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Virgil Abloh Figures of Speech
From street fashion to high culture the work of Virgil Abloh, a celebrated young multihyphenate artist, is showcased in this lavishly illustrated book. Virgil A...
From street fashion to high culture the work of Virgil Abloh, a celebrated young multihyphenate artist, is showcased in this lavishly illustrated book. Virgil Abloh’s story is both quintessentially and subversively American. Born to Ghanaian parents in Rockford, Illinois, he launched his career as a member of Kanye West’s creative team in 2002. Ever since, his diverse professional and artistic endeavors have spanned work at Fendi, art directing musical albums, launching a sports-inspired fashion label, developing a multi-platform brand, starting a furniture collection, launching a collaborative exhibition with Takashi Murakami, publishing a song, and forming a partnership with Nike. Most recently he was named artistic director at Louis Vuitton and performed at Lollapalooza. This multi-faceted and vibrant book accompanies the first retrospective of his work, which is being presented in his hometown of Chicago in 2019. Images of his creations in the world of fashion, furniture, graphic arts, architecture, and collaborations with other artists are accompanied by essays that view his work through the lens of the African diaspora and explore his remarkable fluidity between high and low culture. At the core of this book is Abloh’s deep interest in empowering young people, an optimistic stance that reflects his generous energy and willingness to turn the status quo on its head.
Dimensions: 230 x 305 mm
Publication Date: 04-06-2019
DUE > 31st Aug 2019
Fashion Moulage Technique
Draping is a technique that involves working with fabric directly on the mannequin. This allows the designer to start out from an idea that can change as the de...
Draping is a technique that involves working with fabric directly on the mannequin. This allows the designer to start out from an idea that can change as the design of the piece progresses. In this process, creative freedom plays a more important and less rigid role than patterns and drawings on paper do. This publication is a practical step by step guide for students and fashion professionals who want to delve deeper into this technique used by big industry names such as Issey Miyake, Margela, Thierry Mugler, Iris van Herpen and many others. Focusing on a range of subjects, from the required tools and different examples of designs to the steps to be followed in creating jackets, skirts and dresses as well as more specific details, this book offers everything that readers need to learn the principles of draping step by step and have a solid basis for making their own creations without limiting their creativity.
Dimensions: 195 x 285 mm
Publication Date: 15-03-2019
Playing The Game The History of Adidas
Founded in a small town in Bavaria, Germany, the adidas brand has, for nearly a century, been outfitting international sports stars and pop culture icons such a...
Founded in a small town in Bavaria, Germany, the adidas brand has, for nearly a century, been outfitting international sports stars and pop culture icons such as David Beckham, Zinédine Zidane, and Run-DMC as well as everyday men, women, and children across the globe. The story of this evolution—illustrated with numerous historic photographs—is entwined with history, corporate trends, and the emergence of sports as a major factor in the world economy. Starting with the beginnings of the original Dassler brothers’ company in the time of the Weimar Republic and National Socialism, this book reveals the first academically-based look at the history of the family and the adidas company which was officially founded in 1949 after the brothers' separation. Using a worldwide range of sources, the authors also examine brand strategies and globalization since the 1960s. Since its beginnings, the name 'adidas' has been shrouded in legend and, in this special look at the rise of a global company, readers will learn the true story behind the brand.
Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm
Publication Date: 20-12-2018
The Watch Book Compendium
The Watch Book I and II in one volume: Expansive knowledge from renowned watch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner alongside almost 1,000 high-quality color...
The Watch Book I and II in one volume: Expansive knowledge from renowned watch expert and historian Gisbert L. Brunner alongside almost 1,000 high-quality color photographs brings together the latest innovations and most important names in top-end timekeeping under one roof. Few objects combine function, elegance, and status as well as a wristwatch. A blend of precise mechanics, craftsmanship, fine materials, and innovation distinguishes the truly superlative examples. With so-called smart watches playing a larger role, the world of watches is in transition. However, classic timepieces with mechanical movement will not disappear from people’s wrists, because the ticking of a mechanical watch has been and will continue to be the heartbeat of human culture. After their individual success, the bestsellers The Watch Book I and The Watch Book II are finally available together in one comprehensive volume. Readers can feast their eyes and minds on a magnificently-illustrated and well-documented chronicle of the world's best timepieces. Portraits of more than 40 watch brands, from premium manufacturers Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Cartier to watches from the “affordable luxury” segment, right up to timepieces from the chronometric crème de la crème. We explore their unique features and quirks and learn about the remarkable breakthroughs and exclusive technical developments that have contributed to the history of the watch. This volume also includes a helpful glossary of important terms, making it an absolute must for both timepiece experts and collectors and those new to the world of watch artistry.
Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm
Publication Date: 25-01-2019
We Are Dandy
Around the world, dandies embrace style while respecting their local cultural traditions. Dandyism transcends fashion--it is a committed way of life. An interna...
Around the world, dandies embrace style while respecting their local cultural traditions. Dandyism transcends fashion--it is a committed way of life. An international survey of the global dandy community from the creators of I am Dandy. From America to Africa to Asia, dandyism is a way of life. It is fashion in the best sense, self-esteem through style. And, in every country, it takes a unique form as dandies draw on the local context and fashion culture to shape their looks. We Are Dandy throws open the doors of the wardrobe and explores the dandy as a global phenomenon. With texts as witty as the subjects are stylish, the book pokes between the folds to let us know these exceptional individuals. For them, their dandy fashion is more than a trend or a phase, it is who they are, the outer expression of their inner selves. Photographs and profiles paired with clever histories reveal what it takes to look your best around the world.
