What comes to mind before one even opens this extensive and inspiring volume is that anyone who knows anything about fashion and especially about Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel knows a few things.
In less than a six-month period there have been two books devoted to one of the most ubiquitous aspects or quirks of fashion: the leopard print.
Where does one start when trying to explain, analyze and dissect the oeuvre of Azzedine Alaïa?
Balenciaga in Black is an incredible ode to Cristobal Balenciaga.
The first thing that the prospective reader must not do is be taken in by this book’s title since many of those included within this list of personalities are either quite the opposite, es
Don’t be taken in by the title.
As a reviewer and reader there are issues that need to be considered before one attempts to read When Études Become Form, chief among them would be that no fashionphile that was asked abou
Do not be misled by the title of the book as most prospective readers will be expecting a large monograph filled with a plethora of glossy images using clothes from the Chanel archive.
Before even opening the book what struck this prospective reader is that barely any other designer/brand has been afforded such a comprehensive “catalog” of each and every one of their collections.
These are the first words you read upon opening this book:
Having an almost borderline addiction to leopard print and all of its cousins this reader/reviewer was more than excited and looking forward to have this book in his hands to read and review.
This is the fifth of a series, the previous four of which have been reviewed here at NYJB, by these two authors who usually find a unique way of presenting the subject at hand even though other wri
If in fact history does repeat itself, then Dior Images is the first book of the New Year that will focus on the iconic and heritage brand of Christian Dior.
It is possible to assume to that there isn’t a single fashionphile who does not recognize the name Jil Sander, but the real question is how much do they truly know of the brand when she was at the
While the subject matter couldn’t be more topical and of the moment, there are several components and aspects of the book that seem to have been left out or just overlooked.
One of the most difficult tasks for any writer is to convey emotions to the reader as well as to elicit an emotional response from the reader.
“Visually and intellectually stimulating.”
There are two issues that must be considered before this book can be accurately reviewed. Foremost would be do you know who Russell Westbrook is?
“To be clear—a gown is no mere dress.”—Jo Ellison
The idea that there couldn’t possibly be another book focused on maison Christian Dior has been shattered in grand style with the release of Dior: The Collections.
". . . an elaborate manual that also serves as a dictionary and glossary for haute couture embellishments."
If you are in search of or require a “how to” manual or a book that speaks of the usual icons of men’s style, then please move on as those aspects of men and their individual style are not containe
Regardless of the quality of the content of this book, the first thing that must be recognized and applauded is that the authors have found an aspect of fashion that has rarely been explored in boo
What can make or break a book dealing with this subject is the angle from which the author approaches the subject.
Most readers might think that Smart Textiles for Designers is about fabric, designers, and technology that when combined create fabrics that are sustainable and ecologically friendly.