Fashion & Design

  • 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion
    This chronicles the most influential fashion ideas through which womenswear has evolved, offering a unique and engaging perspective on the subject.

    Charting the movements, developments and ideas that transformed the way women dress, the book gives a unique perspective on the history of twentieth-century fashion.

    But rather than just documenting these changes in fashion, it crucially explains why they happened.

    From the invention of the bias cut and the stiletto heel to the designers who changed the way we think about clothes, the book is entertaining, intelligent and a visual feast.
    $42.99
  • 100 Unforgettable Dresses
    Featuring looks from the runway, film, television, the red carpet, and the worlds of royalty and politics, this celebrates the staying power of these gorgeous, sleek, sultry and outrageous creations as well as the lasting impact they've had in fashion, popular culture and our own lives.

    More than two hundred images, a witty, informative text and exclusive interviews with the designers and the women who wore the dresses reveal the initial spark and captivating drama behind the making of each dress.

    A gallery of dressmaking magic!
    $49.99
  • 1000 Dresses

    With stunning photographs of 1000 covetable dresses, this gorgeous pictorial collection is an unparalleled source of creative inspiration and a mine of information for students, designers and all fashionistas. Use the book to discover myriad design possibilities as a springboard for your own dress ideas – or revel in the beauty and craftsmanship on show.

    • Fabulously illustrated with catwalk photographs, analysed to pinpoint the desirable features of each dress
    • Directory of dress styles, featuring historical precedents; illustrations of versions of the shape to demonstrate how it can be interpreted, with technical details; designer notes explaining what should be borne in mind when embarking on this style; and simple sketches of alternative design possibilities
    • Brilliantly organized and easy-to-navigate content is ordered into colour-coded chapters by dress shape

    $34.99
  • 1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas
    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 from popular convention-goers to professional craftsman, this stunning, photo-filled book walks you through scads of your favourite characters as imagined and created by fans.
    $29.99
  • 17th Century Men's Dress Patterns

    This newest addition to the Victoria and Albert Museum's series on historical dress patterns, presents full instructions for making the garments in a technically accurate, visually exciting, step-by-step format. It delves into the intricate detail of the techniques involved in historical tailoring and dressmaking. Scale patterns, precise construction diagrams, an abundance of informative details, and x-ray photographs that reveal the hidden structure of each piece are accompanied by colour photography of the whole garment.

    Edited by the world's leading authorities on historical tailoring, it surveys the masculine wardrobe in England during the early seventeenth century. It features 12 chapters, each dedicated to one garment, including an ensemble of doublet and breeches, three doublets, a cloak, a hat, a night cap and a night-cap liner, a picadil, a pair of mittens, a sword girdle and hangers, and a linen stocking. Chapters on tailoring, dressing and inventories of men's dress provide key historical context.

    $69.99
  • 19th-Century Fashion in Detail

    This sumptuously illustrated book reveals the decorative seams, refined stitching, voluptuous drapery, strict corseting and slashing and stamping that make up some of the garments in the Victoria & Albert Museum's superlative 19th-century fashion collection.

    With an authoritative text, exquisite colour photography of garment details and line drawings showing the complete construction of each piece, it gives the reader a unique opportunity to examine historical clothing that is often too fragile to be on display. It is an inspirational resource for students, collectors, designers and anyone who is fascinated by fashion and clothing.

    $55.00
  • 3D Fashion Design

    3D Fashion Design presents an overview of current technologies and their uses. It is packed with case studies and step-by-step tutorials showing the farreaching capabilities of 3D fashion software.

    The author begins with an introduction to 3D software and the principals of working in three dimensions. He then moves onto creating the mannequin avatar, garments, accessories and textures and shows how to present and publish the finished article. Various software programmes are covered including Clo3D and Marvellous Designer for fashion-orientated design, and Maya, Mudbox, Rhino and Photoshop for more general digital design, visual effects and rendering.

    This authoritative guide is aimed at all levels, from beginners and fashion students working with digital technologies to advanced fashion designers, digital designers and visual effects specialists for film and animation.

    $29.99
  • 80s Fashion: From Club to Catwalk
    In 80s Fashion, explore one of the most diverse and exciting periods in British fashion and the work of some of the decade's leading designers including Betty Jackson, Leigh Bowery, John Galliano, Body Map, Vivienne Westwood and many others.

    Based on the decade's extraordinarily creative interaction between fashion and popular music, this extensively illustrated book shows how club fashions were interpreted for a wider audience through the striking photography and innovative graphic designs of key magazines such as The Face and i-D.

    Casting new light on the designs of the decade, 80s Fashion includes interviews and original archive material from practitioners such as Wendy Dagworthy and Paul Smith.
    $39.99
  • A Portrait of Fashion

    Lavishly illustrated throughout with paintings, drawings, photographs and other works of art, this beautiful publication is centred around 190 examples from the National Portrait Gallery's Collection.

    Through these, the authors explore the purpose and original context of the dress in which the sitter was recorded – the damasks, satins, velvets and furs of Tudor and Stuart magnificence worn by Queen Elizabeth I and Charles I, but also the revolutionary simplicity of the cottons, linens and woollen cloth adopted by Mary Wollstonecraft, John Constable and John Clare.

