The Fashion Set

The Art of the Fashion Show

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Author: Federico Poletti,Geogria Cantarini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909399839

Category:

Page: 224

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* This stunning coffee-table book is a celebration of the magic and majesty of the fashion showHigh fashion remains the ultimate in modern luxury, but gone are the days of special previews of new collections in hushed rooms behind locked doors. In the last ten years, the fashion show has been utterly transformed, since innovators like Dries van Noten marched models down a glamorous banquet table and Lagerfeld trooped his Fendi collection along the Great Wall of China. Social networking and digital media have redefined the value of the fashion show and international brands are now throwing down the bespoke gauntlet to one another to produce stunning, theatrical events.Today, the stages set for new collections are stunning works of art in themselves; museums bedecked with white orchids, rings of fire, Pop Art supermarkets, to allude to just a few. Featuring set design by the creative powerhouses that realize the vision of all the leading international fashion houses, this stunning coffee-table book is a celebration of the magic and majesty of the fashion show.A must for lovers of fashion, theater, design and luxury.

The Fashionable Cocktail

200 Fabulous Drinks for the Fashion Set

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Author: Jane Rocca,Neryl Walker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742706139

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

View: 8902

Fashionable Cocktails is the cocktail book for the switched-on girl who loves trends and fashion. Each chapter profiles a 'personality type' (among them The Fashionista, The Bohemian Girl, The Vintage Girl and of course, the girl who loves the classic cocktail dress) and offers a delectable selection of cocktail recipes to suit each one. Need something quick to knock back while deciding what to wear on a night out? Or something to sip with the girls on a big night in? Fashionable Cocktails has you sorted.

The Fashion Insiders' Guide to Paris

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Author: Carole Sabas

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613124805

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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The Fashion Insiders’ Guides are carefully curated compendiums of the current hotspots, classic haunts, and hidden gems of the world’s greatest fashion destinations. A former Parisian living in New York, French Vogue correspondent Carole Sabas was often approached by friends and colleagues on their way to Paris for Fashion Week, looking for the best place for a quick facial, early morning yoga, or to meet a friend for a drink. So many people asked, in fact, that she produced a small guide filled with advice, which she gave out for free. Requests for more information and other cities came pouring in. Abrams is now making Sabas’s Paris and New York guides available to everyone, with expanded content including chapters such as “Eating and Drinking,” “Beauty,” “Health,” “Shopping,” “Art,” and an eclectic selection of odds and ends called “Might Be Useful One Day.” Written with a light touch and in a friendly tone, each entry includes a description of the recommended spots with hints about when to go, who to ask for, and what to get, as well as location and contact information. The inclusion of additional advice from local fashion celebrities on their favorite places to frequent puts readers confidently in-the-know. Peppered throughout with drawings by a noted and local fashion illustrator, these beautifully designed guides will be the must-have accessories of the season.

The Fashion Insiders' Guide to New York

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Author: Carole Sabas

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613124821

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 4577

The Fashion Insiders’ Guides are carefully curated compendiums of the current hotspots, classic haunts, and hidden gems of the world’s greatest fashion destinations. A former Parisian living in New York, French Vogue correspondent Carole Sabas was often approached by friends and colleagues on their way to Paris for Fashion Week, looking for the best place for a quick facial, early morning yoga, or to meet a friend for a drink. So many people asked, in fact, that she produced a small guide filled with advice, which she gave out for free. Requests for more information and other cities came pouring in. Abrams is now making Sabas’s Paris and New York guides available to everyone, with expanded content including chapters such as “Eating and Drinking,” “Beauty,” “Health,” “Shopping,” “Art,” and an eclectic selection of odds and ends called “Might Be Useful One Day.” Written with a light touch and in a friendly tone, each entry includes a description of the recommended spots with hints about when to go, who to ask for, and what to get, as well as location and contact information. The inclusion of additional advice from local fashion celebrities on their favorite places to frequent puts readers confidently in-the-know. Peppered throughout with drawings by a noted and local fashion illustrator, these beautifully designed guides will be the must-have accessories of the season. Praise for The Fashion Insiders' Guide to New York: “Hidden gems are finally unveiled in this posh and savvy guide for sophisticated visitors and newcomers to the Big City . . . this is one must-have guide for stylish New York travelers.” —Ambassador magazine

The Aesthetic Economy of Fashion

Markets and Value in Clothing and Modelling

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Author: Joanne Entwistle

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 1847887473

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Fashion is bound up with promoting the 'new', concerned with constantly changing aesthetics. The favoured styles or looks of a season arise out of the work of a vast range of different actors who collectively produce, select, distribute and promote the new ideals, before moving on to next season. How, then, are fashionable commodities stabilized long enough for them to be selected, distributed and sold? Since there are few studies that actually examine the work that goes on inside the world of fashion, we know little about these processes. This book addresses this gap in our knowledge by examining how aesthetic products are defined, distributed and valued. It focuses attention on the work of some of the market agents, particularly model agents or 'bookers' and fashion buyers, shaping the aesthetics inside their markets. In analysing their work, Entwistle develops a theoretical framework for understanding the distinctive features of aesthetic marketplaces and the aesthetic calculations within them.

Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

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Author: Peter Mark Roget

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Have you struggled for just the right phrase when grappling with a class assignment? Crafting an office memo, do you want greater clarity and concision? Pounding away at a last-minute blog entry, haven't you ever thought, There has to be a better word for this? Now there is. Under the time-tested and respected banner of Roget's Thesaurus, here is an array of words and their definitions organized by meaning. With this volume at your side, you need never be stalled or stymied for an appropriate expression, whether speaking of the higher reaches of philosophy or holding forth on art, music, or poetry--or other highbrow pastimes. The more you expand your vocabulary, the richer and clearer your writing and conversation will become. And the better you'll be able to say exactly what you mean, joining intellectual discussions with confidence that you've found just the right words.

The Fashion Image

Planning and Producing Fashion Photographs and Films

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Author: Thomas Werner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474240879

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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Great fashion photography, at its best, reflects and shapes the era in which it is made. Whether you are a student, aspiring photographer, or working professional, building a fashion portfolio that aspires to this standard can be daunting. The Fashion Image will help you develop your style through practical advice for image makers. Beginning with a history of fashion photography, Thomas Werner offers advice on assembling your creative team, casting models, developing shoot concepts, and producing photographs and fashion film for editorial and advertising. Professional practice, including self-promotion, social media, set etiquette, and fashion in a global context are also discussed. This is 'how to' at the highest level, with interviews from working fashion photographers, magazine editors, producers, fashion designers, and more, with around 200 color photographs that illustrate the fashion image at its best. With an extensive list of international resources, including Instagram accounts and several assignments, this book is an essential guide for fashion photographers and film makers.

Where Stylists Shop

The Fashion Insider's Ultimate Guide

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Author: Booth Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1682450325

Category: Design

Page: 464

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Booth Moore, visionary fashion editor at The Hollywood Reporter, brings together her A-list rolodex, insider knowledge, and industry access to create the definitive guide to shopping around the world. As an international authority on fashion and style, she interviews top celebrity stylists, bloggers, fashion designers, and other tastemakers to give readers the ultimate guide to the best boutiques, brands, websites, and bargains that every fashionista should know.

The Fashion Conspiracy

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Author: Nicholas Coleridge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448149878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6840

From the catwalks of Paris to the sweatshops of South Korea; from Seventh Avenue glitz to Tokyo new-wave... The sophisticated brokings of the fashion conspiracy have generated a powerful new force in the world economy; designer money. Nicholas Coleridge presents a fascinating portrait of the jet-setting matrons who are the gurus and tyrants of the fashion press; of fashion legends like Paloma Picasso and Tina Chow; of the top store buyers who command $700 million a season. He probes the incredible world of the designer billionaires like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Yves St Laurent whose fashion empires are richer than entire Third World countries. Here are the jealousies, the glamour, the buccaneering, the espionage and the razzmatazz in a witty and penetrating guide to an extraordinary world.

Fashion, Media, Promotion

The New Black Magic

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Author: Jayne Sheridan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118815025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 8136

In Fashion, Media, Promotion: the new black magic Fashion is linked to its communication networks - involving the reader in the process of selling Fashion in the global marketplace. Fashion's ingenuity in adapting to new means of promotion for digital and print media, websites, advertising, cinema, music and television, is celebrated. Hollywood's role in shaping Fashion's influence is assessed through Audrey Hepburn's persuasive iconography and the impact of the most watched movie of the 20th century: Gone with the Wind. Exceptional designers Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Rei Kawakubo, Mary Quant, Elsa Schiaparelli, Vivienne Westwood are considered, together with extraordinary innovators Paul Smith, Vidal Sassoon, Lynne Franks. Roland Barthes' Fashion System and Mythologies are viewed as cultural and promotional texts, with revealing insights into the technologies which bring Fashion to mass audiences. Marketing and branding successes are reviewed and Fashion's continuing narrative is illustrated with luminous colour images.

