It is not unusual to see the colors 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.Â With the ambitious pursuit of reinventing urban fashion, many young African designers are breaking away from the expectations imposed on them to infuse ethnic and folkoric themes into their work, without ignoring rich textiles and fashion heritage.
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.
Isaac Mizrahis Mushroom Truffle Spaghetti, Carolina Herreras Pommes Toupinel, Mark Eckos
Adults Only Chocolate Chip Cookies, Derek Lams Yellowtail Crudo, John Varvatoss Calaloo
Soup food can be fashionable too! Published with the Council of Fashion Designers of America
(CFDA) and with a foreword by Martha Stewart, American Fashion Cookbook is a chic objet
containing recipes and original illustrations by more than 100 American designers.
In honor of the fashion house’s fiftieth anniversary, Loris Azzaro offers an in-depth look at the life and legacy of French fashion icon Loris Azzaro. This illustrated retrospective reveals a designer who celebrated the female form with unabashed glamour,
The National Design Triennial, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition series, celebrates the most creative and forward-thinking designs, cutting-edge trends, and future horizons across the fields of design practice, from architecture, interiors, and landscapes to product design, graphic design, fashion, animation, and new media.
Diane von Furstenberg arrived in the fashion world in 1972 with her simple knit jersey wrap dresses. By 1976, Diane had sold more than 5 million of her signature wrap dresses, which had come to symbolize female power and liberation to an entire generation.
What is inside a pyramid? Why did the Egyptians worship cats? Where did the obelisk in the Place de la Concorde in Paris come from? How can you tell apart the portraits of the pharaohs? What role did the Sphinx play in Egyptian life? What was a festival in Upper Egypt like? What did Nefertiti eat
Surrealism remains a great inspiration for the fashion world. Designers embraced the ideals and aesthetics of such creative geniuses as Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Rene Magritte and Man Ray. With fun, amusing and extraordinary creations, they quickly began to unstitch the institutionalized notions of fashion, adding imagination, color and scandal to this ancient trade.
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
Eclectic, eccentric, and smart, Aspen has always been a pioneer of style. Drawing on the words and photo albums of the glamorous people who lived there, page after page of this richly textured volume reveals the spirit of this surprisingly sophisticated town nestled in the wild Rocky Moutains of Colorado.
With its dreamy mansions , sophisticated residents ,world -renowned shopping,and legendary haunts,Beverly Hills is the epitome of luxury wealth, and beauty.Originally established as a private residential community in the early twentieth century,
Las Vegas: A beacon for entertainers and thrill seekers around the world, it is also a story of American transformation, possibility, and renewal. This book chronicles the rise of the unique desert oasis, exploring how it became the ultimate dream destination.
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.