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Culture to Catwalk: How World Cultures Influence Fashion
     

Culture to Catwalk: How World Cultures Influence Fashion

by Kristin Knox
 

A contemporary look at both traditional clothing and street styles from 38
countries around the world and the influence these two very different kinds of dress are having on fashion and designers today. Traditional dress from around the globe inspired the early designs of people like Coco Chanel and Christian Dior. Culture to Catwalk looks back at the roots of

Overview

A contemporary look at both traditional clothing and street styles from 38
countries around the world and the influence these two very different kinds of dress are having on fashion and designers today. Traditional dress from around the globe inspired the early designs of people like Coco Chanel and Christian Dior. Culture to Catwalk looks back at the roots of the industry, the backlash against brash consumerism, globalisation and 'fast-fashion' and that what people are wearing locally on the streets is once again influencing what stalks the catwalk (just as at the turn of the century). It features interviews and quotes from designers and brands including Hussein Chalayan, Rei Kawakubo, Sophia Kokosalaki and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781408130711
Publisher:
A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Kristin Knox is the professional blogger behind cult fashion website, "The Clothes Whisperer." Based in London, she also works as a fashion journalist and has contributed content to the FT Weekend and InStyle UK, among others. With a masters in Classical Literature from Oxford University, this New Yorker turned Londoner also works as a consultant for both major British and international brands. She is also the author of the best selling, Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation

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