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Flat Track Fashion: The Roller Derby Look Book

Flat Track Fashion: The Roller Derby Look Book

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By (author) Ellen Parnavelas

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  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 276mm x 18mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 3 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 140815501X
  • ISBN 13: 9781408155011
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 296,511

Product description

Roller derby is now the fastest growing sport in the world. The revival of this fast-paced female-dominated sport has seen over 1,000 leagues established internationally since it began in 2001. Roller derby is a tough, sexy and stylish contact sport that is taking the world by storm. How many other sports can you name that feature players decked out in fishnet tights and miniskirts, gold hotpants and warpaint as well as a showcase of tattoos? Flat Track Fashion is the very first book to feature stunning fashion photographs documenting the visual feast of fiesty fashions from leagues all over the world and capture the spirit and style of the roller derby revival. Complete with Foreword written by veteran skater Virginia 'Cheap Trixie' Evans of the Texas Rollergirls, this book includes everything from the history and origin of the sport to uniforms and logos, personal styles and fashions from leagues around the world, protective gear and skates to menswear, referees, make up and tattoos. Flat Track Fashion is an exceptional publication, perfectly timed to capture the revival of the world's hottest sport.

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Author information

Ellen Parnavelas is the author of the popular roller derby blog secretdiaryofarookierollergirl.wordpress.com. She plays for London Rollergirls Recreational League and her blog attracts over 3,000 viewers a month. Ellen has worked in illustrated publishing for several years and is currently editing a number of fashion titles. She has an MA in Critical Theory from the University of Sussex and her articles have previously been published in music and lifestyle magazine Big Cheese and UK roller derby magazine Inside Line.

Table of contents

Foreword by Virginia 'Cheap Trixie' Evans of Texas Rollergirls Introduction History of Roller Derby Uniforms and Logos Names, Characters and Personal Styles The Essential Kit and Skates Menswear: Referees and Male Players Hair, Make Up and Tattoos