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Introduction to Couture

Zoya Nudelman

Zoya Nudelman is an Assistant Professor in the Fashion Design Department at Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago Mart, where she teaches eveningwear and couture embellishment design specialties classes, draping, advanced draping, and more. She has been trained by professional artist and fashion designer from Europe and has been able to bring all of her knowledge into her classroom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Art of Couture Sewing

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Review the background history behind the art of couture and fashionLearn about couture houses and how they workLearn about the couture houses todayLearn the steps of becoming your own designerLearn about the life and work of Gabrielle Coco...
...Emanuel Ungaro was born on 13 February 1933 in Aix-en-Provence, France, to Italian émigré parents. He was first apprenticed with a tailor, and then worked in his father’s workshop. In 1956, he moved to Paris, began working at Camps...
...The Collection in Context The Parisian fashion house’s romantic, graceful, and feminine garments promptly became the brand’s signature identity. When Gérard Pipart was appointed as the house’s creative director, he was already a renowned...
...The name of Balmain is synonymous with French couture, and the House of Balmain’s has held a dominant position in the fashion industry since the 1940s. Pierre Balmain was born in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Savoy, France in 1914. He...
...Best known for his linear cuts, detail, and original textiles, Jasper Conran had clients such as Diana, the late Princess of Wales. Born in London on 12 December 1959, Conran is the son of the famous Terence and Shirley Conran. After...

Cybercouture

Bradley Quinn

Bradley Quinn is an author, journalist and independent scholar with expertise in fashion, textiles and design. His books include Techno Fashion, The Fashion of Architecture, Chinese Style, Scandinavian Style and Mid-century Modern. As his survey of fashion and textile technology charts recent developments, Quinn explores the furthermost boundaries of what the new generation of textiles can achieve. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Techno Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2002

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...There is nothing more cutting-edge in fashion today than the pooling of minds into an immense, interdisciplinary collaboration. It is already widespread in art, design and architecture; now contemporary fashion designers are taking the new...
...Introduction The beginnings of haute couture are generally accepted as being with Charles Frederick Worth in 1858; during the intervening decades, the rise and fall of the business of made-to-measure clothes in the salons of Paris has been...

Chalayan, Hussein

Bradley Quinn

Bradley Quinn is an author, journalist and independent scholar with expertise in fashion, textiles and design. His books include Techno Fashion, The Fashion of Architecture, Chinese Style, Scandinavian Style and Mid-century Modern. As his survey of fashion and textile technology charts recent developments, Quinn explores the furthermost boundaries of what the new generation of textiles can achieve. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Hussein Chalayan’s fascination with architecture, spatial dynamics, urban identity, and aerodynamics is expressed in garments based on concepts, technological systems, historical dress, and theories of the body. His clothes are minimal...

Fashion Shows

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The fashion show has evolved from an exclusive in-house presentation of haute couture held for a private clientele, to a biannual spectacle of both couture and ready-to-wear clothing that is seen by a vast cross-section of consumers...

Valentino Garavani (1932–)

Brenda Polan

Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre

Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Valentino remained at heart a dressmaker to the rich and famous.Although in the twenty-first century Italy is a major producer of fashion, a dominant force in the luxury goods industry and second only to Paris in both glamour...