Century Fashion

by Elizabeth Ewing

The first edition of this book established itself as required reading for all those interested in the development of the fashion business. There are other books on contemporary dress, but this account gives...


Moroccan Fashion: Design, Tradition and Modernity

by M. Angela Jansen

Moroccan garment design and consumption have experienced major shifts in recent history, transforming from a traditional craft-based enterprise to a thriving fashion industry. Influenced by western fashion,...


Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles

by Leanne Prain

The art of storytelling through textiles, inviting readers to consider the many ways in which narrative can be expressed through


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...


Swinging Britain: Fashion in the 1960s

by Mark Armstrong

The 1960s is one of the most exciting fashion decades of the twentieth century,

where British pop and youth culture created a stylish look that set trends all around the world. This book reveals how the 1960s...


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...


John Robshaw Prints: Textiles, Block Printing, Global Inspiration, and Interiors

by John Robshaw & Elizabeth Garnsey

Design enthusiasts and armchair travelers will love circling the globe with celebrated textile designer John Robshaw. From batiks in Java to ikats in Thailand and indigo printing in India, Robshaw reveals the...


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....


How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Fashion Design Business

by Janet Engle

Opportunities in the fashion design industry are expected to rise about 10 to 12 percent through 2013. You do not need to live in New York City, and you can start out small or even part time. Ralph Lauren's...


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...


Designing and Making Hats and Headpieces

by Judy Bentinck

Designing and Making Hats and Headpieces is an inspiring instructional guide to the art of millinery. It explains how to go about designing a hat, what equipment and materials you will need, and the techniques...


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 Religious Life of Dress: Global Fashion and Faith

by Lynne Hume

This accessible study of religious dress practices contains case studies on a wide range of religious groups, including: Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Druids, Shamans, and Mystics. Its unique sensory approach will...


Fashion and Fetishism

by David Kunzie & David Kunzle

Presenting the history of corsetry and body sculpture, this edition shows how the relationship between fashion and sex is closely bound up with sexual self-expression. It demonstrates how the use of the corset...