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Dior Launches Radical Collection Based On Anne Grosfilley’s Book 

Dior – One of the key elements in Christian Dior’s Marrakech cruise show was the innovative use of wax printed fabrics in the collection. Dior’s designer Maria Grazia Chiuri first got the idea after reading Wax & Co, a brilliant history of the material written by Anne Grosfilley. And today, Best Design Books is going to show you everything:   A doctor of anthropology, Grosfilley is a specialist in African textiles and fashions and a noted curator. Grosfilley has published, among other works, African Wax Print Textiles (Edisud, 2004), Textiles d’Afrique, entre tradition et modernité (Point de vues, 2006), L’abécédaire du wax (Grandir, 2015), and Wax, 500 tissus (La Martinière, 2019), due out later this month. Grosfilley offers the fruits of her own passionate research as she profiles a variety of individuals from rural venders to trendsetting fashionistas. This eye-opening study celebrates the enormous variety of African fabric styles and uses, and explores the complex interconnections between the continent and colonialism and between modern technology and Old World practices. Thanks to Grosfilley, Chiuri was able to connect with authentic wax printers in Africa. The pair traveled together to Abidjan, on the Ivory Coast, where the French author introduced the Italian designer to Jean-Louis Menudier and Uniwax, the only company that…

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Vogue Italia by Franca Sozzani: Chaos and Creation

Vogue Italia by Franca Sozzani: Chaos and Creation – During her three-decade tenure as editor in chief of Vogue Italia, Franca Sozzani brought an inimitable energy and voice to Fashion journalism. Never afraid to address the subjects other publications avoided, such as domestic violence, as well as drug abuse, and recovery, she was a pioneer lauded for her efforts to be incisive yet inclusive: July 2008’s Black Issue, featuring only models of color, sells for $2,500 in the market today. Featuring photos by industry luminaries like Steven Meisel, Peter Lindbergh, and Bruce Weber from both Ms. Sozzani’s personal collection and the Vogue Italia archives; texts on her expansive work with couture, models, and provocation to family and joie de vivre; and notes from dear friends on what she represented to them. This book is an unprecedented collection of fashion’s greatest works and talents participating all together for the first time. Franca: Chaos and Creation is a fabulous tribute to a visionnaire and her work during the most intensely creative period of the fashion magazine. Proceeds from this book will benefit the campaign to fund the Franca Sozzani Chair in Preventive Genomics at Harvard Medical School in order to support research that is accelerating the transformation…

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Design and Fashion at Ryan Korban’s New Book

Design and Fashion at Ryan Korban’s New Book – Ryan Korban’s new book with Rizzoli looks at what “modern” design really means—and always puts fashion first. Working on everything from high-end retail stores like Balenciaga and Aquazzura, to the apartment of Alexander Wang and a Sotheby’s showhouse, Ryan Korban has risen as an interior designer the style set flocks to. With a penchant for luxe textures and modern elements, Korban achieves an understated elegance mixed with an inherent cool that never strays from putting fashion first. In his newly-released book from Rizzoli, Ryan Korban: Interiors, he looks at what “modern” design really means all through the lens of his own spin on contemporary spaces in the twenty-first century. Delving into topics such as color in unexpected places, the power of sumptuous materials, and tips on how to edit any space, Korban’s new book gives readers insight into his fashion-driven approach to design, and shows them tools to achieve it for themselves. Below, peruse some highlights from the book along with tips from Korban, and glean stylish inspiration for your own space.   Source: harpersbazaar   Best Design Books brings a genuine and inspirational thinking about the best design books in the…

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100 Contemporary Fashion Designers

100 Contemporary Fashion Designers – From i-D creator Terry Jones, this compact survey taken from the Fashion Now! series is your go-to guide to the designers transforming the way we dress. This encyclopedic handbook profiles both the reigning kings and queens—such as Miuccia Prada and Jean Paul Gaultier—alongside the up-and-coming, like Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, and Stella McCartney. Refine your fashion sense with this essential compilation from TASCHEN’s Fashion Now! series. Edited by i-D creator Terry Jones, this book is a comprehensive overview of fashion design around the world and an indispensible work of reference for anyone interested in its future. The style set traverses both tomorrow’s superstars and established industry giants, including Haider Ackermann, Azzedine Alaïa, Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Rick Owens, Stefano Pilati, Zac Posen, Miuccia Prada, Jil Sander, Proenza Schouler, Raf Simons, Olivier Theyskens, Dries Van Noten, Alexander Wang, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, and many, many more Founder and Creative Director of i-D magazine, Terry Jones started his fashion career in the 1970s as art director of Vanity Fair and Vogue UK. Since 1977 his Instant Design studio has produced catalogues, campaigns,…

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Fashion and Lifestyle Book: Canada Goose, the Essence of True North

Fashion and Lifestyle Book: Canada Goose, the Essence of True North – This book celebrates sixty years of a Made in Canada success story created at both Poles, on top of Everest, in icy urban canyons and on the catwalks of Tokyo, Paris and New York. Canada Goose is a brand that defies genres. It is an icon of adventure tested in the most extreme elements on Earth; it lives at the intersection of luxury and functionality. It is the essence of “True North”—which is as much a state of mind as it is a place. It is as much a feeling as it is shifting ice, hard rock, cold wind and sea. It’s a world of intense purity. Where polar bears can pick up scent kilometers away. There is magic in this cold. For sixty years it’s been guiding everything Canada Goose does. Started in 1957 by Sam Tick as Metro Sportswear Ltd., the Canada Goose story began with functional, quality outerwear designed to protect police and military forces. These real-world credentials earned in some of the most demanding conditions anywhere has made Canada Goose parkas trusted around the world by city dwellers, film crews, celebrities, and adventurers alike….

