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British Asian Style: Fashion & Textiles/Past & Present
     

British Asian Style: Fashion & Textiles/Past & Present

by Christopher Breward
 

East and West intersect in this gorgeous exploration of South Asian textiles and their influence on British fashion and dress. From 17th-century chintzes to 19th-century silks and paisleys to the oriental­ism craze of the 1960s, these lush, patterned fabrics have long had an impact on Western style. Complete with stunning photographs of items from the V&A’

Overview

East and West intersect in this gorgeous exploration of South Asian textiles and their influence on British fashion and dress. From 17th-century chintzes to 19th-century silks and paisleys to the oriental­ism craze of the 1960s, these lush, patterned fabrics have long had an impact on Western style. Complete with stunning photographs of items from the V&A’s collections, as well as historical images and more recent photos of catwalk and street fashions, the book focuses on contemporary British Asian designers, South Asian textile production, and the presence of South Asian style in shops and urban spaces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851776191
Publisher:
V & A Publications
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Christopher Breward is head of research at the V&A.

Philip Crang is professor of cultural geography at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Rosemary Crill is senior curator in the Asian department at the V&A.

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