Vintage Fashion

Vintage Fashion

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By (author) Emma Baxter-Wright, By (author) Karen Clarkson, By (author) Sarah Kennedy, By (author) Kate Mulvey

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  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 222mm x 282mm x 19mm | 1,086g
  • Publication date: 5 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847325947
  • ISBN 13: 9781847325945
  • Illustrations note: approx. 250 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 62,238

Product description

Presents 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.

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Author information

Foreword by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes. Shopping guide and vintage pieces by Mark and Cleo Butterfield. Contributing authors include: Emma Baxter Wright, fashion lecturer and author, Kate Mulvey, author and journalist; Sarah Kennedy, media commentator, journalist and magazine editor; and Karen Clarkson, fashion writer and TV broadcaster.

Table of contents

Introduction; 1900-1929; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; Shopping Guide; Collections and Stores; Glossary; Index.