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...Vera Wang's 1998 Autumn/Winter show took place at New York Fashion Week. The year marked Wang's very first New York show and her show presented a collection of opulent embroidered and embellished evening wear with simple, classic...
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...Vera Wang's Autumn/Winter 1999 show was presented at New York Fashion Week. The show was composed primarily of elegant maxi column dresses or blouses with matching maxi skirts, in a variety of fabrics and surface treatment, such as beading...

The Empress of Fashion

Joseph H. Hancock

Joseph Hancock, II is an international authority in the area of fashion branding as a form of storytelling. He released his book Brand/Story: Ralph, Vera, Johnny, Billy and Other Adventures in Fashion Branding (2009), now to be released in a 2nd Edition in 2016 to be called Brand/Story: Explorations and Cases in Fashion Branding. His works on branding and storytelling have appeared in such publications as The Brand Challenge by Kartikeya Kompella (Kogan Page 2016) and Strategic Design Thinking by Natalie Nixon (Bloomsbury, 2015). He has also published two coedited books, Fashion in Popular Culture (2013) and Global Fashion Brands (2014) with Intellect Publishing through The University of Chicago Press. Dr. Hancock is the principal editor of the peer-reviewed journal Fashion, Style and Popular Culture (Intellect Publishers). He is Executive Director for Events for the Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (PCA/ACA) and was their 2009 recipient of the Felicia F. Campbell Award for Area Chairs. He has been awarded Drexel's 2008 Steinbright Cooperative Career Center's faculty of the year and recently received the 2011 Stanley J. Gwiazda Professorship Award. Dr. Hancock has received over $100,000 in grants, fellowships and awards and has generated $13,000 in corporate gifts for Drexel University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Brand Story : Cases and Explorations in Fashion Branding

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Vera Wang and Oprah Winfrey during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Spring Collections 2003.Review the brand/story of Vera Wang and tell her historyConsider how Vera Wang capitalized on a market that was being ignoredReveal how Vera Wang went...

The Secret of the Corset

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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...Learn the history of the corsetLearn how to drape and/or draft a corset patternLearn different items needed to build a corsetLearn about different types of boningLearn how to build a two-layer corsetLearn how to build a three-layer...

Historically-Inspired Bridal Wear from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries

Lydia Edwards

Edith Cowan University, Australia Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 10 : Global Perspectives

Berg, 2010

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...This article considers the influence of historical styles on bridal wear, a common trend in design from the nineteenth century through to the twenty-first. It considers the extent to which details of historical design have been—and still...

East Asian Fashion Designers in Local and International Markets

Yuniya Kawamura

Yuniya Kawamura is Professor of Sociology in the Social Sciences Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA. She is the author of The Japanese Revolution in Paris Fashion (2004), Fashion-ology: An Introduction to Fashion Studies (2005, 2018), Fashioning Japanese Subcultures (2012), Sneakers: Fashion, Gender, and Subculture (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Fashion is often equated with modern European high fashion, and since it is normally seen as a specifically Western development, its role in the creation of style by non-Western designers, especially by East Asian designers, used...