    Packed with photographs that provide additional insights into the clothes worn by sitters in their portraits, and complemented by related material including fabric designs and jewellery, this authoritative guide looks in detail at one of the most fascinating aspects of many well-known images of the last 600 years.

    $55.00
  • Ads of the 20th Century: Fashion

    A century's worth of fabulous looks to help you start every day in style. Each day features a new photo and a related quote, ensuring a constant source of inspiration right on your desktop.

    For those whose datebooks have been replaced by smartphones, this calendar allows users to enjoy the warm analogue feeling of marking every day with the turn of a page.

    $44.99
  • After a Fashion
    250+ Press Association Images provide a detailed record of the interplay between fashion & our changing attitudes to its influence, that shapes the way we dress. View royalty, celebrities, models & everyday people wearing the 1950s figure-hugging glamour (a reaction to WWII austerity), to the mini-skirt & so-called liberation of the '60s, to the post-millenial designer label of today. Col/b&w
    $69.99
    $64.95
  • Art Nouveau Fashion

    The Art Nouveau movement overlapped with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early modernism in the 1910s, combining the exquisite workmanship and natural forms of the former with the innovative materials, forms and practices associated with the latter.

    Art Nouveau Fashion provides a fascinating introduction to the style, defining it, and placing it in design history by focusing on a number of important designers – Worth, Lucile, Paquin, Poiret – and key topics, such as clients and artists, jewellery and accessories, and advertising.

    The movement's radicalism and openness to diverse design influences directly influenced the counter-culture of the late 1960s. Art Nouveau fashion continues to resonate today – and this book presents it with a wealth of unseen images and historic sources.

    $49.99
  • Bags

    A comprehensive look at the changing styles and uses of one of fashion’s best-loved accessories, the bag, throughout history.

    Illuminating the evolution of bag designs and uses from the medieval period to today, Claire Wilcox explores varied iterations of this cult accessory, from early drawstring creations and richly worked ecclesiastical purses to large work bags of the eighteenth century and the small reticules that were designed to complement high-waisted Empire line dresses.

    Increased travel in the nineteenth century brought about the leather handbag as we know it today, while the twentieth century saw an explosion of innovations, from 1930s designs reflecting the streamlined American aesthetic and the use of new synthetics such as imitation patent leather and Vynide, to the rise of the luxury designer handbag by the likes of Hermes, Gucci, Chanel and Prada.

    Written by fashion curators who spent years at the V&A, Bags is fully illustrated in colour throughout and arranged chronologically. A detailed glossary, bibliography and index conclude the book.

    $27.99
  • Capture Your Style

    With 3 million Instagram fans and counting, Aimee Song knows a thing or two about taking the perfect Instagram photo. In Capture Your Style, she reveals the secrets behind creating the ultimate feed and breaks down the technical and editorial essentials for creating an account that will draw thousands of followers to earn you likes and brand attention.

    Organised by lifestyle categories, including fashion, travel, food, decor and more, the book presents the best apps and filters for processing photos, improving your voice and capturing your story on Instagram. There is also how-to information for propping and styling food and fashion photos.

    Whether you're launching a career or simply sharing a gorgeous meal with your friends, Capture Your Style empowers you to become a master mobile photographer and shows you how to turn everyday moments into Instagold.

    $29.99
  • City of Style

    In City of Style, Melissa Magsaysay, style editor for the Los Angeles Times, draws on decades of the best, most iconic examples of LA-style and explores the trends, tastes and fashion innovations of today's Angelenos.

    Features offered include:

    • A taste of the retail landscape

    • A guide to stores and shops

    • Helpful tips on how to buy and wear key pieces for each different style

    • Exclusive interviews with Los Angeles's most influential designers, retailers and trendsetters

    $24.99
  • Classic Hollywood Style
    Classic Hollywood Style explores iconic looks from the golden era of Hollywood, covering 35 films from the 1920s to the end of the 1960s. Caroline Young looks at the history and social context of the costumes through stories from the production, photos, interviews and original costume design sketches, and tips on how to 'get the look' today.

    Through archived records, studio press releases, behind the scenes memos, costume designer sketches and notes, censorship records and articles from magazines of the time, this is a behind-the-scenes look at the classic costumes of the silver screen.
    $39.99
  • Cocktail Dress
    This book contains an informative, fun introduction chronicling the history of the cocktail dress throughout fashion history, a wealth of images including fine art & photography, film stills, fashion editorial & runway photography, vintage ads, magazine covers, & illustrations by the world's foremost designers.
    $39.99
    $25.00
  • Collectable Names and Design in Women's Fashion

    Collectable Names and Designs in Women's Fashion looks at why many fashion pieces have become highly regarded within collector's circles. The author shares her own personal fashion knowledge on what to look out for, where to buy and explain the origins behind those iconic vintage pieces. She examines:

    • Why retro fashion is suddenly in such high demand and which of the modern fashion items you should be investing in now for the future

    • Nostalgia and takes you on a trip down memory lane as she explores the various decades and the history behind the times

    • The lives and times of the pioneering fashion designers themselves from where they gain their inspiration to how this is then transported onto the catwalks

    $69.99