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Fashion design & theory books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Fashion design & theory category. Presented with a red border are the Fashion design & theory books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme by Patricia Mears, Lacey Flint Expedition: Fashion from the Extreme
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The first major study to explore the relationship between clothing made for survival in the most inhospitable environments on earth and beyond, and the high fashion it has inspired
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Fashion Ethics by Sue Thomas Fashion Ethics

Fashion Ethics is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ethical issues in the fashion industry: from collection design concept to upcycling and closed loop production. This book answers an urgent need for a comprehensive understanding of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/09/2017

Fashion Ethics by Sue Thomas Fashion Ethics

Fashion Ethics is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ethical issues in the fashion industry: from collection design concept to upcycling and closed loop production. This book answers an urgent need for a comprehensive understanding of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

A.P.C. Transmission by Jean Touitou A.P.C. Transmission

The fascinating inside story behind the cult French fashion label A.P.C.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

The Fashion Design Course Principles, Practice and Techniques by Steven Faerm The Fashion Design Course Principles, Practice and Techniques


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Dries van Noten 1-50 by Dries van Noten, Tim Blanks, Susannah Frankel Dries van Noten 1-50
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Newly revised edition of a highly collectable book, features the first 50 Van Noten fashion shows since 1991, captured in over 1000 photos.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Dries van Noten 0-100 by Dries van Noten, Tim Blanks, Susannah Frankel Dries van Noten 0-100
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Limited Edition box with full overview of all Dries Van Noten's collections, offering an insight into his 30 year career.
Format: Mixed media product - Released: 31/08/2017

Dries van Noten 51-100 by Dries van Noten, Tim Blanks, Susannah Frankel Dries van Noten 51-100
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Collections 51 to 100 of the Belgian fashion house Dries Van Noten, presenting all the fashion parades since 2004, and including texts by Dries Van Noten, Tim Blanks and Susannah Frankel.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

Coming Soon

Dresses to Dream About by Christian Siriano Dresses to Dream About

In this personal, insider s monograph, one of today s most popular young fashion designers takes his fans through the creation of his favorite gowns, from sketch to dress.
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/09/2017

Styling South Asian Youth Cultures Fashion, Media & Society by Lipi Begum Styling South Asian Youth Cultures Fashion, Media & Society

Inside the street-style, sexuality & sartorial codes of today's South Asian youth
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Calvin Klein by Calvin Klein Calvin Klein

As an icon of minimalism, modernism, sexual provocation, and androgyny, Calvin Klein s first book will find similar market appeal to Rizzoli s celebrated industry-leading books on legendary fashion designers, with many behind-the-scenes stories and private insights from one of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School by Jay Calderin What They Didn't Teach You in Fashion School

A career guide for fashion designers, covering everything they need to know about building a successful business after graduating.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Fashioning Horror Dressing to Kill on Screen and in Literature by Julia (Royal Alberta Museum, Canada) Petrov, Gudrun D. (University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland) Whitehead Fashioning Horror Dressing to Kill on Screen and in Literature
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From Jack the Ripper to Frankenstein, Halloween customs to Alexander McQueen collections, Fashioning Horror examines how terror is fashioned visually, symbolically, and materially through fashion and costume, in literature, film, and real life. With a series of case studies that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/12/2017

Other books in this genre

100 Years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman 100 Years of Fashion Illustration

A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Fashion Trend Forecasting by Gwyneth Holland, Rae Jones Fashion Trend Forecasting
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An understanding of trends is a fundamental skill for anyone working in the fashion industry. In this book Gwyneth Holland and Rae Jones look at how to produce a well-researched trend, from initial inspiration to concrete idea and, eventually, real...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/07/2017

The Handbook of Fashion Studies by Sandy Black The Handbook of Fashion Studies

The Handbook of Fashion Studies identifies an innovative spectrum of thematic approaches, key strands and interdisciplinary concepts that continue to push forward the boundaries of fashion studies. The book is divided into seven sections: Fashion, Identity and Difference; Spaces of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017

House Style Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, Home to the Devonshires by Andrew, Duke of Devonshire Devonshire, Laura, Countess of Burlington Cavendish House Style Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth, Home to the Devonshires
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Accompanying a major Spring 2017 exhibition, this volume presents five centuries of historic costumes and glamorous fashions worn by family members from eighteenth-century fashion icon Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, to the twenty first-century supermodel Stella Tennant.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2017

Digit@l Girls by Marko MacPherson Digit@l Girls

Today s leading online cultural influencers the female bloggers, designers, entrepreneurs, and activists who are shaping what s hot and what s not in fashion, beauty, and personal style.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2017

Manolo Blahnik The Art of Shoes by Cristina Carrillo De Albornoz Fisac Manolo Blahnik The Art of Shoes

Through a playful series of alphabetical vignettes, Manolo Blahnik reveals his ideas and inspirations in newly photographed examples of shoes and whimsical drawings.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/03/2017

Designing a Knitwear Collection From Inspiration to Finished Garments by Lisa D'Onofrio-Ferrezza, Marilyn Hefferen, Sonia Rykiel Designing a Knitwear Collection From Inspiration to Finished Garments
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Designing a Knitwear Collection is an essential and comprehensive overview of the knitting design and development process.
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017

The Fundamentals of Digital Fashion Marketing by Clare (The Open University, UK) Harris The Fundamentals of Digital Fashion Marketing
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The Fundamentals of Digital Fashion Marketing introduces and explores contemporary digital marketing practices within the fashion industry. Clare Harris clearly explains key digital marketing strategies and examines and illustrates their role in fashion through exciting and memorable industry examples. Marketing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/03/2017

Bonpoint Parisian Chic for Children's Fashion by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni Bonpoint Parisian Chic for Children's Fashion

High fashion for children from the Parisian brand Bonpoint
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2017

New Fashion Illustration by Dopress Books New Fashion Illustration


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017

Beams Beyond Tokyo - Innovative Fashion and Streetwear by Sofia Coppola, Stella Ishii Beams Beyond Tokyo - Innovative Fashion and Streetwear
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The first look at Japanese fashion brand BEAMS and its evolution into one of the most significant arbiters of streetwear style and contemporary cool.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/02/2017

Fashion Patternmaking Techniques - Haute Couture by Antonio Donnanno Fashion Patternmaking Techniques - Haute Couture

High fashion is the driving force behind the entire fashion and garment industry. This book introduces in its patternmaking techniques.
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/02/2017

Fashion Fibers Designing for Sustainability by Annie Gullingsrud, Lynda Grose Fashion Fibers Designing for Sustainability
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Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability provides a holistic overview of the environmental impacts of fibers at each stage of the product lifecycle and offers guidance on how make sustainble design decisions.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2017

Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion by Giovanni (University of Bologna) Matteucci Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion

Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion places philosophical approaches at the heart of contemporary fashion studies. Considering the mutual relationships between aesthetics, modern society and culture, fashion and the fine arts, and the way these relationships have influenced and shaped our views...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2016

Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion by Giovanni (University of Bologna) Matteucci Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion

Philosophical Perspectives on Fashion places philosophical approaches at the heart of contemporary fashion studies. Considering the mutual relationships between aesthetics, modern society and culture, fashion and the fine arts, and the way these relationships have influenced and shaped our views...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2016

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