Luxury Fashion

Luxury Fashion : A Global History of Heritage Brands

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Luxury brands are not about banal retro styling or taking refuge in past glories; they are brands with a heritage that still chimes with contemporary culture. Luxury Fashion is a unique tribute to the world's most hallowed fashion brands. Glossy and highly informative, it provides in-depth feature portraits of fifty of the finest luxury fashion brands (renowned heritage labels and hidden gems) as well as an essential directory of a further 150 brands, which includes details of key items and where to find them.

Each featured brand is beautifully illustrated, with historical and contemporary images, evoking the story of how artisans from all over the world have created objects of desire that have endured because of their superb quality, superior craftsmanship and timeless design appeal.

Lively, insightful text explores manufacturing processes and materials, revealing how the most revered fashion brands have maintained astonishingly long lineages. This illuminating sourcebook uncovers the story the most fabled creators, from Hermes of Paris and Trickers of London through to legendary US brands Chippewa and Wesco.

A luxurious and sophisticated volume, Luxury Fashion will captivate and inform even the most avid fashion devotee.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 237 x 300 x 30mm | 1,978g
  • Bloomsbury Visual Arts
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 600 colour illus
  • 085785755X
  • 9780857857552
  • 1,018,789

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CONTENT highlights
Featured brands: United Kingdom Clothing: 1. Gieves & Hawkes (1771) 2. Cordings (1839) 3. Huntsman (1849) 4. Kilgour (1882) 5. Ducker & Son (1898) Knitwear: 6. John Smedley (1784) 7.William Lockie (1874) Footwear: 8. Trickers (1829) 9. Crockett & Jones (1879) 10. John Lobb (1866) 11. Loake (1880) 12. Edward Green (1890) Accessories: 13. James Lock & Co (1676) 14. Swain Adeney Brigg (1750) 15. James Smith & Son (1830) France Clothing: 16. Charvet (1838) Knitwear: 17. Mazarin Grand Faiseur (1801) Footwear: 18. K. Jacques (1933) 19. Aubercy (1935) Accessories: 20. Chaumet (1780) 21. Hermes (1837) 22. Louis Vuitton (1854) 23. Aubade (1875) Italy Clothing: 24. Finollo (1912) 25. Sorelle Fontana (1907) 26. Brioni (1945) Knitwear: 27. Avon Celli (1922) 28. Lora Piana (1924) Footwear: 29. Berluti (1895) Accessories: 30. Maglia (1854) 31. Borsalino (1857) 32. E. Marinella (1914) 33. Valextra (1937) Germany Clothing: 34. Ladage & Oelke (1845) Footwear: 35. Rudolf Scheer (c.1815) 36. Heinrich Dinkelacker (1879) Accessories: 37. Laco (1838) 38. Roeckl (1839) 39. Goldpfeil (1856) Scandinavia Knitwear: 40. Dale (1879) Footwear: 41. Troentorp (1907) Spain Footwear: 42. Antiqua Casa Crespo (1836) Russia Accessories: 43. Orenburg (1770) 44. Pavloposadsky (1860) Switzerland Accessories: 45. Rolex (1905) USA Clothing: 46. Brooks Brothers (1818) 47. Scully (1906) Footwear: 48. E. Vogel (1879) 49. Lucchese (1883) 50. Chippewa (1901)
