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 Ideas That Changed Street Style

    100 Ideas that Changed Street Style is a look-by-look dissection of the key ideas that changed the way we dress – from the middle of the 20th century to the present day – explaining the most iconic items of clothing and how they were worn, what the look was born of, its cultural background, how it was received, and how it still resonates in fashion today.

    The modern wardrobe owes its development not just to fashion designers in Paris or Milan but also to gangs and movements brought together by a shared appreciation of music, sport or a particular underground culture, and a certain style that defines membership.

    These styles have rocked establishments, created stereotypes, expressed social division as much as they have united people, entered the language, spread around the world, and, above all, transformed dress for a wider public.

    $39.99
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  • 100 Years of Fashion Illustration

    This is a comprehensive survey of fashion illustration over the last century and a visual feast with 400 dazzling images. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day.

    Early in the century, fashion illustration reflected new, liberating currents in art and culture, such as the exoticism of the Ballets Russes, while the postwar period saw inspiration from the great Parisian couturiers. After the dominance of the celebrity fashion photographer in the 60s, a new generation of illustrators emerged, embracing the medium of the computer, while many returned to more traditional techniques.

    $24.99
  • 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
  • 18th-Century Fashion in Detail

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

    With an authoritative text, exquisite colour photography of garment details and line drawings showing the complete construction of each piece, the reader has the unique opportunity to examine up close 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.

    This new edition features an updated design, improved navigation, a comprehensive index and an introduction that sets the examples in full historical context.

    $50.00
  • 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
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  • 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
    $19.99
  • 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
    $24.99
  • 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
  • Basics Marketing: Online Marketing
    With this accessible and practical introduction to the most dynamic and fast-moving field in marketing today, you will be guided you through the major trends that exemplify forward thinking and which will continue to inspire great online ideas well into the future. International examples and case studies and practical exercises will help you master the key concepts and techniques of online marketing so that you can apply them to your own campaigns.
    $45.00
    $40.95
  • 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
    $14.99
  • 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
    $19.99
  • Coat Route

    In today’s world of fast fashion, is there a place for a handcrafted $50,000 coat?

    To answer that question, Meg Noonan unravels the story of the coat’s provenance. Her journey takes readers to the Sydney studio of John Cutler, a fourth-generation tailor who works magic with scissors and thread; to the remote mountains of Peru, where villagers shear vicunas (a rare animal known for its soft fleece); to the fabulous Florence headquarters of Stefano Ricci, the world’s greatest silk designer; to the esteemed French textile company Dormeuil; to the English button factory that makes products out of Indian buffalo horn; and to the workshop of the engraver who made the 18-carat gold plaque that sits inside the collar.These individual artisans and family-owned companies are part of the rich tapestry of bespoke tailoring, which began in 17th-century London. They have stood against the tide of mass consumerism, but their dedication to their craft is about more than maintaining tradition; they have found increasing reason to believe that their way is best – for customers, for the environment and for the workers involved.

    Fascinating, surprising and entertaining, The Coat Route is a timely love song to things of lasting value in our disposable culture.

    $27.99