13 Fashion Styles Children Should Know

13 Fashion Styles Children Should Know

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by Simone Werle
     
 

This fun and informative book on major fashion styles from the early 20th century to today is the perfect accessory for budding fashion enthusiasts everywhere. Many of today's top designers can trace their obsession with fashion to their early years—but they didn't have a book like this to help and inspire them. Spanning a century, this book focuses on the

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This fun and informative book on major fashion styles from the early 20th century to today is the perfect accessory for budding fashion enthusiasts everywhere. Many of today's top designers can trace their obsession with fashion to their early years—but they didn't have a book like this to help and inspire them. Spanning a century, this book focuses on the trends and styles that marked a definitive shift in how people dressed. Lively spreads filled with illustrations, sidebar information, important events, and designer profiles allow readers to watch hemlines and shoulder pads rise and fall, understand the effects of culture and history, and trace the origins of popular trends such as Harajuku, preppy, and hipster. An excellent introduction to fashion history for young readers, this book is a visual guide to the changing styles that have defined the past 100 years.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
03/01/2014
Gr 6–10—The new freedom in women's clothing that began with the banishment of the corset is displayed in this decade-by-decade introduction to fashions of the past century. Overlapping time lines give a broad look at the trends, covering 30 to 40 years each and highlighting significant designers as well as major historical influences. The generously sized layout varies from a single spread for the 1980s to the addition of a Harajuku spread for the 1990s. Content for each section includes significant "fashionistas" and designers, plus makeup, hairstyles, and accessories trends. The pages are light on text, but the colors are bold, and there are plenty of photos. Occasional fashion tips, activities, and "Test Yourself" insets add depth and versatility. The concluding 21st-century ("Look What I'm Wearing") section references the overarching influence of social media and asserts that today, anyone can be a trendsetter. Readers will find inspiration galore, plus plenty to explore in this well-designed look at a century of fashion work.—Carol S. Surges, formerly at Longfellow Middle School, Wauwatosa, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791371344
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2013
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,322,022
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this for my 8yo niece who has a budding interest in fashion. I have a masters in costume design and I am a university professor on the topic, so I am fairly familiar with fashion history. Page after page I was disappointed.  I expected the book to be simplified since it's geared towards children,  but it's so POORLY simplified to the point where the content is simply confusing. The text reads like a bad high school research paper, as if the author had no knowledge of the topic and just regurgitated some stuff they read without understanding what they were saying.  The statements and descriptions in the text sometimes do not reflect the chosen photos.  This leaves unclear and misleading statements.  I found a few typos as well as some statements that are just plain incorrect. I'm not sure if the book was translated poorly (the publisher is in Munich), or just poorly written. Either way, it's not what I will be using to introduce fashion history to my niece. I will be returning the book.