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Embroidery in East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith is an independent writer, editor and speaker. She regularly contributes to magazines such as Embroidery and Selvedge and other publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

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...Embroidery is worked on cloth and other materials all over the world, not least on items of dress, for a variety of reasons: It can be functional, fashionable, decorative, talismanic, a display of wealth or of skill, an indication of age...

Intelligent Fashion

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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...Whatever you think of Geek Chic, you have to give the techies credit: they have embraced the world of fashion a lot quicker than the fashionistas have embraced technology. Hardly any of the new ‘intelligent’ fashion has yet made its catwalk...

Regional Dress of Afghanistan

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 5 : Central and Southwest Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Afghanistan is a country that developed out of a Pashtun kingdom that was founded in the middle of the eighteenth century. The Pashtun form an ethnic group that still constitutes the majority in the modern Islamic Republic of Afghanistan...

Textile Art Production in Paraguay

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...Textiles in Paraguay have primarily a European, rather than an indigenous, heritage. There are three primary hand-sewing techniques that Paraguayans distinguish as carriers of their identity. Paraguayans are unique in being the only...
...Introduction The Rabari are Hindu pastoralists who inhabit the desert region of Kutch district in the extreme west of Gujarat, where India borders Pakistan. There are three main subgroups of Rabari in the district: Kachhis in the central...

Designing your own smart textile

Sarah Kettley

Sarah Kettley is a researcher and tutor at Nottingham Trent University. She has been researching the intersections of craft and new technologies on the body since 2002, through collaborative practice with textile designers. She is a member of Arcintex, the network for textiles, interaction design and architecture led by the Swedish School of Textiles, Boras. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing with Smart Textiles

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...When working with complex and technological compositions, it is easy to get entangled in time-consuming functional details and thereby lose touch with the overall expression.In this chapter you will be introduced to a range of researchers...
...Norman Hartnell’s foundation in fashion came when he was studying at the University of Cambridge, UK, when he designed costumes for the Footlights Dramatic Club. However, he left the university without a degree and then worked briefly...

Pakistan

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 4 : South Asia and Southeast Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Pakistan, seat of one of the civilizations of the ancient world, was created as a country in 1947; historically, however, its location has made it a crucible in which influences from Greece, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia...
...Footage Referenced Moschino, Autumn/Winter 1993Introduction Marking the ten-year anniversary of the brand’s founding, Franco Moschino’s Autumn/Winter 1993 collection was saturated with his signature irony and visual jokes. Although...

Fibers and Textiles in East Europe

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 9 : East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus

Berg, 2010

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...Traces of natural fibers thousands of years old have been located all over East Europe. Originally fibers were natural ones from plants and animals, but during the twentieth century, synthetic fibers expanded the repertoire. East Europe...