Presenting a visual journey through the fashion of the decades, Vintage Fashion enables the reader to identify key designers, shapes, textiles, stitching, and other details and characteristics that define the most influential pieces of the twentieth century. Each chapter begins with a historical introduction to the era, offering an overview of the designers of the time and their key influences. The chapter then develops along themes - such as textile, print, stitching, shape and cut, fabric technology and manufacture as well as colour - according to the most groundbreaking developments of the time and noting the special details and characteristics that mark a piece as authentic. Each decade ends with a 'key looks' spread showing an at-a-glance view of the important shapes, colours and looks that defined the era. The book concludes with a shopping guide, which offers pointers on sourcing and caring for original vintage pieces, along with a glossary of fashion terms and the century's most collectable designers.
A graduate of Central St Martins and a lecturer in fashion at the London College of Fashion, Emma Baxter-Wright is a former fashion editor. She is the author of The Little Book of Schiaparelli and The Little Book of Chanel. She lives in London. Formerly fashion correspondent at the Daily Mirror, Karen Clarkson is a fashion writer, stylist and broadcaster who has written and styled for publications including Glamour, Grazia, OK! and Elle. Karen lives in London. Sarah Kennedy is a seasoned magazine journalist who has worked for a string of fashion titles, including Grazia, In Style, Glamour and Marie Claire, where she was deputy editor. She is the author of Vintage Swimwear and Vintage Style and lives in New York City. Kate Mulvey is a journalist specializing in fashion, beauty and lifestyle subjects. With regular articles in the Daily Mail, Daily Express, Sunday Times and the Independent, she is also the author of Decades of Beauty: The Changing Image of Women 1890s-1990s. Kate lives in London.
Introduction; * 1900-1919; * 1920s; * 1930s; * 1940s; * 1950s; * 1960s; * 1970s; * 1980s; * 1990s; * Post-Millennium; * Glossary; * Sources and Specialists; * Index.
Harriet Quick, Emma Baxter-Wright
Carlton Books Ltd
Carlton Books Ltd
Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics
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approx. 250 colour photographs