Dimensions: 225 x 290 x 33 mm
Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women
A Community of Excellence: Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women is an opulently-illustrated coffee table book showcasing the world’s most exclusive and lux...
A Community of Excellence: Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women is an opulently-illustrated coffee table book showcasing the world’s most exclusive and luxurious products and services for a discerning female audience. What woman is not enthusiastic about all things beautiful and exclusive? From beauty and wellness, fashion, jewelry, and accessories, to cars, technology, leisure, and travel, Ultimate Lifestyle Collection for Women – A Curated Selection of the Best Brands for Women on the Planet features more than 200 of the best products and services from the world’s leading brands. With careful attention to detail, Chloe Fox takes us into an inspiring world full of splendor and glamour, from custom made to indispensable vintage. With brilliant photography, detailed product descriptions, and insightful interviews, step inside a realm filled with sparkling treasures and take a coveted look behind the scenes of the best international brands.
Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm
Publication Date: 12-10-2018
101 Essential Rock Records
A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Ne...
A passionate tribute to vinyl, spotlighting rock’s most influential records — from The Beatles’ 1963 debut Please Please Me, through the Sex Pistols’ Never Mind the Bollocks (1977) — 101 Essential Rock Records celebrates the “Golden Age.” A thoughtful essay on each album accompanies the original vinyl cover artwork, with rare variations from around the world. Also included are provocative interviews with musicians discussing the albums and artists who changed their lives. David Bowie speaks eloquently about the Velvet Underground’s influence, noting his band, Buzz, performed “I’m Waiting For The Man” at their last gig, and that “it was the first time a Velvet song had been covered by anyone, anywhere in the world. Lucky me.” Susanne Vega, Peter Buck (REM), Johnny Marr (The Smiths), Nels Cline (Wilco), Devendra Banhart, Robyn Hitchcock and more contribute original texts. Pictorial explorations of Jimi Hendrix’s personal record collection, and a survey of censored album covers from throughout the rock era are also featured. The sales of vinyl LPs have been growing rapidly while other physical mediums continue to wither, a trend driven in no small part by classic re-issues and the advent of record store day in 2008. 101 Essential is the perfect accompaniment and guide to digging in the bins for that quintessential vinyl experience.
Dimensions: 250 x 300 x 30 mm
Viviane Sassen: In & Out of Fashion
Bringing together seventeen years of work in the fashion world, this eye-catching volume features selections from Sassen's award-winning series and campaigns fo...
Bringing together seventeen years of work in the fashion world, this eye-catching volume features selections from Sassen's award-winning series and campaigns for Stella McCartney, Adidas, Carven, Bergdorf Goodman, MiuMiu, and M Missoni, along with editorials for magazines such as The New York Times Magazine, i-D, Numero, Purple, AnOther Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Fantastic Man, and POP. Sassen's intuitive and imaginative style can be flamboyant, contemplative, erotic, and surreal, often simultaneously. This volume includes essays that offer a context for Sassen's work in the history of fashion photography as well as a bibliography of nearly all her fashion series. The book will be a delight for Sassen's many fans and those eager for inspiration or just beautiful escape.
Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm
Publication Date: 25-02-2013
The Art of Fashion Photography
The interaction between photography and fashion has always been compelling - how can artists balance commercial viability against their own creative vision? In ...
The interaction between photography and fashion has always been compelling - how can artists balance commercial viability against their own creative vision? In this collection of cutting-edge fashion photography, full-page colour and black-and-white photographs represent an incredible range of styles and techniques - from Jeff Burton's lush Hollywood-style scenarios and Roe Etheridge's classically styled portraits, to Marilyn Minter's messy, make-up smudged conceptions of beauty, and Viviane Sassen's gorgeous African shots. As the notion of the "fashion photographer" becomes less distinct, the industry is benefitting from the incredible talents of artists whose influence leads the genre into a multitude of surprising, often shocking, directions. The photographers featured in this exciting collection represent a cutting-edge trend in all its diversity.
Dimensions: 246 x 286 mm
Publication Date: 08-05-2014
50 Fashion Designers You Should Know
This accessible and beautifully illustrated book brings together the most important designers who have moved fashion forward over the past century. Fifty major...
This accessible and beautifully illustrated book brings together the most important designers who have moved fashion forward over the past century. Fifty major fashion designers are profiled in this book in fullcolor spreads that showcase their most memorable creations. Red carpet regulars such as Armani, Prada, Calvin Klein, and Dolce & Gabbana are included, as well as the classic clothiers Christian Dior, Karl Lagerfeld, and Oscar de La Renta. While some of these designers have designed for the masses—Ralph Lauren, Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg—others prefer the fierce over the functional: Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, and Helmut Lang, for instance. Readers will learn how the early twentieth-century designers such as Coco Chanel and André Courrèges made fashion history, and discover who’s making it now: Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, and Tom Ford, to name a few. A celebration of diversity and innovation and an essential handbook to a century of fashion, this exciting and informative look into the world of style will delight readers of every taste and age.
Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 01-04-2010