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From its beginnings in the fifteenth century, intensified interest in fashion and the study of fashion over the last thirty years has led to a vast and varied literature on the subject. There is now barely a discipline in the humanities or social sciences that does not take a position on what fashion is, what it does and how it works.
This collection of essays surveys and contextualises the ways in which a wide range of disciplines, (including sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, fashion history, gender studies and cultural history), have used different theoretical approaches to explain, and sometimes to explain away, the astonishing variety, complexity and beauty of fashion. Themes covered include individual, social and gender identity, the erotic, consumption and communication.
Each extract is introduced, placed in its historical and theoretical context and its significance for fashion theory is explained.
By collecting together some of the most influential and important writers on fashion and exposing the ideas and theories behind what they say, this unique collection of extracts and essays brings to light the presuppositions involved in the things we think and say about fashion.
Drawing Fashion & Style
A fabulous step-by-step guide to fashion drawing.
Beautiful full-colour illustrations will inspire readers, and easy-to-follow steps teach the reader how to create their own fashion drawings.
The book includes a comprehensive introduction section with tips on the best drawing tools, fashion line styles, inking and colouring, and basic figure construction.
About the Author
British designer and illustrator, Hilary Lovell, has been working in the fashion industry for fourteen years. She has worked for high-profile fashion houses such as Giorgio Armani, Hugo Boss, and Estee Lauder, as well as British High Street chains Marks and Spencer and Next. She was the Senior Fashion Designer for Sindy dolls and has designed children's clothing and nursery ranges for the UK and worldwide.
Confessions Of A Fashionista
The incredibly popular Daily Mail column,Confessions of a Fashionista, feeds its hungry readers snippets of a life in the glittering yet deranged world of fashion. Now its anonymous author reveals both her identity and the true story of her giddyingly glamorous time in the style industry, with insider gossip on the people who populate it.
Propelled by a painful end to a relationship and determined to prove her ex wrong for breaking up with her, our Fashionista lands a place on the Harrods Graduate Scheme. A complete outsider to the fashion world, she sets out on a wing and a pair of Guccis, and finds herself in a whirlwind of couture and craziness. Along the way she learns how to stay sane in a world where hairdressers have egos as big as their clients' bouffants, where dogs fly business class, and if you're eating carbs it can only be because you're pregnant.
Confessions of a Fashionista is a book for anyone who's ever been an outsider, for anyone who's ever had a relationship end badly and thought they'd never find true love, and for anyone who thinks that cakes were made to be eaten, not sniffed.
By turns hilarious, sad, thrilling, romantic and fun, it is the It book for fashionistas everywhere.
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