Author: Editors of Phaidon
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Release Date: 2013-10-14
The fashion Bible. - Vogue Spanning almost 200 years, The Fashion Book: New and Expanded Edition, is a massive A-to-Z encyclopedia of fashion packed with hundreds of profiles designers, photographers, style icons, models, and retailers. This essential guide is now fully up-to-date and of the moment, featuring legends such as Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld alongside designers of today such as Alexander Wang and Phoebe Philo. Photographers range from Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton to Mert & Marcus and Terry Richardson, while Kate Moss and Lady Gaga join the ranks of the most influential style icons. Over 500 gorgeous, nearly full-page photographs make this the must-have fashion book of the season. The Fashion Book: New and Expanded Edition features a specially commissioned new cover design by celebrated fashion illustrator Mats Gustafson. Known throughout the industry for his elegant watercolors, Gustafson has worked with Hermès, Tiffany & Co., Yohji Yamamoto, and Comme des Garçons.
The Fashion Book is a sassy style guide for teenage girls who want to discover the stories behind their favorite looks, find their own style, and learn what makes the fashion world tick. Packed with gorgeous images, this illustrated book for young adults takes a unique look at fashion, revealing how modern-day styles from catwalk to high-street fashions draw on the fashions of the past. Girls can learn about the big names too, from style icons to designers and top models, and take a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry. Filled with fashion trivia and how to get the look tips, this is the perfect gift for fashion-mad teens.
Guides students and professionals through the fashion design process, from creating a garment to marketing it, in an updated edition that includes new information on digital technology, portfolio building, and other industry topics.
Author: Tim Jackson
Release Date: 2004-09-20
The Fashion Handbook is the indispensable guide to the fashion industry. It explores the varied and diverse aspects of the business, bringing together critical concepts with practical information about the industry’s structure and core skills, as well as offering advice on real working practices and providing information about careers and training. Tracing the development of the fashion industry, this book looks at how fashion can be understood from both social and cultural perspectives. Each chapter contributes to the knowledge of a particular academic or vocational area either through building on existing research or through the dissemination of new research undertaken into specialist vocational disciplines. The Fashion Handbook uses case studies, interviews and profiles and includes chapters written by recognised academics and fashion industry experts. Specialist topics include fashion culture, luxury brands, fashion journalism, fashion buying, design and manufacturing, retailing, PR and styling. The Fashion Handbook includes: a unique and wide overview of the fashion industry chapters on specialist topics contributions from recognised experts in both academia and the fashion industry expert advice on careers in fashion retailing. A must for all students of the fashion world.
Author: Alexandra Black
Release Date: 2014-09-24
Genre: Clothing and dress
The story of style - going behind the scenes of the fashion world A gorgeous style guide for teenage girls who want to discover the stories behind their favourite looks, create their own style and learn what makes the fashion world tick! From corsets and camis to tailoring and trilby hats The Fashion Book is packed with stunning images and beautiful pictures of fashion's biggest trends and hidden secrets to teach you all there is to know about fashion. Through amazing features and illustrations you'll discover a unique look at fashion revealing how modern-day styles are created from street and catwalk trends, as well as cool looks from the past. Go behind the scenes of the exclusive fashion world where style icons, designers and top models reveal practical tips, trivia and secrets of the industry, from the rules of the frow to a day in the life of a catwalk model. Charting the changing shapes of clothing, including the highs and lows of heels, The Fashion Book is packed with colourful drawings and photographs that reveal the lively world of fashion. Use the practical tips and suggestions to make your own unique, stunning outfits at home that'll be the envy of all your friends! With over 50 unique fashion styles for you to try out and inside secrets from key designers and models in the fashion world you'll be clued up on the latest and greatest fashion trends that strutted onto our streets.
“I really love that giraffe… I would definitely be interested in playing Mitford when the inevitable movie comes out.”—Gwendolyn Christie, “Brienne of Tarth” from Game of Thrones “It’s at once a gentle satire of the fashion world and story intended to inspire kids to stay positive and follow their dreams.”—Wall Street Journal "Since his humble baby beginnings on Instagram, Mitford has gone on to grace J. Crew’s kids tees and more recently, the walls at French boutique Colette during Paris Fashion Week, and now, he’s getting his very own book: Mitford at the Fashion Zoo.” —InStyle.com “Sassy and inspiringly drawn: a funny, captivating treat for the eyes and imagination.”—Kirkus Reviews Mitford is a giraffe. But not your everyday, live-on-the-savannah giraffe. Mitford lives in the city. But not your everyday, filled-with-people city. This city is filled with animals. Animals who like to dress up, especially the animals who work at COVER magazine. Mitford would do ANYTHING to work there. But first Mitford must prove himself. Can Mitford survive the Fashion Zoo?! From the Hardcover edition.
