Vintage Fashion: Knitwear: Collecting and Wearing Designer Classics

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This stunning coffee-table book celebrates 100 years of couture knitwear, and the iconic designs that defined each decade.
Sumptuous and fascinating, Vintage Knitwear encompasses everything from the introduction of fashion hand-knitting at the start of the 20th century to the most up-to-date technical innovations. For each era, there's an overview of the most noteworthy designers, and coverage of important themes such as knit structure, fiber, silhouette, garment construction, ...
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Overview

This stunning coffee-table book celebrates 100 years of couture knitwear, and the iconic designs that defined each decade.
Sumptuous and fascinating, Vintage Knitwear encompasses everything from the introduction of fashion hand-knitting at the start of the 20th century to the most up-to-date technical innovations. For each era, there's an overview of the most noteworthy designers, and coverage of important themes such as knit structure, fiber, silhouette, garment construction, pattern, and color. Gorgeous photographs showcase rare pieces from museums and private collectors. And lovers of all things vintage will even find a shopping guide!
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Media consultant and lecturer in fashion in the UK, Fogg is the author of multiple fashion print books. This volume joins Fogg's Vintage Handbags, Caroline Cox's Vintage Shoes, and Emma Baxter-Wright's Vintage Fashion. Covering more than a century of knitwear history, Fogg details the major designers, innovations, patterns, shapes, and materials in this area of fashion. Chapters for each decade end with "Key Looks," and the comprehensive text is accompanied by gorgeous photographs and archival images on every page. Pictures of labels and tags for many of the designs and brands will help collectors identify true vintage knitwear. A thorough index allows for quick reference, and there are suggestions for further reading as well as listings for museums, collections, and online stores. Verdict Equally appealing to the expert collector, student, or vintage enthusiast, this book is recommended for fashion, art history, or decorative arts collections in large public and academic libraries.—Meagan Storey, Virginia Beach
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600597138
  • Publisher: Lark Crafts
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Series: Vintage Fashion Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,437,726
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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