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Tradition in fashion: Golden embroidery and the crafting of heritage in Bukhara

Fashion and Materiality : Cultural Practices in Global Contexts

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...The golden embroidery production of Bukhara, one of the largest ancient cities in Uzbekistan, has historically played an important role in the economic, political, social, and private life of Central Asian society. The material culture...

Sewing Lessons in New Zealand Schools: Teaching Girls to be Good Women

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Sewing lessons became a compulsory part of girls’ primary school education in New Zealand (NZ) with the passing of the Education Act 1877 (the Act). The Act stated that girls should learn “sewing, needlework, and the principles of domestic...


John Lau

John Lau graduated with a first class honours in womenswear design at London College of Fashion and has a masters in enterprise. John has worked in various roles within the fashion industry and has experience as a fashion stylist and writer for the international magazines Loaded and the Chinese edition of Vogue. He has helped new brands develop their creative and business direction both in the UK, Hong Kong and China, and continues to have an active role in fashion as a consultant for retail, branding, production and distribution. John is currently a Senior Lecturer in International Fashion Business at Manchester Metropolitan University, teaching on the Fashion Buying and Clothing Design and Technology programmes. Along with his teaching, John is working towards his PhD and has research interests in international fashion branding and is currently co-authoring and editing two textbooks on fashion buying and fashion merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories : Exploring the design and construction of bags, shoes, hats and jewellery

Fairchild Books, 2012

Book chapter

...Inspired by the tropics, Jean Paul Gaultier prints a palm leaf design, layered in several shades of subtle green, for this oversized hat trimmed with netting, as part of the Spring/Summer 2010 haute couture collection. Hand embellishments...


Rosika Desnoyers

Rosika Desnoyers is an artist and holder of a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pictorial Embroidery in England : A Critical History of Needlepainting and Berlin Work

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...What comes to mind when you see a needlepoint? What comes to mind when the word ‘needlepoint’ is spoken? The purpose of this book is to demonstrate that most of the things that are seeable and sayable about needlepoint are both known...