English, B 2013, Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries : From Catwalk to Sidewalk, Bloomsbury Publishing, Oxford. .

1: This latest version of a bestselling textbook is intended for beginners, historians, and anyone interested in the history of fashion in the 20th century. Accessibly written and well illustrated, the book thematically outlines fashion’s historical and cultural past and includes a broad variety of global case studies on key brands, trends, movements and events. There are new parts on eco-design, fashion and museums, big developments in the new age fashion industry (including the effects of new media and shopping networks), new innovations, fashion weekends, the growth of Asian fashion centers and more. The new version has been revamped and extended. Twice as many drawings are available. This information will help in so many complexities of the design process.

Mida, IE, & Kim, A 2015, The Dress Detective : A Practical Guide to Object-Based Research in Fashion, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London.

2: The Dress Detective is the first concrete guide to studying fashion objects, specifically illustrating how interdisciplinary science can be improved and strengthened by their near study. This accessible book offers readers the tools to unravel the secret stories in apparel, to create a carefully established dress-specific analysis technique and to provide easy-to-use checklists that direct the reader through the process. The book contains seven case studies of fashionable Western clothing, beautifully illustrated, ranging from an 1820s coat to a 2004 Kenzo jacket, that articulate the methodological framework for the procedure, and how to illustrate the use of checklists.

Bradford, J 2014, Fashion Journalism, Taylor & Francis Group, London. 

3: A detailed explanation of how fashion journalism works and how to write on fashion is provided by Fashion Journalism. The book features several case studies and interviews with design writers reporting with newspapers, magazines, television and blogs, as well as with stylists, PR executives, photographers and bloggers, combining talents for print and online media. An overview of examples from their work accompanies the first hand descriptions of these positions and practical tips and advice. For the trainee journalist, the design and fashion PR industry is explained, providing realistic tips about how to effectively report on fashion – from sources and reporting to writing and style.

Bartlett, D, Cole, S, & Rocamora, A (eds) 2013, Fashion Media : Past and Present, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London. 

4:In the centre of dramatic societal and technological transition, the fashion media is. This ground-breaking book offers an up-to-date analysis of the role and importance of this area, providing a wide variety of case studies, from fashion plates to fashion films and from fashion magazines to fashion blogs. Fashion Media, winner of the PCA/ACA Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Curated Series, contains chapters written by foreign academics covering historical subjects

Tortora, PG 2015, Dress, Fashion and Technology : From Prehistory to the Present, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London. 

5: Throughout human history, technology has been an important force in the growth of textile and fashion cultures. This is the first broad study of the dynamic relationship between clothing and technology, organised chronologically from prehistory to the present day. Dress-making and fashion technology have changed beyond comprehension over the course of modern history: from needles and human hands in the ancient world to complex garment manufacturing devices of the 20th century, technology has now been included.New innovations such as electronic media and high-tech technology have not only continued to create but also to shape fashion in the last century: the creation of vehicles sparked a decrease in women’s long skirts, whilst the beginnings of space flight forced people to fundamentally reconsider the role of clothes. Technology has itself produced avant garde and modern fashions in many respects. The book questions the idea that fashion is exclusive to western wear across an impressive collection of international case studies and outlines the many ways in which clothing and technology converge.

Lynge-Jorlen, A 2017, Niche Fashion Magazines : Changing the Shape of Fashion, I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, London.

6: Niche lifestyle publications speak to a literate readership in high fashion and blend the protocols of trend magazines, glossy women’s magazines and catalogues of photography. People engaging in the business of developing fashion tastes also create and read them. The specialty magazine genre is influential in defining the face of fashion through this business-to-business activity. This book unveils the behind-the-scenes of niche fashion magazines on the basis of unique study of niche fashion magazines and groundbreaking access to the making of the respected Danish niche fashion journal, DANSK, including interviews with its creators and its readers.The symbolic and material cultures, as well as the beliefs and interpretations that are expressed by magazine creators and their readers, are given particular importance. It is a valuable addition to the research and practise of fashion journalism, with the highly popular high-end glossy magazines appealing to students and readers.

Aspers, P 2010, Orderly Fashion : A Sociology of Markets, Princeton University Press, Princeton. 

7: Certain core factors are important for every market to function properly: competitiveness, prices, regulations, well specified deals, and simple access to details. There will be confusion without these elements. Orderly Fashion explores how order is preserved in the global fashion industry’s numerous interlinked customer, manufacturer, and credit markets. Patrik Aspers focuses on branded garment retailers—chains such as Gap, H&M, Old Navy, Topshop, and Zara—from retailers in Sweden and the United Kingdom to manufacturers in India and Turkey.Aspers explores the relationships and rivalry of these suppliers in the consumer industry for fashion clothing, traces the relations between the manufacturer and consumer markets, and explains that market order is better understood by examining the various modes of social creation. Emphasizing demand rather than production, Aspers considers the positions of the larger retailers as apparel consumers in the manufacturing industry and as future investment objects in the capital markets. It illustrates how markets intersect and intertwine, and how two kinds of markets are defined—status and standard markets.

Yagi, Y 2018, Tokyo Street Style, Abrams, Cork. 

8: Tokyo is home to a street-style scene that is innovative and adventurous, rich with subcultures and formed by relentless motion. Fashion writer Yoko Yagi investigates prominent developments in Tokyo Street Wear, exploring an eclectic variety of designs from cute to genderless kawaii looks, while designers, editors, models, stylists, and other significant personalities in the Tokyo fashion scene discuss in interviews their individual approaches to style.This detailed guide presents a vivid rundown of an exceptional urban culture with a vibrant collection of stunning images and practical advice to develop Tokyo style, no matter where you live, going from a snapshot of the outrageous fashion seen on the streets of Harajuku to everyday-chic work and weekend wardrobe. Tokyo Street Style is a vibrant lookbook and travel guide full of tips from Japan’s most interesting tastemakers, ending with a selected collection of the best boutiques and retro shops, along with some of the most trendy locations to eat and drink.