The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it. Spanning almost 200 years, the entire industry is represented; from clothing and footwear designers, to photographers, stylists, icons and retailers, including the new category of educational institutions that have been fundamental in the careers of many of the creative individuals. Marking the significant changes on the fashion landscape since the first edition, this revision includes updates on existing entries as well as important new names who have fundamentally shaped the way we see fashion, from designers such as Nicholas Ghesquière, Gareth Pugh and Phoebe Philo, influential image makers Mert and Marcus and Mario Sorrenti, and contemporary icons Lady Gaga and Tilda Swinton, representing just a few of the many exciting new figures. New faces rub shoulders with the fashion pioneers of the original edition; such as Coco Chanel, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Kate Moss and Helmut Newton. In keeping in the reference style of the first edition, this new edition reflects a comprehensive view of the fashion industry today. Easy to use and filled with inspirational images, The Fashion Book is organized as an A-Z guide of names, listing 576 entries across the categories of clothing and accessory designers, photographers, institutions, models and those iconic individuals who instigated or symbolize a whole fashion movement. Cutting through the usual classifications, and organized alphabetically, the book creates unexpected juxtapositions that make fascinating and unlikely partnerships: the powerful Anna Wintour sits opposite the pioneer of modern fashion, Charles Worth while Terry Richardson rubs shoulders with Herb Ritts, and digital print wunderkind Mary Katranzou meets Rei Kawakubo. Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing from the most important creative talents in the industry - showing a quintessential aspect of their work. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information about the subject. In addition, The Fashion Book uses a comprehensive cross-referencing system and glossary which explain the many collaborations and techniques used in fashion, that singular business which lives somewhere between art and commerce.
Author: Amy Odell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Funny and fearless, Tales from the Back Row is a keenly observed collection of personal essays about what it’s really like to be a young woman working in the fashion industry. In Tales from the Back Row, Cosmopolitan.com editor Amy Odell takes readers behind the stage of New York’s hottest fashion shows to meet the world’s most influential models, designers, celebrities, editors, and photographers. But first, she has to push her way through the crowds outside, where we see the lengths people go to be noticed by the lurking paparazzi, and weave her way through the packed venue, from the very back row to the front. And as Amy climbs the ladder (with tips about how you can, too), she introduces an industry powered by larger-than-life characters: she meets the intimidating Anna Wintour and the surprisingly gracious Rachel Zoe, not to mention the hilarious Chelsea Handler, and more. As she describes the allure of Alexander Wang’s ripped tights and Marchesa’s Oscar-worthy dresses, Amy artfully layers in something else: ultimately this book is about how the fashion industry is an exaggerated mirror of human fallibility—reflecting our desperate desire to belong, to make a mark, to be included. For Amy is the first to admit that as much as she is embarrassed by the thrill she gets when she receives an invitation to an exclusive after-party, she can’t help but RSVP “yes.”
Author: Tala Raassi
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The inspiring true story of how courage, a dream, and some needle and thread can change a life forever... Since she was young, Tala Raassi knew her fate lay in fashion. But growing up in her beloved homeland of Iran, a woman can be punished for exposing her hair in public, let alone wearing the newest trends. Despite strict regulations, Tala developed a keen sense of style in backroom cafes and secret parties. She never imagined her behavior would land her in prison, or bring the cruel sting of a whip for the crime of wearing a mini-skirt. Tala's forty lashes didn't keep her down they fanned the flames of individuality and inspired her to embrace a new freedom in the United States. As she developed her own clothing label, her exploration into the creative, cut throat community of Western fashion opened her eyes to the ups and downs of hard work, hard decisions, and hard truths. Fashion is Freedom takes us on a journey that crosses the globe, from Colombia to Miss Universe, and inspires women everywhere to be fearless...
Author: Susan Juby
Release Date: 2017-05-23
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
"The Fashion Committee is another winner by one of my all time favorite authors."--Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of the The Princess Diaries and Mediator series Charlie Dean is a style-obsessed girl who eats, sleeps, and breathes fashion. John Thomas-Smith is a boy who forges metal sculptures in his garage and couldn’t care less about clothes. Both are gunning for a scholarship to the private art high school that could make all their dreams come true. Whoever wins the fashion competition will win the scholarship—and only one can win. Told in the alternating voices of Charlie’s and John’s journals, this hilarious and poignant YA novel perfectly captures what it’s like to have an artistic drive so fierce that nothing—not your dad’s girlfriend’s drug-addicted ex-boyfriend, a soul-crushing job at Salad Stop, or being charged with a teensy bit of kidnapping—can stand in your way. With black and white art custom-created by fashion and beauty illustrator Soleil Ignacio, the book is a collector’s item, perfect for anyone with a passion for fashion.