Luxury Fashion A Global History of Heritage Brands

by Caroline Cox

Luxury Fashion A Global History of Heritage Brands Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857857552
Publication date: 7th November 2013
Author: Caroline Cox
Publisher: Berg Publishers an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: History of fashion,

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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