Directory includes: United Kingdom Clothing: Henry Poole & Co (1806) Pittards (1826) Aquascutum (1851) Burberry (1856) Turnbull & Asser (1885) Barbour (1894) Daks (1894) Austin Reed (1900) Anderson & Sheppard (1906) Belstaff (1924) Gloverall (1951) Knitwear: Ballantyne (1788) Johnson Of Elgin (1797) Pringle Of Scotland (1815) Anderson & Co (1873) Hawick Cashmere (1874) Peter Scott (1878) Corgi (1893) Harley Of Scotland (1929) Pantherella (1945) Footwear: Church's (1675) Grenson (1866) Foster & Son (1840) Barker (1880) Cheaney (1886) Cleverley (1898) Alfred Sargent (1899) Alfred Sargent (1899) Anello & Davide (1922) Gina (1954) Accessories: Robert Noble (1666) Garrard (1735) Abbeyhorn (1749) Christys (1773) Dents (1777) Asprey (1781) Sunspel (1860) Walter Wright (1889) Dunhill (1893) Globetrotter (1897) Vollers (1899) Melin Tregwynt (1912) Olney Headwear (1914) France Clothing: Jeanne Lanvin (1867) Coco Chanel (1909) Madeleine Vionnet (1912) Knitwear: St James (1889) Le Mont Saint Michel (1913) Armor Lux (1938) Footwear: J.M Weston (1891) Massaro (1894) Roger Vivier (1937) Repetto (1947) Accessories: Breguet (1775) Goyard (1828) Christofle (1830) Cartier (1847) Boucheron (1858) Chantelle (1876) Adler (1886) Van Cleef & Arpels (1906) Lejaby (1930) Longchamp (1948) Simone Perele (1948) Lise Charmel (1950) Italy Clothing: Gammarelli (1798) Truzzi (1890) Caranceni (1913) Prada (1913) Gucci (1921) Fendi (1925) Campagnole (1933) Roberto Capucci (1950) Renato Balestra (1950) Incotex (1951) Pucci (1951) Missoni (1953) Knitwear: Fedeli (1934) Canali (1934) Footwear: Tanino Crisci (1886) Capezio (1887) Gravati (1909) Baldinini (1910) Artioli (1912) Salvatore Ferragamo (1914) Mario Burani (1935) Bruno Magli (1936) Moreschi (1946) Cesare Paciotti (1948) Attilio Giusti Leombruni (1958) Boccaccini (1959) Accessories: Maria Gaspari (1850) Paneri (1860) Cerruti (1881) Bulgari (1884) Borbonese (1910) La Perla (1954) Germany Clothing: Loden- Frey (1842) Knitwear: Balthasar Merz (1911) Footwear: Meindl (1683) Accessories: Lange & Sohne (1845) Beermann (1856) Junghans (1861) Schiesser (1875) Falke (1895) Hungary Accessories: Tonak (1799) Netherlands Accesssories: Witting (1976) Scandinavia Knitwear: Devold (1853) S.N.S Herning (1931) Nordstrikk (1963) Volund (1965) Footwear: Sanita (1907) Uggebos (1965) Spain Footwear: Castaner (1927) Magrit (1929) Accessories: El Caballo (1892) Russia Accessories: Vologda (1820) Faberge (1885) Switzerland/ Austria Clothing: Knize Netousek (1935) Footwear: Ludwig Reiter (1885) Accessories: Szaszi (1858) Longines (1832) Chopard (1860) Tag Heuer (1860) Zimmerli (1871) Breitling (1884) Ebel (1911) United States Clothing: Woolrich (1830) Filson (1897) J. Press (1902) L.L Bean (1912) London Fog (1923) Gitman (1948) Footwear: Johnston and Murphy (1850) Hyer (1870) Stacey Adams (1875) Justin (1879) Alden (1884) Red Wing (1905) Bass (1906) Quoddy (1909) Tony Lama (1911) Wesco (1918) Allen Edmonds (1922) Nocoma (1925) Cole Haan (1928) Acme (1929) Sebago (1946) Minnetonka (1946) Bernardo (1947) Accessories: Bulova (1875) J.W Hulme (1905) Samsonite (1910) Harry Winston (1916) Coach (1941) Australia Clothing: Driza-Bone (1898) Footwear: Blundstone (1870) Accessories: Akubra (1911) Canada Clothing: Himel Brothers (1927) Canada Goose (1957) Footwear Dayton (9146) Japan Clothing: Kurashiki Kaguraya (1570) Edwin (1947)
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About Caroline Cox

Caroline Cox is an international authority on fashion history and International Consultant at Vidal Sassoon's Advanced Academy in London, UK.
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