Sorger, R, & Udale, J 2017, The Fundamentals of Fashion Design, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London.

9: The Fashion Design Basics give a fully articulated guide to the core elements of fashion design, and that is the reason I chose this book for bibliography., from the original concept of a fashion idea to its realisation in 3D form. Richard Sorger and Jenny Udale describe the whole process of fashion design, including study and design, fabrics and their properties, fabrication processes, and how to shape and facilitate a collection in writing with consistency and accuracy. This third edition has been revised to incorporate the new design and construction techniques and fresh visual illustrations.Overall, this book is a rich and lively platform that will encourage readers to create their own design work and embark on a career of faith, integrity and passion in fashion. Included INTERVIEWSMårten Andreasson, & Other StoriesAlan Humphrey Bennett, Paul SmithKristin Forss, MarniBarry Grainger, TiiBarry Grainger.

Clancy, D 2015, Costume Since 1945 : Historical Dress from Couture to Street Style, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London. 

10: In the sense of unparalleled social, political and cultural upheavals, fashion has experienced phenomenal shifts at a rapid rate since the mid-20th century. Since 1945, this fully revised and extended second edition of Costume brings this time to life by way of available, vibrant text and over 100 illustrations. The amount catches the atmosphere and style of each period through street fashion, sportswear, formal wear from suits to couture gowns, underwear and nightclothes from the austerity of the utility years and punk and rebellion to 21st century modern fashion and retro style.The author’s drawings provide engaging insights into fashion history as well as style inspiration focused on a wide variety of references. Written by a respected international costume designer for students and historians in costume design and fashion history, professionals and those interested in historical clothing, this book offers a new viewpoint on fashion.

Centner, M, & Vereker, F 2011, Fashion Designer’s Handbook for Adobe Illustrator, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, New York. 

11: The Adobe Illustrator 2nd Edition Fashion Designer Handbook is an educational tutorial that includes step-by-step guidance and illustrations about how to use Adobe Illustrator CS5. Its extremely realistic approach, which is bursting with detailed technical details and full colour diagrams, assures easy learning. You’ll not only learn how to make professional sketches, but also how to blend Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop with fashion sketches, flat drawings and storyboards for the fashion industry. You have the ability to learn more about the advanced facets of this important programme kit after the essentials are protected. When you are a practitioner of fashion or a designer of fashion,this is the only book you need in order to learn the new edition of Adobe Illustrator.I have learned this software and this will help me in my projects as well.

Okonkwo, U 2007, Luxury Fashion Branding : Trends, Tactics, Techniques, Palgrave Macmillan UK, London.

12: This pioneering text on apparel branding and management adds an empirical business layer to the luxury fashion products industry’s marketing and corporate strategies. For someone who wants to learn about the captivating business of making practical items into objects of desire, it can find reading entertaining and this will definitely help in my projects  and design process. It will definitely help me in future giving me a broad analysis of fashion brand management and marketing, its trends, tactics and techniques.

Zaman, Z 2014, Fashion Pattern Cutting : Line, Shape and Volume, Bloomsbury Publishing, London. 

13: Fashion Pattern Cutting, intended to improve draping trust and style imagination, is a step-by-step guide to the method of pattern cutting, from seeking inspiration for a fashion-forward design to making the final product. – Simple graphics display every move from the mood board to the patterns and future design variants – written by an accomplished artist and instructor in a fun, open style -Fashion Pattern Cutting is an innovative pattern cutting book that pushes the limits of experimentation on the mannequin stand and gives readers the tools and techniques to explore and make their own original designs. Experienced fashion designer Zarida Zaman describes in this book how to create clothes that take into account the relationship between clothing, drapes, weight and 3D shapes. Using design, origami and natural forms as her three main sources of inspiration, the author demonstrates how to use crisp folds, bold designs and natural fabrics to create diverse and thrilling contemporary styles.

Bradford, J 2014, Fashion Journalism, Taylor & Francis Group, London. 

14: A detailed explanation of how fashion journalism works and how to write on fashion is provided by Fashion Journalism. The book features several case studies and interviews with design writers reporting with newspapers, magazines, television and blogs, as well as with stylists, PR executives, photographers and bloggers, combining talents for print and online media. An overview of examples from their work accompanies the first hand descriptions of these positions and practical tips and advice.For the trainee journalist, the business of fashion and fashion PR is explained, including realistic advice on how to report on fashion efficiently – from sources and reporting to writing and style., with chapter containing recommended lessons and more reading. This text provides all a student or trainee wants to know to succeed in fashion journalism, addressing a wide variety of subject fields, from law and ethics to the use of social media to fashion philosophy and catwalk news.

Kaiser, SB 2013, Fashion and Cultural Studies, Bloomsbury Publishing, London. 

15: This open text, bridging theory and experience, offers an introduction to fashion from both viewpoints of cultural studies and fashion studies, and discusses the growing relationship between the two fields. In order to exemplify transition as well as consistency, cultural studies focus on fashion, exploring personality and difference, agency and structure, and development and use. In the meantime, fashion gains from cultural studies’ interpretative lens; its core ideas, conceptual versatility, and commitment to bridging ‘high’ and ‘popular’ culture, current and historical viewpoints, and complex topics and methodologies of identity.Organized thematically, the book uses a broad variety of cross-cultural case studies through fashion to discuss race, class, gender and region, and to illustrate how these topics intersect and overlap. Fashion and Cultural Studies is important reading for students and academics, building on intersectionality analysis in feminist theory and cultural studies.

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