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  • Costume and Fashion A Concise History

    R180

    A classic study of the history of fashion brought right up to date

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    Issey Miyake

    R1,250

    Initiated and conceived by Midori Kitamura, this definitive history of Issey Miyake offers unique insight into the designer’s unrivalled vision and daring. With stunning photographs by Yuriko Takagi and an essay from leading cultural figure Kazuko Koike, the book is an encyclopedic reference to Miyake’s material and technical innovation from the earliest days of his career.

     

     

  • Inferno: Alexander McQueen

    R550

    London 1996: Alexander McQueen took over the Hawksmoor masterpiece Christ Church in London’s East End for what was quite possibly the greatest fashion show on Earth.

  • High Heels: Fashion Femininity Seduction

    R300

    The high-heeled shoe conjures self-assured allure and erotic intoxication like no other item of women’s wear. Just recently the high heel has undergone a massive resurgence in popularity, in part reinventing itself through an overt invoking of fetish, with which the heel has of course always had some relationship.

  • American Fashion Accessories

    R550

    Starting in the 20th century, the American accessory designer looked to Europe and then said, “I can do better.” In a book commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and edited by Candy Pratts Price, their achievements are revealed: a century of objects of necessity and desire.

  • Hair: Fashion and Fantasy

    R500

    Throughout history, hairstyles have conferred status. Cleopatra wore elaborate braids; Marie-Antoinette’s contemporaries competed to pile their hair outrageously high; punk fashion made a fetish of spiked and dyed hair. Hair expresses our individuality, and fashion designers, photographers, and style gurus love its infinite possibilities.

  • Claude Montana: Fashion Radical

    R450

    The Montana woman embodied an extraordinary new image: razor- sharp tailoring and strong silhouettes with dramatic proportions and masculine lines, enlivened by an astonishing mix of detail and bold hues. Materials, colors, and cut were all vehicles for Claude Montana’s effervescent genius, and it was the Lanvin period in the early 1990s that marked the absolute high point of his creativity.

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    Caftans – Tamy Tazi

    R535

    For years Tamy Tazi has applied her unique insights as a fashion designer into restyling contemporary Moroccan clothing, principally by bringing her aristocratic touch to the traditional caftan, along with djellabas, selhams (capes), tunics, and saroual, whether as ceremonial wear or for use in the home.

  • The Perfect Gentleman: The Pursuit of Timeless Elegance and Style in London

    R650

    Today, this enclave of excellence has the highest concentration of firms trading in luxury goods for the well-appointed male. Here the modern gentleman who values quality and craftsmanship can still walk in the footsteps of such as Beau Brummell, Edward VII, Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, Cary Grant, Fred Astaire, Prince Charles and, latterly, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

  • Veuve Clicquot: Yellow

    R150

    The yellow labels of the House Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin have traveled the world; today they evoke excellence in champagne.

  • Africa is in Style

    R190

    It is not unusual to see the colours and hear the rhythms of Africa at runway shows in Paris, New York, or Milan. But despite its influence on Western designers, African fashion is still struggling to make itself known. With the ambitious pursuit of reinventing urban fashion, many young African designers are breaking away from…

  • 70’s Style and Design

    R450

    The 1970s are experiencing a resurgence of cool. Rescuing the decade from parody, this study is sensationally illustrated, meticulously researched, and wittily written. Once dismissed as the decade of avocado suites, lava lamps and shag-pile carpets, the period is now being enthusiastically mined for trends from the fashion, music, literature and groove of the time….

  • Hot Afro: Interiors from Southern Africa

    R450

    Hot Afro reveals the habits of some of South Africa’s most creative individuals through full-colour photographs.

  • Indian Beauty: Bollywood Style

    R190

    The movies made in the studios of Bombay brimming with ravishing eyes, generous hips, ample breasts, syrupy music, and sultry dance routines, and set in wedding-cake decors have spawned a distinct style now identified by a succinct moniker: Bollywood.

  • Gypset Style

    R540

    Yuppies, Yippies, Jet Setters, Bright Young Things, Generation X, Generation Y… and now the Gypset. Fusing the ease and carefree lifestyle of a gypsy with the sophistication of the jet set, the Gypsetters are artists, surfers, designers, and bon vivants who live and work around the globe, from Jose Ignacio, Uruguay and Ibiza, Spain, to Montauk, New York

  • The Allure of Women

    R500

    “An unabashed celebration of those blessed by the gene pool. Sometimes gorgeous is simply gorgeous.”  – Harper’s Bazaar