Styles come and go, but fashion has an enduring appeal, a rich history, and everyday practical relevance for millions.
Following the successful formula of PRING’S PHOTOGRAPHER’S MISCELLANY (Ilex, 2011) (and many others), Amber Jane Butchart’s collection is the perfect gift read and full of little known facts and stories from the world of fashion and style. Classically typeset, modishly illustrated, and with its own garment label on the front cover, the book is not just a fascinating read, it’s a stylish object in its own right.
Launched to coincide with New York Fashion Week 2014, this beautifully-packaged book offers a host of new perspectives on a classic subject. Professional fashion expert Amber Jane Butchart casts a quizzical eye over fashion’s oddities, revealing the histories of such garments as the Adelaide boot, the origins of many technical terms and a host of entertaining quotes and aphorisms from the field’s most colorful names.
New line illustrations from Penelope Beech complete the book, making it a feast for the eyes as well as a treat for the stylish soul.