Gods and Kings

The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

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Author: Dana Thomas

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101617950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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More than two decades ago, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen arrived on the fashions scene when the business was in an artistic and economic rut. Both wanted to revolutionize fashion in a way no one had in decades. They shook the establishment out of its bourgeois, minimalist stupor with daring, sexy designs. They turned out landmark collections in mesmerizing, theatrical shows that retailers and critics still gush about and designers continue to reference. Their approach to fashion was wildly different—Galliano began as an illustrator, McQueen as a Savile Row tailor. Galliano led the way with his sensual bias-cut gowns and his voluptuous hourglass tailoring, which he presented in romantic storybook-like settings. McQueen, though nearly ten years younger than Galliano, was a brilliant technician and a visionary artist who brought a new reality to fashion, as well as an otherworldly beauty. For his first official collection at the tender age of twenty-three, McQueen did what few in fashion ever achieve: he invented a new silhouette, the Bumster. They had similar backgrounds: sensitive, shy gay men raised in tough London neighborhoods, their love of fashion nurtured by their doting mothers. Both struggled to get their businesses off the ground, despite early critical success. But by 1997, each had landed a job as creative director for couture houses owned by French tycoon Bernard Arnault, chairman of LVMH. Galliano’s and McQueen’s work for Dior and Givenchy and beyond not only influenced fashion; their distinct styles were also reflected across the media landscape. With their help, luxury fashion evolved from a clutch of small, family-owned businesses into a $280 billion-a-year global corporate industry. Executives pushed the designers to meet increasingly rapid deadlines. For both Galliano and McQueen, the pace was unsustainable. In 2010, McQueen took his own life three weeks before his womens' wear show. The same week that Galliano was fired, Forbes named Arnault the fourth richest man in the world. Two months later, Kate Middleton wore a McQueen wedding gown, instantly making the house the world’s most famous fashion brand, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened a wildly successful McQueen retrospective, cosponsored by the corporate owners of the McQueen brand. The corporations had won and the artists had lost. In her groundbreaking work Gods and Kings, acclaimed journalist Dana Thomas tells the true story of McQueen and Galliano. In so doing, she reveals the revolution in high fashion in the last two decades—and the price it demanded of the very ones who saved it.

The Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences

In which the Whole Circle of Human Learning is Explained, and the Difficulties Attending the Acquisition of Every Art, Whether Liberal Or Mechanical, are Removed ... The Theological, Philological, and Critical Branches

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Author: Temple Henry Croker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Knockoff Economy

How Imitation Sparks Innovation

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Author: Kal Raustiala,Christopher Sprigman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911762

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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From the shopping mall to the corner bistro, knockoffs are everywhere in today's marketplace. Conventional wisdom holds that copying kills creativity, and that laws that protect against copies are essential to innovation--and economic success. But are copyrights and patents always necessary? In The Knockoff Economy, Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman provocatively argue that creativity can not only survive in the face of copying, but can thrive. The Knockoff Economy approaches the question of incentives and innovation in a wholly new way--by exploring creative fields where copying is generally legal, such as fashion, food, and even professional football. By uncovering these important but rarely studied industries, Raustiala and Sprigman reveal a nuanced and fascinating relationship between imitation and innovation. In some creative fields, copying is kept in check through informal industry norms enforced by private sanctions. In others, the freedom to copy actually promotes creativity. High fashion gave rise to the very term "knockoff," yet the freedom to imitate great designs only makes the fashion cycle run faster--and forces the fashion industry to be even more creative. Raustiala and Sprigman carry their analysis from food to font design to football plays to finance, examining how and why each of these vibrant industries remains innovative even when imitation is common. There is an important thread that ties all these instances together--successful creative industries can evolve to the point where they become inoculated against--and even profit from--a world of free and easy copying. And there are important lessons here for copyright-focused industries, like music and film, that have struggled as digital technologies have made copying increasingly widespread and difficult to stop. Raustiala and Sprigman's arguments have been making headlines in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, Le Monde, and at the Freakonomics blog, where they are regular contributors. By looking where few had looked before--at markets that fall outside normal IP law--The Knockoff Economy opens up fascinating creative worlds. And it demonstrates that not only is a great deal of innovation possible without intellectual property, but that intellectual property's absence is sometimes better for innovation.

The Duchess Hunt

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Author: Elizabeth Beacon

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459230582

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Jack Seaborne, Duke of Dettingham, needs a duchess, but falling in love is definitely not on the agenda. The logical thing would be to throw open the doors of his ducal country seat, host a house party for this season's most beautiful debutantes…and pick one of them. But then Miss Jessica Pendle arrives—his aunt's plain-speaking goddaughter—and she's the one who stands out from the crowd. But Jessica is looking for love—the one emotion Jack resists. Although he can't deny there's something about Jessica that's very persuasive…!