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Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin

Fashion Book: Celebrating 70 Years of Pierre Cardin – Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin celebrates 70 years of creation. A global citizen, he remains a vital personality today, with an essential brand established in 110 countries around the world. This visionary couturier’s unique and futuristic creations, from the Bubble dress to the Cosmocorps line, testify to his fierce appetite for experimentation. The first couturier ever to transform his name into a global brand, Pierre Cardin’s varied and ambitious creative universe spills over to many other areas, from accessories, jewelry, and fragrance to home decor, fine restaurants, and an annual arts festival. Filled with fascinating images from the 1950s to today, this comprehensive anthology is the first to showcase the complete vision of Pierre Cardin from fashion to interior design, at a time when his creations are experiencing a resurgence. More than simply an album of compelling images, this impressive volume encapsulates Cardin’s entire oeuvre and portrays his daily life as a still-constant quest for new creative expression.   With a degree in history, Jean-Pascal Hesse has been director of communications at Pierre Cardin for over twenty years. He has written several books in close collaboration with Cardin and published…

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Fashion Icons: Ideas to Copy from Modern Royal Fashion

Fashion Icons: Ideas to Copy from Modern Royal Fashion – The Queen choice of outfit, and every modern royal in the public eye, is governed by an intricate set of ‘rules’ and numerous practical requirements that would defeat most women. Yet as the authors of this fascinating history reveal, ‘dressing for the job is a challenge that some royal individuals have developed to a high art’. Historic Royal Palaces’ senior dress curator Deirdre Murphy and former curator Cassie Davies-Strodder have picked seven prominent royal women who understood the intricacies of royal dressing, and with the help of brilliant designers and talented stylists, developed a unique style. Each elegant modern royal receives her own, lusciously-illustrated chapter: Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, The Queen, Princess Margaret, Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cambridge, a young royal whose style influence is now so powerful that she only has to be photographed briefly in an off-the-peg dress for it to sell out across the country in seconds. Historic Royal Palaces Enterprises Ltd is the trading arm of the charity, and all profits from retail sales are gift-aided to the charity. Paperback 120 pages 210×250 mm Over 140 illustrations. How to…

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Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent

Fashion Book: The Glamour of Dior By Yves Saint Laurent – Dior by Yves Saint Laurent is the second volume in an unprecedented series of books devoted to each designer of a couture house, the ultimate compendium of the most memorable haute couture creations conceived and handcrafted by the renowned house of Dior since its inception. Carefully conserved in the world’s great museums and institutions, these fashion treasures have been photographed and exclusively compiled for this indispensable collection. Of all the great Parisian couture houses, Dior is perhaps the most famous and prestigious in the world, embodying Christian Dior’s sublime vision of femininity, which Saint Laurent elaborated and evolved into the beginning of the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. Featuring beautiful photographs by Laziz Hamani, this impressive volume encompasses Yves Saint Laurent’s most iconic haute couture designs for the house of Dior, from the Trapèze silhouette of his debut Spring-Summer 1958 collection to the beatnik inspiration for Autumn-Winter 1960. Esteemed fashion journalist Laurence Benaïm eloquently recounts details and anecdotes behind more than 30 selected pieces, providing profound insight into Saint Laurent’s inspirations, influences, and vision for the evolution of the house of Dior. Journalist and writer Laurence Benaïm is the…

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Book Review: Dressing For The Dark, Red Carpet Edition

Book Review: In her first-ever book, celebrity stylist Kate Young draws inspiration from iconic fashion moments in film to choose the most influential eveningwear styles of all time, and offers her expert insight as to why these looks are so definitive and are worth revisiting today for that special night out. Spanning classic moments Elizabeth Taylor in a white silk chiffon dress in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Julia Roberts in that iconic red gown in Pretty Woman , this book, complete with a directory of a go-tos, is an accessory no woman will want to dress for the dark without. See also: Inspiring Modern Sofas in a Free eBook – Get Yours! See also: Free eBook: Top 25 Jaw-Dropping Home Design Ideas Stylist Kate Young has one of the most varied and respected résumés in fashion. She is sought after by celebrities for Oscar night and by top publications for editorial shoots—working with photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, Inez & Vinoodh, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel and Tim WalkerShe works with megabrands including Cover Girl, Dior, Victoria’s Secret, and others on their advertising campaigns. Young is one of the most influential red carpet stylists in the industry, with clients including…

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