Manus    Machina

Manus Machina


  • Release: 2016-05-02
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9781588395924
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Manus × Machina (“Hand × Machine”) features exceptional fashions that reconcile traditional hand techniques with innovative machine technologies such as 3-D printing, laser cutting, circular knitting, computer modeling, bonding and laminating, and ultrasonic welding. Featuring 90 astonishing pieces, ranging from Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s iconic tweed suit to Karl Lagerfeld’s 3-D-printed version, and from Yves Saint Laurent’s bird-of-paradise dress to Iris van Herpen’s silicone adaptation — all beautifully photographed by Nicholas Alan Cope — this fascinating book is an exploration of both the artistry and the future of fashion. Featuring interviews with Sarah Burton (Alexander McQueen), Hussein Chalayan, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli (Valentino), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough (Proenza Schouler), Iris van Herpen, Christopher Kane, Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel), Miuccia Prada, and Gareth Pugh.

China

China


  • Release: 2015-05-04
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780300211122
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For centuries China has fueled the creative imagination and inspired fashion. This stunning publication explores the influence of Chinese art, film, and aesthetics on international fashion designers, including Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Japanese Fashion Designers

Japanese Fashion Designers


  • Release: 2013-08-15
  • Publisher: Berg
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9780857853134
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Over the past 40 years, Japanese designers have led the way in aligning fashion with art and ideology, as well as addressing identity and social politics through dress. They have demonstrated that both creative and commercial enterprise is possible in today's international fashion industry, and have refused to compromise their ideals, remaining autonomous and independent in their design, business affairs and distribution methods. The inspirational Miyake, Yamamoto and Kawakubo have gained worldwide respect and admiration and have influenced a generation of designers and artists alike. Based on twelve years of research, this book provides a richly detailed and uniquely comprehensive view of the work of these three key designers. It outlines their major contributions and the subsequent impact that their work has had upon the next generation of fashion and textile designers around the world. Designers discussed include: Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Naoki Takizawa, Dai Fujiwara, Junya Watanabe, Tao Kurihara, Jun Takahashi, Yoshiki Hishinuma, Junichi Arai, Reiko Sudo & the Nuno Corporation, Makiko Minagawa, Hiroshi Matsushita, Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Walter Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan and Helmut Lang.

Punk

Punk


  • Release: 2013-05-15
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780300191851
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Examines the impact of punk on fashion, focusing on its do-it-yourself, rip-it-to-shreds ethos, the antithesis of couture.

Met Gala

Met Gala


  • Release: 2019-05-10
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 44 page
  • ISBN: 1097729370
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The Costume Institute Gala at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is the biggest event on the fashion fundraising calendar. Founded by publicist Eleanor Lambert, the benefit was first held in 1948 to encourage donations from New York's high society. In its modern incarnation, the most famous faces from the realms of fashion, film, music and art come together to raise money for the Met's Costume Institute and celebrate the grand opening of its latest exhibition. The night is centred on the theme of the new exhibition, with previous themes encompassing everything from Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, to Manus x Machina, Punk: Chaos to Couture and China: Through the Looking Glass. This year's exhibition theme is Camp: Notes On Fashion.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9781588394125
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Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Ma6 4-July 31, 2011.

Textile Technology and Design

Textile Technology and Design


  • Release: 2016-01-28
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781474261951
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Textile Technology and Design addresses the critical role of the interior at the intersection of design and technology, with a range of interdisciplinary arguments by a wide range of contributors: from design practitioners to researchers and scholars to aerospace engineers. Chapters examine the way in which textiles and technology – while seemingly distinct – continually inform each other through their persistent overlapping of interests, and eventually coalesce in the practice of interior design. Covering all kinds of interiors from domestic (prefabricated kitchens and 3D wallpaper) to extreme (underwater habitats and space stations), it features a variety of critical aspects including pattern and ornament, domestic technologies, craft and the imperfect, gender issues, sound and smart textiles. This book is essential reading for students of textile technology, textile design and interior design.

Digital Visions for Fashion   Textiles

Digital Visions for Fashion Textiles


  • Release: 2012
  • Publisher:
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  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 0500516448
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Computerized media in all forms have had an incalculable effect on how welive our lives. No creative sector has been left untouched, and the revolutionaryideas that have occurred in the fashion and textile industries have heralded amove away from the tailor's cutting table to designs that are digitally printedat the touch of a button.Following on the success of Techno Textiles, this new collection presentstwenty-two of the most forward-thinking creatives in the fashion and textilesectors. Through texts and runway photographs, the designers' work isexamined in light of the technology they choose when creating fabrics thatwill show their designs to best effect. The featured designers range fromhousehold names (Chalayan, Prada) to more avant-garde creatives.This insightful and richly illustrated book is the perfect resource andinspiration for anyone looking for an exhaustive yet entertaining explorationof technology and its impact on fabric and textile design.

The Model as Muse

The Model as Muse


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 223 page
  • ISBN: 9781588393135
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"Model as Muse" explores fashion's reciprocal relationship to iconic beauties that represent the evolution and changing face of the feminine ideal. Featuring a brief historical overview of the phenomenon of the supermodel, the book begins in the early 20th century and continues to the present day. Dorian Leigh and Lisa Fonssagrives in the 1940s are joined in the 1950s by Dovima, Sunny Harnett, and Suzy Parker. They are followed by Jean "The Shrimp" Shrimpton and Twiggy in the 1960s and Lauren Hutton in the 1970s. The 1980s witnessed such enduring personalities as Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista, while the 1990s brought on Kate Moss, whose edgy, street-inflected style has inspired not only fashion designers, editors, stylists, and photographers, but artists such as Chuck Close and Lucien Freud. With an emphasis on styles from the 1950s onward, the book features designs from the great ready-to-wear and couture houses--Madame Gres, Christian Dior, and Balenciaga in the 1950s; Rudi Gernreich, Yves Saint Laurent, and Cardin in the 1960s; Giorgio di Sant'Angelo and Halston in the 1970s; Christian Lacroix, Versace, Comme des Garcons, and Calvin Klein in the 1980s; and Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, and Alexander McQueen in the 1990s.