Premier volume d'une série consacrée à Francis Marshall, ce livre nous permet de redécouvrir les dessins de cet artiste majeur du monde de la mode dans les années 1930-1950. Prolifique illustrateur britannique, Francis Marshall a dessiné pour Vogue, le Daily Mail, Jaeger, Fortnum and Mason, Liberty et Elizabeth Arden avant d'illustrer les 200 couvertures des livres de l'auteur de fictions romantiques Barbara Cartland.
Focusing on the dress and accessories of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), this exquisite book captures the grandeur of the garments worn by emperors and empresses for defined formal engagements. In Qing dynasty China there were clear rules on what to wear on different occasions. Official dresses were worn when the emperor performed sacrifices at the Temple of Heaven and at other important rituals. Auspicious dresses were for New Year, birthdays and weddings. Military dresses for troop inspection; Travelling dresses for hunting and royal visits to provinces, and Ordinary dresses for events of a non-celebrative nature, such as mourning. When not performing public duties, however, the imperial family could freely choose which garments to wear - and this book also illustrates these more casual clothes with colourful and stunning fashion dresses made for the court ladies.
Yohji Yamamoto is one of fashion's continual innovators and this stunning book is a fascinating insight into his working approach and relationships with other creative practitioners. It places Yamamoto's work in context and includes an insightful interview with Yamamoto, as well as a round table discussion with some of his key collaborators, including Nick Knight, Peter Saville and Marc Ascoli. Photographer Max Vadukul, who has been working with Yohji Yamamoto for over 25 years, is interviewed by Terry Jones and long time collaborator Masao Nihei contributes an essay on some of the wider influences on Yohji Yamamoto's designs and their presentation. Beautifully illustrated using amazing photographs selected from the Yohji Yamamoto archive, from the likes of Nick Knight and Paolo Roversi, this is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in fashion and design.
Catalogue d'une exposition au V&A Museum au printemps 2018. Le design jouera un rôle prépondérant dans notre futur, qui sera représenté par les objets que nous utiliserons et les personnes qui les fabriqueront. Les multiples chemins que peuvent prendre leur développement sont étudiés dans cet ouvrage qui nous montre à quel point le design et la technologie impactent notre vie, de l'échelle nanométrique à celle de la planète entière - voire plus.
This superb book draws on highlights from the V&A's fabulous collections of woven, printed and embroidered textiles and their designs. Based on the V&A's British Textiles series, and with a new introduction by Linda Parry, this comprehensive compendium brings together a visual history of British fabrics with over 1000 images. They show the amazing creative abilities of professional and amateur designers over three centuries. International experts introduce each period and the textiles produced in it. They discuss technical and artistic innovations and provide an invaluable reading list, glossary of terms and biographies of the chief figures of the era.
South Asian textiles have shaped British fashion and dress for centuries, from the fashionable chintzes of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, through the silk and paisley Boteh patterns of the nineteenth century, to the orientalism of 1960s bohemian fashion. British Asian Style looks at the on-going importance of South Asian textiles to British culture and fashion, as styles move into the mainstream. Chapters by leading authors focus on contemporary British Asian designers, South Asian textile production and the presence of South Asian style in shops and urban spaces. Fully illustrated with a stunning array of images from the V&A's exceptional collections, alongside contextual and contemporary photographs from street fashion and the catwalk, British Asian Style is essential reading for anyone with an interest in fashion and textiles.
This exciting book presents a unique insight into Constable's working process through the V&A's unparalleled collection. It places the artist in the context of his historical and ongoing influence and charts Constable's progress, from his early works to the oils that helped to define our idea of the English countryside.
It presents afresh two of the V&A's star works, the vibrant full-size oil sketches for The Hay Wain and The Leaping Horse, which will be shown for the first time since their revelatory cleaning. Both will reveal their original colours and tonalities for the first time in living memory, and will be shown with a spectacular selection of the artist's small oil sketches, supplemented by an exquisite series of his watercolours and drawings.